Walk and see the wildflowers in WA
There are 12,000 reasons to visit West Australia between June and November. That’s the number of wildflower species that blanket the State in colour – the world’s largest collection. It’s a phenomenon in itself, even before you consider that 60% of them are found nowhere else on Earth and around 50 new species are identified each year. In particularly dazzling seasons, hints of the vivid colour can even be seen from space – but there’s no need to go that far. From vast carpets to rare specimens, it’s easy to witness the wildflowers at their breathtaking best with drives, hikes, tours, events and artworks throughout WA as each region takes turns springing to life, like a wave rolling from north to south. The 2017 season is starting slightly later than usual with the most vibrant blooms expected to be seen from late June into August against rugged red landscapes and turquoise waters in the Pilbara, Coral Coast and northern Golden Outback. By September, the paintbrush will have reached Perth’s bushland and Kings Park’s botanical collection, plus the Wheatbelt’s rolling hills and the historic Goldfields. The flowers then finish with a flourish between October and early December in the forests and coastal heaths of the South West and southern Golden Outback.