Our marvellous meander today is a one way loop, to be enjoyed at a slow, relaxing pace with time for taking photos, searching for wildflowers and absorbing the history of the area.
We head off from the historical Parkerville Tavern, making our way along a peaceful country road passing unique and interesting cottages, homes and guesthouses, lush pastures and colourful plant life. We then enter John Forrest National Park and make our way through jarrah and marri trees passing huge granite outcrops overlooking Jane Brook.
John Forrest National Park is nestled up in the Perth Hills is one of WAâ€™s oldest and its very first National Park, established in 1900. Set in beautiful jarrah and marri forest and still largely in its native state, it commands stunning views from lookout points along its numerous trails. After a wander around the central hub of John Forrest we head back along the very edge of Jane Brook, we traverse the valley floor which is a mystical mass of flooded gums, swamp peppermint and paperbarks. Our return trek takes us along the old railway line, stopping in a beautiful setting weâ€™ll watch Hovea Waterfalls cascade over the undulating face of orange and red rock, with blooms of green moss popping out in places.We pass where the Hovea Station was once located. Itâ€™s a gorgeous trail, full of rich history, including a few old metal bridge structures from back in the day. With Parrot bushes in abundance we are treated to the spectacular sight of Red-tailed black cockatoos flying overhead amongst other colourful birdlife.
Our return to the historical old Parkerville Tavern, known by locals as â€˜The Parkyâ€™, weâ€™ll introduce you to its very colourful past. Admiring this grand old hotel, you are invited, should you wish, to join your host for a celebratory drink or cuppa ... and say hello to the friendly Emus while enjoying the garden
Style of Walk: Bush Walk & Heritage Trail
Start time: 9.30 am
End Time: 2.30 pm
Duration: 5 hours
Length: 11 km Loop
Grade: Medium/Easy â€“ mostly flat
Start â€“ Parkerville Tavern Carpark
Our knowledgeable AW Guide
Yummy Morning Tea
Interpretive walking experience
Photo's of your day
- Packed Lunch & Snack
- Day Pack - Sunscreen, Hat, Water, Raincoat/Poncho, Jumper
- Comfy worn in walking shoes
- Cash/Card for a drink at the Parky afterwards (Optional)
- A Sense of Adventure
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
14 days + prior to departure - Full Refund
7 days - 13 days prior to departure - Full Refund minus $5 admin fee
6 days or less prior to departure - No Refund
No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.