About this place
Enjoy the easy, accessible walk to the Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, or take the more challenging hike to the summit of Mount Frankland, and you will be rewarded with a view across the Walpole Wilderness.
The Caldyanup Trail circumnavigates the base of Mount Frankland allowing a closer look at the intricacies of the granite environment from Soho Lookout.The granite peak of Mount Frankland spanning 411m, dominates the skyline and vegetation ranges from karri, jarrah and tingle forest to vast expanses of treeless heathland.
Choose from several walks depending on how much time you have and your fitness level. Follow the summit path and be rewarded by expansive vistas over the wilderness, or walk around the base of the granite outcrop on the Caldyanup Trail.
The Wilderness Lookout provides thrills for visitors as well as opportunities for nature appreciation along with other national park attractions in the area. The others are the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole-Nornalup National Park, the Gap and Natural Bridge in Torndirrup National Park, and the Granite Skywalk in Porongurup National Park. These attractions are linked by the Getting High in Nature travel itinerary.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
A sealed path from the parking area leads to a shelter providing cover from the weather. The lookout is a further
80m, on a sealed path, with no steps.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout.
The Aboriginal name for Mount Frankland is Caldyanup.