John Forrest National Park is one of Australia's oldest conservation areas and Western Australia's first national park.
Located in the Darling Ranges about half an hour’s drive from Perth, the park offers excellent bush walking, cycling along the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and scenic drives.
Western Australia’s colonial pioneers recognised the park’s environmental value, declaring it a reserve in 1898.
Go walking along one of the trails through rugged wilderness, or along a disused railway line to the historic Swan View rail tunnel and spectacular waterfalls in winter. You’ll also be rewarded with magnificent views over the city and metropolitan area.
There’s plenty of wildlife to observe including many native birds, kangaroos and bandicoots.
In spring time, wildflowers colour the landscape. There are great picnic facilities and extensive walk trails and a tavern is open regularly.
The park covers more than 2,500 hectares of land and is best accessed from Great Eastern Highway.