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Mt Toolbrunup, Stirling Range NP Mt Toolbrunup, Stirling Range NP

  • Half day
  • 4 km
    • Bush Walk Class 5

      Extreme trail with very rough surface, and may have very steep hills, arduous rock hopping or rock scrambling. Limited or no directional signage. For very experienced bushwalkers with navigation and emergency first aid skills, and high level of fitness.

Enjoy magnificent views from the summit of Mt Toolbrunup, the second highest peak in the Stirling Range.  A good degree of fitness is required for this four kilometre return hike.

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Toolbrunup Peak towers above the other western peaks and offers uninterrupted views in all directions but can only be reached if you are fit and agile and prepared to scramble up some steep rock sections.

The trail leaves the carpark and leads through woodland, mostly following the bank of a creek and becoming progressively steeper. Beyond the woodland it rises steeply over large boulders, loose rocks and steep scree to a saddle near the top of the south-west buttress.

From here it’s a short, steep scramble to the top. During spring, those who reach the upper slopes will be rewarded with beautiful mountain bells and southern cross flowers.

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours return


4km return

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

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Bush Walk

Class 5

Extreme trail with very rough surface, and may have very steep hills, arduous rock hopping or rock scrambling. Limited or no directional signage. For very experienced bushwalkers with navigation and emergency first aid skills, and high level of fitness.

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Hazards & Warnings

Stay on the path. Be prepared for sudden cold changes that cause the temperature todrop and rainor hail to set in.


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Prohibited Items

No pets; No fires in National Parks
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8 trail goers have rated Mt Toolbrunup, Stirling Range NP as 4.88 out of 5!

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Sue Morgan

Reviewed 18 Jan 2023, 6:53am

As a moderately fit and active middle aged woman, I found this a very challenging hike. Partly because it's steep, but mainly because the majority of the hike is on either loose rocks or large boulders which require hands on scrambling or climbing. Going up requires cardio fitness, coming down requires youthful knees and joints! Both directions require concentration and good footwear. Definitely worth doing for the incredible views, but not for the faint-hearted! One request is that a long drop toilet be installed in the car park, as people aren't following bush toilet etiquette. It's clear that everyone uses the bush near the car park by the disgusting litter of soiled toilet paper lying around. This detracted somewhat from the beauty of the area.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 7 Sep 2022, 9:39am

I can't believe I put off this hike for as long as I did. Definitely overthought it going by others blogs and whilst it is what I feel the most technically challenging hike in the Stirling Range, I did really enjoy it. Pretty hard going on the knees on the way down though so pulled up a little sore but had picture perfect weather so I couldn't ask for a more perfect mountain experience.
Jenny Caldwell

Reviewed 29 Jun 2022, 9:17am

Loved it! The weather wasn't the best with cloud cover, heavy mist and rain. It settled and I managed to get sneak peaks off the amazing views. I can't wait to do it again!
Miss T

Reviewed 18 Jan 2021, 12:52pm

Rocky scramble almost all the way up. Not a "difficult" climb - but as much of it is over steep unstable rocks, it's tricky on your balance and your foot placement. Probably the first trek I've done where coming down took almost as long as going up.

Very awesome at the top - and like others say - it's rewarding. It's a totally different type of walk to Bluff Knoll, so I can't compare them. Def want your hiking boots for this one though!
Bob Peters

Reviewed 12 Feb 2020, 12:32pm

Excellent. Tough climb but more interesting than Bluff Knoll.
Petra Maxted

Reviewed 14 Apr 2018, 8:13pm

We've been up and down Toolbrunnup quite a few times over the years. Whenever we have visitors from overseas we also take them up there.
The treck starts in beautiful woodland and then gradually turns more and more gravelly. About 2 thirds up is a whole section which just consists of big rock plates; and from there it's quite steep and narrow till the top.
We find Toolbrunup much more fun than Bluff Knoll but it is also harder because of the scramble towards the top - You probably shouldn't be too worried about heights if you make your way up there and, if these things make you overly nervous, I guess it's worth noting that there isn't too much room at the top with quite steep drops everywhere. The all round views are quite amazing.
Ashley Taylor

Reviewed 25 Dec 2017, 7:58pm

Amazing, easily the best in the Ranges.

Reviewed 1 Jun 2017, 10:55pm

Incredible view, hard climb but well worth it. 380 degree views. Love this place better than Bluff Knoll.
You will not be disappointed.

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