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John Forrest National Park

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Address: Park Road, Western Australia 6071, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9290 6100
08:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Could park and value for money restuarant

Walked into the park from Parkiville along a well made dirt road. No real hills so it is a easy 35 minute walk. We did visit the on site restaurant and were more than happy with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2015
Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Walked into the park from Parkiville along a well made dirt road. No real hills so it is a easy 35 minute walk. We did visit the on site restaurant and were more than happy with the standard of the food and price of beer and wine. If you have visitors and want to see Kangaroos this is the place... More 

2 Thank trustascot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This park is just great! And it offers everything a park should offer. The entry fee is 12$ per car. Nice barbecue in the schade, Picknick or relaxing. Cold drinks and food in the tavern. With a lot of wildlife direct around. Then you can take a beautiful walk through the bush. We missed the wildflower time or the the... More 

Thank David L
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

John Forrest National Park is great anytime but spring is when the wildflowers are out in their splendour and the smell are refreshing .Also when there is a good flow in the creek the water falls a special .The walking tracks are marked and well worth it .The rock formations are amazing and its a photographers paradise . A walk... More 

2 Thank Allan M
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

We live about 4km from the park but it's a bit far to walk there, walk around and then walk home so we drove up and paid for a yearly local pass. $22 covers Avon, John Forrest and Walyunga national parks for local residents. Now we can drive up there and go for walks at the back end of the... More 

4 Thank plspoon
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Entry fee at station, put your money in an envelope and place it in a box. Tried the eagle view walk - sign in at the ranger station before leaving. Tried it clockwise but it seems all the signages were much more catered for the anti-clockwise walker. Had some issue finding the trail from the car park. Otherwise nice walk... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

It was ok here nothing to rave about not a lot to see or do! No waterfalls all water had dried up! Best thing about it was the friendly Roos at the tavern but otherwise waste of a journey!

3 Thank Heather563
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

After a whole week of rain, we decided to spend a day there trying to catch the waterfall. But much to our disappointment, there wasn't much waterfall but we just enjoyed the beautiful day out bushwalking and discovering. There's lots of car park available, toilet facilities are maintained and a small kiosk. Nice place for group gatherings either for a... More 

1 Thank Michelle T
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

John Forrest is a great place to get away from it all but still close enough so not to be stuck in a car for hours. Entry is priced per vehicle and annual membership is a bargain. There are a number of walk trails, barbecue and picnic benches. There is a pub that sells drinks and snacks. It also does... More 

1 Thank travellingal02
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Hadn't been to this park for maybe 20+years. A lot of infrastructure is in need of repair such as bridges near the old swimming dam. Lots of tourists enjoying the semi'-tame kangaroos, parrots and ducks near the tavern. I even saw a bandicoot... The park is great for families who enjoy walking or cycling the tracks.

Thank SandraAB159
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Often mountain bike or run here but this place always amazes me. Streams and waterfalls, to numerous flora and fauna and never crowded. Nice tavern and not far from the Parkerville pub.

4 Thank Ken P

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