Western Australia is famous for its great biodiversity in wildflowers that can be found all throughout the state. At any time of year you will be able to find some wildflowers in flower but the main season is of course Spring.
Starting in September the area between Quairading and Hyden the are many places where they grow up to the side of the road. There is a fantastic array of colours, shapes and sizes from showy flowering shrubs to tiny, delicate orchids.
The area around Korkebin Rock has a good variety of flowers.
Kokerbin Rock it is the third largest monolith in Australia. It is situated in Kokerbin Nature Reserve about half way between Quairading and the town of Bruce Rock.
The rock covers an area of 9 hectares and stands 122m high. There is a well formed path all the way around the rock and it is a quiet place recognized flora and fauna study.
There is a picnic area in the car park.
Pink Lake is about 11 kilometres east of Quairading. The lake is split in two by the road and it claim to fame is that at certain times of the year one side takes on a distinctive pink colouration while the other side remains blue. The pink colour is due to salt build-up on old trees and fence posts. The colour is more obvious on a sunny day and when the water surface is calm. The day I visited was wet and windy.
The Pink Lake is 11Km east of Quaidring on the Bruce Rock Rd.
The left side of the lake is not always pink in color but the distinctive color of the water changes as a result of change of salinity in the water, then the alge at the bottom of the lake takes on a pink pigment. When this happens, the right side of the lake remains blue.
Dramatic photo's can apparently be achieved by using a polarising lens or placing a sunglass lens over the camera lens.
It was not that pink when we were there :(
Kokerbin Rock is Australia's 3rd largest free standing Monilith.
It is just outside Bruce Rock
Well worth a visit, it is a spiritual place and great to wander around.
The rock covers 9 hectares and is 122m tall.