Ever tried an emu plum? Smelt a spider orchid? Lolled about in firebush?
Western Australia has the most diverse array of wildflowers of anywhere on earth, with over 12,500 different species. Sixty percent of those are endemic to the state, and you’ll find a fair whack of them in Margaret River.
Come in October or November, and you’ll see the country has literally changed colour, with iridescent carpets of flowers stretching to the horizon.
To gain a deeper understanding and discover some of Margaret River’s greatest wildflower secret spots, take a tour with Margaret River Discovery Co. Experienced guide Sean Blocksidge hosts one of the region’s only dedicated wildflower tours, where the region’s illustrious wildflower season along the Cape to Cape Track is explored in detail.
Or, head out with Edgewalkers, who run a variety of guided Cape to Cape walks – from half-day, to full-day, to in-depth explorations of particular parts of the track like the Wilyabrup Cliffs. Guide Erika Jacobson grew up in Margaret River and, channelling her other role as a university lecturer on creativity and innovation, loves to share the power of walking and reconnecting with nature with others. Wildflower season seems like a particularly good time for such an experience!
Margaret River Exposed run tours to activate your senses with a born and bred, true local guide, Hank Durlik, who has lived in Margaret River over 40 years. Step into a luxury Land Rover Discovery to experience the hidden gems you won’t find in your own vehicle, and discover beautiful spots, hidden secrets and stories of the Margaret River region.