Bluff Knoll

3 h 15 min to 4 h 30 min

6.2 km

↑ 741 m
↓ -741 m

Hard track
Starting from the Bluff Knoll Car park at the end of Bluff Knoll Road, Stirling Range National Park, this walk takes you to the summit of Bluff Knoll and back. The Bluff Knoll hike starts at a large interpretive shelter near the car park, and the path from there is easy to follow. The trail is steep in places but well marked and maintained throughout, with steps in place for much of the early steep inclines. Once you reach the rocky plateau that forms the peak of Bluff Knoll, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views over the surrounding Stirling Ranges and even as far south as Porongurup National Park. Bluff Knoll is continually surrounded by a dense layer of mist that swirls around the summit as the wind pushes it between the gullies and the rocks. Make sure to bring warm clothing, as it can get very cold at the summit. Mountain mists, wind chill, and rain can occur on the mountains at any time, and there are even snowfalls most winters on the peaks. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.3677494,118.242158)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Coast Highway, 1
  • Turn on to Chester Pass Road then drive for 76.5 km
  • Turn right onto Bluff Knoll Road and drive for another 7.9 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 85 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Bluff Knoll Carpark at the end of Bluff Knoll Road, Stirling Range National Park, head along the raised metal walkway next to a white 'Bluff Knoll' sign (to the right), and continue past the bench and lookout point until you reach the large interpretive shelter directly ahead. Take the steps down, and follow the sealed path ahead to continue the hike to Bluff Knoll.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Then cross the bridge (about 50 m long)
There is a toilet (about 65 m back from the start).
After 85 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 30 m pass the "Exploring Bluff Kroll" (on your right).
Then cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
Then pass the "Many faults, many faces" (on your right).
Then come to the viewpoint (on your right).
Then pass the "A Range of biodiversity" (8 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (8 m on your right).
Then pass the "Welcome to Bular Mial" (9 m on your right).
Then head up the steps (about 35 m long)
After another 150 m pass the "3.0 km" (on your left).
After another 305 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 35 m pass the "2.6 km".
After another 990 m pass the "1.6 km".
After another 350 m come to the viewpoint (on your right).
After another 130 m pass the "1.1 km".
After another 490 m pass the "0.6 km".
(Bluff Knoll) Continue another 550 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.1 km to get back to the start.
"Bluff Knoll".
About 10 m past the end is "Bluff Knoll".
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Bluff Knoll

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 6.2 km
Time 3 h 15 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -53 m back from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.1 km apart with the largest gap of 5.6 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-53 m[toilet]
30 m[seat]
540 m[seat]
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