What's blooming now around the Central Wheatbelt
(Last updated 27 August 2019)
The Central Wheatbelt takes in the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail and the Pioneers’ Pathway self drive route. Wildflowers around the towns and reserves of the Central Wheatbelt typically bloom from late July to mid-October.
2019 Wildflower predictions and sightings
So far the area has received good winter rains, so the 2019 wildflower season is looking very promising.
Merredin - Merredin Peak spider orchids, green-veined shell orchids out in bloom. Sun-dews, wattle. Totadgin Conservation Park, located 14km south on the Road to Bruce Rock, has donkey, spider, blue fairy orchids in bloom. The Merredin Chandler Road 25km north of Merredin has donkey, Spider, Blue fairy Orchids flowering, white and pink everlastings in bloom. Last updated 27 August 2019.
Kellerberrin - Kellerberrin Hill offers great views over the town and is a lovely wildflower spot in season. Follow the flowers along the Trayning/Bencubbin Road to Durokoppin Reserve. This 1500 acre reserve of woodland, heath and mallee supports a wide variety of flora and fauna. Discover tea trees, wattle and grevillea amongst a colourful array of species.
Tammin - Charles Gardner Reserve, an area of 600 hectares of natural vegetation 14km south of Tammin. It contains a wide variety of wildflowers and understorey. Yorkrakine Rock situated 26km north of Tammin is a solid granite outcrop. A strip of native flora surrounds the outcrops which is one of the largest of its kind in WA.
Quairading - Quairading Nature Reserve located 5km west of town is a lovely spot to explore.
Cunderdin - Cunderdin Hill offers great views over town a variety of wildflowers, carpets of everlastings. Bulgin Rock reserve 18km east of town is a great spot for a picnic and wildflower exploring.
Westonia - The spider orchid, white & blue fairy orchid, donkey orchid and even hooded orchids have been spotted, just outside the entrance to the Caravan Park, along Wolfram street towards the cemetery. Follow the Woodlands & wildflowers heritage walk to find a variety of orchids and everlastings. 14km from town find at Sandford Rocks (on Boodarockin Rd) Spider, Ant, Hooded, White/Blue Fairy, Donkey Orchids and Everlastings. At Boodalin Soak (off Stoneman Rd) on Entry has Spider, Ant Orchids.
Southern Cross - The Great Eastern Highway between Southern Cross and Coolgardie has a number of reserves to explore. Grab a copy of the Yilgarn wildflower brochure and follow the wildflower drive throughout the Yilgarn shire.
For more info on the key orchid areas contact the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 9041 1666.
Please note: During wildflower season (late July - mid October), this page is regularly updated with current wildflower information.