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Mount Martin ~ Botanical Reserve

 

Mount Martin Regional Botanic Park -there are many stands of the spectacular Albany Banksia.  There are various walks around the botanic park where numerous varieties of wildflowers can be found including common donkey orchid, little kangaroo paw and late flowering pink bunny orchid.

Mt Martin Botanical Park provides a beautiful coastal setting for recreation and enjoyment of natural beauty. High vista points in the landscape offer outstanding views of Breaksea and Michaelmas islands, Albany’s harbours and Torndirrup Peninsula.

The diverse landforms and soils found within this protected area support an exceptional botanical richness. The largest known stand of Albany’s floral symbol  'Banksia',  exists within the park which unfortunately is threatened by dieback.

A complex patchwork of forest, woodlands, wetlands, sedges, granite shrub lands and coastal heath covers the landscape.

This is a beautiful hike especially in Spring when the wildflowers are blooming. If you like hiking, love wildflowers take your camera, pack a picnic and enjoy.  The end of the hike is on the white sand of the Emu Point channel.