4850 Salt River Road
Amelup (Stirling Ranges)
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6338
Telephone: 08 9827 9270
Mobile: 0419 751 801
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 Tail 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.
Bird Life Hot Spot
The magnificent Wedge-tail 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*.
Mount Trio - Medium - 3km 1.5-2.5 hours*.
Mount Hassel - Medium - 2km 2-2.5 hours*.
Talyuberlup - Medium - 3km 2-3 hours*.
Toolbrunup - Hard - 4kms 3-4 hours*.
Mount Magog - Hard - 7km - 6-7 hours^*.
^ - Pegs as markers for the final km.
* - Return.
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
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
and the renowned Bluff Knoll which 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 and the
communal fire pit is a great place to share stories,
drink wine and warm marshmallows.
Enjoy the bush with the luxury of 'power' and hot clean
ACCOMMODATION AND RATES
$35.00 per couple, per night.
$25.00 per person per night.
$28.00 per couple per night.
$14.000 per person per night.
Children under 12 - half price.
Day Picnic Fee - $8.00 per person.
Bookings - are not required except for Easter School Holidays and the Queen’s
Birthday Sept/Oct long weekend. During these periods a 50% deposit 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.
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.
Guided Mountain Walks are also available.
Enquiries ph. 0419 751 801.
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). Bookings ph. 0419 751 801.
Our camp ground abounds in stunning seasonal orchids
with over 50 different species sighted over the last few
STIRLING RANGES - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Guided Wildflower - Orchid Walks (Sept 1st - Oct 31st) - $25.000 per person.
Guided Mountain Walks - price on enquiry.
Check In/Out - Mt Trio Bush Camp & Caravan Park operates on a self check-in
system, so you get to choose your own caravan or camp site! A site map at the
entrance clearly shows the location of all the powered sites and outlines the camp site
areas. You can check in and out at your leisure.
Please pay in the Table Tennis Room on arrival. Fill out the envelope provided
and place your payment in the red payment box.
We look forward to seeing you!