About this place
A 260m walk from the parking area through low dense shrublands leads to Sepulcralis Hill Lookout. You will find scenic views across the Hamersley River Valley with its pale yellow cliffs of spongolite. If you look to the west, there are the sharp peaks of the Whoogarup Range (395m). Beyond that are the three central peaks of the Barrens Range including Woolbernup Hill, Mid Mount Barren (454m) and Thumb Peak (510m), the highest peak in the park.
If you look to the east you'll see a rugged outline of East Mount Barren (311m) and the broad Eyre Range which summits at Annie Peak (457m). Sepulcralis Hill was named after the graceful weeping gum (Eucalyptus sepulcralis), which grows only on quartzite hills on the eastern side of the park. Sepulcralis Hill is also home to several stunning wildflowers, such as the crimson-flowered Barrens regelia, which are also quartzite specialists.
The weeping gum was given the name sepulcralis, which means ‘of the tomb’, because this forlorn-looking species was thought to be ideal for cemeteries. However, its delicate form makes this eucalypt a very distinctive and delightful feature in the wide, rolling landscape.
Please clean footwear and equipment at the start and finish of any walks you do in natural areas to prevent the spread of Phytopthora dieback
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!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Sepulcralis Hill.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Fitzgerald River National Park.