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Bushland Treasures


Perth's Amazing Biodiversity

Western Australia's South West is a world-renowned biodiversity hotspot, with the Perth sandplains and Darling Scarp integral to its outstanding environmental values. 

London's Kew Gardens' Joseph Dalton Hooker to Charles Darwin March 1855 (Darwin Correspondence Project, Letter 1638): "...it is really the most extraordinary thing in the world. - The flora of extratrop{ical} S.W. Australia will I believe turn out to be the most peculiar on the Globe and specifically distinct from that of N.S. Wales."

See the unusual reason for this amazing biodiversity in this video from the Kwongan Foundation.


Explore Perth's Urban Treasures

Start your exploration of the State's amazingly biodiverse bushlands and wetlands right here, in Perth.

You can follow a string of wetlands that run parallel to the coast from Yanchep National Park, 50 km north of Perth through to the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park 55 km south of Perth.  You could also choose to visit the very special Bush Forever sites of Yellagonga Regional Park, the Brixton Street Wetland, the Anstey-Keane Damplands and the Beeliar Regional Park.  

If you wish to go further inland on the Swan Coastal Plain, you might visit Whiteman Park, Ellis Brook Valley or Serpentine National Park. 

For urban treasures on Perth's doorstep, visit Kings Park in the city, Bold Park near the beach or Herdsman Lake Regional Park a few minutes north of the CBD.

Beachside treasures include the Iluka Foreshore Reserve, parts of the Woodman Point Regional Park and the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park

Enjoy our bushland treasures. Take an interest in protecting our very fragile and precious natural environment. Subscribe to Urban Bushland Council's e-newsletter; join one of our member groups or become a supporter of the Urban Bushland Council.

Check out the map for an urban treasure near you or choose from the list at the bottom of the page.


Urban Treasures - North of the River

Urban Treasures - South of the River

Urban Treasures - Perth Hills

Urban Treasures - Our Wonderful Wetlands' Birdlife