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 »
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  • We love taking our young sons here to explore, hike and play. You typically need to pay an entrance fee as it is a National Park, though you can pay for annual entrance fee. There is ample car parking, though it can get super packed! Toilet block, picnic benches and lots of areas to set up for a lunch. The trails are generally well sign posted. A great spot not too far out of Perth.
  • Something for everyone..choose your track. Don't forget a hat and plenty of water - a GPS or Compass too if wandering away from well trodden trails. Found some ancient rusty old bolds still wedged used in splitting granite for construction purposes. Possibly convict labour era? The waterfall area and valley views are an absolute scenic treat and can be spectacular after heavy rains.

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