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.

Article updated 13/09/2017.