Cunderin Wildflowers

Are you in need of a day trip idea this weekend? Spring is the perfect time to visit the Wheatbelt area in search of wildflowers.

From carpets of pink and yellow everlastings and native blue cornflowers to much more individual wildflowers to be found, Cunderdin is one of our favourite Wildflower spots close to Perth.

Cunderin Wildflowers

A two-hour drive from Perth will take you to Cunderdin. If the two hours is too long in one go for you, I’ll list some ideas for places to stop along the way at the end 😊

The word “Cunderdin” comes from a local aboriginal language and translates to “the place of many flowers”. Our two favourite spots to visit in Cunderdin are Cunderdin Hill lookout which offers 360-degree views at the top with carpets and carpets of pink everlastings.

Cunderin wildflowers

Bulgin Rock Nature Reserve is the other one, apparently, it was a very popular picnic spot for 100s of years. The rock itself is quite fun to explore and it too is covered in wildflowers. There are quite a lot of the blue cornflower here which is my personal favourite.

Ettamogah Pub is a great place to stop for lunch if a picnic isn’t your style and is always a great way to support local. Even better, there is a brand new playground across the road from the pub now as well, CY O’Connor Park, which has BBQs, water fountains and toilets available.

The playground features a nature play area, water play area, ninja obstacle course, flying fox, skate park, basketball court, swings and slides, climbing structures, a fire pit, an open lawn area perfect for kicking a ball and a separate fenced-off under 5yo area.

If you have time on the way back to Perth, it’s worth a stop into Meckering. In 1968 on the 14th of October at 10:58am , Meckering was hit by an 6.5 magnitude earthquake.

Cunderin Wildflowers

The ruins of the Salisbury homestead built in 1094 are still there and you can see them located on Moore N Rd. Even today there is still a one-kilometre stretch of the faultline visible. It’s located on Quellington Rd.

Cunderin Wildflowers

Now, for those of you who need to stop during the two-hour drive, here are some ideas that will of course depend on whereabouts in Perth you are coming from.

💡Noble Falls/Gidgegannup Bakery

💡Bakers Hill Playground/Pie Shop

💡Clackline Cascades at Clackline Lion Park

💡Avon Park, York

 

About Rhiannon Potiphar

Rhiannon is a mother of three children aged 5, 3 and 1 who love to explore Western Australia. Whether it's a national park, a brand new playground, a beautiful place to have a picnic or an event that is a must to attend, you can guarantee they'll be around!

Rhiannon started adventuring when her older children were 2.5 and 6 months old. What started out as a way to get some fresh air for her mental health and to get her kids to burn off some energy, turned into a passion for all things nature and also for photography.

If you find yourself at home with kids crawling up the walls and driving you bonkers, the outdoors is definitely the answer, check out her Instagram account @exploringwiththepotiphartribe for some ideas to get you started.

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