Autumn in Perth is our favourite time of year as the weather cools and the trees turn glorious hues of orange and gold. Here are the best spots to see the autumn colours in 2024.

Autumn in Perth – Where to find the best colourful leaves

Woman enjoying Borrello Park during Autumn in Perth

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons, with crisp air and leaves changing colour to warm golden hues before dropping to the ground. While autumn in Perth may not have an abundance of vibrant colours, we do have a few very special spots that make for great photos. So, if you’re keen to enjoy this fleeting season, here are the best places this autumn to see the changing leaves.

When is Autumn in Perth?

Autumn in Perth and Western Australia begins in March and runs through until the end of May. During autumn, Perth experiences warm, sunny days and cooler nights, and the season often feels like an extension of summer. So, while this is the technical time for the season, the best time to see the autumn leaves in Perth varies. Most often the leaves start changing colour in late April to early May – in 2024 it has been very late thanks to our long dry summer.

Our favourite spots during Autumn in Perth

Here are some of our favourite locations to see Perth’s Autumn colours. Some are in the Perth metro area, while others are perfect for a day out of town, pack a picnic, drive to the Perth Hills or further afield. Don’t forget your camera!

Raeburn Orchards

Every autumn, the persimmon trees at Raeburn Orchard nestled in the picturesque Perth Hills transform into a vibrant tapestry of orange, red, and yellow hues. Located in Roleystone, a mere 30km from Perth, this orchard not only delights with its stunning autumn colours, but also boasts some of the finest fruits in the region.

Unfortunately, no fruit picking is allowed here, but you can purchase some of their persimmons, apples and pears from the shop on site. But that’s not all, enjoy a cuppa and cake at The Shed, or peruse the other gourmet goods they stock. A visit to Raeburn Orchard is definitely one of the most popular things to do during autumn in Perth. Tickets for an Orchard Walk cost $5 per adult and free for kids under 12.

Borrello Park

This little gem of a park is also located in Rolystone in the Perth Hills, and each time we’ve visited the park is seemingly reserved just for us – with no one else around. With golden poplar trees and liquidambar trees that turn a deep shade of red during autumn in Perth, it’s a gorgeous spot for a picnic with the family.

For autumn photos, don’t miss the little running brook lined with poplar trees, which we thought was the prettiest area of the park. Or wander the path to the left of the main park to the cute gazebo, where during autumn you can throw crackly liquidambar leaves into the air.

The main area of Borrello Park has a great playground complete with slides, stepping stones, diggers and swings. And Slab Gully Creek provides loads of fun for the kids to wade in the water, launch leaf races or catch tadpoles (supervised of course!). You’ll also find gas BBQs, picnic tables and toilet facilities here.

Karragullen & Brookton Highway

Take a drive along Canning Road and the Brookton Highway from Pickering Brook through Karragullen to Roleystone during autumn in Perth and you’ll see autumn colours aplenty!

Predominantly a fruit growing area, this Hills district is spotted with family-run farms dating back to the 1890’s. Most were originally established by Italian migrants, and are now run by their Australian descendants. Growing stonefruit, apples and pears you can often stop and pick up a bag of fresh produce from the farm shed, or during picking season head into the orchard to pick your own for a very small fee. These are working farms, so please do not enter or take fruit without permission.

Fred Jacoby Park

Not far from Mundaring Weir, around an hour from Perth, Fred Jacoby Park is a lovely spot for a picnic or a stroll. Once the property of an an early settler (Fred Jacoby) the park features a range of trees from all over the world including one of the the largest English Oak Trees in Western Australia. But Autumn is when this leafy park really comes alive with it’s many deciduous trees changing colour from green to shades of orange, red, and gold.

If you're keen to make the most of autumn in Perth, here are the best spots to catch the glorious gold and orange leaves. But be quick, our season is fleeting!

Now part of the Beelu National Park, it’s a great spot for picnics, bird watching, photography or heading off on one of the numerous walk trails. As well as lots of nature, you’ll also spot the Goldfields Pipeline running along the trees. Fred Jacoby Park itself is dog-friendly, however your furry friends are not permitted on tracks that lead into the National Park. You’ll find picnic tables, free BBQs, a children’s playground, public toilets and plenty of space to spread a rug for lunch under the autumn leaves.

East Perth

Put this one on your Autumn list! Take a walk along the pond side path in East Perth from Brook Street past Tea Tree Lagoon to Plain Street and you’ll find pretty golden London plane trees perfect for a quick autumn selfie.

Developed in the 1990s as part of Claisebrook Cove Village this inner-city park features natural wetlands, shaded walkways, bridge crossings and lawns. Connecting the East Perth community with walkways and underpasses from Victoria Gardens through to Claisebrook Lake, it’s a wonderful stroll on a sunny day. Then grab a bite to eat at one of the cafes or restaurants overlooking the beautiful waterways.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is an inner-city park in North Perth, close to Leederville. Bordered by Vincent, Glendower, Throssell and William Streets, it’s a beautiful and easy location to see the coloured leaves during autumn in Perth.

Come for a family picnic, or grab a pastry and coffee at Chu across the road, let the kids play at the playground and take a walk around the pretty lake surrounded by autumn trees. It is also dog-friendly (so long as they are on a leash) so you can take your pup along too!

Unfortunately this year 180 trees at Hyde Park are to be removed due to the infestation of the Polyphagus shot-hole borer, including grand old Moreton Bay fig trees and the lovely deciduous London plane trees. Along with our dry summer resulting in very little water in the lake, Hyde Park might not be as spectacular as it once was.

Subiaco Common

This beautiful park in Subiaco Centro is a great place to visit anytime of year, but in autumn the avenue of London plane trees along Mere View Way offer one of the best autumn in Perth selfie spots with gorgeous crunchy golden leaves. Adding to the vibe, the Chinese maple and liquidambar trees in the park turn a lovely shade of red and orange.

This nature-lovers oasis features plenty of shady trees, a cute stream cascading into a lake, kids playground, picnic tables, bench seats and BBQs. Perfect for an afternoon walk or lunchtime picnic it’s a peaceful spot to escape city life for a few hours.

Keen for more? Check out our guide to The best things to do in Perth this Autumn for some ideas if the weather isn’t as kind. From pottery painting to mini-golf, we’ve got everyone covered!