Woodman Point Regional Park is made up of many different ecosystems. These ecosystems are home to unique plants and animals that make the park an important conservation area.
The large Tuart trees that tower over the park's trails are some of the rarest trees on Earth! Tuart forests once covered much of the Perth Metropolitan area. Looking at these beautiful trees is almost like looking back into the past. Rottnest tea trees also grow here, which have been identified as a threatened ecological community.
An array of wildlife have been seen in this location including the peregrine falcon and lined skink. There also a thriving population of quenda that live in the shrubbery on the coastline of Woodman Point Beach.
There are local and migratory birds galore to look out for at Woodman Point Regional Park. In fact, a total of 93 species has been recorded at Woodman Point. Of these, 36 species are shore-birds and other waterbirds.
Some of the permanent residents include shore-birds like the Caspian Tern and Pied Cormorant, and bush-birds including Weebills and Splendid Fairy wrens.
Cockburn Sound is an important seagrass meadow that is home to lots of different species of fish including pink snapper which come in at certain times of the year to breed.
The sound is also home to sharks and rays and marine mammals like dolphins and sea lions. The sound has even been visited by manta rays and whale sharks who normally live in warmer water in the state’s north.