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Wander Amongst The Wildflowers With 6 Of The Best Flower Walks In Perth

By Kate Gibson
18th Aug 2020

3 proteas growing in the wild

Western Australia hosts the biggest collection of wildflowers in the world, at over 12,000 species of blooming bliss.  From magical everlastings and buttercups to myrtles and orchids,  if you want to get out and explore these beautiful blooms this spring, here are the wildflower walking destinations you need to know about.

Araluen Botanic Park

Araluen Botanic Park in Roleystone has so much to showcase, including the iconic tulip display, and a diverse range of exotic plants that will keep you on your feet and exploring for hours.  With walkways crossing bridges and meandering through archways, Araluen will give you a fresh take on wildflowers of Perth.  For the ultimate experience, take a hidden secrets tour with The Hike Collective, for exclusive access behind the fence of Araluen and into their restricted access bushlands, where you can explore the native wildflowers in natural bloom.

Kings Park And Botanic Garden

The majestic king of all parks and the world's largest inner-city park provides visitors with an epic array of thousands of native species of wildflowers and 3,000 varieties of flora unique to WA. Enjoy the sights and smells of springtime with a 3km loop on the Law Walk, or meander through the bush trails and promenades of Kings Park to enjoy over 7km of blooming  Kings Park beauty. Pack your own picnic or enjoy a high tea & hike experience during the Wildflower Festival in September.

John Forrest National Park

Your options truly are endless on a day trip to John Forrest National Park to take in the best of springtime floral glory. With several hiking and walking trails on offer, including the 4km wildflower walk trail itself, you are bound to find a stunning array of wildflower delights here. John Forrest National Park not only provides amazing wildflowers, but is also the hub for so many significant historical sites as the Swan View Heritage Trail runs right through the park.

Bold Park

This ‘sanctuary by the sea’ is known for its beautiful walking trails and city to ocean views, but one thing that is a must see is the native wildflowers on show in this inner city gem.  Located in City Beach, the urban oasis gives visitors a feeling of being out in the middle of the bush, and with kookaburras singing, and the sweet scents of springtime florals, Bold Park will give you a variety of trails to enjoy. We recommend taking on the 5km Zamia Trail loop to experience the best bits of the park, and don't forget the Raebold Hill summit lookout.

Swan Valley And Walyunga National Park

We all know how epic a day trip to the Swan Valley can be for wine tasting and a delicious lunch, but how much do you know about the endless array of wildflowers through springtime?  Walyunga National Park provides a profusion of plants flowering in the mosaic of heaths, granite outcrops and woodlands throughout spring, and with walking trails from 3km to over 15km running through the park, you will find the perfect trail to pair with your glass of Swan Valley vino.

Wireless Hill Reserve

Tucked quietly in between Booragoon and Alfred Cove, Wireless Hill Reserve boasts a beautiful selection of wildflowers and so close to the CBD. The trails are paved which makes them easily accessible for prams and wheelchairs, and at just over 1km in length, the Wireless Hill Wildflower Walk is full of eucalypt Woodlands, and native blossoms.

While there are so many other amazing spots to see the most magnificent Western Australian Wildflowers in spring, these spots will give you an epic walk experience to take in the floral features in style and adventure.

Not interested in the walking? Check out all these spots to hunt down wildflowers in Perth.

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