The following wildflower species can be found north of Perth on the Brand Highway.
Visitors will delight in viewing some of the state’s most vibrant wildflowers as they drive through the inland farming towns of Dandaragan, Badgingarra, Eneabba, Coorow, Three Springs, Carnamah, Mingenew and Mullewa during late winter and spring.
Learn about the region’s interesting heritage and early settlers by strolling along walking trails that showcase the many historic buildings in these towns.
In Bloom Now
- The area between Eneabba and Badgingarra has been receiving enough rain for all the usual species to be coming out, notably the One-Sided Bottlebrush (Calothamnus quadrifidus).
- The Orchids of Eneabba have started. Crinkle-leafed Bunny orchid started first in June (some have gone with a few still remaining) with Hooded and Snail orchids to follow. There are lots of different species of birds to be sighted, check the gravel areas for Molloch horridus - thorny devil lizards.
- Western Flora Caravan Park on the Brand Highway - A hotspot for Orchids which have started to flower with Hooded and Slender Snail orchids out now. Golden Wattles and various Hakea including Honeybush, Red Bird Beak and Polyanthema now flowering. The Casuarina equisetifolia and Egg & Bacon flowers have also started blooming.
Western Flora Caravan Park offers
- The full flower range is on display now. The Caravan Park is very green with coloured wildflowers dotting the park.
- Free flower walking tours for people staying are available from 4pm daily. Call Sandra +61 8 9955 2030 to book the walking tour which officially start 1 August.
- From August to October, evening meals are also available. Enjoy a three-course roast dinner for $40 per person, starting from 6.30pm at the Homestead.
- The yellow and pink everlastings have started to sparsely populate Carnamah-Perenjori Road, with the full flower display now on show. Fields of everlastings on both sides of the road. Beautiful colours!
- Further out East on the Williams Road which comes of Coorow Latham road in a gravel pit the Wreath Flowers are forming - between 15 to 20 so it will be a great showing when they flower first week of September.
- Various types of Orchid - spider, donkey and snail - are all out in force with yellow pom poms and bush flowers galore.
- Coorow Farm is found within 3km of the Coorow town with white everlastings are starting to fade in vibrancy.
- Morning tea is available at the Town Hall from 9:30am – 11:00am, Monday to Friday.
- The Wreath Flowers can be found 30km east of Mullewa. The plants are up out of the ground and numbers are looking great for this year. In flower now this September.
- Coalseam Conservation Park: Coalseam is THE wildflower hotspot for carpets of colour. The park is now in bloom with yellow everlastings but the pink everlastings coming to end of their season. Basic camping is available at the Miners Rest area.
- Yardanooka Springs: Tiny town found between Mingewnew and Three Springs, which was equally stunning. Endless fields of yellow!
- Check out Wilson Nature Reserve for Orchids in August and the Arrowsmith area, found in the Shire of Irwin near Dongara-Port Denison.
Mingenew - Depot Hill: 12kms to the northeast of Mingewnew. At Depot Hill, the sea of pink everlastings is starting to wain. However the flowers are still there and the terrain changes with a mix of flowering shrubs and orchids on mass. In particular snail, donkey, spider, cowslips and purple tassels. Another great picnic spot as the Irwin River also runs through this reserve. Free camping is also available at Yandanooka siding south of town. See the camp hosts at Coalseam for a spot at the park.
Mingenew Hill: The view from the top is well worth it, looking out over fields on canola in flower as well as everlasting wildflowers on the hill itself.
Mullewa: The Mullewa town walk is developing well with wildflowers. Walk starts from opposite the caravan park and is approx 3kms in length. Not long into the walk look for the orchid sign as there are several clumps of (green) snail orchids. There is orange marker tape on orchid sites. Quite a few bush flowers are flowering along the track. Expecting the everlastings to be good from mid-August (on the second half of walk). Call in at the Mullewa Information Centre for updates or visit Geraldton Visitor Centre for directions.
Last updated: 17 September 2018
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