Take the Granite and Goldfields Wildflowers Drive in spring time and enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Western Australia’s best wildflower country.
Want to experience the Granite & Goldfields 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 wildflower displays along the roadside. Visit Bruce Rock and Narembeen on your way to Merredin.
Accommodation options: Motels, caravan park, camping.
Day 2: Merredin – Kalgoorlie, 334km, 4 hours
Head for Sandford Rock Nature Reserve, 10kms northeast of Westonia, where you’ll find beautiful Silver Mallee. Head back to the Great Eastern Hwy, and on your way to Kalgoorlie, stop by at Boorabbin Rock, home to the rare granite rock poison plant, and Caenyia Rock to see swordfish banksia.
Accommodation options: Motels, apartments, outback pubs, hotels, caravan parks, backpackers, camping.
Day 3: Kalgoorlie – Leonora, 235km, 2.5 hours
Journey to Comet Vale to view mulga woodlands, unique granite rock vegetation and prolific spring wildflower displays. Continue north to Menzies, via the Gormley Sculptures, Kookynie, Leonora, Gwalia and the Malcolm Dam with its profusion of wildflower varieties.
Accommodation options: Outback pubs, motel, caravan park, Hoover House.
Day 4: Leonora – Perth, 830km, 9.5 hours
Return to Perth via Coolgardie and the Golden Pipeline Trail.
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.