Come and witness the explosion of colour during the wildflower season. The area is renowned as one of the world's most biodiverse floral regions, with many species occurring nowhere else in the world.
Set against the stunning natural scenery of Australia's South West, the wildflowers form a carpet of colour that has to be seen to be believed. And yet each intricate flower is just as beautiful when viewed close up.
Spring (August to November in the southern hemisphere) is the time to see the wildflowers at their dazzling best, but different species can be found throughout the year, especially along the southern coastline.
Visit the Wildflowers Western Australia site for comprehensive information about viewing wildflowers in the South West. The website includes:
The Jarrahland Wildflower Trail - a suggested itinerary and map for a driving trip that leaves Perth, travels along the coast down to Windy Harbour and up through the jarrah forest back to Perth.
The Southern Wonders Wildflower Trail - a suggested itinerary and map for a driving trip that leaves Perth, travels through the old growth forests to Albany and back up through national parks to Perth.
Trails WA - for information about walking trails in Western Australia
Bibbulmun Track - has information and advice for walking the best known track in Western Australia. The Bibbulmun track winds through the forests of the South West to Albany.
Help protect our wildflower species for the future
2284 of the 5710 native plant species in the south-west are susceptible to a soil borne plant disease known colloquially as dieback.
Visitors are can prevent the spread of dieback by following some simple precautions.
- Clean your shoes between sites
- Avoid exploring for wildflowers for up to two days after heavy rain
- Avoid wet soil and muddy areas by sticking to roads and tracks while on foot and in vehicles
- Observe signs, do not venture into closed tracks and generally promote good, hygienic practices to reduce the risk of spreading dieback
While dieback affects many wildflowers directly, it also impacts on vegetation that other native flowers and animals were reliant on, so it could devastate entire ecosystems into the future. Please help us prevent the spread of dieback.