The Swan Valley - where wildflowers and wine tastings go hand in hand for a day out.
Walking trails at Whiteman and in nearby national parks, display a range of species from the prickly bark Banksia to a bounty of Orchids, Kangaroo Paw and Verticordias. See some top wildflower trails in the region below.
Whiteman Park Bushwalks
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.
The Goo Loorto Trail (Red Poles)
A a leisurely 3km return trip starting from the Mussel Pool picnic area. The trail follows Bennett Brook through partially cleared cattle-grazing farmland, and meanders under groves of flooded gums (Eucalyptus rudis) on the banks of the Brook. In spring, walkers will enjoy the display of golden wreath wattles (Acacia saligna) which are located in groves close to the track.
The Werillyiup Trail (Blue Poles)
A 2.5km loop starting near the Dog Park in Mussel Pool. The walk encompasses Horse Swamp, a seasonal and spectacular wetland, which is alive with the waterbirds from July to October. A lookout half way around provides an aerial perspective of the wetland.
The Wununga Trail (Yellow/Orange Poles)
A 4.3km long trail starting adjacent to the Village Junction Railway Station. The trail allowing walkers to experience the amazing diversity that the Park's woodland has to offer, including jarrah, marri and banksia coastal plain bushland. In spring, eagle eyed walkers can enjoy trigger plants and orchids in an array of colours and forms.
Syd's Rapids & Aboriginal Heritage Trails
The Syd's Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage walk trails are located where the Walyunga National Park joins the Swan River, 40km north east of Perth. The trails provide interpretation on the indigenous history, plants and animals of the area. Find out more.
Gidgegannup Wildflower Trail
Visit Gidgegannup to find some of Perth's best wildflower displays of yellow wattles, hibbertia and rich blue leschenaultia and rare varieties that occur nowhere else on Earth. The scenic trail drive passes through unspoilt forests of marri, jarrah, powderbark and wandoo trees. Find out more.
Wandoo Heights Wildflower Trail
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. Find out more.
F.R. Berry Reserve
Located in the town of Gidgegannup, the F.R. Berry Reserve is becoming an increasingly popular hotspot where you'll find several rare species of wildflowers like vanilla sun orchids along with animal life including honey possums, Gould's monitors, bobtails, green tree frogs, Weebils, Splended Fairy Wrens and the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo amidst the woodlands. Find out more.
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