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John Forrest National Park

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Holiday walking

A fine and sunny day. Not too hot and a gentle walk up to the falls from swan view. Easy walk and... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Perth, Australia
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Wildflower walk not far from Perth

With all the rain Perth hills area has had recently, the waterfalls and wildflowers were at their... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Perth, Australia
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Park Road, Hovea via Greenmount Rd | 24 km east of Perth city, Western Australia 6071, Australia
+61 8 9290 6100
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A fine and sunny day. Not too hot and a gentle walk up to the falls from swan view. Easy walk and smooth gradient. Excellent views etc and great flowers

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenny100653
Reviewed September 30, 2018

With all the rain Perth hills area has had recently, the waterfalls and wildflowers were at their best. There is an entrance fee to get into the National Park which I don't begrudge as the Park area seems to be being upgraded. There are quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I love JFP. Great facilities set in a stunning landscape with great walk trails, abundant flora and fauna....just a fantastic spot for enjoying the great outdoors :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dreamingtravel1234
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Very quite park at this time of the year but worth to go. The river had a lot of water and the waterfall was due to great to see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tobiasb499
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Happy to pay entry into this beautiful WA park which contributes towards the upkeep. Well signposted walks and pathways, very clean and well maintained landscape, topped off with a drink at the Tavern alongside the friendly local roos, who just come and go as they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank katharyn73
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Clean toilets, friendly rangers and amazing walks for all fitness levels. Beware the sausage stealing Kookaburra who is so skilled he flew down and took the sausage and left the bun still in the hand of the eater !! Such a wonderful back to nature...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

John Forrest National Park is a great spot of a family picnic or have lunch at the Tavern. The only problem was finding the entrance to the park as some of the entries are closed. The Tavern still have the wildlife around and worth a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wiz-Oz7
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

A great day trip from Perth, nice easy walks and a little bit of wildlife. Bring plenty of water as shade is scarce - and please don't feed the animals!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stucore
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Found plenty of well sign-posted walking tracks. Easy walking and cycling. Toilet facilities at rangers station, various car parking points.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 93mollyp
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We took a day trip out to the Swanview Railway Tunnel. It was a great walk. Take a water bottle with you during warm weather though. There is no water to drink in this area and you will get a bit thirsty. The paths are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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November 16, 2018|
Response from Kenny100653 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There - I do not think so. there are quite a few places around perth - Serpentine Falls - Lake Lechenaultia (sp!) are just 2 that I am aware of
June 30, 2018|
Response from Jessie F |
Unfortunately dogs aren’t allowed here but you will be surprised by how many places they can go to around Perth.
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Singapore, Singapore
6D5N itinerary (6 Replies)
hi guys, Gonna be my first time in Perth (early sept) and came up with the itinerary below and have a few questions hoping you can help. It's just 2 of us, and im interested in nature and scenery and also experiencing abit of local life via food and local markets. i have done whales and kangaroos/koalas previously when i was in Sydney so thought of saving some money on those this time round... 1. will i definitely need a car? or most of the places below can be reached by public...More
June 16, 2014|
Response fromYorkFoodie|
You will definitely need a car. Very little of your itinerary is accessible by public transport. By the time you get out of the airport, booked into your B&B and organised to go out, I would expect it to be 10.30pm-11pm. I would not recommend going to pubs in Northbridge at that hour as by then the more argumentative would have a skinful and be looking for a fight. If you must go out that late, the Crown Casino is preferable, but taxis will be thin on the ground for getting there and...More
6 days winter holiday with kids (5 & 7 years old) in Perth (13 Replies)
Hi, I'm a family of 4 from Malaysia, staying in Pan Pacific Hotel 5 nights. Need help to scan through my itinerary below. Thanks!~ Jul 1 fri - landing 3:10pm. Renting a car. Would it be cheaper to rent a car online ahead before I fly than renting in the airport? Fremantle Market for dinner (Friday opens till 8pm). Groceries shopping for picnic the next day. Jul 2 sat –Bells Rapids Park or John Forrest National Park for a simple picnic. Which one has better view of rapid/waterfall for...More
June 26, 2016|
Response fromWaddler|
- Usually cheaper to book cars in advance - If you want to see a waterfall then I suggest Lesmurdie falls, although there is no picnic table directly overlooking the falls (but are some around). There's Serpentine Falls too which is a smaller fall and is further away, but there are picnic tables near the falls and often kangaroos - If you want Bells Rapids or John Forrest then I'd go John Forrest because of the kangaroos in the beer garden of the tavern - Not aware of any fruit...More
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John Forrest National Park and the Pinnacles in early June (3 Replies)
Hi all, my family is planning for a short trip to Perth in the first two weeks of June. After planning I have a day or two free and I found that there is a nearby national park - John Forrest National Park which has easy trails and also waterfalls to see. May I know if the John Forest Tavern will be opened on weekdays in June? And does the easy trails led us to the waterfalls? Since it is the beginning of winter, how much water can we expect to see for the waterfalls? ...More
April 05, 2015|
Response fromKerry1G|
It should be green and inviting in John Forrest National Park by June. Compared to Singapore the weather will be cold so bring some warm clothes. June is winter in Perth but waterfalls may not be very strong - it all depends on how much rain has been falling in previous weeks. The waterfall is not tall and is usually dry in summer. John Forrest Tavern indicates it is open for lunch and dinner every day according to Urbanspoon.