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Dryandra Woodland

Less than two hours from Perth, Dryandra Woodland is one of the prime places in the South-West for viewing native wildlife. Although the numbat is probably Dryandra's best known inhabitant, woylies, tammar wallabies, brushtail possums, tawny frogmouths, kangaroos and wallabies are regularly seen by visitors to Dryandra. More than 100 species of birds live in the area, including the mound-building malleefowl. Dryandra is an especially scenic area with magnificent woodlands and spectacular wildflowers in spring. The open, graceful eucalypt woodlands of white-barked wandoo and powderbark once covered much of the Wheatbelt before it was cleared for farming. Thickets of rock sheoak provide habitat for several of Dryandra's rare species, including tammar wallabies and red-tailed phascogales. A series of walk and cycle trails cater for all fitness levels, from one kilometre to 27 kilometres, and there is a popular radio drive trail, known as Sounds of Dryandra Woodland. One of the most interesting walks is the Ochre Trail, which describes some of the modern and ancient Nyoongar culture of the Dryandra area and features an ochre pit used by Aboriginal people for decoration. Scarred trees and stone arrangements provide further clues about traditional Aboriginal lifestyles.

Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “PLAY IN WA” section. Visit the Apple iTunes store(Apple devices) or Google Play Store (Android devices) and search for Nature Play WA to download the free app!

Where

Dryandra Road

(22km NW of Narrogin)

Dryandra, 6311

WA, Australia

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