Where is Bluff Knoll? Everything you need to know about the half day hike!

Where is Bluff Knoll, the tallest peak in the Stirling Ranges? It’s located in the Stirling Ranges National Park, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The summit is 1098m above sea level, and while it’s close to the highest peak in Western Australia, it’s just shy of Mount Meharry which is slightly taller.

Read on: The best time to climb Bluff Knoll & How long does it take to climb Bluff Knoll.

Stirling Ranges National Park

Stirling Ranges trek Atlas Introspective

The Stirling Ranges is a mountain range within the Stirling Ranges National Park. It’s a little over 300km south-east of Perth and boasts a highly diverse range of plants and flora, many of which are unique to the region. Spring is the best time to view the 1000 different species of wildflowers, including elegant mountain bells, magenta Queen of Sheba orchids and the Stirling Range banksia.

Where is Bluff Knoll & the closest town

The closest village to Bluff Knoll is Gnowangerup, approximately 70kms away and a 50 minute drive. Mount Barker (61km away) and Cranbrook (65km away) are also nearby.

Where is Bluff Knoll from Perth

Travel south-east down Albany Highway. It’s just over a 5 hour drive / 417km.

Where is Bluff Knoll from Albany

Bluff Knoll is an hour and 45 minute drive / 100km north of Albany.

Where is Bluff Knoll

The Bluff Knoll trail

Most people visit the Stirling Ranges National Park to climb the Bluff Knoll trail, a 6 km return trek that takes most hikers 3-4 hours. This is a category 4 trail and is recommended for those with a moderate level of fitness.

From the summit on a clear day you can see all the way to coastal Albany.

Where is Bluff Knoll: accommodation

Many visitors to Bluff Knoll spend a night in the area. The Stirling Range retreat is perfect for hikers, offering a wealth of information about the area and also a drop off/ pick up service for those attempting the Stirling Ridge walk. They have a range of accommodation options, including motel-style rooms, chalets and cabins and a camp ground with both powered & unpowered sites.

Read on for more Stirling Ranges accommodation.

Close up view from Ellen Peak Atlas Introspective

Other trails in the region…

Outside of the half day Bluff Knoll trail there are other hiking treks you can do in the area: The Mount Toolbrunup Peak Walk trail and the Mount Trio walk are popular. If you have the time the Stirling Range Ridge Walk is a 3 day / 2 night trek along the Stirling Ridge. It’s a truly unique thru-hike with no managed route or facilities. You’ll truly feel like you’ve gotten away from it all.

Planning on visiting the Stirling Ranges National Park or hiking Bluff Knoll? You may also be interested in Bluff Knoll & the Stirling Ranges National Park. While you’re in the South West, why not consider the Cape to Cape walk– a multi-day coastal hike between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturalist.