Wildflowers in full bloom along the Larapinta Trail
One of the biggest surprises of a visit along the Larapinta Trail is how green it can be! Did you know that in the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, there are over 767 species of flora, some of which can be found near the springs, waterholes and gorges that provide shelter and relief from the arid climate. Many plants and flowers have been used by the Aboriginal people for thousands of years for medicines, weapons, as well as food and clothing.
If you’re a flower fanatic who’s keen on seeing bursts of colour along the Larapinta Trail that deviate from the endless desert plain in a palette of ochre-tinted colour, you’ll be delighted to know that if you choose your season and timing right, you may be greeted with colourful pockets of yellows, purples, blues and much more long your trek.
Spring is the perfect period to enjoy the wildflower season in the northern territory, and the below are just a sample of what you can expect to see.