Mount Barker

Mount Barker is the gateway to the Porongurups and the Stirling Ranges and is known for its wine production and wildflowers. Around the town you can visit the Police Station Museum to see some interesting memorabilia and follow the Mount Barker Heritage Trail. The Mount Barker Hill Lookout has a 168 metre high television tower which is the tallest free standing tower in the southern hemisphere. To the east of the town is the Porongurup National Park which is lovely for a scenic drive or a bushwalk. Some of the walks are the Tree in the Rock Walk, Castle Rock Walk and Devils Slide Walk.

Stirling Range National Park to the north has walking trails up to the peaks for superb views of the landscape and the wildflowers. Camping is permitted in the Park. Some of the wineries open to visitors are Plantagenet Wines and Forest Hill Vineyard for tastings and wine sales. Mount Barker has several motels, guesthouse, hotels, bed and breakfasts, chalets and a caravan park.

Locations

Mount Barker is located north of Albany, 359 km south east of Perth.

Activities

Visit Mount Barker for the wineries, wildflowers, museum, national parks, bushwalking and scenic views.