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4850 Salt River Road
Amelup (Stirling Ranges)
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6338

Mobile: 0419 751 801
Email:  enquiries@mttrio.com.au
Ellen Peak to Bluff Knoll
HOT SPOTS!
The Stirling Range National Park has some of Western
Australia's highest peaks including Bluff Knoll, and most
spectacular bushwalks. Long known  for their "brooding
beauty" the mountains have a lot to offer the avid
bushwalker and casual observer  - it is an experience not
to be missed!
Wildflower Hot Spot
Fauna Hot Spot
Kangaroo, Brush-tailed Wallabies, Brushtail Possums and Emus are frequent visitors to our Camp. Quokkas, Numbats, Chuditch, the Short Nosed Brown Bandicoot and the Honey Possum also live in the adjacent Stirling Range National Park.
Birdlife Hot Spot
The magnificent Wedge-tailed Eagles can be seen
circling the mountains and farmland. Flocks of rare
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo fly through the Camp. Along
the Camp Nature Trail, an abundance of birds can be
seen including the Yellow-rumped Thornbills, Splendid
Wrens, and Scarlet and Western Yellow Robins.
Walking Hot Spot
Bluff Knoll
Medium - 5km 3-4 hours return walk.

Mt Trio
Medium - 3km 1.5-2.5 hours return walk.

Mt Hassel
Medium - 2km 2-2.5 hours return walk.

Talyuberlup
Medium - 3km 2-3 hours return walk.

Toolbrunup
Hard - 4kms 3-4 hours return walk.

Mt Magog
Hard - 7km - 6-7 hours return walk - for more information
on these walks please see our
STIRLING RANGE WALKS page. ^

^ - Pegs as markers for the final km.
HOLIDAY IN THE MOUNTAINS
At night, the peace of the Camp Ground is interrupted
only by the calls of the Boobook Owl and the Tawny
Frogmouth.
Our Happy Campers :
Mt Trio Bush Camp & Caravan Park is situated in a
peaceful natural bush enclave on a working farm
bordering the Stirling Range National Park and is an
idyllic base from which to explore the Stirling Ranges.
The renowned Bluff Knoll is situated just 10 minutes
from camp.
By car, the Stirling Ranges are 4.5 hours south east of
Perth and just one hour's drive north from Albany.  
Leisurely walks around the camp reveal an abundance
of seasonal orchids, wildflowers and birdlife. The
communal fire pit is a great place to share stories, drink
wine and toast marshmallows.
Enjoy the bush with the luxury of 'power' and hot clean showers.
POWERED AND UNPOWERED SITES
RATES

Powered Sites:
$42.00 per couple, per night.
$21.00 per extra person per night.
$12.00 per child (under 12 years) per night.
$30.00 per single person per night.
Unpowered / Tent Sites:
$32.00 per couple per night.
$16.00 per person per night.
$10.00 per child (under 12 years) per night.
Day Picnic Fee - $12.00 per person.
All groups and schools are welcome. Please contact us at enquiries@mttrio.com.au or
ph. 0419 751 801.
Payment - Cash and Visa/MasterCard accepted. 

BLUFF KNOLL AND STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK
The brooding beauty of the mountain landscape, its stunning and unique
wildflowers and the challenge of climbing Bluff Knoll have long drawn
bushwalkers and climbers to the Stirling Range National Park. At 1,095
metres above sea level, Bluff Knoll is the highest peak in the south-west of
Western Australia. The main face of the bluff forms one of the most
impressive cliffs in the Australian mainland. It takes three to four hours to
complete the five km return climb.
The jagged peaks of the Stirling Range stretch for 65 kilometres from east to
west. The rocks of the range were once sands and silt deposited in the delta
of a river flowing into a shallow sea. Deposited over many millions of years,
these layers of sediment became so thick and heavy that, in combination
with unimaginable forces stretching the Earth's crust in the area, they
caused the crust in the area to sink. As the surface subsided, still more
sediment was deposited in the depression which was left.
The final thickness of sediment is believed to be over 1.6 kilometres! As the
sediment built up, so did the pressure on the layers below. The water was
forced out of these layers, which solidified to become rocks known as
sandstones and shales.
Buried deep in the Earth's crust, the rocks which form today's Stirling Range
were gradually exposed over millions of years as the surrounding rocks were
worn away by the forces of weathering (chemical breakdown) and erosion
(physical removal of material by water, wind and gravity). It was during this
process that the current form of the range was sculpted.
The Mineng and Goreng people originally lived in and around the Stirling
Range and surrounding country. In cold weather they wore kangaroo skin
cloaks reaching nearly to the knee. They also built small, conical huts in wet
weather. Sticks were placed in the ground and bent to form a cone, then
threaded with paperbark, rushes or leafy branches. They told many stories
about the Stirling Range and in many of them the mountains are referred to
as dangerous.

Bluff Knoll was called Bular Mial (many eyes) or Bala Mial (his eyes) by
Nyoongar people, depending on the intent of the speaker. This was because
the rocks on the Bluff Knoll were shaped like the eyes of the ancestral
master spirit that are visible on the mountain today. The peak is often
covered with mists that curl around the mountain tops and float into the
gullies. These constantly changing mists were believed to be the only visible
form of the Noyt (meaning spirit).

The range was first recorded by Matthew Flinders in 1802. In 1831, Surgeon
Alexander Collie recorded the Aboriginal name of the range, Koi Kyeunu-ruff,
which was provided to him by his Aboriginal guide Mokare. Surveyor-General
John Septimus Roe travelled to Perth with Governor Sir James Stirling in
1835 and glimpsed "some remarkable and elevated peaks". Roe called them
the Stirling Range. The area was declared a national park in 1913, at a time
where the dominant culture was towards clearing the bush and converting it
to farmland.

Courtesy of CALM.
Margot and John Byrne - camp owners and hosts.
These orchids and other beautiful wildflowers can be seen around the camp and on our Guided Wildflower - Orchid Walks at 08:30am (1st Sept - 31 Oct). Please use our BOOKING ENQUIRIES page or contact us at enquiries@mttrio.com.au or telephone
0419 751 801.
Our camp ground abounds in stunning seasonal orchids
with over 50 different species sighted over the last few
years.
STIRLING RANGES - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Guided Wildflower - Orchid Walks (Sept 1st - Oct 31st) - $25.00 per person ($35.00 non
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We have spacious powered and unpowered sites at Mt Trio.  No bookings are required
except for powered sites for the Easter Break and the Queen’s Birthday Sept/Oct long
weekend.

Bookings are required for POWERED sites only during school holidays. Please use our
BOOKING ENQUIRIES page or contact us at enquiries@mttrio.com.au or by
telephoning 0419 751 801.

During these periods full payment is required for powered sites. If you do need to cancel
your booking a full refund will be returned to you if we are given 48 hours notice.

Upon arrival at the Camp Ground & Caravan Park …..

STEP 1: Please pay at the Front Entrance.

STEP 2: Envelopes are provided, please fill out the details and place your payment
inside or fill out your mastercard/visa details, including your card's expiry date.

STEP 3: Tear off the receipt on the envelope and place on the dash of your vehicle as
proof of payment.

STEP 4: Place your envelope inside the PAYMENT BOX.

STEP 5: Please then choose your own site, the one that best suits you. A map of the
powered and unpowered sites is next to the payment box.
John and Margot
We look forward to seeing you!
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MIRROR SITE:
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On colder nights the camp lounge know as the ‘Bluff
Knoll Ski Club HQ' with its wood heater is a cosy way to
spend an evening in the bush.
At night, the peace of the Camp Ground is interrupted by the calls of the Boobook Owl and
the Tawny Frogmouth.