Stirling Range National Park

Stirling Range National Park

The Stirling Range, named Koi Kyenunu-ruff by traditional custodians the Menang people, is a ruggedly dramatic range of mountain peaks rising to more than a thousand metres from sea level.

Many know the ranges for its highest peak – Bluff Knoll – which attracts droves of visitors when inclement weather brings snow to the mountain top. Unusual cloud formations often wreathe the peak, inspiring its Aboriginal name, Koi Kyenunu-ruff, meaning ‘mist rolling around the mountains’.

However there are many established tracks up several other stunning peaks, such as Mt TrioMt ToolbrunupMt Hassell, Talyuberlup Peak and Mt Magog. All are steep and have uneven surfaces but offer access to unspoilt Australian bush dotted with captivatingly unique flora and fauna, including the quokka.

While the ranges were devastated by fires in early 2020, wildlife populations are rallying, the regrowth is stunning, and renewed facilities make the trek more attractive than ever.

The Stirling Range is located within a National Park of 115,671ha featuring more than 1500 plants (82 endemic) and 140 identified bird species. The 42km Stirling Range Drive winds through the heart of the park on mostly unsealed roads graded for two-wheel drive. It stretches from the Western Lookout  near Red Gum Spring  to the Eastern Lookout  below Bluff Knoll. Take a break in the drive to enjoy sweeping vistas from Central Lookout  or a picnic in shady woodlands at White Gum Flat.   

There are a range of accommodation options nearby and endless options for discovery. As the range is located in a national park, there is an entry fee and pets are not permitted in the park.

Hiking Safety Tips

Hover to see our handy safety tips 👉🏽
Lives have been lost and unpleasant memories made with occasional hikers taking on walks such as Bluff Knoll underprepared, without basic bush knowledge and unaware of the dangers posed by this popular hike.
🥶It gets cold up there! Take a warm layer, even on a warm day.
🥾 Wear sturdy shoes
☀️ Slip, slop slap!
💧 Take 3-4L per hiker, per day
☎️ Check in with the Ranger on 9827 9230
✍️ Register before you go up
🚧 Check for parks, trails and road closures at alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
⛑ Take a First Aid kit and know how to use it!
3️⃣ Walk in groups of at least three
📲 Download the Emergency+ app
⛈ Don’t go when hot & windy or when inclement weather is indicated
Remember: it’s a National Park, so you’ll need to pay entry and pets are NOT permitted 🐶🐾
Image
Image
Image

Instagram #theamazingsouthcoast #amazingsouthcoast

Follow on Instagram
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Error: API requests are being delayed. New posts will not be retrieved.

There may be an issue with the Instagram access token that you are using. Your server might also be unable to connect to Instagram at this time.

Error: API requests are being delayed for this account. New posts will not be retrieved.

There may be an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Your server might also be unable to connect to Instagram at this time.

Error: No posts found.

Make sure this account has posts available on instagram.com.