The Wheatbelt region is a land of striking contrasts, with open farmlands, rust-red granite outcrops, salt lake views and numerous nature reserves. Marvel at the magnificent views from Elachbutting Rock or follow the Granite Loop Trail in spring and explore a wonderland of wildflowers.

September, 2017

The Wheatbelt region blooms to life with dashes of colours throughout the season, which typically lasts between July and October with an abundance of Orchids and Everlastings across the Wheatbelt,  plus more. Check out what's been seen so far this season. 

A wreath flower in regional WA
The wreath flower is a striking gem in the WA outback


  • One Sided bottlebrush, Calothamnus quadrifidus 
  • The usual species including banksias, verticordia, and yellow and black kangaroo paws 

Base of Wave Rock

  • Bunny orchid
  • Winter spider orchid


  • Grevillea
  • Hakea
  • Eremophila
  • Sandpaper wattle


  • Wattles
  • Native foxglove


There are wildflowers from Chittering to Bindoon, which can be spotted along the Great Northern Highway, including:

  • Red kangaroo paws 

Bruce Rock

  • Orchids
  • Sundew
  • Wattle
  • Bottlebrush
  • Eucalypt (mallee)


  • Keep an eye out for the small number of orchids in bloom 


Mia Moon Reserve

  • Pink candy orchid
  • Blue fairy orchid
  • Snail orchid
  • Leek orchid
  • Spider orchid


  • Pink feather 
  • Black toothbrush grevillea
  • Kunzias
  • Verticordia


  • Greenwood orchid
  • Snail orchid


  • Dark mauve Verticordia near the townsite 


Totadgin Conservation Park

  • Donkey orchids
  • Spider orchids
  • Blue orchids
  • Single everlastings

Merredin Peak

  • Donkey orchids


Westways farm

There are many species you can see at the farm, including: 

  • Verticordias
  • Banksias
  • Hibbertias

Candy's Bush Reserve

  • Orchids
  • Hakea
  • Grevillea


  • Wattles
  • Senna
  • Hakea
  • Quandongs
  • Purple dampiera
  • Purple calytrix
  • Yellow hibbertia
  • Red flowering kunzia
  • Tea tree
  • Donkey orchids
  • Everlastings


  • Vanilla bush
  • Kunzia pulchella 


  • White flowered sundews
  • Darwinia chiddarcooping
  • Spider orchid
  • Fairy orchid
  • Donkey orchid


  • Wattles
  • Senna
  • Grevilleas
  • Hakeas
  • Silver mallee
  • Purple peacock beetles

Wongan Hills

Piawaning Road

  • Grevilleas
  • Prickly toothbrush
  • Pink poker
  • Acacia
  • Smoke bush
  • Tea tree
  • Hakeas
  • Isopogens
  • Dampiera

Gathercole walk trail

  • Kunzea
  • Calytrix
  • Verticordias
  • Waitzias


  • Rare orchids
  • Sundew
  • Everlastings
  • Wyalkatchem foxglove