Castle Rock Walk
Granite Skywalk & Karri Lookout


The Porongurup National Park is a great area for walking.  One of the major attractions is this walk, the Castle Rock Walk, incorporating the Skywalk and Karri Lookout.  We did this walk years ago and it has been greatly improved since then, with major steelwork added.  It's still a rock scramble at the start of the Skywalk but the last section with its enclosed ladder up to an expanded viewing area is wonderful.  The initial dirt track is easy to walk although uphill, so it was always going to require some effort to get to the top.  We were glad to see some orchids along the way, always a good reason to stop and look/rest!

Castle Rock Walk


Car Park Signs   Picnic area
  Start of the track to the top.  
    Beware maintenance ahead...
Balancing Rock   Decision point - both are good viewpoints!
Towards the Lookout. Towards the Skywalk.  Tricky at the start for some The grab handles were a welcome addition
    Enclosed ladder makes it all that much safer
  A beautiful walkway Great views all around
  The Stirling Ranges in the distancce  
    Yes, a long way down.
    Interesting engineering here.
Scary, looking down at your feet.    
Below, the Karri Lookout.   Scars from the old walkway
    Lizards, happily sunning themselves.
  Helpful hand rails Back at the decision point.
  Karri Lookout Looking up to the Granite Skywalk
  Onion Orchid The Stirling Ranges in the distancce
  Helmet Orchid Leaf  

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