What's blooming now around the towns in the Northern Wheatbelt, Wildflower Way and Wildflower Country
2019 Wildflower predictions and sightings
(Last updated 14 August 2019)
Wildflowers have matured quickly and there are some good areas along Jones Lake Road and further out at Koolanooka Springs and also along Mungada Road on the way out to Karara Mine. Mainly White Everlastings, Pom Poms and smaller yellow flowers. There are some orchids out but you need to look for them!
There are also some good areas of Pink and White Everlastings along the Widimia Walk Trail in the old Dam catchment at Morawa.
A trip out the West Pintharuka Road past the old Sports Ground would be worthwhile. Donkey Orchids will be seen on some of the rocky areas near the Road. In addition, a trip up Milloy Road from West Pintharuka Road To West Gutha Road would be worthwhile. Visitors can continue on to Bilya Rock from there.
If you are driving past the Pitharuka Dam & War Rock through the hills to the Yalgoo Road make sure you turn north and drive you will find the Wreath Flowers starting to mature approximately 35km from Morawa. Some of the Salt Lakes out through the Karara Rangeland Park are quite spectacular but roads & tracks are very rough and over grown. They are suitable for 4 wheel drive off road vehicles. There is limited mobile service in the Rangeland so visitors need to be careful.
There are additional small areas of Wreath flowers that will be coming on soon but visitors should contact the Morawa Information Centre for exact directions. Last updated 12 August 2019.
Call into the Wongan Hills Visitor Centre for a local map and the latest information on what is currently flowering. The Piawaning Road out to Mt O’Brien and Mt Matilda comes alive with grevilleas, prickly toothbrush, pink poker & more. The Mt Matilda Walk Trail should be at its peak in two weeks. Gathercole Nature Reserve is spectacular with kunzea, calytrix, verticordias and waitzias. Christmas Rock Walk & the Wongan Wildflower Walk in town have a great display of flowering plants. Orchids can be found at all these walks. Last updated 12 August 2019.
Wongan Hills Events
Reynoldson Reserve Festival – 1-3 November 2019
The annual Reynoldson Reserve Festival Weekend will be held at “The Station” from 1-3 November. The reserve is 29km north of Wongan Hills and comes alive with Verticordia from mid Oct-Dec. Buses will take you to the reserve on Saturday & Sunday, book on the day at the Visitor Centre. Sundowner Friday night with entertainment. Market & food stalls, kid’s activities including Sci-Tech, celebrity guests horticulturist Neville Passmore and Jo Clews (Melangata Station) camp cooking demonstrations plus much more. Sunday Seniors morning tea Sing-A-Long and entertainment. For more information see www.wongantourism.com.au/reynoldson-reserve
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Dalwallinu and Wubin - Whilst late winter rain has resulted in a slow start to the season, the orchids have begun appearing and flowering shrubs are expected to bloom in the next few weeks. As at early August Mia Moon Reserve, Petrudor Rocks & Xantippe Tank all have assorted orchids ranging from blue fairy, spider and leek, with sun, ant, donkey and cowslips yet to flower. Call into the Dalwallinu Discovery Centre for further updates. Last updated 9 August 2019.
Wubin Wheatbin Museum - Make sure you visit this hidden gem, open 10am-3pm daily (subject to volunteers). Tel 0427 553 622.
Dalwallinu Wattle Week Festival 7-13 September - a week of fabulous activities with something for everyone, inc. assorted tours, family day, free entertainment & much more.
Dalwallinu Arts Festival 13-14 September - held biennially this popular Art & Craft purchase exhibition attracts entrants from all over WA. For further details on both events visit www.dalwallinu.wa.gov.au/events
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Moora - the beautiful country town of Moora is situated on the banks of the Moore River. Moora is located less than two hour’s drive north of Perth. It is surrounded by impressive Salmon Gums, beautiful parks, gardens and heritage buildings and is a popular stopover for tourists following the Wildflower Trail. A unique collection of WA wildflowers can be seen in the parks and walks around town.
Carnaby’s Cockatoo Interpretive Walk Trail - takes you along the banks of the Moora River and around the Moora townsite. Whilst walking, you may be lucky and spot a white tailed Carnaby’s Cockatoo.
Candy’s Bush Reserve - has a magical display of orchids, hakea and grevillea currently blooming. Last updated 9 August 2019.
If you are looking to view the heritage of the district the Moora Museum is open every Sunday from 9-2pm during May to November.
For further information call into the Moora CRC and Visitor Centre.
Moora Show: Sat 21 September
Moora Races: Sat 12 October
Gravel Grinder Challenge: Sat 19 October
Mingenew Hill - Head to Mingenew Hill for an amazing view of the town. You will also see the stunning yellow of pom pom everlastings. The surrounding canola crops are also starting to flower in vibrant yellow. As you walk up the road from Drovers Rest to the hill car park you will find blue fairy orchids, pink fairy orchids and fringe lillies.
Coalseam Conservation Park - Coalseam has come alive in pink, yellow and white with carpets of everlastings. Keep a look out at the lookout for snail orchids, pink and blue fairy orchids, spider orchids and fringe lillies. You will also find a vast mix of flowering shrubs and bushes from the Acacia, Eucalyptus, Hakea, Grevillea and Melaleuca families.
Depot Hill - Carpets of pink everlasting along with all the above trees, shrubs and orchids. You will also find Spider orchids, purple tassels and cowslips. The orchids can be found near the river and up around the first benches on the track.
Mingenew Recreation Centre (Showground Road) - see carpets of pink everlastings can be found south east of the hockey field. You will also find fringe lillies and blue fairy orchids. Plenty more to see if you wonder through the golf course. You will also find spider orchids on the right hand side of Showground Road as you head towards the recreation centre.
Yandanooka South Road - Carpets of everlastings now blooming
Morawa-Three Springs Road (near Mt Campbell). Pink salt lakes surrounded by carpets of white everlastings. Last updated 14 August 2019.
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