Avon Valley Wildflower Trails
See Avon Valley's Wildflowers in Spring.
The historic countryside of the Avon Valley provides an exquisite range of wildflowers, that bloom from September to November. Download the Avon Valley Wildflower Trails brochure for hotspots, or visit the local visitor centres in Northam, Toodyay, York, Goomalling and Beverley for maps and further information.
Beverley Wildflower Trails
Avondale Bush Reserve Walk Trail
This Bush Reserve Trail is marked with a total distance of 1.8km. No hiking experience is needed however a reasonable level of fitness is required. It is recommended to allow an hour to walk the loop. On the trail you will discover an abundance of flora and fauna. Note: This trail is currently only accessible by appointment. Please contact National Trust of WA (08) 9321 6088.
Avondale Drive Trail
The Avondale Drive Trail at Avondale Farm is 5km, however this will take longer than you expect with a speed limit of 15kph and much to see. Just over halfway through the trail you will get to the Avondale Bush Reserve Trail, so jump out and stretch your legs for a walk through the Bush Reserve. Note: This trail is currently only accessible by appointment. Please contact National Trust of WA (08) 9321 6088.
Brooking St Reserve Trail
The Brooking Street Bush Reserve trails are walking distance from the main street and just around the corner from the RV Park. The reserve is a small but bountiful Bush Reserve. The reserve has over 12 native orchid species of which many are seen from July - October. The hybrid pink fairy and cowslip orchid is a species that attracts many. Download their handy guide to find out more.
Dale River Reserve Trail
The Dale River reserve is located around 20km from the Beverley townsite. Located along the Dale River the reserve is a biodiversity hotspot for birdlife and native vegetation. There are two relatively easy walk trails under 1km from the main pool site. The wildflower loop which is best to walk in August and September and a river walk. Download their handy guide to find out more.
Northam Wildflower Trails
Clackline Reserve From the Great Eastern Highway (heading towards Perth), turn right onto Refractory Road, and follow this until the end, where you will turn left. Follow this road around, and you will see the Clackline Reserve. Clackline also has a number of other walk trails (including the popular Flora Trail) which can be accessed by starting at Lion Park (Spencers Brook Road). Also look out for Bobakine reserve nearby.
Woondowing Nature Reserve
From the Great Eastern Highway (heading towards Perth), turn right onto Coates Road (after you pass through Bakers Hill). Follow this road around, until you reach Sims Road, where you should turn right. Follow Sims Road along, and you will see the nature reserve area on your right-hand side.
Toodyay Wildflower Trails
Bilya Walk Track
The Bilya Walk Track follows the Avon River for 7.2km from Duigee Park to Nardie Cemetery in Toodyay. There is a grand array of birdlife and scenic vistas of the Avon River. The diverse range of habitats provide for an exquisite range of wildflowers with some unique species. This marked and signposted walk track follows the western bank of the Avon River for 6.5km from the Toodyay Caravan Park to the Nardie pioneer cemetery. Follow the orange markers as the track passes many features of interest. It is the best way to access river viewpoints, especially at Avon Descent time. Picnic facilities and seating have been installed along the way. Allow at least 2 hours one way. Conditions may vary according to the season. Bilya means river in Noongar language.The Avon River (Gulgulga Bilya) is a place of great cultural significance to the Ballardong people. Please respect the environment and wildlife.
Toodyay Reserve Trails
Visit Toodyay's reserves including Dawn Atwell Nature Reserve, Rugged Hills Reserve, Majestic Heights Reserve, Panorama Reserve and Pelham Reserve and follow their walk trails to experience the regions spectacular flora and fauna. Wildflower sightings include a variety of Orchids, Blue Lechenaultia, Fringed Lily, Cat's Paw, fields of everlastings and more! Click here to find out more about these trails or download the brochure.
York Wildflower Trails
Golf Links Walk (Oswald Sergeant Reserve)
5kms west of York on Great Southern Hwy departing from York Golf Club. This four-kilometre track includes a stunning range of acacia species, wildflowers and the odd wallaby and echidna have been spotted here too! A hotspot in wildflower season to view a number of Orchid species, everlastings and towering Mallee Gum and Powder Bark trees
Great Southern Hwy, 10kms south of York coming from Beverley. The best time to visit is winter & Spring with the river flowing and surrounding landscape in full greenery. A hotspot for birdlife and native fauna. Gwambygine Park is also a RV and pet friendly camp spot offering gas BBQ’s, picnic tables, potable water and public toilets.
The reserve is a hotspot for photos due to its stunning display of wildflowers in Spring. The roadside is dotted with buttercups, everlastings and Canola can often be viewed along the picturesque drive out to Mokine Reserve.
WA's Wildflower Country Self-Drive Road Trip
This epic seven-day, self-drive road trip begins in Perth before traversing Australia’s Coral Coast, where you’ll explore the wildflower blanketed terrain at Coalseam Conservation Park enroute north to Kalbarri, where you’ll journey through coastal cliffs and the inland red banded gorges of Kalbarri National Park. You’ll then take the roads less travelled around Australia’s Golden Outback, with a station stay, rustic dining and a Monster Truck wildflower experience. And finally meander through the charming, culture-rich country towns of the Avon Valley, before a wander through the wildflowers at Wongamine Nature Reserve and the purpose planted everlasting and canola fields. You’ll have the opportunity to channel all things sophistication, while you sip on delicious wines and indulge in culinary genius while learning the history behind the venues.
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