Wild Flowers

Im currently at Carnarvon traveling down the west coast of Australia and would like some feedback from locals to where and when is the best time to see wild flowers.
Cheers
Humpback
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Reply By: Member - Col G (WA) - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 20:05

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 20:05
Humpback

Im no expert in this but you probably need to be a bit inland of where you are to see wildflowers, they should be coming out now or maybe you are slightly early, if you took the road over to intersect with the Mullewa to Murchison road and then headed south you would be in the right area in my opinion.

No doubt you will get other comments that will disagree, however the coastal route is not very scenic as far as wildflowers go.

Enjoy your trip and have a great time.

Cheers

Col
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 20:38

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 20:38
Wildflowers (everlastings) were just starting north of Mullewa three weeks ago; should be good now.

If you continue down the NWC Hwy, Kalbarri National Park and the the sand plains north of there could be good. In good years the sandplains can be sensational. If it doesn't seem there's a lot out (the sanfdplains won't have carpets of everlastings - these are found in the mulga country) just get out of the car and walk around; you'll be amazed at the species diversity.

Cheers.
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 22:46

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 22:46
Gidday

As John says you may need to move away from the coast to see the everlastings, the so called carpet of flowers. Anywhere east of geraldton

The Kalbarri National Park is a flora hot spot but it may be better there if you get out of the car and walk into the bush to see the flowering shrubs.

Further south pastGeraldton around Eneabba, Badgingarra and Jurien there are any number of reserves in the coastal areas which would be worth a look.

Most towns have an info centre and will happily guide you. The wildflower season is important to local economies and most people are only too happy to help.

Enjoy the drive.

Ross

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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 23:08

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 23:08
Hi Humpback.
Lots of everlastings out now between paynesfind south to dalwallinu and orchids in the same area if you know where to look. Perenjori visitor centre is a good place to start. Good year up that way sor far.
Cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: Member - Woteva - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 23:24

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 23:24
I have today (Saturday), returned to Perth from Gullewa (80kms north east of Morawa on the Morawa Yalgo road) and there are good displays of wildflowers on the road verge up that way, especially the Gullewa end.

There is about 20kms of gravel between Gullewa and Morawa but its in excellent condition.
Cheers
Woteva
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Reply By: Cheeky1 - Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 10:37

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 10:37
Humpback,
Only a couple of hundred k's south of you (Carnarvon), around the Overlander Roadhouse area, there are carpets of everlastings all over the place right now.
Good patches all the way down to the Kalbarri turn off...
Ray
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Reply By: Freshstart - Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 10:41

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 10:41
Taken a couple of weeks ago at the turn off to Monkey Mia.

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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 16:25

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 16:25
As already said you need to be on the Great Northern Hwy (not on the coast). We are camp hosting and people say flowers just coming out at Coal Seam (east of Geraldton). Plenty of flowers around Paynes Find. Best bet is to ring ahead to tourist info centres in those small towns. They have their finger right on the pulse.
Looking ahead Perth around early September and for the biggest variety of orchids, around Kojonup, Tambelup & Cranbrook first week in October. After that into the south and south west areas.

Neil
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Follow Up By: humpback - Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 17:25

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 17:25
Thank you to everybody who took the time to respond great feedback.
Cheers
Humpback
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 01:22

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 01:22
Hi Humpback,

What MANY do not realise (or will tell you) about wildflowers.... they are around ALL year.

Have a great trrip :-) and keep looking.

Cheers.
Wayne & Sally.




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