Wireless Hill Park has picnic areas, ample parking and extensive walking trails throughout the bushland, making it a popular destination for families and community groups for walking, bird watching and photography.
Wildflower Walk - Wireless Hill Park has a Wildflower Walk that includes many beautiful native wildflowers, including some rare native orchids.
The best time of the year to see the wildflowers is in Spring; usually September is the month when most wildflowers are in bloom. The Wildflower Walk has signposts with pictures of wildflowers letting you know what flowers to look for in the bush. The signposts do not mark the location of the wildflowers, but provide you with information about the plants visible from the Wildflower Walk.
Remember to always stay on the path, as some of the wildflowers are very delicate and you can damage them if you walk into the bush. Also, it can be difficult to distinguish new orchid plants before they grow, and you may accidentally step on new plants and cause them to die. Another problem with walking into this urban bushland is that you can carry foreign seeds, such as weeds or grass seeds which can then take over the area and smother the natives. Bring a camera with a good zoom lens, so you can take great photos from the path.
Heritage Walk – The Heritage Walk offers outstanding views over the river toward Perth’s city centre and includes the heritage-listed bitumen road.
Bird watching – Wireless Hill is a ‘Mecca’ for local and interstate bird watchers. At least 54 species of birds can be seen in the Park or flying over the Park to the river and nearby Lakes. Rare species sighted at Wireless Hill include the Black Honeyeater and the Tawny-crowned Honeyeater. Rainbow Bee-eaters can be seen from October to February/March. These spectacular birds, which migrate from northern Australia and New Guinea, breed in the Park and can sometimes be observed in large numbers catching insects.
Please keep your dog on a lead, as they may chase or hurt the native birds. The Rainbow Bee-eaters nest in the sand and are vulnerable to dogs and to being stepped on by people walking off the paths.
Picnic Area – Wireless Hill Park has a picnic area with picnic tables and benches, under-cover gas BBQs, a children’s playground, toilet facilities and great viewing platforms from the top of the old towers that were the anchor points which historically held the antenna of Wireless Hill in place. The views stretch from the city centre to the coast.
Walking Path – There is an extensive sealed path through Wireless Hill Park, accessible by wheelchair. While walking take care and pay attention to the little things, you may be surprised at what you see.
Please help us to conserve our wildflowers and animals by walking on the paths only. If you are walking your dog, please keep it on a lead to protect our native birds and reptiles. Bobtail lizards are particularly vulnerable to attack by dogs.