Dryandra National Park
Directions - Located just over two hours south east of Perth, take Albany Highway out of the city and follow that all the way to North Bannister. Turn off the highway and continue along North Bannister - Wandering Road, passing through Wandering and following the signs for Dryandra. Turn left onto York-Williams Road and drive into the park, making another right turn at Tomingley Road. Keep going until you see the small car park on the right hand side of the road with an Ochre Trail sign.
The Hike - The newly crowned Dryandra National Park (excellent news and great it finally happened) is a place that has been on my radar for quite a while but planned trips had previously been thwarted for a few reasons that I won't get into here. Home to some fantastic Wandoo woodlands, the cutest state emblem ever (the rare and endangered Numbat), along with echidnas, wildflowers and plenty of walk trails to explore. With a few camping spots, the Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and being relatively close to Perth, this is a great place to escape for the day or a long weekend.