Mount Bruce

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Tom Price Visitor Centre - Ho-jong Yu

Tom Price Visitor Centre - Ho-jong Yu

Tom Price Visitor Centre - Ho-jong Yu

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Mount Bruce is a must-do bucket list summit hike if you enjoy hiking mountains. A 9km grade 5 walk offering spectacular views from the Hamersley Range in Karijini National Park, Western Australia.

For an exhilarating physical challenge and stunning views, climb Mount Bruce, Western Australia’s second highest peak, located in the Karijini National Park. Mount Bruce is part of the Hamersley Range – and while it doesn’t seem that massive from the car park below, the climb is 1,235 metres to the top. The walk trail winds around smaller peaks and rocky outcrops. First stop is the Marandoo Mine site, and from there the trek becomes more difficult – but the sense of achievement and panoramic view of the surrounding plateau makes it very worthwhile.

The Class 5 Mt Bruce Summit trail is a challenging walk that offers the reward of spectacular views across the Hamersley Ranges. Walkers are required to tackle a steep ascent and do some scrambling and climbing to get to the summit. This trail is a 9 kilometre round trip from the car park.

It can take anywhere between two to four hours to climb Mount Bruce depending on your level of fitness. Mount Bruce is in the southern part of Karijini National Park. The park is a two hour drive from the town of Newman and is best accessed by joining a four wheel drive tour.


  • Hiking
  • Sight-seeing


  • Hiking trail - 9km return | 2 to 4 hours | grade 5 (difficult) 
  • Car park
  • Information bay
  • Toilet

Important Information


  • 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 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 apply to enter Karijini National Park in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: Tom Price Visitor Centre - Ho-jong Yu

Content credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Mount Bruce

Address: Mount Bruce Punurrunha, Unnamed Road, Karijini WA 6751

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