Wildflower Season Begins
Updated: Aug 11
It's the beginning of the Wildflower Season in WA, and Corrigin is no exception! As the crops get greener and bright yellow canola dominates the landscape, look to the road side and reserves for for the vibrant colours of spring. Pinks, blues, purples, oranges and more will catch your eye as you approach Corrigin town-site.
Orchid lovers and seekers, head to the Corrigin Wildflower drive, located approx 5km west of the Corrigin town-site (opposite the Dog Cemetery). This early in the season Pink Fairy Orchids are what you'll find and many buds which are about to flower. We expect to see Sugar Orchids, Spider Orchids, Donkey Orchids, Green Fringed Mantis Orchids and Jack in the Box Orchids. You'll see these predominantly along the first stretch of the drive trail, just after the drive entrance and around the first corner.
Please keep in mind that the 4km drive trail is one way only. The wide, well graded gravel/sand track can become flooded after heavy rains, however a 4WD towing a van should make it through with ease.
Take your time along the drive trail to park up and walk on foot around the area. Just be careful of where you step, not to damage any of the wonderful flora or disturb the ants nests!
As you make your way along the Drive Trail, don't forget to look at the colour on the bushes, with cone flowers budding, Hibbertia flowering and red toothbrush gravilleas vibrant. On the lower ground level look out for dampiera lavandulacea, purple peas, jugs and sundews.
Planning your visit to Corrigin Wildflower Drive
Before heading to the Corrigin Wildflower Drive,make sure you call into the Corrigin Community Resource Centre to find out what's blooming and the best places to look.
Location: 55 Larke Crescent, Corrigin
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9am - 4.30pm
Phone: 9063 2778
Pick up a Wildflower Drive Brochure from the Community Resource Centre or download it here.
Share your experience with us!
If you find any flowers before we do let us know through Facebook or email, by sending us your photos and information. Please provide your name and if known, the botanical name of the wildflowers in your image/s. Sharing you short videos of significant wildflower displays are encouraged with information of location and species if known.
Wheres the next Wildflower hot spot?
The WA Visitor Centre has an mobile tracking app which helps you identify recent sightings and Australia's Golden Outback along with the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre keeps you up-to-date with whats happening in the region.
Check out the above mentioned websites by clicking on the links above.