The best places to experience blooming flowers in Western Australia
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The best places to experience blooming wildflowers in Western Australia

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Warm sunny days and cool nights make spring a fantastic time to experience the rugged terrains of Western Australia. It is also during this period when the outback undergoes a mesmerising transformation as the rich red earth and rugged rock formations blossoms to life with over 12,000 species of dazzling wildflowers. With numerous trails and over 100 national parks to explore, here’s our top selections of the most picturesque technicolour landscapes worth adding to any travel bucket list. 

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1. Margaret River

Where: South West
When: August to November
Home of stunning beaches, unique landmarks and outstanding wineries, Margaret River is also one of the world’s most important areas for biodiversity and conservation. An estimated 2,500 species of wildflowers and 150 orchid species reside in this vast region, making it truly a botanist’s paradise.

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Margaret River region
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Margaret River WA, Australia
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2. Mullewa Bushland Trail

Where: Wildflower Country, Mid West
When: August to September
Regarded as one of Western Australia’s best kept secrets for spotting wildflowers, visitors to this trail will be greeted by vivid purple tassels, rare orchids, a variety of everlastings and the elusive wreath leschenaultia. Other activities worth the trip include relaxing drives though quaint farming towns, secluded camping spots for a bit of star gazing, and catching some rays at the stunning Dynamite Bay.

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Mullewa Bushland Trail
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56 Maley St, Mullewa WA 6630, Australia
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3. Ningaloo Coast

Where: Coral Coast
When: July to September
If your idea of a relaxing holiday involves long drives by the coast, a road trip through this world heritage area will be more than worthwhile. Traversing from Carnarvon in the south to Exmouth in the north, the journey is made even more picturesque with blooming everlastings in patches and fields scattered along the highway. Other floral stopovers worth exploring include the Cape Range National Park and the Coalseam Conservation Park.

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Ningaloo Coast
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Ningaloo Coast, Ningaloo WA, Australia
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4. Gascoyne Murchison

Where: Golden Outback
When: July to September
Home of brilliant everlastings in captivating hues of pink, yellow and white, other sites worth exploring nearby in this picturesque region include Walga Rock which is the second largest granite monolith after Ayers Rock; and the spectacular ancient plateau known as Kennedy Range National Park.

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Gascoyne Murchison
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Murchison WA, Australia
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5. Karijini National Park

Where: Pilbara Region, North West
When: July to September
Set in the heart of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, the park is famous for its breathtaking gorges, hidden pool and exotic flowers that are unlike anything found elsewhere. Otherworldly species worth keeping an eye for include the vibrant Sturt’s Desert Pea, towers of feathery mulla Mulla flowers, the beautiful Ashburton Pea and over 65 species of adorable acacias.

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Karijini National Park
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Karijini National Park, Banjima Drive, Karijini WA, Australia
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