Take in the view of Perth city and see wildflowers at Wireless Hill Park, just 15 kilometres from Perth. Delve into Aboriginal history and discover the communication station’s pivotal role in WW1 and WW2.
You can drive directly to the top of the hill, where a breathtaking panorama of the city and Swan River awaits or enjoy a leisurely walk on the many paths that crisscross the park.
There’s 38 hectares of Banksia and Eucalypt bushland to explore and, in spring, you’ll find vibrant blooms of native wildflowers throughout the park including many striking varieties of Orchids.
For thousands of years, this hill had was used by the local Nyoongar Aboriginal people as a lookout and smoke-signalling location. It later developed into one of Australia’s first radio technology centres in 1912.
The former Applecross Wireless Station now houses the Wireless Hill Museum, which shares the site’s fascinating stories, including its pivotal wartime and maritime roles, and its involvement with NASA.
Climb the old radio mast anchors for better views over the city and surrounds, enjoy the excellent picnic, barbecue and playground facilities.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au