Wildflowers on the Coral Coast

WA wildflowers bloom on Australia's Coral Coast all year round, but between July and November you’ll see some of the most stunning displays in the State, when blankets of brilliant wildflowers colour the outback landscape.

No matter where you go along Western Australia's Coral Coast, the diverse range of wildflowers will dazzle you - and you don't even need to go off the beaten track. Many species delight simply by growing along the roadside.

Discover extraordinary wildflowers on display in Australia’s Coral Coast.

Plan your own wildflower adventure
To help you plan your very own wildflower road trip, we’ve got two, four, six and ten-day self-guided wildflower trails to fit your schedule.

See what's blooming now
Check out the wildflower reports which provide information on what is blooming now and where.

Wildflower Hotspots:

Coalseam Conservation Park
Discover a remarkable variety of flowering woody heath plants and carpets of pink, gold, cream and white everlastings in the Coalseam Conservation Park located between Mingenew and Mullewa between July and November.

Lesueur National Park

Mount Lesueur National Park is one of the most diverse and rich floral areas in the world. The park is home to almost 900 species, including many plants found nowhere else in the world. This biodiverse hotspot represents approximately ten per cent of the state’s known flora.

Kalbarri National Park From July until November, approximately 800 species of native flora progressively burst into bloom around Kalbarri and within the National Park. Many of these are endemic to the region, including the Kalbarri Spider Orchid. Look out for wildflowers on the coastal cliff tops and in the gorge country. Download (6MB) the Kalbarri Wildflowers Information Sheet to help you identify flowers in the region.

Shark Bay World Heritage Area
Shark Bay has the longest wildflower season in Western Australia with over 700 species of flowering plants. Of these, more than 150 species are of special scientific interest - several are exclusive to the area. The aromatic Tamala rose is one of the region’s most well-known and showy species. The Shark Bay daisy, Royce’s Gum, Rogerson’s grevillea and golden lamb’s tail are also confined to the Shark Bay region. The sceptre banksia features large flower-spikes in summer and, after good winter rains, everlastings often grow in massive drifts of colour.

Cape Range National Park
Located within the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, the Cape Range National Park is home to 630 species of flowering plants. The brilliant red sturt desert pea, which flowers in late winter, is a particularly popular flora species here. Also look out for mulla mullas, wattles, everlastings, native fuschias, fanflowers and dampiera within the park.

Nambung National Park
Made up of 17,000 hectares of coastal heathland, the Nambung National Park is home to a variety of native plants and animals. Wildflowers commonly found in the Nambung National Park during late winter and spring include wattles, quandong, yellow tail flower, think-leaved fan flower, white clematis, cockies tongues, parrotbush and banksia species.

Enjoy the Inland Wildflower display

See the prized Wreath Leschenaultia or wreath flowers as they are more commonly known. The wreath flowers are only 5cm tall at most but up to 50cm in diameter. Mostly they lay as individual rings but every now and then they interlocked to form a pretty chain against the ochre sand.

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