Meander north of Perth and experience a perfect northern Wheatbelt wildflower and nature getaway, taking in the wildflower towns of Wongan Hills, Moora and Dalwallinu, this road trip itinerary to some of the Northern Wheatbelt wildflower hotspots will surprise!
Day 1: Perth to Wongan via Calingiri
(183km, 2.5 hours)
Leave Perth and head for Wongan Hills. On the way why not check out the walks and local produce in Chittering and the Bindoon Bakery. Call in to Rica Erickson and Old Plains Road reserves on the way to Calingiri then explore Lake Ninan. Wongan Hills has various nature reserves with an abundance of wildflowers and fauna as well as walk trails, a museum and other sites to be explored.
Accommodation options: Stay overnight in the local hotel, guest house or caravan park.
Day 2: Wongan Hills to Moora via Dalwallinu
(165km, 2 hours)
Head north to Dalwallinu where Wreath Leschenaultia blooms in several sites just out of town. Visit Dalwallinu Discovery Centre for information on attractions and wildflowers in season. Head south to Moora where the town clock and splendid murals welcome you.
Accommodation options: Stay overnight in the local hotel, motel, B&B’s or caravan park.
Day 3: Moora to Perth via New Norcia
(171km, 2.5 hours)
Morning short walk along Carnaby Cockatoo Interpretive Walk Trail. Spot one of magnificent birds and discover the flora and fauna of area. Before heading back to Perth experience the Western Wildflower Farm at Coomberdale (20km north), where you can take a tour to see, touch and smell wildflowers, or on the way back visit New Norcia, Australia’s own monastic town.
Driving times and distances intended as a guide only and may vary depending on exact route taken. Accommodation options are indicative as to what is available in the area.
Above map not to scale and intended as a guide only. It is highly recommended before heading out on your journey, you purchase a detailed Western Australian road and track map available from the RAC, petrol stations or where good maps of Western Australia are sold.