Nocturnal Escapade Weekend
Dryandra Western Australia - Sat 1st May 2021

Max Participants:
14
Location:
Dryandra Western Australia
Date:
Sat 1st May 2021
Start Time:
1:00pm
End Time:
3:00pm
Non-Member Cost:
$255.00 per person
Member Cost:
$240.00 per person
Tagged:
hiking wildlife

Escape, Experience and Encounter … Dryandra Woodland provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time in nature.  Join us for the most amazing weekend away… mingling with the mammals!

 

We stay at the Lions Dryandra Woodland Village in the restored woodcutters cottages amongst the Dryandra Woodlands, a world recognised biodiversity ‘hotspot’, where over 850  species of flora can be seen throughout the year. Wandoo woodlands, mallet plantations and diverse heathlands support possums, woylies, kangaroos, numbats, echidnas, bird, reptiles and insects.

 

On Saturday come dressed ready to hike as you'll arrive before check-in!  Then once everyone has arrived, our Adventurous Women Guide will take you for a wander along the 5.5km "Top Track’ Wyolie Walk through woodlands of Wandoo, powerbark, kwongan heathlands, jarrah and stands of rock sheoak, while looking out for woylie diggings in the area and numbats searching for underground termites.  Afterwards freshen up before joining together at our Guide's Cottage for early dinner & drinks to coincide perfectly our very special visit to Barna Mia, an innovative ecotourism facility nestled amongst the stately marri and powderbark trees. 

 

This experience offers the visitor a rare opportunity to observe threatened Western Australian species up close and personal in their natural habitat. We arrive just after sunset and step out into the starlit night, walking along the illuminated pathways, with the gregarious Boodies shunting their way through the bush searching for insects, fungi and seeds. We wander through Wandoo woodland and Sheoak thickets and experience the absolute wonder of the woodland on this amazing nocturnal animal viewing adventure. We may see Woylies, Boodies, Mala, Bilby’s, Quenda and Possums.

 

Once you've been absolutely blown away by what you'll see, it's back to the Guide's Cottage where she'll serve up dessert and a cheese platter for your enjoyment.  Then it's relaxation time around the fire pit (or if you prefer, set off to your own cottage to retire and relax in your own space ... choice is yours, it's your getaway)


The following day, after a leisurely breakfast, pack up your bags and head out on the Lol Gray Trail and up to the Lol Gray Tree Fire Lookout with our Guide.  The whole trail is a 12.5 km loop trail, or you can return on the shorter 6 km loop to the village if you prefer.... plenty of choice!


Gallery

Beautiful to be out in nature
Gorgeous walking trails
They think we can't see them haha
Mr & Mrs AW exploring the Lol Gray Trail
One of the old Woodcutter's Cottages

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Too Many To List

Includes

Adventurous Women Host/Guide

Overnight Twin Share Accommodation in Woodcutter's Cottages

Dinner, Dessert & Cheese Platter

Barna Mai Nocturnal Tour

Continental Breakfast

Packed Lunch for Sunday

Excludes

Lunch on Saturday

Transport to/from Dryandra

Accommodation

Please note that the accommodation is spread across 4, 2 bedroom Woodcutter's cottage's (cute, comfy, shower, toilet etc ..but rustic, so please don't expect anything fancy). You will be sharing a bedroom in one of the cottages with another lady from the group unless you book with a friend.  The bedrooms have bunk beds, however you will all be allocated a bottom bunk and only two ladies per room.  We will not use the top bunks.  You need to BYO Linen (Sleeping bag, sheet, pillow, towel).

 

IMPORTANT: There is limited phone connection on the walks and none at the accommodation.

 

Single Supplement may be possible on request at an additional cost, however this will depend upon the group size / bookings.

What To Bring/Wear

- You will be provided info on what to bring prior to the activity, along with directions to the property.

No Princess Policy

Princess crossed out Please note that the accommodation is spread across four, 2 bedroom Woodcutter's cottage's (cute, comfy, shower, toilet etc ..but rustic, so please don't expect anything fancy).  

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Full Refund (minus $10 admin fee)
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% Of The Tour Cost (unless a replacement can be found)
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of The Tour Cost
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

As of the 19th September 2019 Unfortunately PayPal have changed their policy to now retain fees even when we issue a refund. Due to this change both partial and full refunds will now be less the full fee charged by PayPal at the time of booking

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.


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