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September in WA: The best time to see wildflowers

There’s a whole lot of hubbub in WA when it comes to wildflowers (and admittedly, a lot of it is from us). But we can’t help ourselves! The landscape comes alive as millions of wildflowers bloom in paddocks, nature reserves, and along roadsides—and if you’re keen to pair flower-spotting with a whole slew of other events, September is the very best time to visit the region.

Wildflower season

Western Australia’s wildflower season is the time of year when our unique and diverse array of (you guessed it!) wildflowers come into bloom. And the result is breath-taking. There are over 12,000 wildflower species in WA, and what’s more—about 60% of them aren’t found anywhere else on Earth. Brilliant swathes of colour are easy to spot throughout the season—from late July-November—but if you like your wildflowers with a spot of socialising, we recommend dropping into the sweet spot: September.

Newdegate Machinery Field Days

Boasting a free children’s entertainment program (not to mention more than 300 exhibitors, exciting competitions, and plenty of great food and drink), the Newdegate Machinery Field Days is a fun adventure for the whole family.

Wave Rock Weekender

Over three days and nights, the Wave Rock Weekender features a line-up of about 20 Australian and international music acts, feature films and documentaries—and a range of affordable food and drink options. Chill out with ‘high brow’ camping, connect to the salty, scrubby side of the Wheatbelt, and soak up amazing tunes under the big, big sky.

Corrigin Ag Show

If the Corrigin Ag Show has been on your bucket list, this is your year. The Show celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023 and it promises to be the best show yet! Explore the exhibition hall and trade stalls, a display of incredible modern farm machinery, farm animals, dog trials, a sheep shearing competition, and a tonne of activities just for kids.

Local artist Sonia Price will unveil a celebratory mural commissioned by the Ag Society to showcase 100 years of connection, friendship, and growth in Corrigin. If you’re keen to get this one into the calendar, the 2023 dates are 9 September 2023.

Okay, full disclosure

The next two September events are actually in *checks notes* October. But they’re a great way to celebrate springtime’s arrival in the Wheatbelt.

Kondinin Art Show

Run by the Kondinin Artists’ Group, this exhibition shows incredible pieces from across the state. Featuring various mediums and open daily, the show gives you the chance to see pieces in the running for the Kondinin Art Prize, as well as other prizes. Drop in on opening night for canapés, drinks, and to hear the judge’s announcement of category winners.   

Kulin Bush Races

This family-friendly event offers something for everyone. A weekend packed with camping, live music, novelty events, kids activities and entertainment, races and great country hospitality and atmosphere. And before you head home on Sunday, finish your weekend with a wholesome, hearty breakkie.

best time to see wildflowers WA,wildflower season WA
best time to see wildflowers WA,wildflower season WA

See you in September

The Pathways to Wave Rock is abuzz in the spring season, and we’re here to help you make the most of your trip. Whether you’ve got your heart set on the best parmi or a place to hang your hat, explore our website to plan an itinerary that ticks all the boxes. And if you’re looking for local knowledge while you’re in situ, don’t forget to drop into one of our Wheatbelt Visitor Centres.

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