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.

Australia’s Golden Outback have been busy spotting the below wildflowers.

Chittering Valley - Cresthill Road and Blackboy Ridge

  • Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)
  • Blue leschenaultia (Lechenaultia biloba)
  • Hovea
  • Donkey orchid (Diuris)
  • Blue enamel orchid (Elythranthera brunonis)
  • Pink orchid (Phalaenopsis schilleriana)
  • Spider orchid (Caladenia)
  • Cat's paw (Anigozanthus)
Dowerin - Minnivale townsite
  • Pink feather flowers (False spirea)
  • Black toothbrush grevillea (Grevillea armigera)
  • Christmas morrison (Verticordia nitens)

Wyalkatchem - Wyalkatchem Reserve and Korrelocking Reserve

  • Sundew orchid (Drosera glanduligera)
  • Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis)

Trayning - Billycatting Reserve

  • White flowered sundews (Drosera sp.)
  • Spider, Donkey and Fairy orchids

Beacon and Billiburning

  • Spider and Fairy orchids 
  • Pink, White and Yellow everlastings
  • Grevillea
  • Hakea
  • Eremophila
  • Sandpaper wattle

Merredin

  • Hakea
  • Grevillea (Grevillea robusta)
  • Guinea Flower (Hibbertia)
  • Snail orchids in Tamma Parkland

From Perth to Mukinbudin, the following blooms are flourishing along the way

  • Botany Bay orchid (Pterostylis sp)
  • Winter flowering wattles (Acacia pycnantha)
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
  • Purple Dampieria
  • Hairy stem orchids (Pterostylis sp. 'hairy') are spotted on Westonia Walk Trail near site 8 Echidna Walk
  • Other perennial shrubs around Koorda, Gabbin and Billyacatting Hill areas

If travelling further south to Bruce’s Rock Nature Reserve, there are plenty spotted off the track

  • Snail orchids (Pterostylis sp)
  • Inland hairy stemmed orchids (Pterostylis sp. 'hairy')
  • Various snail orchids (Pterostylis scabra orchids)