Simply Trekking invite families to join them a cycling family day adventure in John Forrest National Park. We start gently to reach the railway tunnel where it is dark and a bit spooky (we stop prior to hand out head torches for each child). We share the history behind the tunnel and have some fun with your kids as we enter the dark depths of the tunnel, spooky ghosts?
Our next adventure is at Hovea Falls which is a very slow, undulating waterfall and not too dangerous. On a blue-sky day, surrounded by the lush green flora that winter and spring can bring, it’s a beautiful setting. If you’re happy to soak up the winter or spring sunshine, this is where we will have our morning tea picnic. Whilst here we will explore the granite rocks, looking for interesting small rocks, different textures, and colours to examine. You might find that your child will be inspired and wish to take their rock selection home so make sure you bring a sturdy backpack.
We continue on along the rail heritage trail to reach the picnic grounds. The brook runs beside the grounds and there is a nature playground for the kids to enjoy. Coffee and ice creams are available from the John Forrest Tavern cafe and we will also visit the many very friendly wildlife that hang out behind the tavern. The little ones enjoy being able to actually touch the kangaroos that are completely free.
$50 1 adult, 1 child
Time: 9am to 11.30am
Meeting place: Carpark at the end of Morrison Road, Midland.
The distance we cycle is 0.5km to Swan View tunnel, a further 2.00 km to Hovea Falls and another 0.9 km to Picnic area and John Forrest Tavern.