John Forrest National Park, Darlington

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John Forrest National Park is a national park in the Darling Scarp, 24 km (15 mi) east of Perth, Western Australia. Proclaimed as a national park in November 1900, it was the first national park in Western Australia and the second in Australia after Royal National Park.
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  • We went there during the week. Ideal due to the lack of visitors around. We think that this park can be visited all year around. There are plenty of trails which can be chosen accordingly... 
    We went there during the week. Ideal due to the lack of visitors around. We think that this park can be visited all year around. There are plenty of trails which can be chosen accordingly...  more »
  • We went along the Park Rd and reached the parking area. Here there are the John Forrest Tavern, barbecue and picnic facilities and of course the toilets. The entrance fee is AUD 15 per car and pets... 
    We went along the Park Rd and reached the parking area. Here there are the John Forrest Tavern, barbecue and picnic facilities and of course the toilets. The entrance fee is AUD 15 per car and pets...  more »
  • We didn't access this park via the normal entry point but walked in from the roadside as we were simply after a bit of quiet scenery. We soon found several bush paths and saw a lot of wildlife... 
    We didn't access this park via the normal entry point but walked in from the roadside as we were simply after a bit of quiet scenery. We soon found several bush paths and saw a lot of wildlife...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit good walks nice scenery. Only marking down because iconic John Forrest tavern was recently closed and will be demolished to build something with lot less character. Bad decision people came from all over to see a genuine Aussie bush pub
  • Heavenly walks in the most beautiful park - and the best burgers for miles. And the tavern will give you the most wonderful experience with kangaroos. And to think the tavern is all scheduled to be demolished within the week, and the child-friendly roos culled, all to make a bigger car park. It's heartbreaking.
  • Great place for a wander with some lively picturesque views. Picnic area has been refurbished and is much better but they have closed the tavern so there is nowhere to get food and drink after a good w as ll in nature
  • Had a quick hike and picnic on a sunday morning. The park have different levels of hike trail difficulties suited for all ages. We took one of the short trails and we enjoyed the scenery and beauty of nature. They have a number of picnic tables at the entrance. We also saw a group of kangaroos roaming around which was quite common in the place. Definitely worth a visit for relaxation, exercise and family bonding.
  • Train tunnel is great, kids love it. Proper rainfall brings the rock ways alive with waterfalls/flows. Pick the time of year you visit.

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