Take a road trip to see the everlastings boasting 'carpets' of yellow, white and pink stretching as far as the eye can see. Everlastings typically bloom from mid/late July to September. Wildflower lovers and keen photographers will go home with many treasured memories.
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 – Dalwallinu via Wongan Hills (286 kilometres/3.5 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.
Head north to Dalwallinu known as the 'wattle shire', where wreath leschenaultia blooms in several sites just out of town. Visit Dalwallinu Discovery Centre for information on attractions and wildflowers in season.
Accommodation options: Motels, caravan park, camping
Day 2: Dalwallinu – Mount Magnet (320 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Leave Dalwallinu and head north through gold rush country to Paynes Find. Make time to visit the Gold Battery and Museum, which showcases the region’s mining, pastoral and sandalwood industries before heading to Mount Magnet. Remnants of Mount Magnet’s gold mining history are evident in its museum and heritage walk trails. Everlastings usually bloom around Mount Magnet during late July - early September, so call into the Mount Magnet Visitor Centre to learn where the blooms are.
Accommodation options: Motels, caravan park, outback pubs, station stays, camping
Day 3: Mount Magnet – Morawa (408 kilometres/ 5 hours)
Depart Mount Magnet and be sure to call by at Pindar, where you're likely to find wreath flowers along the roadside before heading onto Mullewa. Call into the tourist centre to obtain the latest wildflower updates, as sprawling carpets of sensationally coloured everlastings are found at Mullewa. Head south towards the Coalseam Conservation Park, one of the best places to view everlastings during the months of August and September, then Mingenew before arriving in Morawa, the heart of wildflower county.
Accommodation options: Caravan park, B&B, guest house, outback pub
Day 4: Morawa – Moora (215 kilometres/2.5 hours)
Although renowned for its everlastings and wreath flower, you'll encounter various other species around Morawa including native foxgloves, many species of orchids, grevillea, acacia, purple darwinia and dampiera, thriptomene, smokebush, woody pear, cassias, eremophila, blue cornflower and yellow bells. Koolanooka Springs is a delight to visit during springtime and Perenjori is renowned for wreath flowers and everlastings, so call at Perenjori Tourist Centre for latest wildflower sightings and maps. There are wildflower drive trails within the Shire of Moora, which takes in some of the wildflowers of the area and check out the Western Wildflower Farm at Coomberdale before heading onto Moora where the town clock and splendid murals welcome you.
Day 5: Moora – Perth (184 kilometres/2 hours)
Before leaving Moora take a stroll along the 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 or on the way back visit New Norcia, Australia’s own monastic town.
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.