The range stretches for 65 kilometres from east to west and the tallest peak Bluff Knoll stands at 1059 metres above sea level. At 2500 – 2900 million years old the bedrock of the Stirling Range is composed of metamorphosed sandstones and shales, believed to have originated from an ancient sea.
The height and south coast proximity of the range produce a unique climate giving rise to a location that is famous for rare West Australian snowfalls. The Stirling Range is also renowned for its unusual, and sometimes spectacular cloud formations.
The unusual climate and soils give rise to a range of wildflowers that are staggering in both their number and beauty. The National Park is one of the world’s most important areas for flora, with 1,500 species (many of which grow nowhere else) packed within its boundaries and 123 Orchid species.
The Stirling Range National Park is a mecca for sightseers, flora lovers, bushwalkers, trekkers and rock climbers alike.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
Trail information and Park Passes are found at the Mount Barker Visitor Centre, open daily 9am - 1pm