What's blooming now around the Gascoyne and Murchison
(Last updated 15 August 2019)
Starting from late July to mid-September ‘carpets’ of everlastings burst into colour right across the region. This area is also famous for Mount Augustus, Australia’s largest rock, twice the size of Uluru. To travel this region get a copy of the Gascoyne-Murchison Outback Pathways with three magnificent self drive routes.
2019 Wildflower predictions and sightings
Mount Magnet - White Everlastings 'carpets' now appearing on the eastern entry into Mount Magnet, and also east of the township (see photo from Mount Magnet Visitor Centre). Last updated 12 August 2019.
Kirkalocka Station (situated approx. 60km south of Mount Magnet). Kirkalocka Station reports everlastings are very patchy (they have only sighted a small patch), but while it’s early days it’s hoped the rain front predicted in the coming days will spur on the flowers. Last updated 13 August 2019.
Melangata Station - White, Pink and Yellow everlastings now blooming around Melangata Station (approx. 70km north of Yalgoo, see photo below provided by Jo Clews from Melangata). Last updated 12 August 2019.
Mellenbye Station - the wreath flowers have arrived (Yalgoo Road boundary between Yalgoo/ Morawa) The everlastings, wattle and grevillia are all looking gorgeous (see photo below courtesy of photographer @Tony Tropiano). Mellenbye Station is approx. 77km south of Yalgoo / 50km north of Morawa. Last updated 15 August 2019.
At Paynes Find - Our contact over at Paynes Find Roadhouse reports everlastings are somewhat patchy, but should be at their best in around 1 weeks' time, and should be able to see small clusters along Great Northern Highway near drain/waterways. Ninghan Station (approx 48kms south of Paynes Find), is predicted to be a good place to see everlastings in August. Last updated 12 August 2019.
Wooleen Station (near Murchison Settlement) - White and Yellow Splendid Everlastings now blooming. Last updated 2 August 2019.
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Nallan Station - Nallan Station is situated approx. 15km from Cue. Cath from Nallan reports it's been somewhat patchy but white everlastings are now appearing in some areas around the station. Last updated 13 August 2019.
Sandstone - Our local contact over at Sandstone Visitor Centre reports it's a little early, but indications are the Sandstone area will have a much better wildflower season than the previous two years. Some Red Hakea appearing on the Mount Magnet Road (just out of town). Everlastings have been sighted approx. 15km up on the Mount Magnet Road, but you can also spot a few in the bush on the track into Mickey Well (see photos below supplied by Vickie from Sandstone Visitor Centre). Micky Well is a bit of a 'secret' spot for one of the area’s more passionate wildflower enthusiasts, so indications are pointing it could be a good area for viewing everlastings in the coming weeks. Last updated 8 August 2019.
Road to the Rock
Take a self drive adventure through the heart of Western Australia to Mount Augustus! Found roughly 1,000 kilometres north of Perth in the Gascoyne Murchison region of Western Australia, Mount Augustus is the world’s biggest rock. Located within Mount Augustus National Park, you'll find a lush outback paradise with swimming holes and ancient rock art.
Follow the video links below to view some of the amazing attractions you'll encounter along your road trip to the Rock