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Mt Maxwell, West Fitzgerald NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

An easy walk in the West Fitzgerald National Park, to a lookout platform, 184 metres above sea level.

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Trail Start

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Mt Maxwell Road, off Devil's Creek Road, West Fitzgerald National Park, 500km (6 hours) south of Perth

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The lookout affords views to the western side of the Fitzgerald River National Park, from West Mt Barren in the east and to Gordon Inlet in the south and Twertup to the north. The Royal hakea grows here along with a variety of banksias.

Mt Maxwell was probably named after George Maxwell who accompanied the botanist James Drummond in 1847, when he discovered the Royal hakea.

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Time / Duration

30 - 40 minutes


200 metres

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Mt Maxwell Road, off Devil's Creek Road, West Fitzgerald National Park, 500km (6 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.


There are camping facilities at St Mary Campground, near Point Ann.
  • Car Park

Best time of year

March - November


National Park fees

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Prohibited Items

No pets , no fires
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