John Forrest National Park (Perth), Western Australia

The John Forrest National Park is one of WA’s oldest national parks with the area first being proclaimed as a a conservation area in November 1900.

Within 30 mins from Perth city this park is popular for both tourist visiting Perth and residents within the area. The park has two waterfalls (Hovea and National Park Falls) along with some great bush walking and bike riding trails. The area is also known to produce some beautiful wildflowers during the season with some 500+ species recorded within the park.

River creek at John Forrest National Park
Many hidden creeks to explore

John Forrest Tavern

There is also a great tavern located near the car park at the National Park which is perfect for those wanting a drink of a nice pub lunch after venturing out for a morning walk.

If you’re lucky enough, you may also bump into some of the local kangaroos at that tavern that like to reside on the outskirts of the tavern. As per the video below, these kangaroos are very friendly…great for kids visiting the park. To be honest living in Perth myself, this is probably the best experience I’ve had with Kangaroos – they’re so chilled out!

Location Map

John Forrest is 24kms east of Perth and takes approximately 30 mins via car.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take my dog to John Forrest National Park?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at John Forrest. This is for consideration of park users and to also ensure the protection of native animals within the Park – especially the kangaroos and birds that reside near the tavern.

More information

If you are looking for more information, head over to the John Forrest page within the Parks and Wildlife website. Alternatively, for some photos of John Forrest check out the gallery link below.

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