Breakaway Walk
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Contine Hill Picnic Area

  • End: Contine Hill Picnic Area

  • Location: Dryandra Woodland

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  • Distance from CBD: 200km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.8825828

  • Longitude: 117.0041569

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Breakaway Walk is a 1km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Dryandra Woodland, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This short one kilometre walk around Contine Hill provides expansive views illustrating the contrast between farmland and the original dryandra woodland which existed before extensive clearing.

Dryandra Woodland features the largest area of remnant vegetation in the western Wheatbelt and forms part of an international biodiversity 'hotspot’ where more than 850 species of plants can be seen. With less than seven percent of this original vegetation remaining in the western Wheatbelt, Dryandra Woodland is of critical conservation importance and is a proposed national park. The woodland of wandoo, kwongan (the Aboriginal woRoad for heath and shrublands), mallee, sheoak thickets and plantations of brown mallet is home to the numbat, Western Australia’s state fauna emblem.  It is also home to other threatened and remarkable fauna such as the red-tailed phascogale, woylie, western grey kangaroo, tammar wallaby, brushtail possum and echidna as well as a diverse variety of reptiles and insects. The trail follows an eroding escarpment and then descends to meander through various plant communities, granite outcrops and sheoak thickets, before ascending the hill. It starts from the Contine Hill Picnic Area.  

About the region

Dryandra Woodland, near Narrogin, is a valuable nature conservation area featuring the largest remnant of original vegetation in the western Wheatbelt. 24 mammal, 98 bird and 41 reptile species are all known to call Dryandra home, including Western Australia’s state mammal emblem, the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus).

Getting there

Dryandra Woodland is less than two hours drive from Perth on sealed roads. Roads within the Woodland are unsealed, but accessible by all vehicles.

Tips

Start Point: Contine Hill Picnic Area, Rosedale Road, near Dryandra, 200km (2.5hours) south east of Perth

End Point: Contine Hill Picnic Area, Rosedale Road, near Dryandra, 200km (2.5hours) south east of Perth

Region: Dryandra Woodland, Golden Outback


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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