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Highlights of Hovea | John Forrest National Park

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Duration

3 Hrs

Distance

10 km

Difficulty

Beginner

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Uncover the rich beauty and rugged bush lands of Western Australia’s first national park, John Forrest on this 10 km adventure. We explore the highlights of John Forrest, from the Swan View tunnel, to the Glenbrook Dam, wildflowers and waterfalls. This is an adventure for the entire family.

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 10km hike of the highlights 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.

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

  • Liane Moore Avatar
    Liane Moore
    positive review 
    30 Jun 2019 - Facebook

    What a great hike today.Perfectly organsied with a great group of people. I have already booked many more hikes! :)

    Rachel Emer Avatar
    Rachel Emer
    positive review 
    14 Apr 2019 - Facebook

    First hike with The Hike Collective today and was a lovely experience. I was feeling a little apprehensive but there... read more

  • Connie Eldon Avatar
    Connie Eldon
    positive review 
    19 May 2019 - Facebook

    Well organised and friendly ! lots of useful information given to us before , during and after the hike. ... read more

    Climber491047 Avatar
    Climber491047
    5 star rating
    15 Feb 2020 - TripAdvisor

    My 2nd time with The Hike Collective. Another walk through our beautiful state. Amazing scenery and the friendliest leaders.... read more

  • Valerie Hughes Avatar
    Valerie Hughes
    positive review 
    14 Aug 2021 - Facebook

    Very fun and well organized! I attended Yoga in the Caves at Yanchep with a friend and it was fab. ⭐️

    Tina A
    5 star rating
    02 Jun 2021 - TripAdvisor

    I have attended this twice now and absolutely love it! The yoga in the cave is a magical experience and... 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 limited to 15 guests and up to 2 guides. 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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