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 65 kilometres, Stirling Range National Park is located about 90 kilometres 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.
Ascend the 1,098-metre-high peak via a three-hour, five-kilometre return hike. 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-kilometre 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
ActivitiesHiking Scenic Drives Walks
Park entry fees apply. Please visit – https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-entry-fees for more information.