Denmark's species diversity and convenience of access poses a real tourism opportunity. Denmark possesses a higher proportion of endemic species than any other equivalent region. Though only covering 5% of the Australian land mass, this area has an estimated 8,000 plant species - more than one-third of Australia's known flowering plants. Of these, 75% of the plants discovered so far are endemic and around 20% are yet to be scientifically described.
The Denmark countryside is adorned with wildflowers from mid-winter through to late summer. The best places to see wildflowers in Denmark are along the many walking trails or the national parks and nature reserves.
Enjoy driving or walking through temperate forests and discover the hidden wonders of the forest floor. These amazing ecosystems support a large variety of native animals and delicate wildflowers. In season, the forest is ablaze with orchids, purple native wisteria and green kangaroo paw.
Red flowering gum, corymbia ficifolia, is one of the most widely planted ornamental native trees, yet its natural range only occurs in this region. Shades range from pink, orange red to deep red.
Take time to explore the marked trails that meander through the hollow trunks of the amazing tingle trees and learn aboutthe local flora and the evolution of the forests. In season, the forest is ablaze with crowea, orchids, purple native hovea, wisteria and green kangaroo paw.
William Bay National Park
The park comes to life in spring. The park's vegetation is dominated by dense scrub, with a thick covering of dryandra and peppermints. The white blossoms of the sticky tailflower can be found on the rocky, rugged coastline.
The park is home to banksia, dryandra, hakea and plants from the myrtaceae family. The area is also a habitat for the insect trapping Albany pitcher plant.
Find out about the explosion of colour and variety that is the WA wildflower season visit the Wildflowers WA website. The Southern Wonders Trail provides a guide to wildflower touring in the South West and the wildflower directory includes a list of all the wildflowers you are likely to see during your visit to Denmark - please click here for more information.
Stop in at the Denmark Visitor Centre and ask about local wildflower guides and tours.