Take the Granite Wildflowers Self Drive in springtime (roughly late August to October) and enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Western Australia’s best wildflower country. 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 via Mukinbudin (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.