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​Swan View Tunnel, located in John Forrest National Park, was built in 1895 and is the earliest railway tunnel in West Australian's history. Charles Yelverton O'Connor designed the 340m Swan View Tunnel to overcome a granite barrier formed by a fold in the Darling Range.

The construction of the Eastern Rail line was a major engineering project. A vast amount of rubble was moved to construct embankments, along with intensive blasting and digging using only picks and shovels, dynamite and horsepower.

Today, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail retraces 59km of the old Eastern Railway that formerly linked Fremantle to York in the 1880's. 




Newbies

General
> Logistics, determine the workload
> Create a memory 
a. use the fbk page "check in" to log your visit
b. Pics: save into location (need to have gps metadata on in smartphone (google it)
free app "all trails" does save pics in gps position as well as iphone app "Track my tour"
> our photos do have gps metadata but removed by some photo host sites so contact us for a original copy

This trail
> Several start points re parking the car

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we welcome contributions TrailsPerthWA@austhai.biz
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Logistics




Tunnel walk



Distance from Perth CBD:  24m East
Note: two (2) start points below / West 700m and above East above 3km 

Trail length: 2 access points
West: 600m I Difficulty: Easy  I Time 1hr       I Experience: Family Friendly

East: 3.5km I Difficulty: Easy  I Time 1-3hrs  I Experience: Family Friendly
Elevation: West: 80m to East 150m slow graduation supporting railway line
Surface: hard compressed gravel former railway track 

Tunnel length: 340m 









Visits



May 2020 

8km loop walk from John Forrest National Park to Swan view Tunnel


Our program

short notice decision to go see the tunnel, 4 people 2 cars food and drinks

we started from John Forrest National Park 
although we picked a bad day (winter and likely rain) we still enjoyed the adventure 

at JFNP there were few cars with imminent rain and yes it rained so we found a nice shelter and had lunch 
and then bonus several groups of local Kangaroos passed thru the picnic area

after our refuel of lunch it was a short walk North down to the info signs and start the walk
you don't notice the slow graduation down hill until you have to walk back .. lol

winters months would be best to capture the experience of the water falls in full glory 
the track is smoothed over railway track, lots of room for a group, many trails sprout off along the way

Fantastic walk with lots of valleys, waterfall, nature landmarks nature sounds, bird wildlife, kangaroos, info signs along the route

We recorded the data into several platforms for the shared memory, we also saved 360 spherical photos into a virtual tour (see related topics)




Route map



GPS live tracker route saved to several sites

sample image: All Trails  - shows elevations and pics taken along the trail
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route map & elevation: 
free app to sync to this route 


another app with 3d fly over video: Relive

1. VIDEO:  3d Flyby route: 8km Loop John Forrest Nat park to Tunnel

2. 3d interactive route: Relive 3d interactive map 8km loop
move along the path to see elevation













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Looking for a great trail in John Forrest National Park, Western Australia?

 AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in John Forrest National Park ranging from 10.9 to 41 km and from 13 to 323 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!














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Feedback
we DO appreciate feedback to make content useful feedback GSV 
we welcome contributions TrailsPerthWA@austhai.biz
we over use many apps / widgets / gadgets in the page to suit users at different levels

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What we do 


create 360 images into google maps 
from the traditional Google SV (Street View) Virtual tour 
(known as STEP INSIDE) onto trails and inside venues

we MAY also create virtual tours in 3rd party platforms (see below)
as well as a visitor page and gps hiking route with photos, 
based on time  avail & return visits, if you enjoy please share feedback GSV



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Google SV - step Inside

log of paths, trails venues where we "step inside"  
connecting the images into a Virtual tour
Name & URLTheme / FeaturesDate yy.mm / comment
Whistlepipe Gully Loop Track 3500m track Kalamunda, waterfalls 2020.07.31 50% mapped 
Boodja Gnarning Walk in Kings Park 2km loop Indigenous trail Plants, glass bridge, waterfall 2020.07.12 drafted 3 tracks optional trails 
Art trail Claisebrook cove 3km trail - added 360 photos and some vid 2020.06 step inside links  
Virtual tour Heritage Sculpture trail trail 600m Burswood - park, lake, Icons - Family theme 2020.06 google mapped 
Loop CC Art trail East Perth 3km Trail Art walk 5km bike loop 2020.06 drafted 
Perth Quad bike - Pinjar Dirt tracks / trails - fast recording for google test 2020.06.14 recorded on the fly - it worked 
South Perth Bowling Club bowling club - 360 pics for google maps 2020.06.11 
Buryalup Park park, river, trails - add some footage to test 2020.06.04 
Jenalup Beach Beach, nature trail, cliffs 2020.05 virtual tour and google street view 
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Places visited




Event date / locationEvent typeTitle / summaryVenue / hostPublication link
2020.08.10 Burswood Icons of the trail Stunning food and views City View Cafe fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.07.12 Kings park Icons of the trail update bike hire station Bicycle hire SpinWAy Kings Park fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.02 Kalamunda trail - Bushland - creek Natural zone - dog friendly Whistlepipe Gully walk fbk wa trails pic n vid 
2020.08.12 Burswood Icons of the trail 190 m rock serpent The Wandering fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.08 Hillarys Icons of the trail Awesome Marina with so many attractions Hillarys Boat Harbour fbk wa biz 
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