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About West Mt Barren, Fitzgerald River NP
Queelup (place of the rock sheoak) is the Aboriginal Noongar name for this pale grey quartzite peak at the western end of the iconic Barrens Range. A walk to the ridgeline midway up the northern slope or to the summit is rewarded with sweeping views of the park and coast. The view takes in Gordon Inlet, Trigelow Beach, Point Ann and the distant outline of the central Barrens - Mid Mount Barren and Thumb Peak. On a clear day the Stirling Range (over 100km to the west) may be visible.
The peak and rolling plains below are blanketed in a diversity of plants that will delight nature lovers. Sixty-two plant species are found only in Fitzgerald River National Park, with a further 48 species more or less confined to the park. These include the Barrens regelia (Regelia velutina) and Barrens clawflower (Calothamnus validus), which grow only on the quartzite ridges and peaks of the Barrens Range. On the approach to West Mount Barren you will also discover the exquisite Quaalup bell (Pimelia physodes) and the Royal hakea (Hakea victoria), the park’s most famous and certainly most striking plant.
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What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
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Hazards & WarningsCliff risks are significant in this park
Campgrounds are located on the western side of the park at St Mary Inlet near Point Ann and on the eastern side of the park at Hamersley Inlet and Four Mile Campground. Camp fees apply. Accommodation is also available at Quaalup, where the renovated and heritage listed Quaalup Homestead is located.
National Park fees
2WD access. Note that many roads in the park are unsealed and may be closed after heavy rain.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets in National Parks
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West Mt Barren
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West Mt BarrenMt Bland in the distance and Central Barrens beyond
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