Barna Mia is an animal sanctuary with a difference. Nestled in the heart of Dryandra Woodland National Park, south-east of Perth, Barna Mia is a place to discover threatened native marsupials in a natural setting, and experience the wonders of the woodland. Once the sun has set the action begins.
A tour guide takes visitors on a delightful journey through the sanctuary. With the guides special torches, you can see threatened native animals such as bilby, woylie, mala, quenda and boodie.
Many of Western Australia's native mammals have been eradicated from their former habitats because of predation by cats and foxes, cleared vegetation and changed fire regimes. Preservation of Dryandra's 28,000 hectares of bushland enabled several native species to survive.
Tours operate several times per week beginning after sunset. Actual start times vary seasonally.
- March to November: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (except on public holidays).
- December, January and February: Friday and Saturday only (except on public holidays).
Special group tours can be booked outside of these days by prior arrangement. Charges apply.
Family (2 adults + 2 children under 16 years) $55
Close supervision of young children is required. Tour is not recommened for children under 5.
BOOKING BEFORE 4pm ESSENTIAL:
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays): Parks and Wildlife Service Narrogin
Saturday (for same day tour) Dryandra Visitors Centre, phone +61 (0)8 9881 2064.