• Caption: Bluff Knoll cloud waterfall at peak. Photo: Cameron Bostock.
    Caption: Bluff Knoll cloud waterfall at peak. Photo: Cameron Bostock.

A new app featuring Bluff Knoll has ben launched making exploring WA's Stirling Range National Park easier.

The 2019 fires that ravaged the Great Southern of Western Australia has sparked the creation of an innovative APP called stirlingrangetrails.com.au designed to help people explore the region famed for its stunning mountains, rare wildflowers, diverse fauna and birdlife.

Creator of the Stirling Range App and owner of the Mt Trio Bush Camp and Caravan Park, Margot Byrne said after being evacuated from the fires and the devastation that followed, she knew that the local tourism businesses needed something to bring people back to the area.

“Western Australian’s are exploring their State more than ever and generally people are familiar with the iconic Bluff Knoll, but are unaware the Stirling Range has far more to offer,” she said.

Key features of the new App include interactive walking and driving maps linked to GPS points, photos and travel and accommodation information to make a trip to the region easy and safer.

Beyond Bluff Knoll, where it famously snows sometimes in Winter, the App provides walk trails for Mt Trio, Mt Hassell, Mt Talyuberlup, Mt Toolbrunup and Mt Magog.

“The most anticipated feature on the App includes the walking trails for the seven Stirling Range mountains including one of Western Australia’s highest peaks, Bluff Knoll. People can match trails from a variety of difficulty levels and their ability,” she said.

“Importantly by downloading the App onto your phone, we can also pinpoint where you are on the trail as it works on GPS points. We want to make the region more accessible and raise awareness of the range of graded trails from gentle family walks, through to more advanced hikes,” Margot added.

Click here for the app.

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