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Tunnels OR Dams Adventure | Spring Into Parks Event

Created with Sketch. John Forrest National Park

Duration

2 Hrs

Distance

2-5 km

Difficulty

Beginner

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.

Guests can choose between two short and sweet hikes so this is the perfect morning out with family and friends.

Hike 1: Dams

A beginner and child friendly 2km meander around the Glenbrook dam. This hike follows a mostly single file trail and showcases some of the most magnificent wildflowers in the park. Conclude with a short hike to the National Park Falls if you would like to extend it slightly.

Hike 2: Tunnels

A beginner friendly and wheelchair friendly 5km return hike to the earliest railway tunnel in West Australian’s history, the iconic Swan View Tunnel still standing at over 250 metres. **Please note that the tunnel itself is not pram and wheelchair friendly, however you will still enjoy the impact of the tunnel, and rejoin the group very shortly after. You will still always have a guide with you. 

Want to do both? Join us for the Tunnels AND Dams tour, which departs 30 minutes earlier, and can be found HERE

*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 2-5 km 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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SWAN VIEW TUNNEL

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.

GLENBROOK DAM

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

Created with Sketch. John Forrest National Park

Comments From Our Guests

  • RaeW72 Avatar
    RaeW72
    5 star rating
    15 Aug 2020 - TripAdvisor

    First time hiking with The Home Collective this morning from Calamunda Camel Farm to Hewett’s Hut and back. The ladies... read more

    Meghan Shearer Avatar
    Meghan Shearer
    24 May 2020 - Google

    Hiked Whistlepipe Gully on Sunday, it was our 3rd hike with Hike Collective. Our 2 kids 8 and 10 years... read more

  • Elizabeth Palmer Avatar
    Elizabeth Palmer
    02 Sep 2020 - Google

    Great experience! I paid for a hike in Kings Park with my mum for her birthday and it was a... read more

    Tanya Millgate Avatar
    Tanya Millgate
    positive review 
    20 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    Today's hike was in the Paruna Sanctuary - absolutely beautiful and breathtaking!! Can't wait to do another hike with... read more

  • Victoria Waters Avatar
    Victoria Waters
    07 Sep 2020 - Google

    Highly recommend the hike collective have been on few hikes now and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Everyone is super friendly... read more

    Matthew Baldock Avatar
    Matthew Baldock
    positive review 
    08 Sep 2019 - Facebook

    Very enjoyable Sunday morning walk.. Thanks Kate

Additional Information

AMENITIES
Toilets available at your start point and before the dam section of the hike.
ENTRY FEES TO NATIONAL PARK
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.
CARPARK
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.
HIKE GRADING
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.
CANCELLATION POLICY
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.
COVID-19 POLICY
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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