Wildflowers, Grass Trees, Rare and endemic species, Colour Explosion
- Driving and walking
- 1 day
Come visit Gurulmundi – one of southern Queensland’s most botanically significant areas. This renowned wildflower hotspot contains over 200 species of plants – all jam-packed on the crest of the Great Dividing Range.
With BOOBOOK’s Botanist, you will see a striking array of wildflowers including grevilleas, hakeas, wattles, bush peas, boronias, melaleucas, kunzeas, daisies and grass trees. This is also one of the very few places in Queensland to see the threatened Gurulmundi Heath-myrtle, Gurulmundi Fringe-myrtle and Curran’s Wattle.
Take as much time as you like to admire the floral displays while learning about each species from our expert guide. See plants such as tiny ground orchids that you might otherwise miss. Apart from wildflowers there are numerous other fascinating plants including spinifex, spotted gums, budgeroo and hairy oaks.
What to expect: Tour is easy-paced and can be tailored to group needs and interests. Take short walks which may include some uneven ground, long grass and areas with dense shrubs. Longer walks and visits to adjoining Stones Country Regional Park can be arranged upon request. Tours leaving Roma and travelling to Gurulmundi involve approximately a 1.5 hour drive. All tours are weather dependent.
- Morning and afternoon tea with delicious and generous servings of fresh fruit and/or homebaking
- Hearty picnic lunch
Guests to Bring:
small backpack, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, closed-toe walking shoes
2 - 8 people
Beginning & End Times:
Begins: 6:45am in Roma, at the BOOBOOK office (15 Quintin Street Roma, QLD 4455)
Ends: approximately 5:30pm at the BOOBOOK office
Best wildflower viewing mid August to September.
Pick up from and including towns along the Warrego Highway between Roma to Miles can be arranged upon special request.