Western Australia is home to one of the largest collections and most impressive displays of wildflowers on Earth. If you’re planning a trip to Western Australia, it’s worth adding a wildflower trail to your itinerary to see these spectacular super blooms.
What’s a wildflower super bloom?
Have you been lucky enough to see a wildflower super bloom? A super bloom is a rare desert botanical phenomenon that usually occurs after a long wet period germinates seeds that have lain dormant in the soil leading to fields of flowers blooming at once.
Deserts in America and South America produce some of the world’s most spectacular super blooms, but here in Australia, we are fortunate to experience a version of super booms along the west coast.
Western Australia is home to one of the largest collections and most impressive displays of wildflowers on Earth. There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in Western Australia, 60% of which can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. Between winter and spring, you can delight in seeing a carpet of brightly coloured native flowers bloom at once in various locations in Western Australia.
Western Australia’s wildflower season begins in June in the north of Western Australia and moves south as it turns to spring ending in November on the south coast. 775,000 people flock to Western Australia’s many biodiverse rich national parks to see this natural botanical phenomenon each year.
If you’re planning a trip to Western Australia, it’s worth adding a wildflower trail to your itinerary. Many national park trails lead you through some of the most breathtaking wildflower displays where you can see fields of Everlasting Daisies, Tall Mulla Mulla and Kangaroo Paws, Banksias, just to name a few.
Where to see wildflower blooms in Western Australia?
- Coalseam Conservation Park
- Karijini National Park
- Paynes Find
- Fitzgerald River National Park
- Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
- Wildflower Country
- Porongurup National Park
- Torndirrup National Park
- Kings Park and Botanic Garden
- Araluen Botanic Park
Western Australia Wildflower Tracker
The Western Australia Visitor Centre has a live and interactive map that will help you locate wildflowers in the areas you’re traveling to. You can also contribute to this map if you happen to see any along your journey. Access the map here.
Be mindful of your impact when traveling
It’s important to remember the native flora and fauna within these environments are sensitive to human contact, so reduce your impact by sticking to dedicated paths and walking tracks, don’t litter, and only take photos. Being mindful of your impact while enjoying these spectacular natural landscapes will ensure many other people can enjoy them for years to come.
Grow your own Wildflowers at home or gift some to loved ones with our Wildflowers Gift of Seeds.