Bluff Knoll

Bluff Knoll opinie, Stirling Range National Park

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rallye r
Gooseberry Hill, Australia1 contribution
pretty good little hike
kwi 2021
Nice walking track up to some decent views. There is not a massive amount to see from there; land is very flat and boring in West Oz. But as with any high point, its a nice perspective.
The climb up is fairly steep - lots of steps fitted into the rocks, so its more like a stair climb tbh, altho' not a very even, regular set of stairs.
I'd allow 3 hours up (with a break of say 30 mins at the top) and an hour and a half back down. That's not trying to be an iron man or woman, and allowing for a few breathers on the way up.

Take water and a snack for the top. You will work out on this, so go early if the heat affects you.

The cafe on the road in is now closed (permanently) so you can't coffee up prior to departure.

Public toilets down at the base were disgusting - really. Avoid!
Written 19 kwietnia 2021
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Bhaves P
Perth, Australia57 contributions
Good views
sty 2021
Good hike , approx 3km. There is a decent temperature difference between the bottom and the top, in summer you are probably o.k with shorts and a t shirt and a bottle of water. Its quite busy in the summer periods in the morning but not busy enough to detract and constantly make you stop to have to pass people or let people pass you. At the end of the day there is no rush to get to the top , take your time, it will be worth it.
Written 23 lutego 2021
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Troy B
Perth, Australia998 contributions
Breath-taking Views & Experience
paź 2020
Group of us stayed at Denmark and did an early day trip to climb Bluff Knoll.
The walk up was challenging but so worth the amazing views and experience as you ascend the mountain.
The path is well maintained and still very natural.
Was a little over 3km to the top and took around 2- 1/2 hours to climb including many photo stops.
Shorter on the way down due to the legs burning and eager to relax.
Well worth the hike and very invigorating.
Ensure you bring warm clothes just incase and plenty of water.
Sunscreen is a must also.
Written 21 października 2020
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Henry M
Perth, Australia771 contributions
Walking Bluff Knoll in Winter!
lip 2020
We started out late morning from the carpark for the trek to the summit. The facilities are maintained to a high level and the steps (yes, its is steep virtually all the way up & down) to the summit are in great condition - commendations to the Parks and Wildlife staff and volunteers. The views are spectacular but when we were half way a front closed in and we were encompassed in the cloud. It poured rain consistently and the temperatures dropped significantly. Luckily we were well prepared for all weathers - rain gear, gloves, beanies, trekking boots etc which is a must if you attempt the climb especially in winter. The view from the top was masked in cloudy wet haze but it didn't detract from the fabulous challenge of climbing Bluff Knoll.
Written 14 września 2020
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simon m
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
The best day-hike in a long time
lip 2020
Bluff Knoll is a mountain just outside Albany, Western Australia.

It is the highest mountain in southern Western Australia. There is a well-defined path to the summit, toilets and a good car park at the base.

The path is fairly steep almost from the get-go. On the day we went it was windy on the upper sections, enough to blow us around a bit. We had a lovely time.

I need to make the points below to allow future visitors to prepare properly for this climb.

If you are not a regular walker please help everyone complete the walk safely by:

a) wearing shoes fit for walking on rough ground. No slides or thongs (I saw both of these on the day we climbed). Some good runners, walking shoes or boots would do.
b) Take warm/windproof spare clothes. It's at least a 600m climb to the summit. That means it will be ~c, 6 deg C cooler at the summit. On the day we climbed that was c. 5 deg C at the summit, without windchill. With windchill, from the 30km/h wind, it would have been below freezing.
c) Take a backpack. You need some water and spare clothes as a minimum. Carrying your spare clothes in your hand and a water bottle is not sustainable or safe on a 6km rough terrain walk.

I saw individuals with nice handbags, city shoes, slides, singlets (in near zero temperatures) and those who were physically unfit to climb the hill. A medical episode, or accident, in this relatively remote location is a major event and will inconvenience your rescuers, not withstanding the costs incurred.

Please take this outing seriously and prepare accordingly
Written 16 lipca 2020
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Umair S. Malik
Chakwal, Pakistan17 contributions
Hell of a visit
maj 2020 • Znajomi
It’s an awesome hike. It was really windy and cold the day I visited that made the hike more fun and difficult. It’s almost 3.5 km to the top.
Written 14 czerwca 2020
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Kassandra T
Praz Sur Arly, Francja27 contributions
Really pretty
maj 2020
It’s really really nice, the walk is beautiful, moderate level
A little way in the vegetation when you are almost at the top is really nice!
The view at the top is awesome!
I loved it !
Written 28 maja 2020
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia4 135 contributions
Bluff Knoll
lis 2019
Visited on Saturday 23rd November. We only went as far as Eastern Lookout and parked there. Decided the climb was a bit much for us but there were plenty of others doing it. We just took in the views from there and moved on.
Written 20 grudnia 2019
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Deborah K
Caboolture, Australia248 contributions
Steep, long walk over rough track - great views from the top
paź 2019
Solid half-day walk so take snacks and plenty of water. Would recommend walking poles as the track is mostly stairs and is very rough (in need of repair). We were glad we'd heeded the advice of some returning hikers and took our poles 👍. We walked in spring, in the afternoon just making it back before dark. Very steep road up to the carpark but sealed all the way. Track is exposed for the top third so be weather-ready. The actual summit is further than you think !! Impressive views of the Stirling Range peaks and the valleys and plains below. Well worth the effort. Requires fairly good fitness level. Good toilet facilities at the carpark; no facilities or water along the track or at the summit.
Written 21 listopada 2019
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Mars
Ballarat, Australia90 contributions
Morning Trek
paź 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
My first proper mountain hike and it was fantastic! Best to do it before the sun is really up in the sky cause it gets too hot and flies. It is fairly safe walk for solo hikers as long as youre sensible and stick to the track which is pretty obvious. Some areas are so windy I felt as if my wide brimmed hat would pull me into the sky at some points so be careful of your footing etc. The views are definitely amazing from the carpark to the summit. Lots of lizards, lady bugs and lots of different plant life if you like that sort of thing. It's definitely straining to go up but I found going down worse because it is so uneven and by then your legs are wobbly lol.
I wouldnt say Im fit but I got to the top in an hour and a half thru pure stubborness. And saw lots of people elderly and toddler looking kids alike. Go at your own pace. You can take some snacks or a picnic to enjoy at the top. There is a sign to be aware of rock climbers but you shouldn't be throwing anything off the edge anyway.
There are dry toilets and rainwater only sink at the carpark. Also pay an entry fee as it is a national park. There is the Bluff Knoll cafe and shop on the road if you need a top up of food or drink.
Written 20 października 2019
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