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Gnowangerup and Stirling Range

Gnowangerup and Stirling Range

Where to stay

Take a look at these places to stay when planning your next visit to Australia’s South West.

The Lily Stirling Range

Unique accommodation next to an authentic five story 16th Century replica Dutch Windmill.

Stirling Range Retreat

Nestled against the majestic Stirling Ranges National Park with Bluff Knoll nearby.

The name Gnowangerup is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Ngow,’ meaning Malleefowl. For thousands of years, the plains around Gnowangerup were home to the Goreng Noongars, evidenced by stone implements still found along the creeks. In the mid-nineteenth century, sandalwood cutters established camps in the area, but European settlement was slow until the completion of the railway line from Tambellup in 1912.

The Stirling Range is a range of mountains and hills in the Great Southern region. It is over 60 kilometres wide from west to east, stretching from the highway between Mount Barker and Cranbrook eastward past Gnowangerup. 

Notable features include Bluff Knoll (the tallest peak for a thousand kilometres or more in any direction and most popular tourist attraction), and a silhouette called The Sleeping Princess which is visible from the Porongurup Range.

Gnowangerup and the Stirling Range are also part of The Great Southern Treasures.

Events

Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2024 - 30 November 2024
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.

Events

Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Bloom Festival | Great Southern Treasures

21 September 2024 - 20 October 2024
The Great Southern Treasures springs to life showcasing the region’s rare blooms.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

Stirling Range National Park

In the Great Southern region this range is home to Bluff Knoll.

Bluff Knoll

Explore the sweeping landscapes atop the South West's highest and most spectacular peak.

Yongernow Australian Malleefowl Centre

A unique experience of the endangered Australian malleefowl in Ongerup

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Welcome to Australia’s South West!

Here you can easily enjoy natural beaches beautiful vineyards, forests, caves and more, all in a single day. More than 23,000km make up the south west corner of Western Australia, with 1000 of those kilometres consisting of awe-inspiring coastline just waiting to be explored.

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