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John Forrest National Park

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Address: Park Road, Hovea via Greenmount Rd | 24 km east of Perth city, Western Australia 6071, Australia
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+61 8 9290 6100
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lunch with the kangaroos!

Great lunch on the terrace - with an extended family of grey kangaroos sheltering from the sun. The food was good and substantial and the beer deliciously cold! A member of staff... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret H
Dover, United Kingdom

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Dover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great lunch on the terrace - with an extended family of grey kangaroos sheltering from the sun. The food was good and substantial and the beer deliciously cold! A member of staff came out to feed our marsupial companions and I was surprised to see how tall and muscly the alpha male was. It was also fascinating to see the... More 

Thank Margaret H
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived late afternoon when ranger was locking up. He couldn't have been more helpful. Followed us round the scenic drive after giving us tips on where to see the wildlife. Found us again later and talked about what we had seen. Beautiful unspoilt forest complete with grey kangaroos and kookaburras.

Thank JKBandBMB
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to watch kangaroos from up close. Some of them just want food though. Nice area to walk around, but I think it is best when the wildflowers are in bloom. This is in the spring I guess. So around October.

Thank François V
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started nice and early for this loop and took a friend who had never been here before. Beautiful trail with varied and stunning views. Very dry at the moment but that is summer in Perth!

Thank Swampgirl001
Holystone, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the John Forrest Wild Flower Tavern at the end of a gentle walk for bird watching/bird photography. What a great surprise when not given any warning! Surely the John Forrest Wild Flower Tavern deserves it's own record - not just a sub record of the National Park? To walk into a bar area and find one's self looking at... More 

Thank BamboosNorthShields
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for some trail bike riding with my bf and were disappointed at how few trails seem appropriate for our mountain bikes as they were mostly narrow paths with walking only signs - which we still took anyway and were fun enough. We also brought a picnic along and had an array of choices where to eat which was... More 

Thank Zali S
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

its a great place to set up a picnic with the family or friends and the waterfalls are absolutely beautiful.

Thank cleavn
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

John Forrest National Park is a national park in the Darling Scarp, 24 km east of Perth, Western Australia. It was the first national park in Western Australia and the second in Australia after Royal National Park. The walking trials were very gd. We even spotted 2 wild wallabies! Lucky we were!

Thank Puha P
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

We've done 15 km trail - it didn't required a lot of physical preparation, since the trail isn't very difficult. However, on the hot day it might be a bit difficult, so remember to bring lots of water. On the other hand, the trail has amazing views, you will be able to see wonderful nature and might come across some... More 

Thank Akvile G
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely trip out here today! We had our 7 year old with us so we did a 5km walk which she handled with ease. Went through the old railway tunnel and managed well without a torch although it was a bright sunny day. Perhaps you would need one on a dull day. Took a picnic lunch with us... More 

Thank Nataleigh S

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