Where will you bloomin’ be?
Western Australia’s Coral Coast is wildflower country year round, however displays are at their best between July and October when inland areas are in full bloom and carpets of brilliant colour blanket the region.
Australia’s South West makes up part of Australia’s only biodiversity hotspot – and one of just 34 biodiversity hotspots around the world. Almost 80 percent of the plant species in the South West Australia bio diverse province are found nowhere else on earth. The diverse range of wild flowers, forests and native animals found in Australia’s South West all contribute to the rare and unique nature of the region. Wildflower season is from August to November.
Coalseam Conservation Park
Discover a remarkable variety of flowering woody heath plants and carpets of pink, gold, cream and white everlastings.
Lesueur National Park
Mount Lesueur National Park is one of the most diverse and rich floral areas in the world and is home to almost 900 species.
Kalbarri National Park
From July until November, approximately 800 species of native flora progressively burst into bloom around Kalbarri and within the National Park.
Cape Range National Park
Located within the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, the Cape Range National Park is home to 630 species of flowering plants.
On the drive into the picnic area at Crooked Brook Forest (Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup), you will find a fast array of wildflowers to explore and discover.
Wellington Discovery Forest
Discover wildflowers at Wellington Discovery Forest which is accessible via Pile Road or Wellington Forest Road.
From August to November many wildflowers can be seen flowering in and around Bunbury. It is recommended to visit Manea Park (Somerville Drive, College Grove) and take the Pultenaea Loop walk trail to view the wildflowers at their best. Also view a variety of wildflowers on a walk along the sealed pathway at the Tuart Walk located at the end of Ocean Drive (between Bunbury and Dalyellup).
There are plenty of wildflowers to see Donnybrook. It is recommended to visit the golf course where the kangaroo paws are spectacular and a drive along Sandhills Road (south of town) will take you past an industrial area where you can view them by the thousands. At the Old Racecourse Nature Reserve, north of Balingup, there are signposted walkways directing you through a variety of wildflowers.
Photos by Australia’s Coral Coast