Porongurup National Park

From our campground in the Stirling Range National Park it wasn’t far to the Porongurup National Park. We left the Kedron behind to travel to the ‘Tree in the rocks’ area of the National Park.

Beautiful flowers greeted us not far from the car park.

Tree in the Rocks is aptly named – a tall tree growing on top of a rock.

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

We decided to walk along the Bolganup Trail, a loop that took us through Kari Forest.

We travelled along the Scenic Route (Angwin Park Road) which gives some excellent views back to the Stirling Ranges.

I was surprised to see vineyards even in this area.

It was clouding over and we had some rain so we decided to go into Mt Barker for refuelling, grocery shopping and a spot of lunch. By the time we were returning, the weather improved and we decided to go on the Castle Rock trail. This is quite a strenuous walk, uphill and over rough terrain at times.

The steps were steep and got the heart pumping.

We let fitter people pass us.

From time to time we had good views through the trees.

(Lesley’s photo)

The track was getting really rough.

I did have a look at the ‘Castle Rock 65m scramble’

(Lesley’s photo)

It was clear were to hang onto with your hands.

But where do I put my feet?

We decided on the 100m walk, looking back I saw the skywalk on top of Castle Rock. Even if i had made it to the top, I am not so sure I would have enjoyed walking along there.

(Lesley’s photo)

Even from this level the views were great.

(Lesley’s photo)

Lots of trees here suffering from the dieback disease.

On the way down we looked for a geocache near to the summit. Unfortunately DNF – did not find.

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1 Response to Porongurup National Park

  1. jkmcl says:

    Showing off your strength again both of you. beautiful walk.

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