Mount Frankland - WA

 

Position

DEG: -34.826069 116.788612
DMS: 34º 49' 33.85" S 116º 47' 19" E
UTM: 50 H 6146225mN 480670mE
Altitude: 373.6m

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Address & Contact

Mt Frankland Rd
WA 6398
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Located in the Mount Frankland National Park near Walpole, this short but steep walk takes you to the peak of Mount Frankland for fantastic views of the karri forest, the Frankland River below and on a clear day, the southern coastline. Whilst at the top, look for the plaque.

Dr J Wilson named Mt Frankland after climbing Mount Lindesay during his explorations north and west of Albany in 1829. He named Mt Frankland after the then Surveyor-General of Tasmania. The Aboriginal name for Mt Frankland is Caldyanup.

The first section of the walk is a steady gradient on a wide open bitumen trail through beautiful dense bushland. Kids are quite capable of this walk. As you approach the base of the granite rock that needs to be scaled to reach the summit you come to a path of stone steps rising through the forest taking you up into the tops of the trees. This stone step path is about one quarter of the hike. You then come to the steel staircase/ladder carrying you up onto the upper level of Mt Frankland. The rails and rungs of these stairs are well built and have great traction. Be aware of letting children climb on their own. We recommend following closely behind them. It is an easy walk to the peak from there. Again fit adults and kids can do this. Sturdy footwear required. We counted 320 stairs.

There is a picnic site near the car park, toilets and shelter where you can enjoy a break before or at the end of your walk.
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Rocky Gully
Distance from Mount Frankland 34.82km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.327.525.422.018.815.514.715.316.419.023.125.5
Mean Min. °C12.613.312.410.89.47.76.46.77.17.99.811.2
Mean Rain mm17.316.334.551.371.890.396.090.595.054.141.231.8

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