About this park
Stirling Range National Park is home to the only major mountain range in the southern area of WA, rising to more than 1000m above sea level and creating a challenging and spectacular hiking experience. The Aboriginal name for the range, Koi Kyenunu-ruff, meaning ‘mist rolling around the mountains’ is a frequently seen occurrence.
In spring and early summer, the ranges come to life with an abundance of wildflowers and bird life which can be seen from the mountain hiking trails, lookouts and picnic areas scattered throughout the park. If the hikes aren’t for you, opt for the 42km scenic drive on mostly unsealed, graded roads weaving through the heart of the park with stops along the way.
Camp nearby at the Stirling Range Retreat or Mount Trio Bush Camping and Caravan Park on the northern boundary of the park.
Bluff Knoll, or Bular Mial, is a place of cultural significance for Minang and Goreng people, information and stories can be learnt through signage on the Eastern Lookout.
Review - Breathtaking!
This is truly a MUST when visiting this region! You have the option to do climbs, hikes or you can see these amazing views by driving… Loved it! Will definitely be back. Kristen A - Trip Advisor
The peaks of the Stirling Range are subject to rapid, unpredictable changes in the weather. Hikers should be prepared for sudden cool changes that cause the temperature to drop and rain or hail to set in. All visitors are strongly advised not to enter the bush or use footpaths on days of extreme fire danger. If you are planning to hike off marked trails, abseil or rock climb, please register your details at the shelter in the picnic area across the road from Bluff Knoll Road entry station. If you plan to hike on an established walk, no registration is required.
Filling out a trip intention form could save your life. Complete this form and leave it with a reliable friend, family member or responsible person to inform them of your travel dates and the locations you plan to visit (your itinerary). Ask them to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned and/or contacted them by the agreed time.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Stirling Range National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Goreng and Minang people as the traditional owners of Stirling Range National Park.