Located on the fringe of Perths CBD, close to all the shopping malls, city attractions & the FREE central area transit bus system.
The wildflower season ranks as one of Western Australias most fascinating and precious natural treasures. For several months of each year wildflowers are scattered across 2.5 million square kilometres of mysterious terrain. As diverse and colourful as the locals, the uniqueness and natural beauty of the wildflowers attract thousands of tourists and scientists every year.
With up to 12,000 species found within its borders and many unique to the state, Western Australias wildflower season draws visitors from all over the world. Species to keep an eye out for include the magnificent purple fire bush, flowering wattles, native foxgloves and blue leschenaultia.
Rains and sunshine greatly influence the timing of the wildflower season, causing it to span several months and regions. In the north of the state, wildflowers will appear in July with early rains hastening their arrival. As late as November a blaze of wildflower colour will take over the south where the warmer weather produces a totally different collage of species.
While a tour of regional areas is a popular way of experiencing wildflowers, visitors to Perth in September need only go as far as Kings Park in the heart of the city to view a stunning selection. The Kings Park Wildflower Festival is an annual event which showcases the best of Western Australias wildflower varieties and draws more than 50,000 visitors. The Parks 400 hectare Botanic Garden has more than 1,700 native species and more are grown in display glasshouses and an endangered flora garden.
With warm daily temperatures around 20 - 25 degrees Celsius, springtime (September November) is a perfect time to enjoy the incredible unique beauty of nature in Western Australia.
To see the flowers, you can take a guided tour from Perth or hire a car and explore the wildflower covered countryside for yourself.