Mount Barker Off The Beaten Path

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    Walking Trails

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    There are 4 walking trails you can do throughout the park. The Wansbrough Walk covers around 4 kms and will take around 2 hours to complete. The Devils Slide and Marmabup Rock trail covers around 2.5kms and take around 3 hours. You will see beautiful marri, karri and jarrah trees as well as birds and flora.

    Location : The Porongurups

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    Tree In The Rock

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    A short walk from the picnic area on the Nancy Peak Circuit walk is the Tree in the Rock. This is a large karri tree which seems to be literally growing out of a huge nutrient enriched rock crevice. The picnic area is near the parks main entrance which is at the end of Bolganup Dam Rd and provides free gas bbq’s.

    Location: The Porongurups

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    Nature Lovers

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    The ranges are a popular spot for Botanists, birdwatchers and photographers. There are some 78 different species of birdlife in the ranges. During the season, there is also around 700 different species of flowers to be found there. Backpack camping is allowed in just a few areas of the park. The park Ranger will be able to tell you where.

    Location: The Porongurups

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    Granite Rock

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    The Porongurups are made up of huge granite dome shaped rocks and wonderful karri tree forests. One particular unusual sight is the Balancing Rock which can be found on the Castle Rock and Balancing Rock Wall. Another is Gibraltar Rock. The granite rock formations which were formed more than 1,100 million years ago are popular for rock climbers.

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    The Porongurups

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 7, 2009

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    The Porongurup ranges are only about 15mins drive from Mt Barker and cover around 2350 hectares which are surrounded by farmland. The strange name originated from an Aboriginal place name.

    Located 40kms north of Albany via Chester Pass Road, Mt Barker-Porongurup Rd and Bolganup Rd.

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