Explore the Region - Mount Barker
Welcome to the Mt Barker region!
The country town of Mt Barker is located in the Plantaganet wine region. The nearby national parks of Porongurup and Stirling Range are ideal destinations for a day trip from Denmark. Renowned as one of Western Australia�s premier agricultural centres, the Mt Barker district has progressed from apples, sheep and cattle, into viticulture.
What to do
Climb the Castle Rock Granite Skywalk
This walk is a master piece of engineering. A 2km uphill path takes visitors to Balancing Rock, and then up a vertical 6m ladder to the stainless steel walkway. (Allow 2 hours)
Drive through the Stirling Range
The main scenic route is Stirling Range Drive, which extends from Chester Pass Road to Red Gum Pass Road (42 km). Note: gravel road.
Climb Bluff Knoll
The highest peak in the south-west. The walk to the top is listed as one of Australia�s best 25 hikes. (Allow 3-4 hours)
Useful to know
- National Park entry fees are payable in Porongurup National Park, and the Bluff Knoll day use area, but not in other sections of the Stirling Range.
- The Stirling Range is a wilderness area and conditions can change rapidly. If you are hiking, be prepared with sturdy walking shoes, plenty of water and wet weather gear and warm clothing. Conditions can be freezing on the peaks even in summer.
- The Porongurup Wine Festival is part of the regional food and wine festival - Taste Great Southern
How to get there
Mt Barker is 54km north-east of Denmark via the Denmark-Mt Barker Road (40 mins). To get to the Porongurups, take the Mt-Barker-Porongurup Road east of the township (50 mins). To get to the Stirling Range, take the Woogenellup Road and join on to Chester Pass Road (1.5 hours).