The Grampians National Park, also known as the ‘Garden of Victoria’, hosts a vast array of both flora and fauna. In fact, this beautiful region is home to over one third of Victoria’s flora.
Spring is one of our favorite times of the year in the Grampians as wildflowers start to bloom. All shades of purple, pink, yellow, orange and red are on display during this time, creating colourful carpets. The early botanists described the Grampians Area as the “Garden of Victoria” with over 1000 species of plants, 100 of which are orchids, and 26 are endemic.
The precinct surrounding the Dunkeld Visitor Information Centre is bathed in colour, with visitors able to get up close to several species in flower including grevillas, correas and heath. Long serving volunteers at the Dunkeld Centre, which this month celebrates its 25th year since opening in 1994, have commented this spring is amongst the best for wildflower viewing. International visitors to Dunkeld are often seen taking close up photos of the colorful display.