Stirling Range National Park

Stirling Range National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Bluff Knoll 1 Stirling Range NP II-2012.jpeg
Stirling Range National Park is located in Western Australia
Stirling Range National Park
Stirling Range National Park
Nearest town or cityCranbrook
Coordinates34°21′50″S 117°59′20″E / 34.36389°S 117.98889°E / -34.36389; 117.98889Coordinates: 34°21′50″S 117°59′20″E / 34.36389°S 117.98889°E / -34.36389; 117.98889
Established1957
Area1,159.2 km2 (447.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesDepartment of Parks and Wildlife
WebsiteStirling Range National Park
See alsoList of protected areas of
Western Australia

Stirling Range National Park is a national park in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, approximately 337 km south-east of Perth.

Description[]

It protects the Stirling Ranges, or Koikyennuruff, a range of mountains and hills over 60 km wide from west to east, stretching from the highway between Mount Barker and Cranbrook eastward past Gnowangerup. Notable features include Toolbrunup, Bluff Knoll - the tallest peak in the southwestern region, and a silhouette called The Sleeping Princess which is visible from the Porongurup Range. Popular recreational activities in the park include bushwalking, abseiling and gliding. Camping is permitted only in Moingup campsite within the park boundaries (fee applies).

Environment[]

The park has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports populations of endangered short-billed black cockatoos and western whipbirds, and is visited by endangered long-billed black-cockatoos.[2]

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011.
  2. ^ "IBA: Stirling Range". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.