Each spring, the rust-red plains of the Gascoyne Murchison transform as the wildflowers burst into bloom. The wildflowers appear after the winter rains, creating some of the most beautiful landscapes you’ll ever see.
In the north of the region you’ll find iconic species like the scarlet red sturt desert pea setting the undergrowth ablaze and the royal purple mulla mulla carpeting the roadside.
The magnificent Kennedy Range and Mount Augustus also offer particularly lovely wildflower settings – their rugged, golden outlines are enhanced by clusters of wildflowers at the base. You’ll find species like mulla mulla, native corn flower, eremophila, flannel bush and fields of everlastings.
Picnic at Mount Augustus
Sturt Desert Peas in Cue
Further south, fields become blanketed in pink, white and yellow everlastings, delighting photographers and wildflower enthusiasts alike. Other Gascoyne-Murchison wildflowers are just as impressive. Stop the car and take in the beauty of the wreath flower, purple vetch and red grevilleas. The peak of the season depends on the winter rains, but usually occurs from late July to early September.
Carpets of White Everlastings
If you venture to Wooleen Station, you’ll see many beautiful varieties, including Wurmbea densiflora, Eremohpilas, Cassias, Sidas, Everlastings, Acacias and Bachelor Buttons opening their tiny petals to the sun.
You can download our wildflower guide here, and there’s a great wildflower itinerary here that you can follow to see some of the most amazing blooms in the region. When the wildflowers begin to bloom, we update our Wildflower Hotspots page, so you know exactly what to see and when.