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Wildflower season

There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world’s largest collection - and it's a staggering sight to behold.

Enjoy these precious natural treasures at a number of sights around Perth and surrounds from September - November each year. The best way to experience the beauty of the wildflowers is by following the many tracks and trails through Perth's nature reserves and national parks to spot the native species. Or, let a local expert take you to the best spots on a guided walking or coach tour.

WILDFLOWER TRAILS

Pick up a map from the local visitor centre and embark on your own wildflower discovery adventure along the many fantastic walking trails found in Perth's national parks and reserves.

WADJEMUP WALK TRAIL | Region: Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is home to an array of unique flora and fauna with over 1,500 native species of wildflower flourishing on the island which can be seen along the 50km Wadjemup Walk Trail. Wildflower highlights include the Blue Rottnest Daisy, Rottnest Island pine and Rottnest Island tea tree (Melaleuca). For more information visit rottnestisland.com.

YALGORUP NATIONAL PARK TRAIL | Region: Mandurah

Yalgorup National Park has several easy walks and is known for its spectacular variety of vegetation and diverse geographical features, towering tuart trees and wetlands. Travel along the Old Coast Road to Preston Beach Road to access the park. Wildflower highlights include Hibbertia, pink fairy orchids and cockies tongue. For more information download the brochure (PDF).

NOBLE FALLS WALK TRAIL | Region: Swan Valley

A lovely 3.5km walk along Wooroloo Brook with seasonal wildflowers. Onsite information and facilities include trailhead and directional signage, picnic tables, toilets and BBQ facilities. Wildflower highlights include orchids, Hakeas, Grevilleas, Isopogons, Petrophiles, triggerplants, and Verticordias. For more information download the brochure (PDF).

WHITEMAN PARK BUSHWALKS | Region: Swan Valley

Three bushwalk trails from 2.5km - 4.3km complete with interperative notes. Each bush trail encompasses a different and valuable facet of the wonders of the bushland, and all are well sign posted. Wildflower highlights include Pricklybark, banksia, Hibbertias and grass trees. For more information visit whitemanpark.com.au.

EAGLE'S VIEW WALK | Region: Perth Hills

This 15km trail, through the stunning John Forrest National Park, is a bushwalkers delight covering a variety of pristine habitats and boasting a spectacular wildflower display in spring. Wildflower highlights include banksia, wattle, Hakeas, Grevilleas, Dryandras, Pimelea, myrtles, triggerplants, kangaroo paws and blue Lechenaultia. For more information visit trailswa.com.au.

MOUNT DALE WALK TRAIL | Region: Perth Hills

This 2.5km trail, through the Helena National Park, follows the contours of Mount Dale to its peak where walkers enjoy a panoramic view of the Darling Ranges. The area is prolific with wildflowers in spring including Kangaroo Paws, Hakeas, Grevilleas, wattles, orchids and peas. For more information visit trailswa.com.au.

WANDOO HEIGHTS WILDFLOWER TRAIL | Region: Perth Hills

This 45 min - 1.5 hour walk has an amazing selection of wildflowers and native plants. You'll find onsite signage for directions and interpretive flora maps. Wildflower highlights include kangaroo paw, everlastings, orchids and sundews. For more information download the brochure (PDF).

BIBBULMUN TRACK | Region: Perth Hills & Peel

During spring the jarrah forests of the Bibbulmun Track become a blaze of colour when an amazing array of wildflower species bloom. The track passes through many areas which display a rich diversity of WA's unique flora. For more information visit bibbulmuntrack.org.au.

SERPENTINE NATIONAL PARK WILDFLOWER TRAIL | Region: Peel

The Serpentine National Park, 50km east of Perth, protects nearly 4300ha of area home to a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife. The park is particularly spectacular during spring when the wildflowers are in bloom. Follow the Serpentine River where you'll see wattle, kangaroo paws, Hakea, Hardenbergia, Chorizema, Verticordia and orchids. For more information visit trailswa.com.au.

YANCHEP NATIONAL PARK | Region: Sunset Coast

Located 50km north of Perth, Yanchep National Park features a stunning array of wildflowers, including banksia, one-sided bottlebrush, yellow buttercups, blue flowering, Hardenbergia, parrotbush, honeymyrtle and the Yanchep rose. Enjoy BBQ and picnic facilities and scenic walk trails. For more information parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au.

GINGIN WONDERFUL WILDFLOWER BUSHTRAILS | Region: Moore River

Enjoy a range of wildflower walking trails in the bush surrouding the Gingin Gravity Discovery Centre. The trails are Trails are clearly marked and easy to walk. For just $25pp you can also join a walk guided by a biodiversity expert which includes lunch. For more information visit gravitycentre.com.au/wildflowers.

TOODYAY CONSERVATION & NATURE RESERVES | Region: Avon Valley

Nestled amongst magnificent hill country and the valleys of the Avon River, wildflowers can be seen in the conservation and nature reserves of the Shire of Toodyay. The diverse range of habitats provide for an exquisite range of wildflowers, with some unique species. Pick up a copy of the Wildflower Guide at the Toodyay Visitor Centre.

GUIDED WILDFLOWER TOURS

If you don't have a car, or want to learn more about WA's dazzling wildflowers why not book a guided tour available at Kings Park and with ADAMS Pinnacle Tours and Explore Tours Perth.

KINGS PARK WILDERNESS & WILDFLOWER GUIDED WALKS | Region: Perth

View the bush as it enjoys its spring flourish. Walk along the Bushland Nature Trail and into the natural Kings Park bushland where you will encounter milkmaids and postmen, pixies and fairies, donkeys and spiders. Guided tours are available from July - October and take 1-1.5 hours.

PERTH'S BEST WILDFLOWER TOUR | Region: Perth Hills

Enjoy Perth's Best Wildflower Tour with ADAMS Pinnacle Tours. With a botanical guide travel to various locations around Perth in search of the finest wildflowers traditionally around the Darling Escarpment such as everlastings, orchids, kangaroo paw, banksias, bottle brush and WA's most famous orange flowering Christmas trees. Ample time to identify and photograph flowers and a complimentary wildflower booklet included.

PINNACLES, NEW NORCIA & WILDFLOWERS TOUR | Region: Avon Valley
Enjoy a Pinnacles, New Norcia & Wildflowers Tour with ADAMS Pinnacle Tours. Travel to New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town. Learn of their history and culture before morning tea and a produce shop visit for the chance to purchase Benedictine Community goods. Visit the Western Wildflower Farm for a brief talk and continue to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes to visit the Pinnacles desert with an easy paced walk through these mystical limestone pillars.

    WILDFLOWER EVENTS & FESTIVALS

    See what wildflower festivals are coming up this spring!
    • Kings Park Festival

      West Perth | Dates: 01 – 30 Sep, 2016
      Find yourself in a carpet of wildflowers in a Floral Fantasy for the Kings Park Festival from 1 - 30 September 2016. Visit the world's biggest display of Western Australia's famous wildflowers from every region of the state without leaving the city at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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