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Tunnels & Dams Adventure | Spring Into Parks Event

Created with Sketch. John Forrest National Park


2-3 Hrs


8 km



Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

We welcome you to an incredible experience in nature supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring into Parks. Adventure through the trails of  WA’s first National Park as you learn fascinating stories of John Forrest National Park and encounter the sights and sounds of birds, reptiles, frogs, kangaroos and waterfalls as you hike.

 Tunnels & Dams Hike

Embark on an adventure to the Swan View Tunnel before enjoying the calming waters of the Glenbrook Dam on the 8km combination hike. After the trail adventures, indulge in locally sourced and home-made sweet treats and native tea while you hear the stories of fairy villages, swimming pools and the tearooms of the 1900s.

Want to do a shorter version? We have two shorter hikes (Tunnels OR Dams) leaving 30 minutes later on the same day, and we will connect back up for a stunning spread of morning tea post hike. You can get tickets HERE.

National Park Entry Fees: Please note that entry fees to the National park are NOT included in your ticket, as this is a per vehicle price ($15 on arrival). We highly recommend a membership with WA Parks Foundation, where you can save 50% on a Parks Pass and enter the National Parks of WA as often as you like in a 12 month period. Have a look HERE. 

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Tour Inclusions

  • A guided 8km hike along the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and around the Glenbrook Dam in John Forrest National Park
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail
  • A locally sourced morning tea in nature
  • A great experience with Perth's award-winning hiking tour operator
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guide

Tour Itinerary

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Get ready to encounter the sights and sounds of birds, reptiles, frogs, and kangaroos, as the first part of our tour takes us along the heritage trail of the old railway line and into the darkness of the famous Swan View Tunnel. This section of the hike is 5km and is a return trail before we begin the Glenbrook dam trail.


Part two of the hike sees the beautiful Glenbrook dam, hidden cozily in the National Park. Meander on this short 2-3km loop around the dam and take in the beauty of the water, the natural bushland, and the winding trail.

What To Bring

  • Hiking shoes or comfortable trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • As we enter the Swan View Tunnel, we recommend bringing a head torch
  • Hiking poles if required
  • No dogs allowed
  • Entry fee to National Park NOT included in your ticket

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • DBLRDG Avatar
    5 star rating
    11 Jan 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Perth's Wardun Beelier Bidi - River to ocean trail from Mosman Park to the Swan River and return. Great... read more

    Jan Kunnen Avatar
    Jan Kunnen
    02 Sep 2020 - Google

    Thoroughly enjoyed learning of Western Australian history while hiking through scenic bush with some great people.

  • Silvana Tarling Avatar
    Silvana Tarling
    17 Mar 2020 - Google

    We completed the 60 foot falls trek this morning. This was a terrific heart pumper, though not too difficult trek.... read more

    HaylsW72 Avatar
    5 star rating
    06 May 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Lovely stroll through the picturesque gardens of Araluen. The hike leaders were friendly & knowledgeable on the area.

  • Bec Miller Avatar
    Bec Miller
    positive review 
    25 Feb 2020 - Facebook

    First hike on the weekend. Great people and felt really welcomed by the leaders.

    Shonaugh Farquhar Avatar
    Shonaugh Farquhar
    positive review 
    19 Jan 2020 - Facebook

    Excellent hike today round beautiful scenery. Well managed and great fun. Thank you guys.

Additional Information

Toilets available at your start point and before the dam section of the hike.
All national park fees are payable upon arrival.
This is $15 per vehicle or free if you have a parks pass.
We recommend carpooling or purchasing a parks pass if you enter a National Park multiple times per year.
There is ample parking and we recommend parking near the John Forrest Tavern in the main carpark. We will be meeting next to the main toilet block and trail signage.
Section one to Swan View Tunnel of this hike is predominantly Grade One and is suitable for people with a disability with assistance. This trail is wheelchair and pram friendly, usually hard surfaces, and flat terrain. No bushwalking or hiking experience required. The Tunnel itself is not wheelchair or pram friendly however there is no need to enter the tunnel.

Section two at Glenbrook Dam is grade two and is suitable for families with young children. No bushwalking or hiking experience required. This section is also on hard surface, but the trail is winding, narrow, and some stairs are present.
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. 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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