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Stirling Range & Porongurup Skywalk Camp (Members only).

  • 25 Sep 2021
  • 28 Sep 2021
  • Stirling Range Retreat, 8639 Chester Pass Rd, Amelup WA 6338

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Stirling Range & Porongurup National Park Camp (Members only).

If you ever consider strolling up Bluff Knoll before sunrise to catch the cloud waterfall in the morning dew, or challenge yourself with a scrambling climb to the peak of Toolbrunup for a stunning vista, here is your chance. For the less adventurous, Mt Hassle walk has been recommended as a good walk for children.

This year, we will stay at Stirling Range Retreat. Please arrange the accommodation yourself and book early to avoid disappointment. With international travel restricted, many places are already booked out!

As of 13/04/2021, the following are still available:

  • 3 Rammed Earth Cabins 
  • 1 Powered Site
  • 1 Park Cabin 
  • 2 On-site Caravan 
  • Non-powered Camping - quite a few available
  • 3 different Motel Rooms 

Mention the WA Family Bushwalking Club and they will try and put us together.

Thereafter, register with wafbc.org.au here and indicate to me via email which nights/how many nights you will be staying and how many of your family will be going, so we can schedule WAFBC group events accordingly. I also welcome other family to organise group activity if you have any anything you wish to share with the group. Stirling Range Retreat offers a range of accommodation so 'cabin stay' options are available if you wish to Glam-It. 

This year, we will drive to Porongurup National Park (60km one way from Stirling Range Retreat) probably on the final day to explore Castle Rock/Granite Skywalk before heading back to Perth.

Entry into Bluff Knoll and Granite Skywalk requires National Park Pass, currently $15 per vehicle per day per visit, or you may want to obtain a 5 days pass for $25 online. Other options also exist. 

Stirling Range National Park encloses the only major mountain range within the southern half of Western Australia. The rugged peaks, which rise to more than 1000m 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 within its boundaries.

Porongurup Range is a fascinating place for picnicking and bush rambles. It is a place of incredible biodiversity, with 750 native plant species in an area of just 2600 hectares. The Granite Skywalk is a suspended walkway on the huge granite outcrop of Castle Rock. The two kilometre walk up from the Castle Rock picnic area passes through jarrah, marri and karri forest and by Balancing Rock to reach the base of Castle Rock and the lower lookout. Reaching the upper lookout requires scrambling through and over rocks and climbing a 6 metre ladder.

Contact: Michael Lee. Email: mastcell@gmail.com  Mobile: 0421 783 083

This event can be viewed by anyone but you must be a member to participate in overnight activities. All fees to be paid direct to vendors providing services. Please adhere to their cancellation policy.

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