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Fill Up The Tank And Head Off On This Jaw-Dropping Wildflower Road Trip

By Anna Franklyn
7th Aug 2020

A birds eye view of a car driving down a dirt track surrounded by wildflowers

If you’ve been down south more times than you can count and you’re not quite ready to brave the crowds up north, it’s time to head to WA’s Golden Outback and get a load of their wildflower season.

In case you weren’t aware, WA is home to more than 12,000 species of wildflowers and 60% of them can’t be found anywhere else in the world, so it’s time to jump in the car and go and hunt these beauties down.

Wildflower season hits the northern parts of the Golden Outback in July and lasts right through spring in the south, so it’s no surprise there are a few different road trips you can take that will take you through the fields of flower, but if wildflowers are the aim of the game, you’ll want to check out Wildflower Way.

A 4WD sits on the road behind a field of flowers

Starting in Perth, the full trail will take about three days, kicking off in the Swan Valley. Once you’ve done and eaten all the best things in the Swan Valley, kick on to New Norcia and then Dalwallinu where the wildflower scenes really start to elevate.

It’s a bit of a choose-your-own-adventure situation, but we’d recommend hitting Wubin, Perenjori, Morawa and Mullewa for the best blooms and carpets of everlastings for miles.

Finish up in Geraldton and then it’s up to you whether you continue north up the Coral Coast, or take the coastal road home hitting hot spots like Lancelin and the Pinnacles.

The best time to hit the trail is between late August and October, but you’ll want to give the local visitors centres a call to make sure the flowers are still in bloom before you head off.

Get all the details here and check out more wildflower trails here.

Want to stick closer to home? Here's where to spot wildflowers in and around Perth.

Image credit: Supplied

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