Dryandra National Park is one of the states most valuable and diverse conservation areas, featuring the largest remnant of native vegetation in the western Wheatbelt
Covering an area of approximately 28,000 hectares, this pristine wilderness offers nature enthusiasts a diverse range of flora and fauna, and is home to some of Australia’s rarest and most vulnerable wildlife, including numbats, woylies, brushtail wallabies, chuditch, quenda and the mound-building malleefowl.
Located just two hours' drive southeast of Perth, Dryandra National Park is easily accessible, making it an ideal day trip or weekend getaway. The park is home to a unique and fragile ecosystem, predominantly made up of woodlands and heathlands. It is famous for its magnificent stands of wandoo trees, which dominate the landscape and provide vital habitat for a range of wildlife species.
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the park's natural wonders is through bushwalking. The park boasts a network of well-marked trails that cater to various fitness levels and interests. From short, easy walks to longer, more challenging hikes, there is something for everyone. Along these trails, visitors can discover the park's unique flora, including native orchids, banksias, and the stunning dryandra flowers after which the park is named.
Dryandra National Park is an absolute haven for wildlife enthusiasts. It is renowned for its conservation efforts, particularly in the protection of endangered species such as the numbat, woylie, and western quoll.
The Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary is a unique and innovative facility dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of endangered native fauna. Visitors can embark on guided nocturnal wildlife tours as darkness falls and the park comes alive with the rustle of marsupials, the hoot of owls, and the occasional sighting of a powerful owl or tammar wallaby. They will have the chance to witness threatened species like bilbies, boodies, and bettongs. This intimate encounter provides an educational and heartwarming experience, as well as a deeper understanding of the conservation efforts being undertaken in the park.
Camping is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the national park offers several well-equipped campgrounds. Whether you prefer a secluded bush campsite or a more developed area with facilities, there are options to suit every camper's preference. As night falls, the absence of light pollution creates a perfect setting for stargazing, with the southern hemisphere's dazzling constellations on full display.
Tours operate several times per week beginning after sunset. Actual start times vary seasonally. Please visit the website
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Accommodation is available at the Lions Dryandra Village. Campers are welcome at Congelin Campground and the new Gnaala Mia Campground which have camp sites suitable for tents, camper trailers and caravans. Fees apply.