From July to September Australia's North West comes alive with a blanket of spectacular wildflowers.
Plants and wildflower species in the North West have evolved to survive in an arid climate that receives most of its rainfall during summer by way of tropical cyclones.
River, creeks and lakes are lined with river red gums, coolibah, silver cadjeput and desert bloodwood trees. Gorges contain permanent water supplies to support moisture-loving plants like the common rock fig and rock kurrajong.
In season, wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes, like the unmistakeable Sturt’s desert pea, fluffy mulla mulla, the tall majestic Ashburton pea or any number of the 65 species of Acacia (wattle) can be seen throughout the region. Visit the Wildflowers WA website for details of Australia's North West wildflower viewing locations.