Nocturnal Escapade Weekend
Dryandra Western Australia - Sat 24th October 2020

Max Participants:
14
Location:
Dryandra Western Australia
Date:
Sat 24th October 2020
Start Time:
2:00pm
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 afternoon 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 Pre-dinner/Nocturnal drinks & nibbles, prior to 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 to tuck into our famous farmhouse stew and then it's relaxation time around the log fire (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
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

Pre-Dinner Nibbles, Dinner & Sweet Treat

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 four, 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).

 

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 provided with a Gear List a month or two prior to departure

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).  

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Apart from the Noisy group at the campsite, I thoroughly enjoyed my overnighter.Being the first time I have carried all my gear in my pack, I learned about how to wear my pack and weight distribution. Through talking with other group members I learned what was absolutely necessary and unnecessary to take, and alternative items I could use on a trek. I met a lovely bunch of ladies who I hope to catch up with again. Our leader Sue O is amazing, sharing her knowledge about the flora and fauna of our bush and generally looking out for us all ensuring our health and wellbeing and safety at all times. A truely memorable hike. Thank you AW

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An absolutely amazing weekend learning the ropes with the patient and kind Sue! She was a wealth of knowledge and taught us so much about our gear and how to set up, but also her knowledge of the wildflowers and the track was amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend Adventurous Women to anyone who wants to give hiking a go in a safe and supportive environment.

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Sat 3rd October 2020 | Sheri H

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