After a long, cold winter what better way is there to celebrate the first sunny weekend than exploring the onset of the wildflower season in the Darling Range. At 582m Mount Cooke is the highest of the peaks along the scarp and having been burnt the previous year it promised to put on a spectacular wildflower show.
Where the forest meets the sea, Walpole-Nornalup National Park has a breathtaking variety of scenery from expansive inlets and rugged coastal headlands to ancient tingle forest and impressive rivers.
Named after the French expeditionist who sailed past in 1792, D’Entrecasteaux National Park is a unique mixture of bold granite outcrops, rugged cliffs, surging beaches, tranquil lakes and towering karri forests all in the one park.
Wellington National Park showcases some of the most beautiful jarrah, marri and blackbutt forest in the south west of WA. At an easy 2.5 hour drive south from Perth, this park is very popular and has many attractions including the tranquil Collie River and various hiking trails including the Sika Circuit.
A stones throw away from Perth CBD, Lane Poole Reserve is a great location for a quick escape to the wilds. There is plenty to see and do with various hiking trails, mountain biking, kayaking on the Murray River or try your luck at spotlighting the native fauna at night with hopes to see chuditch, woylies and possums.