Located in the Darling Ranges on Whadjuk country, about 30 minutes east of Perth city, John Forrest is rich with both Indigenous and European history.
It’s also full of natural wonder, just waiting to be discovered!
There is a great selection of short and long trails available here, which will lead you through some of the Perth Hills’ most spectacular sights.
A profusion of wildflowers bloom here in the winter and spring months, and the park’s two waterfalls, Hovea Falls and National Park Falls, begin to flow (rainfall dependent).
There are sections of the park that remain largely undeveloped, giving visitors a real taste of native Australian woodland and wildlife.
The Swan View Tunnel is a 340m structure in John Forrest National Park, originally built for trains to pass through. Now, visitors can walk through the tunnel and marvel at its size, and the fact that it was built using nothing but picks, shovels and dynamite!
While there are many natural spots to lay a picnic blanket around the park, the established Picnic Area is a great place to relax and refuel. There are barbecues (including a universal barbecue), picnic tables and a nature playground, making it a popular spot for families.
You can bring your bicycle, a picnic or just your backpack to enjoy a day at John Forrest National Park. Pets must be left at home.
|John Forrest National Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 365 days a year.|
|Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants: $15 per vehicle, $8 per vehicle concession|
|Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants: $7 per occupant 6 years or older, $2.50 per occupant concession|
|Motorcycle: $8 per motorbike, no concession|
Click on the button below to purchase a discounted Park Pass.
All revenue collected from park entry fees and Parks and Wildlife managed businesses is invested in biodiversity conservation, maintenance and improvement of John Forrest National Park facilities and services, and the protection of park values.
Nature Play WA would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for providing valuable information about John Forrest National Park.