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Bluff Knoll

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Address: Chester Pass Rd, Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia 6338, Australia
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Excellent well worth the effort.

We left mid morning for this walk, I fell it's probably best to go as early as you can. It is somewhat taxing particularly if on a really hot day. The brief breeze that came... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashburton, New Zealand
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We left mid morning for this walk, I fell it's probably best to go as early as you can. It is somewhat taxing particularly if on a really hot day. The brief breeze that came through was well received. It is quite hard on you but if you take your time have nibbles, rests, and plenty of water you should... More 

Thank Rosemary73
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok first of all just a reminder that this is not the highest peak in the whole of WA but probably the 9th or 10th highest. In that particular region (Southern WA) it is the highest peak. The majority of the highest peaks are within the Hamersley Ranges region. Anyway this is a relatively non-technical hike but steep. I first... More 

Thank jr_80w
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it took 4 hours walk with lots of rest for us to climb up and down, we started at 8 am it was pretty cool two third on our way up, and was more easier but as sun rose things got pretty tough, as the walk is quite a bit and carrying extra liquids is a burden, so MY ADVISE,... More 

Thank Shahedun
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most high intensity walk you will ever do but sooo worth the effort. It took us over 5 hrs return and we felt every step there and back but once we reached the top we forgot all about our aching legs. Well worth the walk, take your time and enjoy the amazing 360 degree views from the... More 

Thank radar424
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Hard going at times but a well maintained track and the views were amazing from the top. Worth every bit of pain.

Thank Violamouse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning and we'll worth the effort. 66 years of age and up and down in 3.5 hours. Never sweated so much in my life. My son in law Hamish kept me going and was very patient, a big thank you to him as I never would have experienced this wonderful range.and scenery. Never to be forgotten thank you Hamish.

Thank Joseph P
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Probably went too hard too soon trying to keep up with the boys and nearly gave up! More breaks and a little slower and we made it up in about 1hr 30mins. The climb is hard as is the descent it is slippery on the rocks and the steps are higher then usual so the impact can be tough coming... More 

Thank honestlyspoken14
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I'm a minimally fit (but otherwise healthy) 55 year old...the hike was somewhat taxing but I took plenty of short breaks along the way. It took us 3 and 1/2 hours of hiking plus a half hour rest and refuel at the top. We saw eagles, hawks, lizards, butterflies a lots of wild flowers. Start early in the morning (we... More 

Thank travelaround61
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

During our two night stay in Albany, we were determined to hike up Bluff Knoll. I have done bushwalks (on walking trails) around Perth, but never a hike up a mountain! The weather was not favourable - it rained continuously. We decided to try it on our second and final day in Albany. It is about an hour and half... More 

Thank PetiteExplorer
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

3km walk to peak, nice views along the walk, beautiful hike, not good for kids or older people as this track is bit difficult closer to the peak. Good fun

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Hi guys! I was planning to drive to Bluff Knoll for a potential proposal at the top or something? Just wondering how long one would moderately walk up Bluff Knoll? Is there a best time to go, and more importantly is it very crowded at the top? I'm thinking end of November so I am hoping the weather is moderate, but not sure how busy it gets up there - it would be great to have a few minutes of quiet time with just us preferably to pop the question. Any advice or feedback on this idea for those that have been to the top? Would it have enough of a 'wow ' factor from the top , otherwise I could scrap the idea and find something that would leave a more memorable impression?

How long would it then take to get back down? 2 hrs? I am wondering also if it is reasonable to picnic or sit up the top to 'celebrate' and relax, or if it is quite a rocky/uncomfortable area to laze around - but with great views of course?

Would anyone have any suggestions on nearby things to do after? Thinking of departing on sat morning from Perth, so given it takes 3 or 4 hours to get there around lunch time I assume Saturday would be a write off by the time we get back down. I am then thinking the closest thing that makes sense is heading to Albany for the night, and enjoying the Sunday at wineries and local things around there before heading back to Perth by evening?? I think Pemberton is nearby Bluff Knoll but if anyone has any suggestions on towns, things to see/do down that way that'd be great as we usually head down Margaret River way. So this is probably the best chance to tick off a few things.

We love our food, wine and anything different, so I figured Albany was best? Sorry for the many questions - I've never been or climbed Bluff Knoll so have no idea what to expect !

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