The wildflower season is approaching fast and WA knows how to put on a great show. Not only do they have over 12,000 different types of species to see it can go for up to 6 months of the year. Starts up in the beautiful north west as early as June/July and finishing in the equally beautiful south west as late as Nov/Dec and gives each year a spectacular show especially in the Golden outback around September.
Here in WA we are so very spoilt for choice on places to see natures garden at its best.
This is also the best season for hiking and whether you are a serious hiker or a day walker there is plenty of trails to choose from, so pick up your day bag, pack your camera and get out there, enjoy what WA have to offer.
Here are some of my Top 10 wildflowers walk trails to discover-
1. Kings Park Botanical Garden- This is in the heart of Perth City and displays over 17,00 different wildflower species. Picnic facilities available. They have the ‘Floral Fantasy’ Festival from 1st – 30th Sept and be sure to try one of the very informative guided walks that are available.
2. Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range- Season goes between Aug-Nov and you will discover over 1500 different plant species including rare orchids and mountain bells. Walk is graded level 4, length 6km return, altitude; 1094.97m, walking time 3-4hrs. Picnic facilities available.
3. Kitty’s Gorge in Jarrahdale- 45km south east of Perth on the Darling Scarp. Walk is graded level 3, length is 16km return, walking time half day. Picnic facilities available. Check out the guided walks offered by the Jarrahdale Heritage Society at www.jarrahdale.com.
4. Sullivan Rock to Monadnocks- part of the Bibbulmun track south east of Perth. Walk is graded level 3, length is 15km return, walking time half day. Check http://bibbulmuntrack.org.au for any guided walks.
5. Noble Falls Trail- in the Swan Valley. this walk is graded level 1-2, length is 3.5km loop, walking time 45mins.
6. Eagle View walk- John Forrest National park, this walk is graded level 3, length 15km loop, walking time half day. This along with the other walk trails in the National park make for a great day out. Picnic facilities available.
7. Emu Walk- The Racecourse Flora reserve in Balingup, this walk is graded level 1, length just under 1km loop, walking time 30mins. Must say any of these trails down here are great at this time of year.
8. Kingfisher Trail- in the Walyunga National Park, this walk is graded level 2, length is 6km loop, walking time 2-3hrs. Picnic facilities available. This along with the other walks through the National park make for a great day out.
9. Golden Valley Tree Park- this is in Balingup and worth a visit any time of the year. There is a variety of trails to choose from, picnic facilities available and would make a great day for all the family.
10. Woodlands Walk- graded level 2, length 2.6km, walk time 2hrs. Yanchep National Park, north of Perth with plenty of different trails to choose from you can’t go wrong here. Picnic facilities available and a great day out for the whole family, also check for guided walks.
There are so many great walking trails that show case the wild flowers. Too many to put on my list so I hope that what is here is enough to get you inspired to get out there and go for a walk.
Enjoy the season and don’t forget take photos not flowers.