Porongurup National Park is nestled between Albany and Mount Barker. The range is more than 1 400 million years old. Although not the biggest range at 12 kilometres long and 670 metres at its highest point, it certainly is picturesque and well worth a visit.
The huge granite rocks amongst the lush forest are a beautiful sight. The views from the top the Porongurup are magnificent. On clear days you can see the Stirling Range to the north and the Southern Ocean to the south.
Put on your hiking boots and try out one of walk trails. The Bolganup Heritage Trail is a short 800m stroll that weaves through karri, marri and jarrah trees. For panoramic views try Castle Rock. The walk will take you past the famous balancing rock, only the last 300m of this 3km trail is difficult.
Wansborough walk to The Pass takes you along the shaded valley. For the more energetic there is Millinup Pass, Nancy Peak Circuit and Devils Slide Summit.
You’ll be glad to know that after all that physical activity, there is a place where you can kick back, relax and just enjoy the beauty of your surroundings: The Tree in the Rock picnic area. Picnic tables, toilets and barbeque facilities are provided. The area gets it name from a karri that is a 100m along a shaded walk. This mature tree pushed its roots through a crevice and now lives on top of a granite boulder.