Great Southern Wildflowers

West­ern Australia has the world's larg­est collec­tion of wildflowers with over 12,000 spec­ies, many found nowhere else on Earth.

The Wildflower season for the Great South­ern Region, with its varied forests and coastal heaths, begins in early August and lasts until late November, depend­ing on winter rainfall.

While native wildflowers can be found in many areas, even along roadsides, the many National Parks pro­vide the best pro­tec­ted collections.

Con­si­der visit­ing Stirl­ing Range National Park for un­dulat­ing hills and rugged cliff faces. Many walk­ing trails can be found there to view the 87 un­ique spec­ies found only in this area.

The Porongorup National Park leads through a com­bina­tion of forest areas and weathered granite peaks. Many well-marked walks take you through the vari­ous landscapes, with some­thing to suit all fitness levels.

The To­rndirrup National Park features windswept cliffs, sandy beaches and coastal heathlands, whose trails lead to many lookouts over the landscape.

To­wards Denmark and Walpole are West Cape Howe, Mt Lindesay and William Bay National Parks, that com­b­ine stunn­ing coastal scen­ery with a hectic mix of native flowers.

During September and October each year, the Great South­ern Bloom Festival com­bines the celebra­tion of nature with the charm of real country living, with dis­plays and events in many hinterland Shires of the Great South­ern Region.

National Parks with facili­ties require visitors to purchase a day pass on the day of entry. The cost is per vehicle and ent­itles you to visit several parks on the same day.

Please note that pets are not per­mit­ted in National Parks and pick­ing wildflowers is pro­hibi­ted by law in West­ern Australia. Keep to walk­ing trails whenever poss­ible and be aware that bushfires are a risk especi­ally in summer months.

National Park Fees

Article updated 13/09/2017.

Events Calendar

  • Thursday, 2 September 2021
    It's Wildflower Season!
    It's Wildflower Season!

    See the world's larg­est collec­tion of wildflowers with over 12,000 spec­ies, many found nowhere else on Earth.

    Season begins early August and runs till late Dec­ember.

    August - December.

    Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker and Walpole.

    Sensational South Coast

    Sensational South Coast
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