John Forrest National Park

Forested national park featuring walking trails, wildlife, waterfalls & a visitor area. Close to Perth, scenic views, walk and bicycle trails, historic buildings, lots of wildlife – all you need to do is pack a picnic! A quick 30-minute drive from Perth and you will arrive in Western Australia’s first and oldest national park. You will find an abundance of beautiful spots to have a picnic or use one of the barbecues. There are two waterfalls that flow in Winter and Spring which is also the best time of year to see the stunning wildflowers.

There are many walk trails that lead you through jarrah, marri, flooded gums, swamp peppermint and paperbark trees and the spooky Swan View Tunnel. You might even see some of the native wildlife such as the western grey kangaroos lazing in the park. Bring your bicycle to explore one of the trails or visit the lookouts and capture that perfect pic for Instagram of the views of Perth and the Swan Coastal Plain. John Forrest National Park is a national park in the Darling Scarp, 24 km east of Perth, Western Australia. Proclaimed as a national park in November 1900, it was the first national park in Western Australia and the second in Australia after Royal National Park


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