Traversing the awe-inspiring landscapes of Australia’s Golden Outback, these epic wildflower road trip trails are the best way to experience WA’s wildflower season.

Each spring, Western Australia’s wildflowers put on a colourful show bigger and better than anywhere else in the world - transforming the Golden Outback into a flower-lovers paradise, where you can admire seemingly-endless carpets of everlastings, search for rare and precious orchids in the ancient seams of giant granite rocks and watch incredible sunsets paint the sky (and the flowers) gold.

Yet, while the wildflowers are the main attraction, they’re also a good excuse to get out and explore the lesser-visited regions of the state when they’re at their colourful best; to visit ancient granite rocks and Aboriginal art, check out rural towns and historic and cultural hotspots like the PUBLIC Silo Art Trail and even go whale-watching, while the cover of darkness brings Milkyway season and inky black skies that are perfect for stargazing.

With the spectacle spanning across the entire state, the hardest part will be choosing where to go. Check out these WA wildflower road trip itineraries for some self-drive trip planning inspiration - or if that just sounds too stressful, hop on a WA wildflower tour and let them show you the best of the west! From day trips to week-long adventures, we’ve got you covered.

About the Outback Wildflower Trails

These self-drive road trips are the blueprint for an amazing holiday across the Golden Outback, each one showcasing the stunning scenery and rich culture of the region, along with the amazing wildflowers.

Most are fully 2WD accessible and have accommodation options including farm stays and station stays, along with hotels and campsites, however, they do fill up pretty quickly so book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. A lot of camps are also first in, first-served, so try to arrive as early as you can to snag a spot, though there are some overflow ovals and things if everywhere is full.

For more details and WA wildflower maps, read on and click through, or visit our Where to See Wildflowers page to help you plan your own itinerary.

Perenjori wreath flowers and foxgloves 3 days - Northern Wheatbelt

Wildflower Way

This stunning wildflower route will take you from Dalwallinu through the stunning Northern Wheatbelt towns, finishing in coastal Geraldton. Each…

Wongan Hills Wildflower Tour photo credit Alexandra Casey2 3 - 5 Days Perth to Morawa Return

Everlastings Wildflower Trail

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…

Wildflowers during Spring Bencubbin 7 days. Wheatbelt

Granite Loop Wildflower Trail

The golden-hued Wheatbelt provides a visual, natural and cultural smorgasbord on this wildflower adventure covering 7 days and looping over 843…

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3 Day Winery, Woodlands and Wheatbelt Trail

Drive through picturesque farmland to boutique wineries, take superb nature walks and view local nocturnal wildlife and granite outcrops.

Road To The Rock Wooleen Rock Sunset DSC9466credit Rob Mulally and Georgia Rickard 9 Days. Gascoyne Murchison Region

Road to the Rock

If you’re looking for a rugged, authentic outback escape, with some of the most renowned 4WD trails in the world, the Gascoyne Murchison needs to be…

Couple in wildflowers at Wave Rock near Hyden 5 days - Central Wheatbelt

Wave Rock Wildflower Trail

Escape the ordinary and lose yourself in the jaw-dropping glory of nature on this unique journey across the Golden Outback. From August to…

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2 Day Granite Wildflower Trail

Embark on a mesmerizing two-day wildflower journey from Perth to Merredin and be captivated by a vibrant showcase of native flora as you traverse…

Coastal wildflowers in Fitzgerald River National Park 8 days - Esperance & Fitzgerald Coast

Esperance Wildflower Trail

Buckle-up for a technicolour adventure. Over eight days and almost 2,000 kilometres, a profusion of native wildflowers stream past on this road trip…

Laverton Wildflowers Great Central Road 7 days - Wheatbelt & Goldfields

Wheatbelt & Goldfields Wildflower Trail

Blaze through the goldfields on a magic carpet ride of wildflowers. On this 7 day, 1,765 kilometre adventure, you’ll experience technicolour…

Kennedy Range Panoramic 9 - 12 days. Gascoyne Murchison Region

Northern Explorer Wildflower Trail

On this northern-bound wildflower adventure a wonderland of Heritage-listed national parks, rugged coastline and ancient rocks awaits the intrepid…

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4 Day Granite & Goldfields Wildflower Trail

Take the Granite and Goldfields Wildflowers Drive in spring time and enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Western Australia’s best wildflower…

Girl in Royal Hakea Hakea Victoria in Fitzgerald River National Park

5 Day Coastal Wildflower Trail

The Coastal Wildflowers Self Drive takes you on a journey of discovery through spectacular natural scenery that is home to some of Western…

Wildflower Events

Esperance Wildlfower Show

Esperance Wildflower Festival

2023 theme is Banksias The Esperance Wildlfower Festival will feature: A display of over 600 individual specimensArt CompetitionsGuest…

Reynoldson Reserve Festival Wongan Hills

Reynoldson Reserve Festival Weekend 2024 - TBC

This annual weekend festival is the highlight of our local events calendar! It starts with a Sundowner on the Friday evening with food, drinks, and…

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Wildflowers & the Weather

When planning a trip in advance, you’ll also have to bear in mind that Western Australia’s wildflower season can be a little unpredictable. It’s very much dependent on the weather and rainfall over winter, so keep an eye on the wildflower forecasts to avoid disappointment. Lower rainfall tends to affect the more arid areas most - so you’ll see probably see fewer flowers up in the Gascoyne-Murchison and the Goldfields but should still get lucky in the Wheatbelt and around Esperance.

For more info, inspo and hot tips for the upcoming season, follow Australia’s Golden Outback on Facebook and Instagram and check in with the Visitor Centre for the area you’re planning on visiting.