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.
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.
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.
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