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Fire Tower Walk, Dryandra Woodland

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

This short walk meanders around East Contine Hill, a laterite breakaway that was the ideal site for the lookout towers used during the summer fire season.  These towers were staffed during the summer fire season by forestry workers and their wives who were known as “spotters”.

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Trail Start

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Contine Hill picnic area, Rosedale Road, near Dryandra, 200km (2.5hours) south east of Perth

Trail End

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Contine Picnic area

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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. 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.

The remains of two historical fire lookout towers can be found along the trail.

Dryandra Country Visitor Centre (Narrogin)

(08) 9881 2064

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Time / Duration

15 minutes

Length

450m return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Contine Hill picnic area, Rosedale Road, near Dryandra, 200km (2.5hours) south east of Perth

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Trail End

Contine Picnic area

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Facilities

The nearest facilities are at Dryandra village, 30km away
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

April- November

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Trail Access

By road to Rosedale Road, off Congelin-Narrogin Road, 200km (2.5hours) south east of Perth

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