Notebook

NZ Life & Leisure - - Destination/ Western Australia -

Get­ting there: Western Aus­tralia is ser­viced by Air New Zealand via Perth.

Get­ting around: A car is es­sen­tial to join the flower chase, with a 4WD rec­om­mended be­cause some of the roads are un­sealed. All ma­jor car rental com­pa­nies have a pres­ence at Perth Air­port.

Where to stay: There are many op­tions in the area. Car­a­van parks (car­a­vanwa.com. au) of­fer ac­com­mo­da­tion in cab­ins and are also a great source of in­for­ma­tion on where spe­cific plants can be found dur­ing the sea­son. When to go: Au­gust and Sep­tem­ber. Where to go: Top lo­ca­tions are Kings Park in Perth, Coalseam Con­ser­va­tion Park, Le­sueur Na­tional Park, Kal­barri Na­tional Park, Hi Vallee Farm as well as var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around the towns of Mullewa, Canna and Mo­rawa.

More in­for­ma­tion: west­er­naus­tralia.com Down­load the ex­cel­lent wild- flower guide (as a pdf).

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