Take the Granite Wildflowers Self Drive in spring time and enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Western Australia’s best wildflower country.
Want to experience the Granite Wildflower Self Drive?
Wildflowers bloom during spring time, which typically runs from late August to October in this region. Wildflowers displays are subject to seasonal variations and weather conditions so before heading out, we recommend you contact the relevant Visitor Centre for this region.
Day 1: Perth – Merredin (260 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Travel through historic York along the Granite Wildflowers Self Drive and see the landscape transform into flat plains with spectacular spring wildflower displays along the roadside. Visit Bruce Rock and Narembeen on your way to Merredin.
Accommodation options: Motels, caravan park, camping
Day 2: Merredin – Perth (464 kilometres/6 hours)
Head north to the 2,500ha reserve at Billyacatting Rock, home to a stunning variety of wildflowers, then continue on to Talgomine Rock to see the spectacle of the everlastings. Visit Mukinbudin’s rare species garden and view donkey orchids at Elachbutting Rock before travelling on to Beacon and Billaburning Reserve to see one-sided bottlebrush and yellow-spotted donkey orchids. Be sure to stop at Koorda and Wongan Hills, where you’ll find the famous wreath flower, before heading back to Perth.
Plan your trip
To ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, take a look at Travel times and distances, Road safety and Important travel tips.
If you have your camping gear or caravan in tow, check out the range of caravan parks and camping sites available in Australia’s Golden Outback.
Wildflowers of WA
See the Plants of the Golden Outback page to find out more about the region’s native species or visit the Wildflowers WA website for more information about wildflower species and seasons.