The Dryandra Woodland National Park is a popular destination located near Narrogin and only a 2.5-hour drive south of Perth. It is home to some of Australia’s rarest and most vulnerable wildlife, including numbats, woylies, brushtail wallabies, chuditch, quenda and the mound-building malleefowl.
The conversion of the former State forest to the National Park, including the creation of two Class A nature reserves, will help ensure the future protection of its native animals – including more than 100 species of birds and 24 mammals. The numbat population – Western Australia’s animal emblem – has increased at Dryandra in recent years thanks to a conservation program led by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
It is also home to Barna Mia, a predator-proof animal sanctuary where visitors can see rare and protected wildlife, including numbats in their nocturnal environment, on a guided walk.
There are numerous walking trails ranging from 1 kilometre to 12.5 kilometres which weave through the forests of wandoo, powderbark, kwongan heathlands, jarrah and sheoak. Visit in spring and you'll see the forest floor coloured with the blooms of more than 850 varieties of wildflowers.
Basic accommodation is available at Lions Dryandra Village, and campers are welcome at Congelin Campground and Gnaala Mia Campground.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au