Darwinia Drive Trail, Dryandra Woodland

Overview

This 23km drive through Dryandra Woodland provides five pull over bays with interpretive information revealing the interdependence of natural systems.  Take along a picnic lunch or take a short walk to search for orchids near the granite outcrop at stop five.

Interpretive sign at Stop 1

Interpretive sign at Stop 1

Photo Credit: Pam Riordan


About the Trail

Dryandra Woodland features the largest area of remnant vegetation in the western Wheatbelt and forms part of an international biodiversity ‘hotspot’ where more than 850 species of plants can be seen. To help along the way, take a pocket-sized guide book, Wildflowers of Dryandra Woodland. It is available for purchase from the Barna
Mia animal sanctuary or the Dryandra Village Settlement

The woodland of wandoo, kwongan (the Aboriginal word for heath and shrublands), mallee, sheoak thickets and plantations of brown mallet is home to the numbat, Western Australia’s state fauna emblem.  It is also home to other threatened and remarkable fauna such as the red-tailed phascogale, woylie, western grey kangaroo, tammar wallaby, brushtail possum and echidna as well as a diverse variety of reptiles and insects.

This drive on gravel roads offer the opportunity to enjoy the woodland and to learn about its ecosystems. ​ It is named after a darwinia that grows in only a few locations in the south west, including Dryandra.

To discover walk trails in the area visit the Dryandra Woodland Network page.


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