WA Boasts 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

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

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

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 and Wildlife Experiences

Perth is sprawling with stunning nature reserves, marine parks and forests where you can get up close to our stunning flora and fauna all year round.
Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park

Nature and Wildlife Attractions

From wildlife parks and zoos to nature reserves and parks, there are plenty of places to visit in Perth to get back to nature.

Nature and Wildlife Tours

Experience our unique wildlife and stunning forests and flora up close on a nature and wildlife tour.

Swim with dolphins tour, Rockingham Wild Encounters

Nature's Calendar

WA boasts spectacular natural events and attractions. Occurring at particular times or seasons of the year, these natural events offer unique opportunities for visitors to be touched by nature. 

Quokka, Rottnest Island

Wildlife Encounters

Perth and surrounds boasts diverse wildlife experiences and natural wonders to discover. From marine life to marsupials, there are a range of unique wildlife encounters on offer.

Serpentine Falls

National, Nature and Marine Parks

Discover some stunning scenery on offer in the national, nature and marine parks of Perth and surrounds which you can explore by foot, bike, or snorkel!

Bibbulmun Track, Mt Vincent, Mandurah and Peel

Perth Walking Trails

Perth is the perfect destination for setting out on foot! Most of the tracks and trails can be easily explored in one day and others can take several days. 

Rottnest Fast Ferries, Whale Watching

Whale Watching 

Off the coast of Perth, you can join whale watching cruises to see Blue Whales from March to April and Humpback Whales from September to November.

Wildflower Trails, Perth

Wildflowers Season

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

Stargazing in Perth

Travel from city lights to starlight, and along the way discover charming country towns, local produce and adventure experiences. 

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.

Autumn in Perth

You don't have to wander far to find wide open spaces, awe-inspiring scenery, and a world of autumnal adventure in the Perth region.