Rising abruptly from surrounding flat and sandy plains, the Stirling Range's propensity to change colour through blues, reds and purples captivates photographers during the spectacular wildflower season from late August to early December. Over 1500 plant species grow in the park, including 120 species of orchids and 87 endemics. The Noongar and Wagyl Kaip peoples are the traditional custodians of Stirling Range and recognise it as a place where the spirits of the dead return.
This 1156-sq-km national park consists of a single chain of peaks pushed up by plate tectonics to form a range 10km wide and 65km long. Running most of its length are isolated summits, some knobbly and some perfect pyramids, towering above broad valleys covered in shrubs and heath. Bluff Knoll (Bular Mai), at 1095m, is the highest point in the southwest.
Park fees are charged at the start of Bluff Knoll Rd.