On a chilly September morning last year, we headed out to Western Australia’s outback to seek out the famous spring wildflowers.
We drove past carpets of wildflowers, walked through bushes and shrub, off the granite soils to the sand plain. Travelling through rolling farmland, we sought out forest alive with wildflowers, both under the trees and along the roadside; overwhelmed by the diverse range of rare, strange and exquisite wildflowers and plant species.
With the help of the experienced guide, we identified delicate wildflowers including renowned everlastings, orchids, red and green kangaroo paw, banksias, bottle brush and Western Australia’s famous orange flowering christmas trees.
We stopped at Aboriginal settlements, wandered around an abandoned mine, munched on Anzac biscuits at an unused train station and lunched at the camping grounds in the outback while gazing at kangaroos.