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Western Australia is home to more than 12,000 species of beautiful wildflowers, 60 per cent of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The flowering season starts in June and July, when the vast plains of outback Australia in Pilbara, Goldfields and Coral Coast fill with colour. The contrast between the red desert earth and the technicolour blooms is truly something to behold. By the time spring rolls around in September, the wildflowers are finally blooming in Perth.

The best places to see Western Australia’s famous wildflowers

However, if you want to see the best of the blooms this year, there’s a handy little tracker app that can help with that.

This year the state of Western Australia has launched an interactive wildflower tracker that will be updated regularly with reports of where the latest wildflower bloomings are happening, so users have an accurate guide of where to snap the perfect Insta-shot.

The best places to see Western Australia’s famous wildflowers

And if getting that perfect shot is more your thing, the app allows you to upload photos and videos of time amongst the wildflowers. It’s exactly what you need to find the best wildflower sites this year. Prefer to go old school? You can download a map from the Western Australia tourism website.

Best places to see wildflowers in Western Australia

  • Noble Falls
  • Wave Rock
  • Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
  • Hutt Lagoon
  • Mid-west region, Mullewa
  • Carnamah-Eneabba Wildflower Drive
  • Boranup Karri Forest
  • Coorow Wildflower Drive
  • Kings Park (Perth)

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Keen to see more of Western Australia? Watch the video below, Fast Ed's guide to WA!

Laura Barry Laura Barry is a writer, bookworm and interior design enthusiast with a love for reporting on all things homes, travel and lifestyle. When not tapping away at her keyboard, Laura can be found making endless cups of tea or perusing the shelves of Sydney’s many bookstores.