To the north of Perth along the Brand Highway or Midlands Route, visitors will witness an abundance of colour as wildflowers bloom spectacularly during wildflower season, from late July to October.
The inland farming towns of Dandaragan, Badgingarra, Eneabba, Carnamah, Coorow, Three Springs, Mingenew and Mullewa comprise Wildflower Country and come to life with a range of nature trails and heritage-focused activities. The towns are also rich with history and heritage, and offer otherworldly stargazing opportunities year-round.
Wildflower Country starts 1 hour, 45 minutes' drive north of Perth.
Discover, or share your own, recent wildflower sightings with the Western Australia Visitor Centre's Wildflower Tracker.
* Top Ten *
- Stay: Wildflower haven of Western Flora Caravan, Camping & Tourist Park
- Find: The rare Leschenaultia wreath flower at Pindar
- See: Everlastings in the Coalseam Conservation Park
- Explore: Biodiversity hotspot of Lesueur National Park
- Stargaze: at Astro-towns found in Wildflower country
- Hike: a variety of trails in the region
- Camp: amongst the flowers in Coalseam Conservation Park
- 4WD: around Lake Logue near Eneabba and spot native wildlife
- Enjoy: the sunset on Mingenew Hill
- Learn: about historical buildings on the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail
Things to Keep in Mind:
- Take nothing but photos. Picking wildflowers is illegal and can attract a $2000 fine.
- Respect private property and don't trespass.
- Protect canola crops and prevent the spread of disease by staying out of canola fields.
Please take care not to trample wildflowers - stick to paths wherever possible and if you do wander off the path, be careful where you stop to avoid treading on wildflowers.