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John Forrest National Park

John Forrest National Park, located about 30 minutes east of Perth is one of the state's oldest conservation areas, established in 1900. The park is named after Sir John Forrest, an explorer and the first Premier of Western Australia. It spans over 2,670 hectares and is renowned for its rugged landscapes, rich biodiversity, and historical significance.

You can enjoy a variety of activities here such as hiking, cycling, picnicking, and wildlife observation, all set against the backdrop of beautiful natural scenery and some spectacular waterfalls. 

John Forrest National Park features several cycling, hiking and trail running trails, including the very popular Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, which follows the old Eastern Railway line and offers glimpses of historical railway relics. The Eagle View Walk Trail provides a more challenging 16km loop with panoramic views of the park.

John Forrest National Park is great for the whole family to enjoy. The Jane Brook Promenade Trail is a short and easy option, and the kids will love the iconic little fairy houses along the way. There's a nature playground just near the start of the Promenade too, and plenty of surrounding natural features for the kids to immerse themselves in. 

Arguably the two biggest attractions within the park are Hovea Falls and National Park Falls, which are particularly beautiful in the cooler months (July - October) when the rains have come. The park is also home to a variety of flora and fauna, some very tame Ringneck Parrots, and an array of Wildflowers from late August to October. 

Visitors can explore the park's history through interpretive signs and preserved heritage sites, making it a great educational experience. You'll also find picnic areas, barbecues, shelters, ample parking, a ranger station and sometimes on the weekend you might be lucky enough to get the coffee van. 


John Forrest National Park Improvement Project.

To ensure visitors can continue to experience and enjoy the park, some improvements will be made which will revitalise and diversify the activities available to visitors. The improvements will make the park more accessible to a broader range of visitors and allow more people to enjoy the natural beauty.

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Perth Hills Mundaring Visitor Centre

(08) 9290 6645

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