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About Darwinia Drive Trail, Dryandra Woodland
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.
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Time / Duration
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails) required.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails)
- Research your trip well in advance. Good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities are limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.
- Carry maps, spare parts, a first aid kit and plenty of food and water to last your journey
- Visit the ‘Travelling in Outback Western Australia’ website for information regarding travelling in the Outback. Permits may need to be arranged in advance to enter into some areas which are on private property.
Dryandra Village, 170km (2 hours) south east of Perth
FacilitiesThere 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.
- Car Park
- Interpretive Centre
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
March to December
By road to Dryandra via Wandering. 170km (2 hours) south east of Perth.
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