Explore the coastal and inland towns of Cervantes, Jurien Bay, Badgingarra and Eneabba as you spend your weekend wildflower hunting. Look out for colourful Kangaroo Paw species at Badgingarra National Park, orchids in Lesueur National Park,and bush flowers in Nambung National Park. Accommodation in Cervantes, Jurien Bay or wildflower hotspot, Western Flora Caravan Park.
Badgingarra Nature Trail
Head to Badgingarra and wander through the two-kilometre Badgingarra Nature Trail to discover:
- Smoke bush, purple star flower, yellow buttercups, banksias plus black, red and green kangaroo paws, onesided bottlebrush, melaleucas and feather flowers.
Travelling north to Eneabba, continue 22km north to Western Flora Caravan Park. There’s often plenty of colour appearing beside the walking tracks around the park:
- Catspaw, various orchids, hakeas, wattle, yellow myrtle, smokebush, droseras, dampiera, daviesia and native buttercups.
If you are travelling by caravan, book ahead for a site at Western Flora and keep exploring! Guided wildflower tours daily at 4.30pm.
Lesueur National Park
Just west of Green Head is the Lesueur National Park. Known for its incredible floral diversity representing 10% of Western Australia’s total flora, the park features more than 900 species, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world. Try the following locations:
- Drummonds at the foot of Gairdner Range offers an 8km hike (return) to the mesa of Mt Lesueur. The initial section is flat with the ascent a switchback climb.
- Cockleshell Gully Road provides great views of the park. It’s an18km bitumised scenic drive showing propeller banksias, magenta starflower, smoke bush, verticordias, hakeas, grevilleas and leschenaultias.
Nambung National Park
Heading south along the Indian Ocean Drive, turn off to the Pinnacles and Nambung National Park. You will find:
- Acacias, hibbertias, various orchids, catspaws, blue tinsel lilies, myrtle, banksias and casuarinas