Wildflower and Nature Tours Perth

29Aug 2017

Wildflower, nature and wildlife tours Perth Western Australia

Welcome to Perth! We are blessed to live in the centre of a biodiversity hotspot. It is one of the world’s 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots, which have more than 1500 endemic species of plant and have lost more than 70 per cent of their original habitat.

French scientists visited this area before the English and documented the flora and fauna that these days, people travel from all over the world to experience.

The spectacular Kings Park Wildflower Festival runs between Sept and Oct annually, however local flora is made up thousands of different species, meaning from May to November, there is a constant changing bed of colours.

Black Swans became to emblem for the area, and they can still be spotted in parks and gardens including Queens Gardens at the eastern end of downtown.

Kangaroos can be found on Heirisson Island, which is walkable from downtown. What other city in the world can say it has kangaroos in the city?

Heirisson Island - Kangaroos in Perth City

Heirisson Island – Kangaroos in Perth City

Here are some of our favourite wildflowers:

Perth Wildflower - Kangaroo Paw

Perth Wildflower – Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw: Named after the shape of the flowers, which resemble to the paws of a kangaroo. The red and green kangaroo paw was adopted as the state emblem of Western Australia in 1960.

Grass Trees - Western Australian Wildflowers

Grass Trees – Western Australian Wildflowers

Grass Trees:   The epitome of the Australian bush, the grass trees are unmistakable. They grow at the painfully slow rate of approximately 1cm per year. It is not uncommon to see 3 mt high grass trees. The have a distinctive spear that grows out of the centre of the tree.

Banksia Grandis, commonly known as Bull Banksia

Banksia Grandis, commonly known as Bull Banksia

Banksia Grandis: Named after the prominent botanist, Joseph Banks, they can grow to 10 meters high and produce spectacular large, yellow cylindrical flower spike, which can reach up to 35 cm high.

Two Feet Tours offer Wildflower and Nature tours during the warmers months of the year.