Stirling Range National Park

From Denmark we drove via Mt Barker to the Stirling Range National Park. The drive was mainly through farming country – here canola fields with a backdrop of the Stirling Range.
(Lesley’s photo)
(Lesley’s photo)
 
As we arrived in the National Park, there were many flowers along the road.

 


(Lesley’s photo)
(Lesley’s photo)
 
(Lesley’s photo)
We were soon set up in the National Park campsite at Moingup Spring. A nice but small camping area – just 2 sites suitable for caravans. Lesley made sandwiches for lunch. After lunch we headed off exploring the area.  We headed out to the Eastern Lookout to get close to Bluff Knoll.
(Lesley’s photo)
(Lesley’s photo)
(Lesley’s photo)

 
 
The lookout is a great facility and departing point for the walk to Bluff Knoll. We didn’t attempt the walk (allow 3 hours return). As we were admiring the view, a young guy was just returning not from a walk, he was actually running! I asked him whether he ran all the way. ‘On the way up to the top I had to slow down a bit over the last few meters…’ He even got caught in a downpour, without a raincoat. ‘My clothes dried through body heat’. Nice to be fit.

(Lesley’s photo)








The views are fantastic.

(Lesley’s photo)


(Lesley’s photo)


We back tracked a bit and than took the turn off to the Western Lookout. We stopped in a couple of places to look at wild flowers.

(Lesley’s photo)
(Lesley’s photo)



We stopped at the Central Lookout car park and followed the track towards the lookout. We arrived on top of the hill to see the track leading further. We walked down the hill and than up the second hill to see a third hill. The track was now like a goat track and we decided the views from where we had arrived were good enough.

(Lesley’s photo)









 


 

We returned to the van where a couple of Kangaroos joined us in the evening.DSCF0300


 

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2 Responses to Stirling Range National Park

  1. wandwill says:

    Beautiful photos, you cant hide from photos lesley, we saw you at the back. We are in Geraldton at the moment, still windy, like last year, but at least a lot warmer than Goomalling

  2. swisslulu says:

    Well spotted, Sandra! I had to look quite a few times to find me!

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