Castle Rock, Porongurup National Park

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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, 570m above sea level from a lookout known as the Granite Skywalk. The walk also takes in the unusual 'Balancing Rock', a six metre high granite boulder which reportedly weighs around 186 tonnes yet rests on a base just 1.21m2.A winery located on the eastern slopes of the range is named after this landmark.
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  • The granite skywalk trail, which leads to Castle Rock, is 2.2 km long (i.e. 4.4 km return) almost all of which is uphill, and quite steep in places. It's not a climb for the faint hearted. Not dangero...  more »
  • Went for a walk this morning, great for the heart rate. Fairly steep going up but coming down ok. Was 1 3/4 hours round trip and that was stopping up the top for a look . Climbing to the top the rocks...  more »
  • The engineering to build this new viewing platform at Castle Rock is a must to see. The only unfortunate bit is you need to be reasonably agile to negotiate the final two stages at what is called the ...  more »