Reception no barrier to exploring Stirling Range

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Stirling Range is the fifth national park in Western Australia with accessible geo-referenced maps developed and available for download on android or smart phone.

Smart Park Maps are making it easier to navigate some of our most popular parks. Providing the maps are downloaded when you have mobile reception, they can be used to display your real-time location even in areas where there is no mobile reception.

This Smart Park Maps initiative is sponsored by BHP and is delivered by the WA Parks Foundation in partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Formed over millions of years by weathering and erosion, the Stirling Range in the Great Southern region is regarded as an area of great biogeographic and evolutionary interest. Wildlife is abundant and the diversity of its flora is among the world’s richest.

At 1,095m above sea level Bluff Koll, the highest peak, provides magnificent 360 degree views.

Walking Bluff Knoll in Stirling Range National Park | credit: Charlene Camilleri

The Smart Park Map covers the entire park and shows the mountain walk trails, including Bluff Knoll, Toolbrunup and Mount Trio, plus picnic areas and vantage points.

Smart Park Maps provide information on camping and picnic areas, lookouts, parking, swimming, toilets, walk trails and their classifications, wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, roads, tracks, safety information and attractions at Stirling Range National Park.

The maps use the built-in GPS on smartphone or tablet to plot real-time location onto the Smart Park Map. This can be done without a network connection and without roaming charges.

Other maps available in the series are for Karijini, Cape Range, Francois Peron and Kalbarri national parks.

Stirling Range National Park | credit: Parks and Wildlife Service WA

Downloading the Smart Park Maps

To view the maps, download the free Avenza Maps app to your tablet or smartphone via:

Then visit the Avenza map store to download your maps.