Where’s the largest collection of wildflowers on Earth? Step forward, W.A.
It might seem an unlikely answer, but Western Australia boasts an astonishing 12,000+ species, more than 60% of which are found nowhere else on the planet. It’s an unbelievable statistic and warrants WA’s inclusion on any list of the greatest floral displays – along with tulips in the Netherlands, lavender in Provence and cherry blossoms, wisteria and shibasakura in Japan.
The best season for viewing WA’s colourful wildflowers starts right about now, when the flowers start to bloom in the north of the state. The season then sweeps downwards, finishing on the south coast in November.