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John Forrest | Tunnels & Dams Guided Hike

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Duration

3 Hrs

Distance

8 km

Difficulty

Beginner

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Through the darkest of tunnels and around the clearest of dams, this 8km hike along the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail in John Forrest National Park is sure to impress.  The National Park is one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas and Western Australia’s first national park.  Enjoy magnificent views over the city, the rush of water on one of the multiple waterfalls during winter, and the secret history of the tunnel, ‘fairy villages’, and ‘swimming pool’ of the early 1900’s. There’s plenty of wildlife to observe including many native birds, kangaroos and bandicoots, while the wildflowers colour the landscape in the springtime.

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
  • Our personal recommendations for local cafes and restaurants to enjoy a well deserved meal or coffee post hike
  • 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 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 6km 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 2km 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 or Hiring one at Checkout
  • 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

  • Karen Malone Avatar
    Karen Malone
    positive review 
    11 Jan 2020 - Facebook

    Variety of hikes to choose from with knowledgeable friendly staff.

    L9951SHdenisec Avatar
    L9951SHdenisec
    5 star rating
    17 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was a fantastic experience. A great hike followed by meditation and a picnic .
    Friendly and informative guides and the...
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    Bonnie Tregilles
    positive review 
    20 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    Third hike today with The Hike Collective. Again, another awesome experience with the group. It’s well organised and you feel... read more

    Lindsey Gilchrist Avatar
    Lindsey Gilchrist
    08 Aug 2020 - Google

    Beautiful Saturday morning hike run by friendly staff who made me feel very safe! I'm already looking forward to the... 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

    Chrissie Fearon Avatar
    Chrissie Fearon
    positive review 
    27 May 2019 - Facebook

    Had a lovely day, met lots of like minded people happy to enjoy the stroll and chat. Visited somewhere I... read more

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 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.

Section two 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. Our tours are currently limited to 8 guests and up to 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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