Barna Mia is a nocturnal native animal sanctuary with a difference! Nestled in the heart of Dryandra Woodland, approximately two hours south-east of Perth, Barna Mia is a place to discover threatened native marsupials in a natural setting, and to experience the wonders of the woodland, once the sun has set and the action begins.
Informative and friendly guides share details about the history of the woodland and the endangered native animals that once called Dryandra home, together with the protective measures the Department of Parks and Wildlife have introduced for example: Western Shield, an ambitious conservation program that covers an area of four million hectares.
Within the four hectare predator-proof sanctuary guides will use special red-filtered spotlights on the six species of native animals: bilby (rabbit-eared bandicoot), boodie (burrowing bettong), woylie (brush-tailed bettong), mala (rufous-hare wallaby), marl (western barred bandicoot) and quenda (southern brown bandicoot).
Tours run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday commencing at the straw-bale Visitor Centre after sunset with start times varying seasonally. Bookings are essential.
Whilst in the area visitors can wander the walk and drive trails where an appreciation of the beauty of the woodland, especially during the magnificent wildflower season.