Where to see wildflowers in the Grampians
Flowers usually appear in the north first, where grasslands support eremophila and the open woodlands are home to orchids, flowering shrubs and trees. Head to the areas around Heatherlie Quarry, Mount Zero (Mura Mura) and Mount Stapylton (Gunigalg).
In the Wartook Valley, late winter displays of massed acacia along Roses Gap Road are replaced by miles of Grampians thryptomene in spring with its tiny white blossoms turning to delicate pinks and light browns.
Drive along Pohlners Road, Lodge Road and Rose Creek Road, as well as around the Asses Ears, for more great flower displays. On foot, the Zumsteins–MacKenzie River walk and the tracks to either the Balconies or the MacKenzie Falls Lookout are well worth a wander.
Visit Halls Gap at the start of October to experience the colour and excitement of the Wildflower Walkabout Weekend. Join local green thumbs and visitors alike for a weekend of guided walks, night-time strolls and bird watching sessions.
Around Halls Gap, the road to Boroka Lookout and the walk to Boronia Peak are both ideal places to witness a range of wildflowers. The Delleys Dell–Silverband Falls area is also great for ferns.
The southern plains host numerous wildflowers and native grass species. These include purple, pink and orange peas, flowering shrubs, bluebells and pincushions, as well as green and red correas. Find picture perfect displays along the Halls Gap–Dunkeld Road, from the summit of Mount William (Duwul) and from the Piccaninny (Bainggug).
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