As the weather slowly starts to warm up, nature comes to life in the south west region of WA. Rated by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), as one of the world’s most important areas for biodiversity and conservation, when visiting this area during the Spring, you’ll certainly understand why.
The wildflower season initially begins at the beginning of June in the northern part of the state, and slowly sweeps down to the south, finishing up at the end of November. With just two months left, this means it’s time to plan your trip to the southern end of the state, and take in what nature has on show in the most beautiful part of the world.
The Best Areas for Wildflowers in Margaret River and Augusta
Want to know the best places to see wildflowers in Margaret River and Augusta? There are many, popular locations around this region, all of which are easily accessible and completely cost-free. Here, we list the most popular three; visit the Boranup Forrest which is apart of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Cape Leeuwin – where the Southern and Indian Ocean meet or enjoy some of Margaret River’s popular and easily accessible walk trails, where you’ll find an expansive range of colourful and unique wildflowers.
Below, we’ve listed the types of wildflowers you’ll find in each of these locations.
Margaret River Walk Trails
Exploring some of the township’s easily accessible walk trails is one of the best ways to see and experience the wildflower season in its full bloom. To find the best or most popular walking and hiking trails, please click here.
What Wildflowers You Can Expect to See:
- Flying Duck orchid
- Rattle Beaks
- Yellow Peas
Boranup Forest, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
Take a journey through the Boranup Karri Forest to see the slender, pale-barked trees towering above your head, and beautiful wildflowers around your feet. You can easily access the Boranup Forrest by car via Caves Road and be sure to stop off at the Boranup Lookout, for sweeping views of the forest and ocean.
What Wildflowers You Can Expect to See in the Boranup Forest:
- Forest Mantis
- Cowslip, Common Donkey and Pink Fairy orchid
- Deep Blue Karri Hovea
- Trailing Clematis
- Yellow Cone Bush
Cape Leeuwin is the perfect place to take in the spectacular coastal scenery. Here, the Southern and Indian Oceans meet to crash ferociously against the cape, whilst on land, there are plenty of incredible fauna and flora to see.
What Wildflowers You Can Expect to See Around Cape Leeuwin:
- Coastal Pimelea
- Fan Flowers
- Augusta Bee
- Funnel Web Spider and Vanilla orchids
Book and Plan Your Stay in the South West
So, what are you waiting for? With just under two months to go until the Wildflower season is over, it’s the perfect time for nature lovers and the entire family to visit the south west region.
Need Accommodation? Experience Augusta have an array of holiday accommodation types on offer – from budget to luxury- and can help you book and plan your stay.