Wongan Hills is the home to 26 native wildflowers that can only be found in this area, and during the months of August to October, wildflowers begin to bloom. Wongan Hills fall in the “Everlasting Trail” which is synonymous for the pink/white mantle of color that can be seen in the Reynoldson Reserve during mid to late October.
There are 5 places to see Wildflowers, however one needs to walk to enjoy the sporadic show of color that presents itself among the yellow/brown undergrowth.
This reserve can be found of Manmanning Road and offers a 2km Walk Trail. One can see some spectacular wildflowers during the natural rock features that are permanently on display.
Christmas Rock and Griffith Reserve
Christmas Rock can be found just adjacent to the Caravan Park. It offers a 2 km walk through natural bush-lands which is also the home to some beautiful Eucalyptus trees. While I did not see a ‘carpet’ of flowers, I was able to witness a number of blooms along the way.
This trail includes both Mt Matilda Hill, Mt. O’Brien Lookout, and Elphin Reserve. Each locations offers scenic trails, however the longest distance (which is to Mt Matilda Hill) is 12 km.
Mt. O’Brien is the 2nd highest point in this region and the road is fairly narrow with tight turns. I was able to see an abundance of wildflowers among grasslands.
This is said to be one of the most amazing displays of wildflowers in this district. It is so amazing that Wongan Hills hosts the Reynolds Reserve Festival during late October to celebrate the bloom of ‘feather flowers’.
Notably, many travel in this direction during this time, and spend a week in this area. If you are planning to see something spectacular, I would suggest you contact the following places for accommodation:
The trail in the Reynold’s Reserve is about 2.4 km long. If you need more information in regards to toilets, barbecues and picnic tables, I would suggest contacting the Wongan Hills Tourism department.
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