On the cool Southcoast of Western Australia
Where to find our wild blossoms
The South Coast of Western Australia is known as a flora diversity hot-spot
and is awash with native blossoms every September to early November. The peak is usually late September
dependent upon weather conditions. There are many walks in bushland all around the area where
flowers can be found.
Point Possession TrailWalk the Point Possession trail, awash with wattle and wildflowers. This image was taken in late October. Its an easy walk, takes about 45 minutes each way with a great swimming spot just near the point. To get there, take Frenchmans Bay Rd from Albany and turn off at the Quaramup Reserve road. Park at Whalers Cove and enter the trail at the Point Possession sign.
Tours in AlbanyThe Busy Blue Bus offers tours of Albany & the Great Southern in Western Australia. Experience a wide range of unique tours from the Killer Whale expedition to our breweries, wineries and fresh local produce. Step into an ancient forest or walk the way of the Anzacs and discover our history and traditions.
Mutton Bird Beach15 minutes from the centre of Albany. Take the Lower Denmark Rd from Albany. Turn left at Elleker-Grasmere Rd, next left into Mutton Bird Rd. follow to the beach carpark. Wildflowers can be found at the T-junction on arrival, from Late September through October and November (usually peaking in early-mid October). There are pathways down to the beach. Walk to the left (south-east) along the bay to find special blossoming eucalypt trees nestling amongst granite rocks near turquoise shallow waters.
Two Peoples BayTake a drive 30 minutes from town, leaving along Ulster Rd (becomes Lower King Road) continue to the turn-off for Two Peoples Bay (and Little Beach) and view wildflowers along the roadside at around the 6km mark. Wildflowers are not as prolific at Two Peoples Bay and Little Beach, however both are great spots to enjoy nature and the beaches.
Porongurups RangesThe forest walk to The Granite Skywalk is a fabulous place to see wildflowers during the spring.
Boardwalk WildflowersVisit this location just 5 minutes from town. Take Middleton Road from the centre of town Middleton Beach. Walk on the Boardwalk 10 - 15 minutes in a southerly direction and see many wildflower varieties, and some amazing views of the King George Sound and Islands. Whales may also be seen during August-October.
Albany HighwayWhen you drive to Albany Western Australia, on the Albany Highway, you will very likely encounter many stunning varieties of wattle along the roadside. If you stop at any roadside bays, take a short walk into bushland and you may see some orchids and other varieties of wildflowers.
William & Anne Gibb ReserveThis reserve is just 15 minutes from the centre of town. Take Ulster road which becomes Lower King Road. Continue past the Allambie Park Cemetery. Turn left at Greatrex Road and park on the corner. Walk into the bush and enjoy the wildflowers.
Annual Wildflower ShowIn Late September, the Albany Wildflower Association hold a display at a local venue, usually held at the Anglican Church Hall in York Street, Albany.
The venue and opening hours are advertised on our events page in late September or for more information, visit the Wildflower association's website.