Fremantle Wildflower Trails
Discover Wildflowers in Fremantle.
Wildflowers can be found in the nature reserves, wetlands and regional parks surrounding Fremantle. Within the cities of Fremantle and Cockburn, a number of conservation reserves, wetlands and region parks provide habitat for many species of flora and fauna. These areas have walking and cycle trails, BBQ facilities, playgrounds, public amenities and walking and cycle trails to see the widlflowers in spring.
Samson Park is the largest bush reserve in the City of Fremantle. Nature trails wind through the park displaying jarrah, marri and tuart trees, and a variety of native flora including donkey orchids, pink fairy and cowslip orchids in spring. The park also provides habitat to over 50 bird species, reptiles and bats and is a popular meeting place, with picnic areas, BBQ facilities and a children's playground. See more Parks and Reserves in Fremantle.
Beeliar Regional Park
The Beeliar Regional Park, within the City of Cockburn, consists of two chains of wetlands comprising 26 lakes, and numerous wetlands stretching 25km along the coast to cover around 3400 hectares of bushland home to many species of flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy their environmental values as well as walk and cycle trails, BBQs and picnic facilities and playgrounds.
Henderson Cliffs Walk Trail
This is a short loop walk, passing by some fascinating rugged limestone cliffs along Cockburn Sound. The first 100m of the footpath is sealed and wheelchair accessible from the car park to the lookout. There is an aternative track which winds from the lookout north and back to the car park for 200 metres. There is a path which crosses Cockburn Road and meets up (after one kilometre) with the Mt Brown car park. Find out more.
Lake Mt Brown Walk Trail
Late Mt Brown Walk Trail is a 5.8 kilometre walk in Beeliar Regional Park. The path is paved for two kilometres and then there is a limestone and sand four wheel drive track around Lake Mt Brown. Firewood banksia makes a showy display in autumn. The wetlands were important camping, ceremonial areas and sources of food for Aboriginal people. The vegetation communities found in the park represent communities once widespread on the Swan Coastal Plain but now significantly decreased. Find out more.
Spectacles Banksia Trail
This 3.5 kilometre easy walk through the Spectacles Wetland in Beeliar Park passes through banksia, sheoak and grasstree vegetation. The Spectacles is 360 hectares of natural bush and wetland and is part of the chain of freshwater lakes on the Swan Coastal Plain known as Beeliar Regional Park. It is so named because it comprises two wetlands joined by a waterway, giving it the appearance of a pair of spectacles.
Jandakot Regional Park
The Jandakot Regional Park, within the City of Cockburn, offers a range of natural landscapes including banksia woodland, wetlands and rural remnants of bushland. The area is rich with interesting plants and wildlife with over 400 species of plants to enjoy. From August to November wildflowers are at their peak, and bushwalking is the best way to get amongst it and explore.
Denis de Young Reserve
Denis de Young Reserve is an 84 hectare conservation reserve in Banjup. It contains remnant Banksia Woodland and Melaleuca Paperbark dampland communities. It is a Bush Forever site home to over 300 species of plants, including many rare types, and provides refuge and habitat for over 150 animal species. Fauna species include Bandicoots, Grey Kangaroo, New Holland Honeyeater, Fairy Wren and the Silvereye. Denis de Young offers a variety of recreational uses such as walking, bird watching and wildflower spotting.
Banksia Eucalypt Woodland Reserve
The Banksia Eucalypt Woodland Reserve is situated in the suburb of Aubin Grove and is a Bush Forever site and part of the Jandakot Regional Park. This large reserve is biologically diverse and contains a variety of native flora and fauna. Banksia Eucalypt Woodland Reserve is enjoyed by wildflower enthusiasts during spring when an amazing array of native wildflowers is on show. The reserve also has walking and cycling paths.
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