The Gascoyne and Murchison is renowned for is unique station stays, vast outback landscapes, and Mount Augustus, Australia’s largest rock twice the size of Uluru. Although the area is well-known for ‘carpets’ everlastings the region hasn’t received much rainfall during 2020, and early indications are the everlastings will be more sporadic, but there are many other wildflower species which will bloom well into September, including mulla mulla and wreath flowers.
From mid-August, the flowers then start to bloom further south right across the Wheatbelt, with its beautiful orchids, everlastings, and countless other species. There’s no better time to visit the Wheatbelt than springtime, with its great network of self-drive trails. From mid-August, flowers start to bloom in the Northern Wheatbelt and Wildflower Country, renowned for everlastings, verticordias, the wreath flower, pom poms, and countless orchid species such as ant, donkey, fairy, pink candy orchids. While around the Central and North-East Wheatbelt explore massive outcrops and nature reserves with its everlastings and countless types of orchid species. In the Southern Wheatbelt, you can see hakea, grevillea, and countless types of orchids such as the rare Queen of Sheba orchid, as well as other extensive wildflowers, displays well into September.
Traditionally from mid-August wildflowers start blooming around the Goldfields region, and from September through October it’s peak season for the southern outback coast with the Fitzgerald River National Park and its bizarre-looking royal hakea and the national parks around Esperance in full bloom with coastal varieties.
WILDFLOWER ADVENTURE WAY
Each Spring, Road Trip Country bursts into spectacular colour with the arrival of the wildflowers. From carpets of everlastings to tiny, rare orchids and unique wreath flowers - this seasonal phenomenon is a must see! We’ve created the perfect 3 day itinerary from Perth taking you through some of the most beautiful wildflower hotspots in Western Australia.
They can be seen all over Western Australia but we have the perfect road trip planned for those looking to escape just for a long weekend. This route takes you up through the Wheatbelt and to the coastal city of Geraldton, passing through some of the most popular hot spots so you will definitely see lots!