There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world’s largest collection - a staggering sight to behold.
Wildflower season begins in June in the north of the State and sweeps south, finishing on the south coast in November. Enjoy these precious natural treasures at a number of sights around Perth City 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.
Let the local flora experts show you the best of the Western Australia's wildflowers on a guided coach or walking tour. If you don't have a car this a fun and spectacular way to explore the state.
Perth's Best Wildflower Tour
Southern Wildflowers Tour
One of the richest regions in the South West is the Stirling Range National Park. The jagged peaks of the Stirling Range National Park are ecological islands with a climate and conditions very different to the surrounding lowlands. The Stirling Range National Park can justly claim to be one of the most outstanding botanic environments in the world and has approximately 1500 species of which 90 are found no where else in the world: fuchsia grevillea, pink feather flower, lemon scented myrtle and rose cone flower shrubs plus 120 orchid species. The Stirling range National Park is full of insects and birds (including 14 species of honey eaters) during the day and at night the nocturnal honey eater possum comes out to feed.
Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers & Aboriginal Culture
Visit the historic wheatbelt town of York enroute to one of Australia’s most incredible natural monuments, Wave Rock. Explore nearby attractions including the ancient Gnamma Holes, Mulka’s Cave and The Humps. Tour options include a local wildlife park or the unique Antique Lace Collection followed by a visit to the quaint country town of Babakin.
Pinnacles, New Norcia & Wildflower Tour
A fascinating day tour combining the history of one of Australia’s Benedictine abbeys, with the world-renowned Pinnacles Desert. Travel through the Swan Valley to New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town that is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey. Visit the local wildflower farm before moving on to the Pinnacles Desert for a walk among the mystical limestone pillars.
Kings Park Festival
The Kings Park Festival presents dazzling spring displays of wildflowers and many free events including live music, guided walks, exhibitions, family activities and more. This year's 'Floral Fantasy' is a celebration of the alluring and magical flora of Western Australia. Visit the world's biggest display of Western Australia's famous wildflowers from every region of the state without leaving the city.
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 | 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. Walk the spectacular 50 kilometre Rottnest Island Wadjemup Walk Trail. Made up of 5 unique sections, each boasting culturally and environmentally significant landmarks to interpret and experience. Wildflower highlights include the Blue Rottnest Daisy, Rottnest Island pine and Rottnest Island tea tree (Melaleuca). For more information visit rottnestisland.com.
Noble Falls Walk Trail | Swan Valley
This lovely 3.6 kilometre walk along the Wooroloo Brook is attractive at all times of the year. The wildflowers are in bloom in the spring and the waterfall is stunning in winter. The walk adjoins a reserve, which is home to many birds and other wildlife. Wildflower highlights include orchids, Hakeas, Grevilleas, Isopogons, Petrophiles, triggerplants, and Verticordias.
Whiteman Park Bushwalk | Swan Valley
Whiteman Park has three bushwalking trails – Werillyiup, Goo Loorto and Wununga – that encompass Horse Swamp, Bennett Brook and the Park’s Banksia woodland respectively. Complete with interpretive notes, our trails will let you take a closer look at the Park’s bushland and wetland areas. Wildflower highlights include Pricklybark, banksia, Hibbertias and grass trees.
Bibbulmun Track | Perth Hills
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia. The cooler months are always better for exploring and spotting wildflowers. September and October tend to be the peak times but this can be earlier or later depending on the season in any particular year. The flowers vary along the Track in terms of variety, abundance and season.
Yanchep National Park | Sunset Coast
Located 50km north of Perth, Yanchep National Park is home to the western grey kangaroo. Visitors can experience Aboriginal culture (subject to availability), participate in a cave tour and admire heritage architecture, Australian flora and fauna including kangaroos and koalas, walk along the park's trails, enjoy a picnic in the natural surrounds or dine at one of the park's dining facilities.
Wave Rock Wildflower Trail | Golden Outback
The Wave Rock Wildflower Trail takes you on a fascinating journey through the Central Wheatbelt area of Western Australia’s Golden Outback to see its most famous landmark, Wave Rock. Enjoy spectacular displays of wildflowers, expansive views atop massive granite outcrops, charming country towns, and numerous nature reserves rich in native plant and animal life.