Visitors flock to Australia’s Coral Coast each year to enjoy the year-round sunshine, get closer to nature and escape crowds. The region begins just two hour’s drive north of Perth at the coastal town of Cervantes and stretches more than 1,000 kilometres north along pristine coastline to Exmouth.

 

Boasting a warm climate all year round, Australia’s Coral Coast offers perfect conditions to enjoy a range of water sports, including swimming, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and boating, while nature lovers also visit to watch humpback whales on their annual migration along the coast between July and October each year.



Coral Coast Wildflowers


Coalseam Conservation ParkWildflowers bloom all year round throughout Australia’s Coral Coast, although the best period to see them is between July and October. The region is home to many species of coastal and inland wildflowers and is best known for vast carpets of everlastings. Wildflower enthusiasts also visit the region to spot endemic species found nowhere else on Earth and rare, delicate flowers such as orchids. The region’s diverse range of flora is sure to delight wildflower enthusiasts and the good news is you don’t even need to go off the beaten track - you’ll spot many species along the roadside.

 

 

Coalseam Conservation Park

Coalseam Conservation Park, between Mingenew and Mullewa features a remarkable variety of woody heath plants that flower profusely during the wildflower season. The real draw-card is the carpets of pink, gold, cream and white everlastings transforming the usually sparse understorey of wattle scrub into a carpet of colour during the wildflower season.

 

Wildflower National Parks

Lesueur National Park

Lesueur National Park is one of the most diverse and rich floral areas in the world. The park is home to almost 900 species, including many plants found nowhere else in the world. This biodiverse hotspot represents approximately ten per cent of the State’s known flora.

 

Kalbarri National Park

From July until October, some 800 species of native flora progressively burst into bloom around Kalbarri and within the National Park. Many of these are endemic to the region, including the Kalbarri spider orchid. Look out for wildflowers on the coastal cliff tops and in the gorges.

 

Shark Bay World Heritage Area

Wildlfowers in Western AustraliaShark Bay has the longest wildflower season in Western Australia with over 700 species of flowering plants. Of these, more than 150 species are of special scientific interest - several are exclusive to the area. The aromatic Tamala rose is one of the region’s most well-known and showy species. The Shark Bay daisy, Royce’s Gum, Rogerson’s grevillea and golden lamb’s tail are also confined to the Shark Bay region. The sceptre banksia features large flower-spikes in summer and, after good winter rains, everlastings often grow in massive drifts of colour.

 

Cape Range National Park

Located within the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, The Cape Range National Park is home to 630 species of flowering plants. The brilliant red sturt desert pea, which flowers in late winter, is a particularly popular flora species here. Also look out for mulla mullas, wattles, everlastings, native fuschias, fanflowers and dampiera within the park.