What's blooming now around the towns along the Pathways to Wave Rock
(Last updated 8 August 2019)
The Pathways to Wave Rock is a self-drive trail offering a range of unique Wheatbelt experiences and linking the Shires of Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace and Narembeen. From massive granite outcrops to spectacular views, vibrant wildflowers and true county hospitality, easy trips can be made to many of the region’s unique and iconic sights, including Wave Rock.
2019 Wildflower predictions and sightings
Kwolyin - Kwolyin Reserve take a walk around the campsite where orchids, flowering annuals and sandalwoods surround the camp. Kokerbin Rock 9km north of Kwolyin campsite is well worth a visit to during wildflower season.
Bruce Rock - Bruce’s Rock there are orchids and sundews out along the reserve. Jura Wildflower Drive Starts at Quarry Road 2km north of town.
Narembeen - Hidden Hollow, Twine Reserve, Anderson Rock Reserves are great spots to explore around Narembeen. Boria, boronia, verticordia, drosora can be found along the Merredin-Narembeen Road in the large bush reserves.
Corrigin - The Corrigin Wildflower Drive starts opposite the Dog Cemetery, 5km west on the Brookton Highway and takes you on a well maintained gravel track to the Scenic Lookout. At Corrigin Wildflower Reserve - Green-veined Shell Orchid, Dark Banded greenhood and dense pea shrubs in bloom (see photos below supplied by Corrigin Community Resource Centre). Please note: The Corrigin Rifle Range is part of the Corrigin Reserve and accessible to the public. Please avoid the area on Sundays when flags are up indicating members are shooting. Our local expert at Corrigin reports search on the shady side of shrubs in any Corrigin bushland for flowering orchids and the leaves for the spring ones. Updated 8 August 2019.
Kondinin - Yeerakine Rock (located on Sloan Road 12km from Kondinin) has orchids out now and more to come. Some of the wildflowers to look out for include the Donkey Orchid, Pink Candy Orchid as well as the Broom Milkwort . Bendering and North Karlgarin Reserves are starting to flower, you will see Acacia, hakeas, grevilleas, phebalium.
Hyden/Wave Rock - Follow the walk trails around Wave Rock where the bush is starting to bloom. The Hippo’s Yawn loop takes you through bushland where you will see wattle, Hakea, Grevillea, Bottlebrush and numerous Orchid species.
Kulin - Hopkins Nature Reserve is an extremely important flora conservation area. North Jitarning Nature Reserve is perfect to walk through and experience many different vegetation areas. The macrocarpa walk located 1km west of Kulin and you can you can view the macrocarpa along the trail.
Lake Grace - Known for its western mallee, noted biologically for its diverse range of flora and high number of indigenous plant groups, including Grevillea, Hakea, Eucalypts and Acacia. Within the reserves and roadsides of the shire you will find these and many other beautiful flowering plants and trees.
Please note: During wildflower season (late July - mid October), this page is regularly updated with current wildflower information.