See the world’s biggest wildflower collection in Perth
1. Kings Park
In the heart of the city, Kings Park offers a Floral Fantasy Festival with the world's biggest display of WA's famous wildflowers from every region of the state, with the Black Kangaroo Paw being this year's feature flower. Kings Park also offers free guided walks and Perth's best native plant sale along with exhibitions, fun family activities, music and art.
2. Swan Valley
A short drive from the city will get you to the Swan Valley wine region, where wildflowers and wine tastings go hand in hand for a wonderful afternoon. You can also enjoy a range of trails at Whiteman Park, which displays the prickly bark Banksia, Hibberias and Grasstrees. The Noble Falls Walk Trail showcases a bounty of Orchids, Grevilleas, Isopogons, Petrophiles, Trigger plants and Verticordias (above).
3. Perth Hills
Further afield in the beautiful Perth Hills – a 40-minute drive away – a range of wildflowers and bush tracks can be explored. These include the Eagles' View Walk, Wandoo Heights Wildflower Trail, Bibbulmun Track and the Mount Dale Walk Trail. Each track boasts spectacular wildflowers such from Wattle and Dryandras, to Pimelea, Myrtles and Blue Leschenaultia.
4. Rottnest Island
The Blue Rottnest Daisy is a sight to behold and can only be found on Rottnest Island, a scenic 30-minute ferry ride from the coast. Rottnest Island is also home to more than 1,500 native species of wildflower that can be seen along the 50km Wadjemup Bidi trail.
5. Yanchep National Park
Less than an hour's drive north from Rottnest Island to Yanchep National Park is where you’ll find the rare Yanchep Rose – along with scenic walk trails and a stunning array of wildflowers. Look out for the one-sided Bottlebrush, Yellow Buttercups, Parrot Bush and Honey Myrtle. The park is also home to an impressive limestone cave network, a wildlife sanctuary and an authentic Aboriginal culture tour.
6. Avon Valley, Chittering Valley and Peel region
Beyond the metropolitan area, regional locations such as the historic hill country of Avon Valley, the northern region of Chittering Valley or south in the Peel region (above) provide an exquisite range of wildflowers with some unique species. All of these locations have walking trails and some even offer guided walking tours and wildflower guides to refer to.