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Darwinia Drive Trail, Dryandra Woodland

2WD inGolden Outback

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Gascoyne & Desert Country, Esperance & Fitzgerald Coast, Kalgoorlie & Goldfields, Wheatbelt & Wave Rock

  • 1-3 hours
  • 23 km

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.

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Dryandra Village, 170km (2 hours) south east of Perth

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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 assist you 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 offers 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.

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service

+61 8 9776 1207

Dryandra Country Visitor Centre (Narrogin)

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Time / Duration

1.5 hours

Length

23km loop

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Dryandra Village, 170km (2 hours) south east of Perth

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Trail End

Facilities

There are campgrounds at Congelin Dam and Gnaala Mia. There is cottage accommodation at Lions Dryandra Village. Picnic facilities are available at Dryandra village and the Old Mill Dam. Barna Mia is an animal sanctuary offering nocturnal tours.
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

March to December

Trail Access

By road to Dryandra via Wandering. 170km (2 hours) south east of Perth.

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1 trail goers have rated Darwinia Drive Trail, Dryandra Woodland as 5 out of 5!

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Sarah Meredith

Reviewed 21 Apr 2022, 9:43am

A really lovely drive through the forest! Easily managed in a sedan, lots of places to stop and take a look. If you time it right, you will reach the end hill in time for the sunset, which sets you up nicely for the night time hike in the same area (Wandoo Night Walk).

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