We love road trippin’ along The South West Edge in any season, but as we creep closer to Spring, we’re getting excited for everything this time of year brings with it. Warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights make Spring a fantastic time to explore The Edge.
1. Perfect camping conditions
If you’re going to be camping along The Edge, Spring is a great time to do so. The weather is cool and mainly dry, so you won’t be battling with wet ground or blazing sun that makes a lie-in impossible! Grab your swag and hit the road – you’ll find some of the most beautiful campsites in Australia on this road trip; from glamping at Rottnest, to camping under the forest canopies in Walpole, to beachside campsites in Esperance.
2. The scenery looks even more spectacular
After the Winter rain comes the Spring sunshine, making everything beautifully lush and green. The forests of the south west are thriving, the fields and bushlands in the Wheatbelt are thick and full of vegetation. You’ll also find wildflowers scattered across the region bringing an extra pop of colour to your adventure along The Edge.
3. Wildflowers are abundant
Speaking of wildflowers, did you know there are more wildflowers in Western Australia than anywhere else in the world? WA is home to more than 12,000 species of wildflowers, with more than 60% of these found nowhere else. Check out the West Australian Visitor Centre’s live wildflower tracker during the months of spring for current sightings. From August to November you’ll be able to find incredible displays along The Edge and dedicated wildflower events including the tulips and open gardens at Nannup Flower & Garden Festival, the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show, the Esperance Wildflower Show and the King’s Park Festival.