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Highlights of Hovea | John Forrest National Park

Created with Sketch. John Forrest National Park

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

  • DBLRDG Avatar
    DBLRDG
    5 star rating
    20 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I joined the small group on the Mason and Bird Loop hike this morning. What a surprise! Fantastic... read more

    Passport751057
    5 star rating
    28 Aug 2021 - TripAdvisor

    This was a great place to walk with plenty to see ,flowers coming out, the sound of water most of... read more

  • Vicki Baron Avatar
    Vicki Baron
    positive review 
    04 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    SO friendly and encouraging. I also love the way it was so organised from beginning to end. First ever hike... read more

    Rosemary Bradbury Avatar
    Rosemary Bradbury
    positive review 
    20 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    Beautiful trail. Stunning scenery..The hike team were very friendly and informative. Really enjoyed my hike and can't wait to... read more

  • carolsS2485YF
    5 star rating
    17 May 2021 - TripAdvisor

    The whole hike was amazing- so many places I was unaware of in Perth.The hike went so quickly when Erin... read more

    Veronica Marley Avatar
    Veronica Marley
    positive review 
    15 Feb 2019 - Facebook

    adventure and experience

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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