Porongurup Range is a fascinating place for picnicking and bush rambles. It is a place of incredible biodiversity, with 750 native plant species in an area of just 2600 hectares.
Range of experiences
Paths lead to several peaks, other paths cross the range, and a nature trail leads through the forest near the Tree-in-the-Rock picnic area. The Castle Rock picnic area is another great picnic spot and also the start of a 4.4 km return walk to the Granite Skywalk with its incredible views. For a short video overview of the Skywalk, click here.
Enjoy impressive views from a 23 km drive around the entire range (mostly unsealed with steep sections) via Bolganup Road, Angwin Park Road, Woodlands Road, Millinup Road, Chester Pass Road and Mount Barker-Porongurup Road.
A 5km drive (unsealed with steep sections) along Angwin Park Road between Bolganup Road and Woodlands Road offers outstanding views of granite outcrops and Stirling Range to the north.
- Please take care - there are slippery, rough and uneven surfaces throughout the park.
- Carry two to three litres of drinking water per person for half to full day walks.
- Be prepared for sudden weather changes. Wear boots or sturdy footwear, weatherproof clothing and sun protection. Take plenty of food on hikes and notify someone of your expected time of return.
- The park is baited four times a year to control foxes. The poisonous 1080 baits (small chunks of dried meat or pink sausages) should not be handled.
Eucalypt trees can shed branches at any time. Be extra aware on windy days for your own safety.