It’s Wildflower Season in Perth!
From September to November 12,000 species of wildflowers blossom in Perth every year – the world’s largest collection! Take a look at our recommendations below for the best sights in and around Perth to experience the beauty of wildflowers.
1. Kings Park
Located in the heart of Perth’s CBD, Kings Park is one of the world’s largest inner city parks, with an international reputation for leading horticulture research and conservation. The Botanic Garden within Kings Park displays over 3,000 species of WA’s unique flora within protected bushland.
Don’t forget to check out the Kings Park Festival 2020, running from 1st – 30th September, celebrating the beginning of Spring in WA! See the wildflowers in full bloom, and experience walks, educational talks and other events.
2. Bold Park
Bold Park is one of the largest remaining bushlands in the Swan Coastal Plain urban area, located in the suburb of City Beach. Its almost coastal dunes means that its ecosystem is quite different to Kings Park. Over 1000 native and non-native flora, fauna and fungi have been identified in Bold Park, amazing considering its close proximity to the city.
If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out Bold Parks Events Calendar to see what activities they have on this Spring!
3. John Forrest National Park
John Forrest National Park is one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas and Western Australia’s first national park, located in Hovea just off Great Eastern Highway. Whilst the majority of the park is undeveloped, it is home to a vast array of flora and fauna, which can be observed along the many lovely walking trails. There are two waterfalls that can also be viewed in Winter and Spring – the Hovea and National Park Falls.
If you’re looking for a show of wildflowers, a walk or drive along Park Road displays the odd 500 species that have been identified in this park. For more information, visit the parks website here.
4. Walyunga National Park
Walyunga National Park is the perfect Perth day trip, located 35 km northeast of Perth along the Great Northern Highway. The Park covers 1,800 hectares of the Darling Range.
The Swan River is the main attraction of the park, as in winter the water runs through the valley, forming many rapids and pools, and the woodland understorey of the Park comes alive with wildflowers in the Spring.
5. The Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000km from Kalamunda in the outskirts of Perth, to Albany on the south coast of WA. The track was designed for people of all fitness levels, so whether you’re looking for a relaxing bush walk, or an overnight camping adventure, the Bibbulmun Track has it all.
Due to the size of the Track means the terrain is ever changing, from bush to huge natural gardens that any plant enthusiast would love, low lying scrubs, lakes and rivers, and a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The region is one of the world’s 34 terrestrial hotspots for conservation priority. Check out the Tracks Events Calendar for upcoming activities in September.