Where to see wildflowers

Find out where the wildflowers are currently blooming at their best on the Coral Coast and which species you're likely to spot.

Australia’s Coral Coast features wildflowers all year round, however floral displays are at their best from July to October when inland areas explode into brilliant carpets of colour.

If you're keen to hit the road and explore the Coral Coast's wildflowers this year, be sure to have a look at our wildflower self-drive itineraries.

Read more information on wildflowers hotspots in Western Australia here.

Please note: this page is regularly updated with current wildflower information so be sure to check back regularly. Last updated: 28 September 2016.

  Thw West Australian newspaper Wildfloeer map August 2016

  Download the Wildflower Map as published in the West Australian Newspaper
  on 6 August 2016.


Inland Wildflower Country Report (download as a PDF) which includes:

    • Western Flora Caravan Park -  A great place to stop overnight to view a variety of flowers.   Orchids, wattles, yellow myrtle, smokebush, flat leaf and climbing drosera, damperia and hibertias to name a few.
    • Eneabba - The sandplains of Eneabba are really coming into their own for bush flowers. Keep an eye out for kangaroo paw, just starting to flower on many sandy areas. 
    • Mount Lesueur National Park - Head in from Jurien Bay to access this great park with a large variety of bush flowersHibertia, Thyptomine, Wheel Grevillea and many, many more.Looking spectacular.

    Mid-West Wildflower Report (download as a PDF) which includes:

      • Geraldton: Take a walk along the Chapman River to view flowers, birds and reptiles. Join a volunteer either Saturday or Sunday on a guided walk. Ask Visitor Centre staff for time and departure point.
      • Mullewa: The Bush flowers are blooming along highway to Mullewa. Wreath flowers are powering away and looking fantastic. The blue Cornflowers have now given a blue tinge to the area around the wreath flowers.  Delicate pink thryptomene, buttercup yellow hibbertia, pink and red hakea (bottlebrush) as well as an orange daviesia (bacon and egg) all still in bloom.  Call at Mullewa Info Centre for latest information.
      • Mullewa town walk: Leaving from the Mullewa Caravan Park – a great place to base yourself.

        Check out the town wildflower walk (opposite carpark) and the scenic look-out for 360 degree views and wildflowers.

      • Tenindewa: 20kms west of Mullewa is the Tenindewa to Yuna Road on the left of highway.

        Travel north short distance until you see the Pioneer Well sign. Check out the ArtDrive artworks at Tenindewa.

      • Pindar: The wreath flowers are blooming at Pindar. Travel 30kms east of Mullewa to Pindar. Turn north onto Pindar-Beringarra Road for 10kms. Follow signs to wreath flowers both sides of dirt road. Beautiful blue cornflowers starting to appear near the wreath flowers. 
      • Canna: Still a small number of donkey orchids but getting too late in season now. Camping welcome behind the fire station. 
      • Coalseam Conservation Park: Always a great place to find everlastings in a beautiful geological setting. Still looking good but flowers over their peak. Camping is welcome amongst the flowers, with natural park fees applying. Valley floor a mass of yellow everlastings, great views from look-out.
      • Chapman Valley and Yuna:  Fields of pink everlastings around the Naraling and Yuna Halls, Chapman Valley.  Continue on the Yuna-Tenindewa Road to view pink and white everlastingsWattles and Thryptomene abound.  Overnight camping welcome at Yuna.
      • Mingenew and Three Springs - An abundance of wildflowers in the area, check in with local information centres.  More of the unique wreath flowers, everlastings and lots more.
      • Northampton: Elephant Lookout (approx. 30kms north of Geraldton on the Brand Highway) has some beautiful Donkey, Spider, Snail and Blue Beard Orchids hiding amongst the flowers.  Take time to wander around. Overnight camp sites at Oakabella Homestead. Travel approx. 6kms up Stephen St to gravel pit to see everlastings and orchids.
      • Kalbarri: The National Park is starting to put on its annual show. The Coastal cliffs have a good variety, including the lovely Murchison Rose.  At the inland gorges, you will find pink poker, granite boronia, honey bush and sandplain petrophile.  Check Kalbarri Visitor centre for updated information.

      Shark Bay

        • Golden Everlastings fields - Stromatolites and Hamelin Station areas, along the roadside
        • White Everlastings fields - 10km south of Billabong Roadhouse on the North-West Coastal Highway
        • Wild Rose(Diplolaena grandiflora) Follow Stella Rowley Drive towards Monkey Mia for approximately 2 kilometres and take dirt road on left at bottom of hill, many plants about 150 metres on left
        • Scarlet Runner (Kennedia prostrata) - Follow Stella Rowley Drive for approximately 2 kilometres and take the dirt road on left at bottom of hill, Kennedia on right when road turns left between road and ocean
        • Shark Bay Daisy (Pembertonia latisquamea) - Can be found along Stella Rowley Drive. Endemic to Shark Bay

        Carnarvon Report (download as a PDF - 5MB) which includes:

          • Yellow golden Everlastings fields - in and around Carnarvon township
          • Gascoyne Mulla Mulla (Ptilotus Helipteroides) on Blowholes Road and  Quobba Station, 80km north-west of Carnarvon
          • Namana (Euphorbia Australis) - Quobba Coastline
          • Cape Range Grevillea (Grevillea Variifolia) - Quobba Coastline
          • Coastal Hibiscus (Alyogyne Cuneiformis) and Sand Hibiscus - Quobba Coastline & Rocky Pool
          • Velvet Scurf Pea (Cullen Martinii) on the Tramway Walk Trail in Carnarvon town
          • Dampier Pea (Swainsona Pterostylis) at Miabooyla Beach in Carnarvon town
          • Green Birdflower, aka Carnarvon Bird Flower, (Cratalaria Cunninghamii) in Carnarvon town
          • Native Poplar (Codonocarpus Cotinifloius) in Carnarvon town
          • Tassel Top (white Ptilotus Clementii) at Miabooyla Beach in Carnarvon town


            • Mulla Mulla - Cape Range National Park
            • Red Sturt Desert pea - Cape Range National Park
            • Dampier Pea - Cape Range National Park
            • Green Bird Flower - Cape Range National Park

            What's Blooming now?

              • Everlastings carpets
              • Wreath leschenaultia (wreath flowers)
              • Murchison Rose (Kalbarri Rose)
              • Tamala Rose (Shark Bay Rose)
              • Pink poker Grevillea and Wheel Grevillea
              • Granite boronia
              • Honey Bush and Smoke Bush
              • Sandplain petrophile
              • Pink and Golden Hakea (bottlebrush)
              • Spider orchids, Donkey orchids and Green orchids
              • Pink fairy orchid and Candy orchid
              • Pink and Purple thryptomene
              • Buttercup yellow hibbertia
              • Orange daviesia (bacon and egg flower)
              • Golden wattles
              • Yellow myrtle
              • Pink-Purple damperia
              • Yellow gentlemen’s buttons (podolepis)

              How to Travel the Wildflowers

              Hire a camper and follow our wildflower trails
              RedSands Campers offer the highest quality 4WD campers to allow you to journey through all the very best spots that Australia's Coral Coast has to offer. With a depot in Perth and the two World Heritage listed areas of Shark Bay and Ningaloo Coast, wildflower travel has never been more approachable.

              Jump on a day-trip Coach from Perth
              ADAMS Pinnacle Tours has escorted tours departing from Perth to the Pinnacles and Perth to Monkey Mia (extended stay). The company is now offering Wildflower day tours from Perth.

              Self-drive to the region then be guided to the flowers
              Join one of the escorted tours offered by Jurien Bay Adventure Tours (Lesueur National Park) or Beach, Sand, Land Tours (Dongara-Port Denison-Geraldton) when you arrive in the region.

              Join a tag-along Caravan wildflower safari tour with Global Gypsies!
              If you have a caravan, motorhome or camper trailer, join Global Gypsies on a fun & exciting escorted safari visiting the top floral viewing spots in September. Book via the Global Gypsy website.

              Which Wildflower is that?

              Identify the flower with WildflowersWA
              WildflowersWA is a project designed to promote the beautiful colours and variations of wildflowers in Western Australia and provide a resource of information to improve the knowledge of our unique flora. Create an account to help you identify on the go in the flower fields.

              Talk to a Local:

              Jurien Bay Visitors Centre
              Phone: 08 9652 0870

              Coorow Community Resource Centre

              Phone: 08 9952 1266

              Geraldton Visitor Centre
              Phone: 08 9956 6670

              Mingenew Community Resource Centre

              Phone: 08 9928 1102

              Mullewa Community Resource Centre
              Phone: 08 9961 1500

              Kalbarri Visitor Centre
              Phone: 1800 639 468

              Northampton Visitor Centre

              Phone: 08 9934 1488

              Shark Bay World Heritage and Discovery Centre

              Phone: 08 9948 1590

              Carnarvon Visitor Centre
              Phone: 08 9941 1146

              Exmouth Visitor Centre

              Phone: 08 9949 1176

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