Pink Sunray Wildflower, WA
Follow their vivid trail to Ningaloo Reef, where you can swim with whale sharks and snorkel over tropical fish and coral. Capture their life-affirming colour in rugged Kalbarri National Park, near Geraldton, or in sculpted Kings Park in Perth. Let them lead you to the waves, caves and wineries of Margaret River. Walk with them through soaring karri forests on the Bibbulmun Track or take in their dazzling diversity from Albany. Do wildflower day walks, join longer tours or celebrate the blooms with the locals at any of the many festivals.
Four wheel drive from Broome to the Pilbara, where the state's floral spectacular usually kicks off in June. After the first tropical rains, native hibiscus, bluebells, sticky cassia, mulla mulla and native fuschia burst from the dusty red earth. Camp overnight in national parks like Karijini, where you'll find rock fig, lemongrass and silver cadjeput beneath the waterfalls and next to the cool, deep rock pools.