WA Wildflowers Guide

Every year, Western Australia puts on one of the most spectacular shows on Earth by painting the state with a mesmerising display of over 12,000 species of beautiful wildflowers. 80% of which can only be found right here in WA! With so much ground to cover, it can be hard to know where to start your journey. But never fear, Go Kombi is here to help with our WA Wildflowers Guide.

wa wildflowers - pink flowersBelow are some of our favourite trails that we personally recommend. If you haven’t started planning your trip to see the WA Wildflowers, we can tell you from experience that there is no better seat to experience this marvel of nature from, than the seat of one of our fantastic campervans or motorhomes. Use the form on the right to get a FREE QUOTE for your next adventure.

Jarrahland Trail

wa wildflowers jarrahland trail Pay a visit to heritage listed Jarrahdale, where you can get enjoy a number of fantastic walk and hiking trails as well as guided walks held on the weekend. Whilst you’re there, explre Serpentine Falls & Serpentine Dam through the Darling Range and marvel at the Jarrah forests and water features. Keep an eye out for Wattle, Hakea, Hardenbergia, Chroizema and Verticodria wildflowers.

Take in the sights as you pass through Dwellingup, Harvey, Collie, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown and Manjimup before landing at Pemberton, just adjacent to the Gloucester National Park. Here you can enjoy one of several walk trails beginning at the Gloucester Tree, the world’s second highest Fire Lookout Tree standing at over 58m tall! As well as marveling at the giant Karri Trees you can see Kennedia, Tree Hovea, Orchids, Coral Vine and Clematis species of wildflowers.

image-news-wildflower-blueladyorchid-jarrahlandHead North from there and explore Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park where you can see the intricate formations of Jewel Cave. You can also explore some of Australia’s youngest and most impressive limestone caves beneath the Leeuwin-Nauraliste Ridge including the Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave.¬† Wildflowers in this region include Karri Hovea, Clematis, yellow Cone Bush and Patersonia.

Last stop is Yalgorup National Park. Home to a large variety of bird life and amazing thrombolite living fossils. This park has a number of great easy walks, towering trees, limestone ridges and wetlands.


Southern Wonders Trail

wa wildflowers Find more than 1,500 species of native plants in the Stirling Range National Park. 87 of which can’t be found anywhere else in the world! Find species such as Banksia, Dryandras, Queen Sheba Orchids and Mountain Bells. Pair that with some of the most beautiful mountain landscape and it’s easy to see why this is one of the South West’s most popular destinations.

In Porongurup National Park, you’ll find pathways leading through the Marri, Jarrah and Karri forest to granite summits where you can feast your eyes on panoramic views of the coastline, the nearby Stirling Rang, surrounding farmland and vineyards. Here, you’ll also see a large range of flora and fauna; from the yellow Acacias and purple Hovea, to wallabies, antechinus, southern brown bandicoots and grey kangaroos.

image-news-wildflower-purpleenamelorchid-southernwonderstrailAlong Torndirrup National Park’s buffeted coastline, you can see the spectacular coastal features, The Gap and the Natural Bridge, sculptured by the Southern Ocean. You’ll also see wildflower species such as Sticky Tailflower, the pink Pimilea Rosea and blue Scaevola Nitida.

William Bay National Park is renowned for its windswept granite rocks, which have a striking primeval appearance. Enjoy clear emerald waters, pure white sand and granite rocks at one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Green Pool. A must-stop spot for swimming, snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.

image-news-wildflower-starflower-southernwonderstrailMake sure you visit Western Australia’s famous Valley of the Giants. This magnificent sight is best from the Tree Top Walk, which soars gently upwards, 40 metres into the tingle foliage and extends for 600 metres.

Esperance Trail

image-news-wildflower-map-esperancetrail Enjoy the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands at Cape Le Grand National Park. Whilst you’re there, you absolutely must visit Lucky Bay, Australia’s whitest beach and rated as one of the country’s best. Here you will find wildlife such as pygmy honey possums, bandicoots and grey kangaroos. You’ll also find wildflowers such as Banksia Speciosa and Banksia Pulchella.

Got a yearning for adventure? Visit Fitzgerald River National Park where you can enjoy bush walking, camping, canoeing, fishing and whale watching. This park is published as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and recognised as one of the most diverse botanical regions on Earth with over 1,800 species of flowering plants such as Royal Hakea, Qualup Bell, Sepulcralis, Weeping Gum, Pincushion Hakea, Woolly Banksia and Bottlebrush.

image-news-wildflower-coneflower-esperancetrailTake in breathtaking, sweeping views over the dry sand plain heaths and salt lake systems from Peak Charles and Peak Elanora in Peak Charles National Park. This park lies within the Great Western Woodlands. An internationally significant area of great biological richness that extends over 16 million hectares.

image-news-wildflower-eastmountbarren-esperancetrailA short drive from Narrogin and you’ll find the 72,000 hectare Dryanda Woodland, which is home to over 100 bird species and over 24 mammal sepcies including possums, echidnas, woylies and kangaroos. You’ll also find wildflower species such as Golden Dryanda, Prickly Lambertia, purple Tangled Grevillea, pink and lemon Rainbows and Orchids.

image-news-wildflower-waguideAbove are just our favourite trails to experience the wonder that is WA Wildflowers Season. For more information and more trails, be sure to visit westernaustralia.com where you can find more information about the WA wildflowers, as well as a number of other exciting sights and activities in WA. You can also download a full PDF guide to the WA Holiday Guide to Western Australia’s Wildflowers.

If you’d like to book your campervan or motorhome to take part in this natural spectacle, call today on (08) 9592 3118 or generate a quote using our website.