Wildflowers & Wildlife around the park
Staying at Gracetown Caravan Park will give you the opportunity to view an abundance of seasonal wildflowers and delight at the wildlife, all at your front door.
Kids and adults alike will love the kangaroos that wander freely around the caravan park. At certain times of the year, mums with their joeys can be seen during early morning and evening, eating and relaxing at the grassed areas throughout the park. Campers often comment jokingly on the thuds heard during the night as a kangaroo or two hop by.
At night be delighted by the brushtail possums that come down out of the peppi trees for a light snack. The kids will love the opportunity to come within metres of these friendly and inquisitive marsupials.
Margaret River region forms part of one of only 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots in the world with over 150 orchid species and some 2,500 wildlife species. Biodiversity hotspots are rich in many different species of flora.
Jarrah, Marri and Karri forests are three eucalyptus trees specific to this corner of Australia. South West’s plant species including banksia plants and kangaroo paws.
Rare orchids and perfect wildflowers grow right here in our park! Jarrah, Marri and Karri tress provide shade and beauty for our Caravan Park.
Some wildflowers will be on show all year round although if you are planning a special trip to view the colourful displays on offer the best time is in the spring months from September to November, when nature puts on a show.
Some wildflower tours are on offer for the enthusiasts. For the self guided wildflower tour the best places to visit include:
- Rails to Trails Walk and Bike Trail to Cowaramup
- Ellensbrook – Meekadarabee Falls Walk
- Caves Circular Walk (at Mammoth and Jewel Caves)
- Cape Naturaliste Walk Trail
- Cape to Cape Track (sections eg. Contos Cliffs, north of Gracetown)