Shark Bay has the longest wildflower season in Western Australia with over 700 species of flowering plants from May to October. Of these, more than 150 species are of special scientific interest - several are exclusive to the area.
In bloom: Driving into Denham, stop at Ocean Park Aquarium on the Shark Bay Road. Found on the dunes and close to the beach opposite the Aquarium is Shark Bay Daisies, Tamala Rose, Dune Wattle, Kurara and Wurmbea Odorata.
In bloom:Everlasting paper daisy is shaping up nicely and can be seen driving along the World Heritage Drive from the Billabong Roadhouse to Monkey Mia.
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.