WA boasts an amazing line up of spectacular natural events and attractions.

And many of these can only be found in a handful of locations on Earth. Regularly occurring at particular times or seasons of the year, these natural events offer unique opportunities for visitors to be touched by nature. See some of the Perth's natural experiences below.

Swan River Migratory Birds

August - March
Swan Estuary Marine Park welcomes an array of migratory birds each year between August and November. The birds move between the intertidal flats of Alfred Cove, Pelican Point and Milyu (all within 20 minutes of the city) for feeding a roosting. Visit these locations to see how many birds you can spot and from August you may see some sporting their breeding plumage as they arrive. Information panels are available along the foreshore.

Tulip Season

August - September
In June each year, Araluen Botanic Park plant up to 100,000 tulips whic bloom from mid-August to the end of September. It is also the perfect time to see Daffodils, Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Magnolias and many other spring flowering plants. August also marks the commencement of the Araluen Train to end October.

Wildflowers Season

September - November
The wildflower season is one of WA's most fascinating and precious natural treasures. Throughout Spring wildflowers are scattered across the region attracting thousands of tourists every year. There are many different walking trail and spots to see the wildflowers from Kings Park in the city, along the coast and to the Perth Hills and Avon Valley. The best way to experience the beauty of the wildflowers is by following one of the many tracks and trails.

Humpback Whales Watching

September - November
Around April each year thousands of humpback whales leave the rich feeding grounds of Antactica to calf and raise their young in the warmer waters of the North West. On the return journey south, from September to December, they pass close to the Perth coast allowing a unique opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close on a whale watching adventure cruise.

Dolphin Swimming

September - April
Perth's warm waters are home to the playful bottlenose dolphin and from September to April you can swim with them in the protected bays and islands of Rockingham - home to over 260 wild dolphins. With Perth Wild Encounters you'll be taken on a unique experience by crew using underwater aqua scooters to glide effortlessly amongst the dolphins.

Seal Island

September - April
Seal Island in the Shoalwater Marine Park is one of the many natural wonders of the Perth region. Paddling a sea kayak is a unique and wonderful way to explore Penguin & Seal Islands and get a close up, water level view of the local wildlife. Experience the many extraordinary species of birds and marine life in their natural habitat. Guided kayak tours are conducted by Perth Wildlife Encounters and Capricon Seakayaking.

Penguin Island

September - June
Fairy Penguins can be found swimming freely in the Shoalwater Marine Park in Rockingham. Perth Wild Encounters operate an hourly ferry service to Penguin Island - home to WA's larges colony of fairy penguins. Get up close and learn all about the penguins at the Discovery Centre with three penguin feeding session daily. Capricorn Sea Kayaking take groups on a kayak adventure to Seal and Penguin Islands.

Blue Whales Watching

March - April
See rare Blue Whales on a tour to the Perth Canyon, located 50 nautical miles off the coast of Perth, in March and April each year. The Perth Canyon is a marine hot spot where the elusive Blue Whales go to feed each year on krill that gather there. Thought to be carved from the Swan River mouth the area is abundant with sea life that gathers for the feeding feast and is unrivalled as the epicentre for biodiversity in the West Australian summer. Tours are available with Whale Watch Western Australia.

Salmon Run

March - April

Each year between March and April, WA salmon make their annual migration from the Great Southern to the Perth region and beyond. Visitors can hire equipment to fish for salmon from the beautiful sandy beaches of Rockingham. Large schools of salmon descend on the calm waters of Cockburn sound between Point Peron and Fremantle, making ideal conditions to cast a line while the fish are biting.

Nature's Calendar

During spring, visitors and locals can delight in an abundance of natural experiences when Perth is visited by whales and wildflowers!

Wildflowers, Perth

Wildflower season in Perth

Enjoy WA's precious natural treasures at a number of sights around Perth and surrounds from September - November.

Whale watching tours, Perth

Whale watching in Perth

WA's Humpback Highway experiences the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere? See them on a whale watching cruise from Perth.

More nature and wildlife in Perth

Perth offers a smorgasbord of nature and wildlife experiences - see what's on offer below

Tracks and Trails

Tracks and trails in Perth

Explore Perth's natural and heritage attractions along one of many tracks and trails.

Serpentine National Park, Mandurah and Peel

National, nature and marine parks in Perth

Get back to nature in Perth's national, nature and marine parks and discover some stunning scenery which you can explore by foot, bike, or snorkel!

Quokka, Rottnest Island

Wildlife encounters in Perth

Perth and surrounds boasts diverse wildlife experiences and natural wonders to discover, from marine life to marsupials.

Swim with dolphins, Rockingham

Nature's Calendar

Regularly occurring at particular times or seasons of the year, these natural events offer unique opportunities for visitors to be touched by nature.

Giraffe, Perth Zoo, Perth City

Nature and wildlife attractions

Perth boasts a diverse wildlife experiences and natural to discover and wildlife to interact with - find out where here.

Nature and Wildlife Tours

From swimming with wild dolphins and kayaking with seals to feeding kangaroos and meeting koalas you'll find heaps of nature and wildlife tours in Perth

  • Visit Rottnest Island, the Monkey Mia Dolphins, the eerie Pinnacles Desert, or the ancient granite formation that is Wave Rock. Experience the vast...
  • Experiencing nature made easy on E-Bikes. Enjoy a guided eMountain biking experience from the people who know the Perth Hills area the best (the...
  • Two Feet & a Heartbeat is a multiple award-winning experiential tourism provider specialising in fully escorted tours in Perth and Western Australia...
  • GranTourismo is owned and operated by Nicholas, who is also a professional tour guide, chauffeur and photographer. Their private touring services are...
  • Water Wanderers would love you to come and wander on water with them in Perth: where it’s perfect for kayaking all year round! For those visiting from...
  • Perth Birds and Bush provide half day and full day guided nature tours, wildflower tours and birdwatching tours from Perth and Fremantle. Their tours...
  • Off The Beaten Track WA (OTBT) is a small WA eco-tourism business that offers a range of hiking experiences and adventure tours. Their unique and...
  • Are you interested in meeting native animals? Or are you interested in the care of sick and injured wildlife? Take a guided tour at Kanyana, and learn...

Plan Your Trip to Perth

Start planning your visit by finding out what to do in Perth during the day and night. See all accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, food and drink and retail in Perth. 

Pool, Crown Towers Perth

Accommodation in Perth

You'll find a diverse range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles all across Perth from five-star resorts to caravan parks.

Rottnest Express Eco Tour, Rottnest Island

Tours in Perth

Tours around Perth and surrounds take you to some of the most exciting and interesting holiday spots from hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley to cruising the Swan River.

Perth's Outback Splash, Maze

Attractions in Perth

There's plenty of attractions to choose from in Perth and surrounds, with fun-filled activities for all ages.

Public House, Perth City

Food and Drink in Perth

Whether its dining in an elegant restaurant overlooking the river or sampling local wines, Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds.

Aspects of Kings Park, Perth City

Retail in Perth

Perth offers a host of shopping options to choose from - stock up on the latest fashions, buy unique art or head to a local market.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays

Hire in Perth

Looking to explore Perth on your own? There are plenty of hire options available from cars and motorhomes to bikes and kayaks.

Spring in Perth

Perth comes alive with colour in Spring with stunning wildflowers, amazing wildlife encounters and a variety of events and festivals to keep you busy all season long... that's Perth in spring.