About this park
This 33 hectare national park has no facilities for visitors but offers stunning views over the Swan Coastal Plain far below. It is characterized by steep hills, a riot of bush birds and vegetation.
The one-way downhill scenic drive is known as the Zig-Zag. It was once the railway line up the hill. The breathtaking vista offers good opportunities for landscape photography. The Swan Coastal Plain is always a remarkable sight.
Several walking paths criss-cross the Zig-Zag. These allow you to get nearer to nature and the pleasant Hills countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant birdlife in the park. Some binoculars may come in handy!
Review – Views of Perth from the Hills
This is a great drive up to Kalamunda with scenic views of Perth City, the airport and, as far as the eye can see from the top of the escarpment. You may also see kangaroos on this drive early morning or late afternoon, and the night view with the lights is like Christmas. This was originally the main track up the hill and it is still a one-way (Down) trip with a few outlooks for photo moments and locally it is called the Zig Zag as it winds down the hill. Nice tourist experience. Zlata1658 – Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Gooseberry Hill National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Gooseberry Hill National Park.