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GIDGEGANNUP WILDFLOWER DRIVE


Duration:
2 Days
 

 

 

Couple in wildflowersGet set for a breathtaking drive through Gidgegannup and the Swan Valley - one of Western Australia's top wildflower spots - just 34 kilometres from Perth.

The best viewing season in this area is from August to November kicking off with the spectacular yellow wattles and hibbertia and the vibrant blue lechenaultia.

You'll pass through orchards of pecans and olives, horse studs, cattle, sheep, goat, emu and alpaca farms as well as beautiful marri, jarrah, powerbark and wandoo woodlands.

 

Day 1: Perth to Guildford then Gidgegannup

Start the day with an early morning wildflower drive; the way the morning light plays on the vibrant colours is magical.

Head to the historic town of Guildford for a coffee stop and a wander around the antique and homeware shops.

Grab the food & wine guide and map from the Swan Valley and Eastern Region Visitor Centre on Meadow St.

Check out the wineries, sample a few top-notch drops at the cellar door and stop for lunch at one of the award-winning restaurants.

Browse Gidgegannup village and take time to walk along the banks of Wooroloo Brook (off Toodyay Road) carpeted in colourful wildflowers. Watch the waterfall thundering down the rocks.

End the day enjoying the sunset over a glass of local wine at a luxury Bed and Breakfast or spa retreat.

Overnight: Gidgegannup

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Day 2: Gidgegannup to Swan Valley then Perth

Drive to Walyunga lookout just out of town at the end of Clenton Road, with sweeping views and walk trails to the Avon River.
Don't miss the wildflower drive around Gidgegannup.

Head to the Swan Valley stopping to pick up delicious gourmet fare at roadside stalls and local shops for a picnic.

Or indulge yourself in fresh local produce at one of the Swan Valley's restaurants.

After lunch, soak up the Western Australian art scene at the local art galleries before heading back to Perth.

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WA Wildflowers

Take a look at the wildflowers section of our website for all the information you need this wildflower season!

  2012 Wildflower Holiday Guide
  Wildflower Self Drive Trails
  Wildflower Species
  Wildflower Watch