In the heart of WA’s wildflower country, about 240km north of Perth, Badgingarra sits at the edge of Badgingarra National Park, which is just the spot when the flowers are blooming.
From here you can make forays into the local park and 54km west to the delightful fishing village of Cervantes on part of Western Australia’s most beautiful coastline.
South of Cervantes is Nambung National Park and its spectacular Pinnacles Desert with its multi-coloured sands and weird, golden limestone 'spikes' as high as five metres tall. When Dutch sailors first spied these pinnacles from the sea in the 1700s, before European settlement, they thought they were looking at the remains of an ancient city.
One of the main local attractions is the Nylagarda Bird Park and Shell Museum, about 22 km north-west of the town, which is open daily. Here there's a walk-in aviary containing more than 100 varieties of birds from throughout the world.