Stirling Range Things to Do

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    Bluff Knoll

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bluff Knoll is the highest point in the south west of Western Australia and is situated in the Stirling Range National Park.

    Climbing Bluff Knoll takes three to four hours for a 6km return track and can be achieved by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

    We took a group of 50 or so 12 year old school kids on this walk and they all made it to the top(including us oldies!).

    For some reason I was 'volunteered' to guide the mountain goats who took it upon themselves to turn the ascent into a competition despite strict instructions that the group was to stay together.

    Several times I asked them to wait for me which they did while they were resting. As soon as I reached them they bounded off again leaving me breathless and without a break for the first hour.

    The view from the summit encompasses the surrounding Stirling Range and the nearby Porongurup Range, as well as the coast near Albany some 90km's away.

    Bluff Knoll is visible from Albany, along with Toolbrunup.

    It is 1,095m above sea level and is one of the very few places that see snow in WA with which usually falls once a year.

    The most recent 'heavy' snow was recorded on October 6, 1992 when 20cm of snow fell and light snow was even seen at the carpark.

    Bluff Knoll Morning mist View near the top View near the top View near the top
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    Mt Trio

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mt Trio is 856m above sea level and the 2km walk to the top takes about 3 hours.

    The first 300m or so is an extremely steep path but once you get pasy this it levels out somewhat before reaching the top.

    The slopes of Mt Trio are ablaze with a myriad of colourful wildflowers from about mid August to October each year.

    After completing Bluff Knoll during the morning we took the same school kids to Mt Trio as an optional afternoon walk to test their mind and body.

    All kids started the walk but the first leg took its toll on their tired little legs and broke their resolve because less than half made it to the top.

    I tried to keep them going by telling them that they will meet a lot of people that have climbed Blukk Knoll, they will meet some people that have climbed Mt Trio, but they will meet very few people that have climbed both in the same day.

    Mt Trio from the car park Looking towards Bluff Knoll (top far left) View to road Rock formation Rock formation
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