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Stirling Range National Park

Discover soaring peaks and unique flora on Western Australia's southern coast

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Duration: Multiple days
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Overview :  The jagged peaks of the Stirling Range stretch for 65km from east to west. The brooding beauty of the mountain landscape, its stunning... more »

Tips:  The park is about 100km north-east of Albany via Chester Pass Road, just over one hour from Albany. Park entry costs:
$11 per vehicle ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Park entry station

Stop here for information about the park and to pay your vehicle entry fees. Park entry costs:
$11 per vehicle (up to eight legally seated people).
$5 per motor cycle and concession cardholders.
$5 per coach passenger.

2. Ranger residence

3. Eastern Lookout, Bluff Knoll

You can drive to a viewing platform at Bluff Knoll to view the mountain. You will find boardwalks, toilets and interpretive information, and can take in views of Bluff Knoll as well as sweeping vistas to the west. Discover ‘many eyes’ and ‘many faces’ on the craggy cliffs of Bluff Knoll, a place of great significance to the traditional Aboriginal ... More

4. Bluff Knoll

Bluff Knoll, at 1,095m above sea level, is the highest peak in the south-west. The main face of the Bluff forms one of the most impressive cliffs in the Australian mainland. It takes three to four hours to complete the 6km return walk. Walking is not recommended in wet or windy conditions or in extreme heat.

Bluff Knoll was called Pualaar Miial (... More

This is a great place to enjoy a picnic, with a gas barbecue, toilet, picnic tables, walkers/hikers information shelter and registration book provided for the use of park visitors.

6. Mt Trio car park

The walk to Mt Trio is a medium 3.5km, 2 hour return walk. Walking is not recommended in wet or windy conditions or in extreme heat.

7. Mt Trio

Mt Trio (Warrungup) is so named because it has three separate peaks linked together by a plateau. The first third of the path is steep but the remainder is easy. The path is initially a boardwalk and continues up the plateau and on to the summit, 856m above sea level. From the summit there are sweeping views of Toolbrunup and other peaks to the... More

8. Toolbrunup Peak

The 4km, 3-4 hour return walk up cone-shaped Toolbrunup Peak is more challenging than scaling Bluff Knoll, with some rock scrambling towards the top, but the views are worth the effort. The peak stands 1052m above sea level. This walk is not recommended in wet or windy conditions.

Reasonably soon after you pass through a damp, shaded moss and... More

9. Moingup Springs camping area and ranger's office

Moingup Springs is the only campground in Stirling Range National Park. The creekline here was once an Aboriginal campsite. Enjoy the evening and early morning birdlife at this campground. Take your own drinking water, and be prepared for sudden weather changes.

The campground has gas barbecues, toilets and picnic tables. There is no available... More

10. Mt Hassell

Mount Hassell, standing about 827m above sea level, is a popular 3km, 2-3 hour return walk of medium difficulty. The walk finishes with a short steep scramble over a dome of rock that forms the summit. There are excellent views over nearby Toolbrunup Peak. In spring the wildflowers make a striking show. Walking is not recommended in wet or windy... More

11. Turn-off to Talyuberlup

12. Talyuberlup Peak

Talyuberlup Peak is a medium 2.6km, 2-3 hour return walk. You’ll cross increasingly steep terrain through varied vegetation to a rocky crag at the summit where you can take in extensive views of the Stirling and Porongurup ranges. The summit is 783m above sea level. Some scrambling over ledges is required. Walking is not recommended in wet or... More

13. Central Lookout

Take a short and somewhat steep walk to the top of a small knoll to enjoy impressive views of surrounding peaks and the Porongurup Range to the south.

14. Mt Magog picnic area

You can stop here and enjoy a picnic on the table provided, but the 7km, 3-4 hour return walk should only be attempted by the very fit. It is hard and there is no path for final 1km to the summit. This trail starts in tall wandoo woodland and leads through open country and thick bush to provide excellent views. The track is quite overgrown in... More

15. Western Lookout

This is a great place to stop and enjoy expansive views looking east across the Stirling Range National Park.

16. Red Gum Spring

You can enjoy a picnic at Red Gum Spring where tables and barbecues are provided. Red Gum Springs Reserve was created in 1885, pre-dating the reservation of the Stirling Range National Park in 1913, of which it is now part.