Western Australia is home to more than 1,200 wildflowers floral species, 60 per cent of which cannot be found anywhere else on earth. During wildflower season, from August to November, the vast landscape in the area bursts into vivid hues of pinks, yellows, reds, and purples, providing photographers and nature lovers a feast for the senses.
Tourism Western Australia’s country manager for Singapore and Malaysia, Ava Ang, said: “A blanket of wildflowers will add romance and beauty to any travel experience, but being among nature is also a great way to enhance your health and well-being, with plenty of opportunities to learn about the unique ways Aboriginals have used flowers as a source of nutrition and medicine for thousands of years.”
During this season, there are plenty of opportunities to capture that perfect photo with the beautiful flowers. In Perth, pack a picnic and visit Kings Park and Botanic Gardens (Kaarta Koomba); or drop by Araluen Botanic Park for the Yates Springtime Tulip Festival from August 18 to late September.
To explore more botanical wonders around the state, there is also the Mullewa Annual Wildflower Festival from August 24 to 27; Kalbarri National Park which boasts dazzling wildflowers among dramatic gorges; and several hot spots such as Leeuwin-Naturalist National Park, Stirling Range National Park, Fitzgerald River National Park, and Bluff Knoll.