WA Wildflowers – Where, when and how to see them

WA wildflower map

Western Australia’s wildflowers are renowned for their beauty and diversity. At the right time of year, the displays are just spectacular… But WA is a BIG place! You can’t just turn up in September and expect to see WA wildflowers. Many tourists leave disappointed having only seen wildflowers in King’s Park. For the best experiences, you have to get out of Perth but the best place to go depends on when you arrive and what you want to see.


Here is our guide to WA Wildflowers

Where and when to go, and what you will see.

Mullewa Everlastings WA Wildflowers

The Midwest (near Mullewa)

When: July/August

What you will see:  Carpets of everlastings, Wreath Leschenaultia and colour galore. This

is where you will find the classic WA wildflower photos that make the glossy brochures.

Best way to see them: Take a car and do a self guided driving tour. It is really easy and a great way to see WA wildflowers.


Lesueur wildflowers Kalbarri tour

Mt Lesueur National Park

When: August/September

What you will see: Huge display of variety of WA wildflowers with lots of endemic species. The Hakea neurophylla is one of our favourites.

Best way to see them: On foot. There is a great walk up to the top of Mt Lesueur which is easy and fabulous.  You could also join us on our 6 Day Kalbarri walking tour.


King's Park Wildflower

Kings Park/Perth Hills

When: Early September

What you will see: Cultivated displays representing each region of Western Australia. This is a must see if you are interested in WA wildflowers.

Best way to see them: Do one of the free wildflower tours. They depart daily during spring or do the Eagle’s View trail in John Forrest National Park.


wildflowers Cape to Cape

Margaret River Coastline

When: Late September/early October

What you will see: Coastal heath, lots of Pimelea ferruginea and orchids on Cape Naturaliste.

Best way to see them: Walk the Cape to Cape of course! If you don’t feel that adventurous, go ahead and buy Jane Scott’s book, Walking Around in Circles, for some short walks.


 

Scarlet banksia Stirling Ranges

The Stirling Ranges

When: Late September/early October

What you will see: A huge variety of orchids and the famed Mountain Bells (Darwinia). There are 99 species of endemic plants in the Stirling Ranges so it impossible to see them all.

Best way to see them: Do the wildflower tour offered by the Stirling Range retreat.  You will see more orchids in 2 hours than you have probably seen in a lifetime or head on our 5 Day Stirling Ranges Walking Tour.


Bibbulmun Track Albany to Denmark Windfarm Wildflowers

Albany to Walpole Coastline

When: October

What you will see: Coastal heath.  Lots of acacias and scaevola.

Best way to see them: Walks on the Bibbulmun track. The stretch from Mutton Bird Island to the windfarm is spectacular! Also, the Showgrounds near Peaceful bay.

 


 

Royal Hakea, Fitzgerald National Park

Fitzgerald National Park

When: September-November

What you will see: A dizzying display of diversity.  One of the world’s great bio-diversity hotspots. Too many to mention.

Best way to to see them: Our 6 Day Cape le Grand and Fitzgerald River NP Walking Tour. If you are after a self guided option there are a number of short walks around the park. Access from the Bremer Bay or Hopetoun. The Hakea trail is a great walk to do.

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