The wildflower season is one of WA's most fascinating and precious natural treasures. Throughout Spring wildflowers are scattered across the region attracting thousands of tourists every year.
With warm daily temperatures of 20 – 25 degrees, spring is the perfect time to enjoy the incredible range of beautiful flowers throughout the whole Perth region.
The best way to experience the beauty of the wildflowers is by following one of the many tracks and trails scattered throughout the region - the best bit is you don't have to travel far from Perth to see them. Check out below some of the best self drive and walking trails Perth and surrounds has to offer.
Wilderness and Wildflowers Trail
Distance: approximately 1 - 1.5 hours
Location: 400ha of natural bushland surrounding Kings Park
Follow this trail through Kings Park's natural bushland and see more than 1,700 species of native wildflowers, including milkmaids, postmen and pixies. This walk operates September to October and is suitable for wheelchairs.
Wandoo Heights Walking Trail
Distance: Short walk, 45 minutes or long walk, 1.5 hours
Location: 30km north east of Perth via the Great Northern Hwy
This beautiful walk has an amazing selection of wildflowers and native plants. You'll find onsite signage for directions and interpretive flora maps. Find out more
- Flora to see: kangaroo paw, everlastings, various orchids, cat's paw and sundews
Noble Falls Walk Trail
Distance: 3.5km (45 minutes)
Location: 50km north east of Perth via Toodyay Road
A lovely walk along Wooroloo Brook with seasonal wildflowers. Onsite information includes trailhead signs and directional signage. You'll also find picnic tables, toilets and BBQ facilities. Find out more
- Flora to see: various orchids, Hakeas, Grevilleas, Isopogons, Petrophiles, triggerplants, and Verticordias.
Whiteman Park Bushwalk Trails
Distance: From 2.5km to 4.3km
Location: 18km or 35mins North of Perth
Three bushwalk trails 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. Find out more.
- Flora to see: marri, jarrah, pricklybark and banksia, together with Hibbertias and grass trees.
The Perth Hills
The Perth Hills incorporates five National Parks including John Forrest National Park and Kalamunda National Park. Maps are available from the Mundaring Visitor Centre and guided wildflower walks are conducted throughout spring.
Distance: 1000km from Perth to Albany
Location: Begins in Kalamunda, north east of Perth
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. Find out more
Eagle's View Walk Trail
Distance: 15km or 5-6 hours
Location: John Forrest National Park, 30mins east of Perth
This trail is a bushwalkers delight covering a variety of pristine habitats and boasting a spectacular wildflower display in Spring. Find out more.
Mount Dale Walk Trail
- Flora to see: banksia, wattle, Hakeas, Grevilleas, Dryandras, Pimelea, myrtles, triggerplants, kangaroo paws and blue Lechenaultia.
Distance: 2.5km or 1-2 hours
Location: Helena National Park, east of Perth
This trail 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. Find out more.
- Flora to see: grass trees, kangaroo paws, Hakeas, Grevilleas, wattles, orchids and peas.
Along the coast
Wildflowers also grow along the coast from Yanchep National Park in the North through the Peel region in the south.
Distance: 4.5km around the island
Location: 30min ferry trip from Fremantle or 40min from Hillary's
Rottnest Island is home to an array of unique flora and fauna. Over 1,500 native species of wildflower flourish on the island. You can join a tour or hire a bike to explore.
- Flora to see: Blue Rottnest Daisy, Rottnest Island pine and Rottnest Island tea tree (Melaleuca).
Yalgorup National Park Trail
Location: Travel the Old Coast Road to Preston Beach Road
The park has several easy walks and is known for its spectacular variety of vegetation and diverse geographical features, towering tuart trees and wetlands.
- Flora to see: Hibbertia, pink fairy orchids and cockies tongue.
Serpentine National Park Wildflower Trail
Distance: 500m following the Serpentine River
Location: 50km south east of Perth
The Park 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.
- Flora to see: wattle, kangaroo paws, Hakea, Hardenbergia, Chorizema, Verticordia and orchids.
Yanchep National Park
Location: 51km north of Perth
Yanchep National Park features a stunning array of wildflowers. Enjoy BBQ and picnic facilities, scenic walk trails.
- Flora to see: tuart trees, banksia, one-sided bottlebrush, yellow buttercups, blue flowering, Hardenbergia, parrotbush, honeymyrtle, grass trees and the Yanchep rose.
Why not spend the weekend amongst the beauty of the wildflowers and get back to nature!
Back to Nature Caravan Park
Located just 30 minutes from Gingin, Back to Nature Caravan Park is situated in 200 acres of scenic undulating bushland making it an ideal located for enjoying the wildflowers in spring. With a choice of spacious open planned caravan and camping sites under native redgums or on the grassed area. Find out more