It's Wildflower Season Again!
From July to November the landscape in WA bursts in to colour when native wildflowers come into bloom.
According to Tourism WA nine of the best sites to see these wildflowers are in National Parks. To see exactly what flowers are available to view in each park, click on the tab marked Flora & Fauna to see the Atlas of Living Australia page for the area or visit FloraBase.
Fitzgerald River National Park
With a breathtaking floral display of up to 1,800 species of wildflowers and flowering plants colouring the banks of river inlets, dramatic cliffs and sweeping valleys in spring and autumn, this national park is a botanist's dream.
Kicking off in late August with the rather grandly named Queen of Sheba Orchid (Themlymitra variegata) bursting into bloom, spring brings an incredible 1,500 species of flowers spreading across the mountain tops in a bloom of vibrant colour.
Spectacular rugged gorges contrast with the delicate technicolour spread of wildflowers that burst into bloom each spring. Look out for yellow Senna (e.g. Senna ferraria) and wattles, northern bluebells (eg. Wahlenbergia tumidifructa) and purple mulla-mullas (eg. Ptilotus rotundifolius).
Experience a kaleidoscope of colourful wildflowers sweeping from horizon to horizon against the backdrop of the famous Mount Augustus rock rising out of the plain.
Did you know? In November 1960, Anigozanthos manglesii (Red and green kangaroo paw) was adopted as the floral emblem of Western Australia in a proclamation made by then Premier of Western Australia David Brand, to promote tourist interest in the State's wildflowers.
Pack a picnic and savour some local produce in a wildflower wonderland amidst granite outcrops, trickling streams and panoramic views just an hours drive from Perth.
Just east of Jurien Bay, this flora conservation area is a must-see mecca for botanists. A scenic drive is the best way to see vivid red scarlet featherflowers (Verticordia grandis) and orchids blooming along the roadside.
Rolling sand plains and heath lands burst into carpets of vivid gold and orange Banksias, red Grevilleas and yellow catspaws from late July to early summer in a brilliant display of beautiful blooms.
Recognised for its floral diversity, this section of national park, famous for its sweeping hills and white sandy beaches, explodes into a sensational show of world heritage flora as far as the eye can see.