A New Stirling Range Trail App Including Bluff Knoll Has Just Launched
More and more West Aussies are getting out into our spectacular wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and getting out in nature on the reg. And one of the most popular hiking regions in WA, the Stirling Ranges, is seeing more than visitors than ever tackling a diverse array of trails, culminating in the challenging Bluff Knoll.
A couple of years back in 2019 bushfires ravaged the Great South region of WA, and it sparked the creation of a new app called StirlingRangeTrails.com.au – designed to help people explore the area. App creator and owner of the Mt Trio Bush Camp & Caravan Park, Margot Byrne, said after being evacuated from the fires it was important to try and encourage people back to the area and help local tourism as best as possible.
“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 app include interactive walking and driving maps, photos, travel and accommodation info making trips not only easier but more importantly, safer.
A region filled with stunning mountains, rare wildflowers, diverse fauna and birdlife, beyond Bluff Knoll the app also provides 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,” Byrne said.
Integral to the app’s usefulness is the ability to be able to pinpoint where users are as it uses GPS points, which also makes it easier to locate different graded trails suited to different abilities of hikers. It also offers information on scenic drives in the region, along with a detailed breakdown of unique flora during wildflower season and the huge array of fauna like Boobook Owl, Tawny Frogmouth, Wedge-tailed Eagles, Honey Possum, Brush-tailed Wallabies and the Yellow-rumped Thornbills to name just a few.
Discover Stirling Range’s hidden treasures by downloading the App from stirlingrangetrails.com.au.
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