Bluff Knoll

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Overview

Highlights

Bluff Knoll located in the Stirling Range National Park is a must-do Aussie Bucket List hiking trail for all avid adventure seekers travelling south-west Western Australia. Bluff Knoll is located in the Stirling Range National Park, 4.5 hours south of Perth and 1.5 hours from Albany on the south coast. This 6.8km return, Grade 4 trail is well signed and takes you to the top of Bluff Knoll, 1098 metres above sea level, via a steep path with numerous step to negotiate. The views from the summit are spectacular and worth the effort to get there

Tackle Bluff Knoll’s breathtaking bushwalking tracks for spectacular views of National Heritage-listed Stirling Range National Park’s rugged mountain landscape. Formed more than a billion years ago, the South West region’s highest peak offers a glorious display of awe-inspiring natural beauty – from its panoramic views to its unique floral species, which thrive in this biodiversity hotspot.

Spanning 65km, Stirling Range National Park is located about 90km from Albany, which is a four-and-a-half-hour drive southeast of Perth. Discover the meaning behind Bluff Knoll’s Aboriginal name – ‘mist rolling around the mountains’ – and admire the delicate mountain bells, purple-and-orange Queen of Sheba orchids and 1,500 other plant species that flourish in the park’s unique location and climate.

Starting on the lower slopes, you’ll wander through eucalypt woodland dotted with vibrant pink banksia and towering jarrah and marri trees. Trek past exposed outcrops that offer ever-changing views of the surrounding peaks, then reward yourself with endless vistas from the very top of this mighty mountain.

Prefer to get behind the wheel? Jump into your car to follow the 42 kilometres Stirling Range Drive, which winds through the heart of the park to reveal stunning landscapes at every turn.

Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Photography

Facilities

  • Walking trail - 6.8km return | grade 4 | 3 hours
  • Look out
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food, fuel and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Unfortunately no dogs are allowed in this national park.

Photo credits: Explore Parks WA | Tourism WA | Bronwyn Wells | Kevin Smith

Content credits: Explore Parks WA


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