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. After record winter rainfalls, experts are predicting a record breaking wildflower season for 2021.
From mid-August, the flowers through the Gascoyne Murchison and Wheatbelt begin to bloom, with beautiful orchids, everlastings, and countless other species on show. 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!
ESPERANCE WILDFLOWER TRAIL
The Esperance Wildflower Trail travels through some of Western Australia’s most spectacular rural and coastal scenery. It takes in the untouched Fitzgerald River National Park, home to nearly 20 percent of the State’s plant species, and the pristine coastal environments of Cape Le Grand National Park.
GOLDFIELDS WILDFLOWER TRAIL
The Goldfields Wildflower Trail leads from Perth to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia’s Goldfields region. En route, you’ll be treated to ever-changing landscapes of historic gold rush towns, eucalypt woodlands and vast sand plains, contrasting with spectacular displays of spring wildflowers.
WAVE ROCK WILDFLOWER TRAIL
The Wave Rock Wildflower Trail takes you on a fascinating journey through the Central Wheatbelt area of Western Australia’s Golden Outback to see its most famous landmark, Wave Rock. Enjoy spectacular displays of wildflowers, expansive views atop massive granite outcrops, charming country towns, and numerous nature reserves rich in native plant and animal life.
WHEATBELT WINERY & WOODLANDS TRAIL
This self drive is the perfect escape from the every day and a wonderful trip from Perth. Drive through picturesque farmland to Wheatbelt wineries, take superb nature walks and view local nocturnal wildlife and granite outcrops.
EVERLASTING WILDFLOWER TRAIL
The Everlastings Trail winds its way north through one of the State’s most spectacular wildflower areas, boasting carpets of yellow, white and pink everlasting wildflowers often stretching as far as the eye can see. It’s also a great opportunity to discover coastal spring wildflowers along the Indian Ocean Drive, normally from late July to late September. Wildflower lovers and keen photographers will go home with many treasured memories.
GRANITE LOOP WILDFLOWER TRAIL
The Granite Loop Wildflower Trail explores the striking natural beauty of the Western Australian Wheatbelt’s rolling farmlands, huge granite rock formations and a wide variety of natural vegetation.