The brooding beauty of the mountain landscape, its stunning and diverse wildflowers and the challenge of climbing Bluff Knoll have long drawn bushwalkers and climbers to the Stirling Range National Park. Stirling Range National Park encloses the only major mountain range with in the southern half of Western Australia. The rugged peaks, which rise to more than 1000 metres above sea level, feature stark cliff faces, sheltered gullies, magnificent views and a rich diversity of unique and colourful wildflowers. The park is one of the world’s most important areas for flora, with 1500 species - many of which grow nowhere else, packed into its boundaries.
Moingup Spring is a lovely bush camp set amongst jarrah and marri trees and centrally located in the park. Camp fees apply. Campsites are not bookable and operate on a first come first served basis. Rates are: adult $7.50, concession $5.50 and child (6-15yrs) $2.20 per night.
A park entry fee of $12 ($6 concession) per vehicle applies at many of the popular national parks in WA including Stirling Range National Park. Many visitors appreciate the savings and convenience of purchasing either a four week Holiday Pass or Annual All Parks Pass online at Shop.dpaw.wa.gov.au/ before their trip.
More information is available at parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/stirling-range and parkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au/.
The Stirling Range Drive winds through the heart of the park and offers ever-changing views of rugged peaks, each with its unique character. This 42km drive, on mostly unsealed roads graded for two-wheel drive, 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.
Walking is an ideal way to discover the rugged beauty and enchanting wildflowers of the Stirling Range. There are established walks up Bluff Knoll, Mt Trio, Mt Toolbrunup, Mt Hassell, Talyuberlup Peak and Mt Magog.
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