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Your wildflower road-trip along the South West Coast  

October 27, 2022

The biggest wildflower collection on earth calls Western Australia home. More than 12,000 species of flora burst into brilliant bloom across the State each season, delivering a botanical display like no other. 🌸🏵️💮  

A self-drive adventure is one of the best ways to experience this colourful spectacle and you’re not too late yet. The wildflower season finishes off in the South Coast in November, a perfect time for a wildflower road trip. Looking for some inspiration? On our website you can find the South West Edge itinerary that will take you along Western Australia’s stunning coastline, through ancient forests and back through Australia’s historical Goldfields.

November is filling up quickly, but we still have some 4WD Campers available. Eligible bookings commencing in November get up to 2 extra free days of hire, on us!*  

You can book now or get in touch with our friendly team if you have any further questions!  

* Eligible 14 to 21 day bookings receive 1 extra free day of hire * Eligible 21+ day bookings receive 2 extra free days of hire

 


 

Where to find the wildflowers in 2022*

As Western Australia is home to the largest collection of wildflowers, you do not need to look far to find amazing displays. To make your wildflower hunt a little easier we’ve compiled a list of the best places to see these tiny wonders in the South West. 

 

 Margaret River Region  

  • Cape to Cape Track (wildflowers: Vanilla Orchids, Wisteria, Clematis, Coastal Pimelea and Fan flowers) 
  • Boranup Forest, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park (wildflowers: Karri Hovea, Trailing Clematis, Yellow Cone Bush and Patersonia) 

 Goldfields Trail  

  • Totadjin Conservation Park (Wildflowers: Verticordias, Cricket Ball Hakeas, Acacias, Orchids, Everlastings and Eucalypt Woodlands) 

 Jarrahland Trail – Pemberton  

  • Gloucester National Park (Wildflowers: Kennedia, Tree Hovea, Orchids, Coral Vine and Clematis)  

 Esperance Trail 

  • Cape Le Grand National Park (wildflowers: Banksia Speciosa and Banksia Pulchella) 
  • Fitzgerald River National Park (wildflowers: Royal Hakea, Qualup Bell, Sepulcralis, Weeping Gum, Pincushion Hakea, Woolly Banksia and Bottlebrush) 
  • Dryandra Woodland (wildflowers: Golden Dryandra, Prickly Lambertia, Purple Tangled Grevillea, pink and lemon Rainbows and Orchids) 

*Source: Western Australia Visitor Centre / Click here to download the complete wildflower guide  

 


 

Wildflower hunting tips & rules
  • Find a local wildflower enthusiast that can take you to all the hidden wildflower spots. Often, they have extensive knowledge about the wildflowers in their region and are more than happy to share this with you.  
  • Take a wildflower checklist and cross them off as you go. New to wildflower hunting? Consider taking a wildflower guide, so you can identify the most common wildflowers and go in a bit more detail.
     
  • Connect with other wildflower enthusiasts by downloading the WA Wildflower Tracker App. In the app you will find an interactive map with all the recent sightings, plus you can submit your own sightings to be included in the map.
     
  • Be sun smart and make sure to pack enough water for your hike  
  • Enjoy the wildflowers responsibly. Wildflowers are unique and protected. Observe, take photos, but please do not pick the wildflowers. Picking wildflowers is illegal and can result in heavy fines.