Wildflowers of the Rainbow Coast

Albany, Denmark & Walpole, Western Australia
Wildflowers of the South Coast of Western Australia

Wildflowers along the South Coast usually appear in the months of Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

The wildflower seasons is outlined below as a guide. Below you will find the LOCATIONS OF WILDFLOWERS along the Coast as well as photographs of our favourite Wildflowers. You can also find a calendar for specific wildflowers and the time they blossom, below.

The South West Coast of Australia is home to one of the richest floras in the world.

Native Wisteria

Native Wisteria: Hardenbergia comptoniana, September to November

Starting late in August and stretching into the summer months wildflowers can be seen throughout the region.

The colours spring forth from the undergrowth like waterfalls of colour. From oceanside to far within the forest canopy wildflowers are captivating. Come and visit during the spring to experience the beauty and diversity of these amazing colourful creations.

International Biodiversity

"The Walpole Wilderness Reserve is a International Bio diversity area as within its 846,000 hectares it contains hundreds of flora and fauna otherwise extinct.

There are more than 4000 species of flowering plants, of which 80% grow nowhere else. This proliferation occurred after the isolation of the region from Eastern Australia in the early Cretaceous age some 100 million years ago."

*Wildflowers of Southern Australia, Margaret G Corrick & Bruce A. Fuhrer.

Vanilla Lilly

Vanilla Lilly /Purple Tassel: Sowerbaea laxiflora
September to November

When to see Wildflowers

Wildflower Seasons, South Coast

Jan – April:
Albany Bottlebrush - Callistemon speciosus
Swamp Bottlebrush – Beaufortia sparsa

Feb – April:
Lanoline Bush – Franklandia fucifolia

May – October:
Qualup Bell – Pimelea physodes

May – Jan:
Scarlet Banksia – Banksia coccinea

June – July:
Royal Hakea – Hakea victoria

June – October:
Coral Vine - Kennedia coccinea
Blue Tinsel Lily – Calectasia grandiflora

June – Nov:
Rose Cornflower – Isopogan formosus
Red Leschenaultia – Lechenaultia Formosa

July – Nov:
Winged Bornia – Boronia alata

July – December:
Scallops – Hakea cucullate
Large Waxflower – Chamelaucium megalopetalum

August – November:
Corky Honeymyrtle – Melaleuca suberosa

August – December:
Black Kennedia – Kennedia nigricans

Sept – Dec:
Hooded Lily – Johnsonia lupulina
Red Kangaroo Paw – Anigozanthos rufus

Sept – Jan:
Sticky Tailflower – Anthocercis viscosa

Nov – April:
Albany Pitcher Plant – Cephalotus follicularis

All year round:
Chittick – Lambertia inermis

Common Location of Wildflowers on the South Coast:

Torndirrup National Park Torndirrup National Park
Including The Gap, Natural Bridge, The Blowholes, Jimmy Newells Harbour, Stony Hill, Cable Beach & Stony Hill. Visit Torndirrup National Park
West Cape Howe National Park West Cape Howe National Park
Containing the southernmost point of Western Australia this national park is astounding. Visit West Cape Howe National Park
Gull Rock National Park Gull Rock National Park
25k east of Albany, Gull Rock National Park is a reserve for many endangered animals, trees and birds. Visit Gull Rock National Park
Two Peoples Bay NP Two Peoples Bay NP
Located approximately 25 kilometres north-east of Albany. Rediscovery of the presumed extinct noisy scrub-bird. Visit Two Peoples Bay NP

Photographs of South Coast Wildflowers:

Enjoy the wildflowers photo gallery:

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Southern Cross

Southern Cross: Xanthosia rotundifolia
August to December

Coral Vine

Coral Vine: Kennedia coccinea
September to December

Sticky Tail Flower

Sticky Tail Flower: Anthoceris viscosa
September to December

Eutaxia myrtifolia

Eutaxia myrtifolia
October to November

Pixie Mops

Pixie Mops: Petrophile linearis
August to October

Swamp bottlebrush

Swamp bottlebrush: Beaufortia sparsa
October to December

Current Weather on the Coast

Weather in Albany

Weather in Denmark

Weather in Walpole

Additional resources for visiting the Rainbow Coast:

Wildflower Videos:

Rainbows Rainbows
The coast is perfectly placed to see Rainbows! And perfectly named. Green trees, mountains, forests beaches, and winter rainbows. Visit Rainbows
Seasons of the Coast Seasons of the Coast
You will find a Seasons Calendar with Wildflower and a Whales to help you plan your visit to the South Coast - The Rainbow Coast! Visit Seasons of the Coast
South Coast Beaches Map South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Beaches from west of Walpole to East of Albany all on one map! Visit South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Weather South Coast Weather
The climate of the Rainbow Coast is considered to be "the best in the world," according to those who live here. Visit South Coast Weather