Blooming Wildflowers

The Southwest is one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world and visitors to the Margaret River Region have the opportunity to view over 2,500 species of wildflowers.

Here is a list of 8 places in the Busselton and Dunsborough areas you can visit to enjoy the beauty of the Southwest wildflowers:

  • Ludlow Tuart Forest, Busselton- detour through the largest remaining Tuart Forest in the world for your first glimpse of wildflowers on your way to Busselton
  • Ambergate Reserve, Busselton- located a short drive from BIG4 Beachlands there is a 4km walk trail to follow which will allow you see a wide variety of wildflower species.
  • Whicher Range, Busselton- located inland and accessible from Sues Road and the Vasse Highway, it is certainly worth the drive to explore and discover the large number of small, unique wildflowers in this range.
  • Captain Baudin Reserve, Busselton- This is not only a great a place to see coastal varieties of wildflowers, but also waterbirds who live in Vasse Estuary wetlands, listed as ‘Wetlands of International Importance’ by the Ramsar Convention.
  • Big Rock Reserve, Dunsborough- located just out of the town of Dunsborough a visit to the Big Rock Reserve will reward you with scenic views across the natural bushland to the ocean.
  • Meelup Regional Park, Dunsborough- stretching 11km along the coast from Dunsborough to Bunker Bay, don’t forget to look for whales as well as wildflowers as you wander through this coastal park.
  • Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park- there are a series of walk trails around the lighthouse itself, or follow the wheelchair friendly path to sugar loaf rock. For those wanting to explore further, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is also the start of the Cape to Cape track, a fantastic walk that will enable you to discover many wildflowers.
  • Busselton Wildflower Exhibition- time your visit with this annual Wildflower Exhibition, organised by the Uniting Church of Busselton. The annual show has been held for the last 90 years and is a great way to view the variety of wildflowers species that grow in the Busselton region.

Book a break to Busselton and explore the many wildflower hotpsots this Spring.

For more information on where to see wildflowers visit Australias South West's website.