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.
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.
ActivitiesBirdwatching Four Wheel Driving Hiking Walks
Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants – AUD15 per vehicle
Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants – AUD7 per occupant 6 years or older
Motorcycle – AUD8 per motorcycle
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