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Journey Sticks Scavenger Hunt Hike | Spring Into Parks Edition

Created with Sketch. John Forrest National Park


2 Hrs


3 km



Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

The Hike Collective is privileged to partner with WA Parks Foundation on this event to help connect Western Australians with our beautiful parks. This discounted ticket price is available with thanks to WA Parks Foundation sponsorship as part of Spring into Parks 2021.

Let your kids’ wild side explode, through a short 3km guided hiking experience exploring John Forrest National Park and the nature play space.

We create a space for children to play and imagine on a journey through nature, to get their hands dirty and have fun learning new skills.

We’ll provide them with the tools to build their own journey stick (also known as a story stick or nature stick), which acts as a memento of their nature hike, featuring items collected while on the trail. These might be things like leaves, twigs, flowers, feathers, or anything else natural that you find along the way (off the ground of course).

Children have these to remember their experience, and to embrace nature even after their hike. This tour also offers a great opportunity for Parents and carers alike to connect with each other, enjoy quality time with their little ones, and find some movement in nature.

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Tour Inclusions

  • A guided hike through the John Forrest National Park with first-aid trained guides (All guides come with Working With Children Checks)
  • Age-appropriate activities created and run by our first-aid qualified guides
  • Tools to create their own journey stick
  • Amazing stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail & surrounds
  • Complimentary cold pressed juice

What To Bring

  • Bring plenty of water (We recommend 500ml per child)
  • Comfortable clothes and sturdy trainers
  • Raincoats for wet weather, and a backpack to carry any required snacks and water.

Tour Location

Created with Sketch. John Forrest National Park

Comments From Our Guests

  • Aaron Salter Avatar
    Aaron Salter
    17 Feb 2020 - Google

    I had a lovely hike at araluen with the hike collective. Would definitely join them again

    Charmaine C
    5 star rating
    03 Sep 2021 - TripAdvisor

    This hike is for anyone who enjoys both walking in the bush and also seeing the beautiful tulips. I was... read more

  • Kylee Stewart Avatar
    Kylee Stewart
    positive review 
    06 Dec 2020 - Facebook

    Get out and see WA and go on a hike in a local hidden gem. Must do.

    clclarke65 Avatar
    5 star rating
    20 Aug 2021 - TripAdvisor

    My second hike with The Hike Collective and it’s my favourite done at Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary. The scenery was amazing... read more

  • 672sandran Avatar
    5 star rating
    16 Oct 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was my first hike and i have already booked my second.. well organized and Mariane and Erin were great... read more

    suedD995KY Avatar
    5 star rating
    28 Nov 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Just home from a lovely walk through Whistle-stop Gully. Very informative all staff were lovely searching for my next one.😊

Additional Information

Toilets are available at the tour start point.
National Park entry fees apply. We recommend investing in a parks pass if you use the national parks more than 4 times per year. You can get this for 50% discount through RAC insurance inf you have a poliy with them, or as a member of WA Parks Foundation. Alternatively, you can pay per vehicle at the entry to the National Park, which is $15 per vehicle.
JOHN FORREST - We will be meeting at far carpark in the park. You will see the toilets on the left, and the ranger office/ Margaret Forrest centre on the right.
This activity is tailored specifically for the little ones! The hike is accessible for ages 4-13 and accompanied by a first aid trained guide as well as support guide.
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
We are aware of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 and are working with our team and guests to ensure the safety and health of all of those we come into contact with. Our tours are currently limited to 18 guests and 2 hike leaders. We request that all hikers and hike leaders maintain the 2m social distancing required by law at this time. If you are unwell at the time of the tour commencing, we request that you remain at home and get in touch with us regarding transferring your ticket to another date. We appreciate your understanding at this time and thank you for supporting local.
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