The 2019 wildflower season for Australia’s Coral Coast is expected to commence in earnest from mid-August due to later than expected seasonal rains. Significant July rainfall has pushed germination and flowering out a few weeks resulting in a late start to the season.
When does it start?
Blooming Now - Red Desert Sturt Pea in the Cape Range National Park with the everlasting flowers on display right now in Carnarvon and at Woolen Station, found between Shark Bay and Kalbarri.
Bonus - Western Flora Caravan Park is in bloom now and offering free wildflower walking tours daily.
August 2019 - The heartland of wildflower country and the many inland towns of Coorrow and Mullewa are already reporting sightings of a variety of Orchids, Eremophilas, Wattles and Hakeas in flower, with plenty more species well on their way. The everlastings are beginning to appear and are generally more prolific east of Carnamah.
Bonus - MidWest Adventure Tours is offering full-day wildflower tours from Geraldton between July to October.
September 2019 - A bucket list item for flora lovers, the Wreath Leschenaultia, is expected to be on full display by late-August/early-September.
Bonus - Illegal Tender Rum Co will have blooming everlasting carpets from September. Enjoy a rum tasting, lunch at the new restaurant and meet Billy and Tilly their goats!
Best locations for viewing wildflowers
There a number of hotspots such as
- Lesueur and Badgingarra National Parks
- Eneabba to Dongara (specifically the tiny town of Arrowsmith)
- Coalseam Conservation Park, Three Springs, Mullewa and Mingenew
- Kalbarri National Park
- The greater Carnarvon area including the Blowholes
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Did you know?
The Coral Coast is home to three (3) of Australia's fifteen (15) National Biodiversity Hotspots, being Mount Lesueur-Eneabba, Geraldton to Shark Bay sand plains, and the Carnarvon Basin. Blooms can be seen along the entire Coral Coast all year, in places such as Lesueur National Park, Cape Range National Park, and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. The flowers are more seasonal in areas such as Coalseam Conservation Park and Pindar.