The town of Badgingarra is situated north of Dandaragan along the Brand Highway at the edge of the Badgingarra National Park. Badgingarra is renowned for its incredibly diverse bushland that becomes ablaze with the brilliant colours of wildflowers during late winter and spring.
Vern Westbrook Walk
Approximately 3.5km off Brand Highway on North West Road, between the original Badgingarra town site and the town centre, is a 1.5 kilometre heritage and wildflower walk. An area of unique biodiversity, learn about the Yallalie Meteorite Impact Zone that occurred in the area approximately 70 million years ago. Explore along the Hill River in footsteps of cattle drovers of the last century. Every season brings different varieties of wildflowers and the vegetation changes every time you cross one of the little bridges over the river.
The rare Black Kangaroo Paw flower in Badgingarra National Park
The Iain Wilson Nature Trail formerly named the Badgingarra Nature Trail was named in memory of the local pioneer farmer. The 1.5km trail (90 min walk) within the protected Badgingarra National Park features many species of wildflowers including Badgingarra’s emblem, the black kangaroo paw. The Park is also home to numerous reptiles, emus, kangaroos and a variety of bird life including bustards and wedge-tailed eagles. The park is 13,121 hectares and has been entirety has been set aside for the preservation of many species of wildflowers.
Take in expansive vistas of the red earth and green rolling pastures from this elevated site on Watheroo West Road. The lookout is named due to the foresight shown by Mr George Lang, who recognised the agricultural potential of the land in 1948. Mr Lang was also deeply committed to the preservation of the local wildflowers.
The trails within Badgingarra National Park are can be fairly rugged with numerous steep hills. Appropriate supportive footwear is strongly recommended. The best time to see the wildflowers is between August and November.