This 18.4 kilometre return walk on the Bibbulmun Track takes you to the highest point in the Darling Range, Mt Cooke. A campsite (for walkers only – no vehicle access) is at the base of Mt Cooke so this is also a good option for an overnight walk.
This walk starts at Sullivan Rock, just over an hour’s drive south of Perth. The Track leading toward Mt Cooke is generally relatively flat. It crosses a broad and interesting creek system and passes through stands of sheoak, banksia and jarrah.
This is one of many short walks possible on the Bibbulmun Track which stretches 1,000 kilometres from Kalamunda on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast.
After reaching Mt Cooke campsite the Track ascends 2 kilometres to the summit of Mt Cooke, the highest point in the Darling Range, at 582 metres. The view here isn’t the best – so continue on past the summit to the southern side of the peak and be rewarded with spectacular views.
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