Take the Granite and Goldfields Wildflowers Drive in spring time and enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Western Australia’s best wildflower country. Wildflowers bloom here typically from late August to October. 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 and 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)
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
Outback wildflower itineraries
Wildflowers of the Golden Outback
Western Australia is renowned for its wonderful array of flora with over 12,000 species. Learn more about the types of flora you'll encounter this wildflower season with Kings Park and Botanical Gardens horticulturalist, Grady Brand.
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