• Bluff Knoll
    Bluff Knoll

Visitor numbers to Bluff Knoll in WA's south are the highest they've been in recent memory.

The bluff, the highest peak in southern WA, had a 158 per cent jump in visitors from July to April, compared to the same period 12 months ago, the ABC reports.

The Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions figures showed a 108 per cent surge in visitors to the Stirling Range National Park between July 2020 and April this year.

The total number of visitors to the Stirling Range was 120,207, compared to 57,685 in the previous 12 months, when a fire ravaged the area.

Executive director of the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence, Lenore Lyons, said the pandemic had been drawing more tourists to the region.

"As the borders remained closed, we're seeing Western Australians wanting to visit their own backyard," Ms Lyons said.

"It's also linked to the lockdown itself where people were confined to certain areas or confined to their homes … people really just want to get outdoors, away from the four walls and experience the natural world."

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