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.
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.
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.