Drive through WA’s spectacular wildflower country

The wildflower season commences in the north of the region in August and finishes in the south during December, so you have plenty of time to enjoy this natural spectacle.

The Western Australian wildflower season is the largest floral show on Earth. There are some 12,000-plus wildflower species scattered across the Golden Outback, 60 percent of which are found nowhere else.

The Golden Outback tourism region represents about 54 percent of Western Australia. It stretches from the rugged red earth of Mt Augustus in the north of the Gascoyne-Murchison region to the snow-white beaches of Esperance and the South Coast.

During the wildflower season, you can follow a trail through some of the most breathtaking displays of Western Australian blooms. Floral carpets of pink, yellow and white everlastings stretch as far as the eye can see, along with the unusual wreath leschenaultia.

There are numerous wildflower trails to enjoy.

Perth Trail

Start your wildflower journey at Kings Park and Botanic Garden – one of the world’s largest inner city parks and home to flora from across Western Australia.

Jarrahland Trail

Be dwarfed by giant Karri trees, surrounded by sun-drenched vineyards and captivated by coastal vistas in this awe-inspiring corner of Western Australia.

Southern Wonders Trail

Journey through gently dappled woodland past the sweeping mountain vistas of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, and down to the spectacular southern coastline.

Wave Rock Trail

Here you will find numerous nature reserves with walking trails, rich in flora and fauna. A highlight is one of Australia’s most extraordinary landforms – Wave Rock.

Esperance Trail

The drive from Perth to Esperance will take you through some truly spectacular rural scenery and ends in one of Australia’s most stunning coastal regions.

Goldfields Trail

From Perth, journey via Merredin and on to Kalgoorlie-Boulder through eucalypt woodlands and sand plains. The past is ever-present in the landscape, which is the heartland of Australia’s Golden Outback.

Granite Loop Trail

Experience the striking beauty of massive granite outcrops that rise out of the landscape where an abundance of natural vegetation is waiting to be discovered.

Everlastings Trail

You will enter one of the State’s most spectacular wildflower areas when you take this leisurely drive north.

Northern Explorer Trail

Journey further north to experience a sensational show of wildflowers set among the vast landscape.

Cape Range Trail

The breathtaking landscape of Cape Range is a compelling backdrop for the bright, colourful and fascinating plant life that proliferates in the region.

Pilbara Trail

The Pilbara’s flora is as diverse as the landscape – vibrant floral shades contrast with the dusty red earth and golden Spinifex grass.

You can download a digital guide to each of these trails and the wildflower season here.