Feature Event: Stargazing and Wildlife Adventure
Experience the beautiful Dryandra Woodland under a dark night sky full of stars. There’s no better time to visit Dryandra and marvel at Saturn, Jupiter and the brilliant Milky Way. Enjoy a sausage sizzle at sunset before experiencing the views through telescopes and a guided tour of the night sky.
Discover why Western Australia is a world-class tourism destination for stargazing and astronomy and discover the Astrotourism WA map.
This event is supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring into Parks and is run in collaboration with Stargazers Club WA, Lions Dryandra Village, Lions Club of Narrogin and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction’s Parks and Wildlife Service.
You can also experience a nocturnal wildlife tour at the Barna Mia Centre within the park prior to or after the stargazing event. Fees apply and, as numbers are limited, advance bookings are essential.
Dryandra Woodland is less than two hours’ drive from Perth on sealed roads. Roads within the Woodland are unsealed, but accessible by all vehicles. There are numerous walking trails you can take to discover the diversity of life in Dryandra Woodland. Ranging from 1km to 12.5km, there is a trail to suit everyone. Go to TrailsWA for more. The 23-kilometre self-drive Darwinia Drive Trail includes five pull-over bays where interpretive information is provided on the complexity and interdependence of natural systems at Dryandra. Pack a picnic lunch or take a short walk to search for orchids near the granite outcrop at stop five.
Accommodation is available at the Lions Dryandra Village or you can camp overnight at Dryandra at Congelin Campground or Gnaala Mia Campground which have campsites suitable for tents, camper trailers and caravans. Camping fees apply.
A variety of accommodation is also available in Narrogin, about a 25-minute (31km) drive from Dryandra. Visit the Narrogin Visitor Centre for help with accommodation bookings and information about this historic Wheatbelt town.