Welcome to Wildflower Way
Extending north from the towns of Moora and Wongan Hills in WA's northern wheatfields (Ballardong lands) to meet the coast at Geraldton, WA's Wildflower Way joins the dots between a series of humble farming towns: Ballidu, Pithara, Dalwallinu, Wubin, Buntine, Latham, Perenjori and Morawa…most of which have a wheat silo, a pub and a caravan park. But you're not necessarily here to drink beer and pitch a tent: the main game here is native wildflowers, which burst into glorious bloom between August and September. Collectively, Western Australia's annual wildflower bloom is the largest such event on earth, including more than 12,000 species – more than 60% are found nowhere else. You won't see all of them along Wildflower Way – there are plenty more further north in the Pilbara and the southwest – but as the hordes of camera-wielding flower fans attest, this landscape is bloomin' marvellous.
For pre-trip inspiration, check out www.wildflowercountry.com.au.