Spring has sprung!
It's time to dust off your cold-weather wardrobe, shake off those winter blues and enjoy an awesome line-up of Spring happenings.
Here's our Spring Guide with just a taste of all the awesome things to do in Perth throughout the upcoming months, including world-best wildflower spotting, Aussie animal encounters, a range of seasonal activities and reopenings, and much more. And for more ideas on putting a spring back in your step this season, keep an eye out on our Spring in Perth feature!
Did you know that WA has the world's largest collection of wildflowers, many of which can only be spotted in our fair state? WA comes to life with 12,000+ native wildflowers from July to November, and the wildflowers of Perth and the southwest are particularly spectacular the spring months. Visit our feature page on Wildflower Season in Perth for all the details.
In Kings Park, you'll find an astonishing wildflower display with thousands of wildflowers. Nearly two thirds of the Kings Park is natural bushland containing 326 species of native plants and over 70 bird species. You can see the wildflowers on a self-guided walking trail or a free guided walk led by the Kings Park Volunteer Guides.
Other top spots for wildflower spotting include the legendary Bibbulmun Track in the Perth Hills; join the Bibbulmun Track Foundation on a guided walk or head out on your own - there are a number of trails to follow. In the Swan Valley, you'll find gorgeous wildflower trails, including several at Whiteman Park (here's some Whiteman Park wildflowers to look out for). And for a non-native but absolutely glorious flower-spotting experience, it's hard to beat Araluen Botanic Park, where over 150,000 are currently in bloom putting on the most incredible show for thousands of visitors.
Mandurah and Peel is known for its lush green naturescapes, including some stunning and unique wildflower trails, especially the Serpentine National Park Wildflower Trail. These areas are beautiful any time of year, but particularly magical when alive with wildflowers! You'll also find wildflowers galore on Rottnest Island, which is home to over 1,500 wildflower species - check out our guide to Rottnest Island wildflower trails.
Spring is also the season of new life, with adorable baby animals galore - whether you're visiting the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm or heading to Perth Zoo, where two giraffe mamas are expected to give birth this September. In Rockingham, Perth Wildlife Encounters have commence their swimming with dolphins experience in September and ferry to Penguin Island to meet the little penguins during a feeding demonstration.
And leaving the largest to last, Perth is a world-class destination for whale watching; this time of year is humpback whale watching season, with our coastline turning into a Humpback Highway experiencing the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere. You can encounter these amazing creatures on a whale watch cruise with Whale Watch Western Australia, Rottnest Express or Whale Watching Perth by Rottnest Fast Ferries.
Seasonal activities and attractions
There's plenty of seasonal activities and attractions that are now reopening after a long winter. The water attractions at Perth's Outback Splash are now open - here you'll find some of Perth's best waterslide attractions including a six-storey epic water slide tower. And our exhilarating theme park Adventure World has also reopened, with over 25 rides and attractions to enjoy, including the world-class, exhilarating thrill ride Goliath.
Spring is the perfect time to get back on the water, whether you're kayaking, waterbiking, or doing watersports. Join Capricorn Seakayaking for a tour around Penguin and Seal Islands; cycle alongside dolphins with Mandurah Cruises' new Mandurah Waterbikes, or join Rottnest Cruises for their Luxe Island Seafood Cruise which has recommences with some exciting new additions.
Events and festivals
There are so many great events coming up in Perth for the final weeks of spring! Check out the Perth Events Calendar to see what's on!
We hope we've got you as excited about Spring in Perth as we are! There's plenty more happening in the upcoming months, so keep an eye out on our blog, our events calendar and our guide to Spring in Perth for the best insights to help you make the most of #seeperth this Spring!