The wildflower season in Western Australia is the largest on earth with over 12,000 species, many only found in Western Australia, blanketing the landscape from north to south.
The optimum time to visit the Margaret River region to discover these colourful and exotic blooms is spring - September, October and November - it's blooming beautiful!
Expert guide, Sean Blocksidge from Margaret River Discover Tours, shares his secrets with Margaret River Busselton Tourism Associations, Tori Wilson, on the best and easily accessible wildflower walks to do in Margaret River.
"The Cape to Cape Track is the jewel in the crown of WA walk trails, five to seven days of awesomeness that varies between beach, forest, cliffs, rivers, gullies, alleys and epic views at every turn. No two days are the same.
The most diverse section is from Boranup Karri Forest, along Conto’s Cliffs through to Redgate Beach. Three massive wows in one day.
If you only have limited time, just the Contos Cliffs section and doing a circular walk back onto Contos Beach is ideal. (Allow around 3 hours)
The best stuff though is the really small stuff. The flowers you have to really work hard to find and the ultimate among those are the orchid species. One of the best sections for spring wildflowers is Ellensbrook through Kilcarnup to Prevelly.”
Sean Blocksidge, Margaret River Discovery Company
You may choose to explore the Margaret River region on your own or opt for a specialised wildflower tour with a local guide. Our recommendation is to get in quick, book in advance, and take the Discovery Tour (operated by Sean himself) with Margaret River Discovery Company.
If you are looking for somewhere special to stay, the Roozen Residence in Prevelly offers luxury self contained accommodation for couples, families and small groups. Situated right in the middle of the Margaret River wine region you'll find plenty of walks right on your doorstep. For bookings contact Karen on 0407 479 004.