Castle Rock, Western Australia

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Final climb and railings (facing the Stirling Range)
Castle Rock facing south towards Albany

Castle Rock is a tourist attraction in the Porongurup Range in the Great Southern region of Western Australia and is renowned for its fauna and flora.

There is a walk trail to the summit which offers 360 degree views, 570 metres (1,870 ft) above sea level from a lookout known as the Granite Skywalk. The walk also takes in the unusual 'Balancing Rock', a six-metre-high (20 ft) granite boulder which reportedly weighs around 186 tonnes yet rests on a base just 1.21 square metres (13.02 sq ft).[1]

A winery located on the eastern slopes of the range is named after this landmark.

Bay whaling was conducted on the coast between 1845 and 1872.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dawn Till Dusk, in the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges; Rob Olver & Stuart Olver. 1998
  2. ^ Martin Gibbs, The Shore Whalers of Western Australia; Historical Archaeology of a Maritime Frontier Sydney University Press, 2010, 133-4.

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Coordinates: 34°41′42.72″S 117°55′12.56″E / 34.6952000°S 117.9201556°E / -34.6952000; 117.9201556