With 12,000 species of wildflowers scattered across 2.5 million square kilometres of our planet’s terrain, 60 per cent of which can only be found in Western Australia, it’s no surprise Western Australia’s wildflower season draws visitors from all over the world.
As the name implies, Western Australia is Australia‘s most western and largest state, encompassing almost half the country. The wildflower season starts in June in the north of the state and sweeps south, finishing by November. This means that different species can be enjoyed at various times and destinations between then.
Western Australia’s northwest comes alive with a blanket of spectacular wildflowers from July to September. In season, wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes can be seen, including the Sturt’s Desert Pea, fluffy Mulla Mulla, Ashburton Pea, or any number of the 65 species of Acacia (wattle).
Australia’s Coral Coast has a diverse range of wildflowers that are sure to impress. Visitors can marvel at the variety of wildflowers on offer, including Wattles, Hakeas, Purple Peas, and Shark Bay Daisies.
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The Lesueur National Park is spectacular during the wildflower season with a profusion of colour covering much of the National Park. With over 900 species of flora identified within the park, it’s a must see for wildflower enthusiasts and botanists.
Visitors who journey to the Golden Outback can experience a sensational show of wildflowers that cling to the vast landscape, adding brilliantly vivid colour to a harsh environment. Wildflowers usually start to bloom in the Gascoyne Murchison region in late July, and as the temperature increases, they continue to grow south – from the Northern Wheatbelt to the coastal areas around Fitzgerald River National Park.
One of the top 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world, Western Australia’s southwest is renowned for having one of the richest and most diverse flora in the world. The region is home to more than 8,000 species, including 300 species of the delicate orchids.
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The best way to experience the beauty of wildflowers in the State’s capital city, Perth, is by following one of the many tracks and trails located in Kings Park, the Swan Valley, and Perth Hills region. Kings Park is home to more than 1,700 species of native wildflowers, and offers self-guided and group walking tours between September and October.
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