National Parks


West Australia Perth - John Forrest National Park

Recreation is an important use of John Forrest National Park. It provides magnificent vistas of the Swan coastal plain and contains walk trails through rugged wilderness, along the old railway line or to quiet pools and spectacular waterfalls.

From the main picnic area, follow the old railway track for 750 metres north-east to Hovea Falls, or wander north-west to National Park Falls. Just past the falls is Western Australia's only 'true' railway tunnel. The Swan View Tunnel, built in 1893, is a major feature on the John Forrest Heritage Trail and visitors can walk or cycle through the tunnel.


28 km east of Perth. Leave Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. The park lies to the north of the highway and is well signposted. There are three entrances off the highway.

Further Information

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Locked Bag 29,
Bentley Delivery Centre,
Bentley, WA 6102
ABN: 38 052 249 024

(08) 9219 9000


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