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MOUNT FRANKLAND NATIONAL PARK

 

 

 

 

 

HEMA Map Reference 74/J5

 

34 48' 47" S 116 48' 41" E

 

Where is this?

Park area 31,000 Ha.

This park is part of the Walpole Wilderness Area and Mount Frankland was named by Dr. Thomas Wilson in 1829 after the Surveyor General of Tasmania, George Frankland. The Aboriginal name for the mountain is Caldyanup.

 

The mountain is surrounded by karri, tingle and jarrah forest that supports more than 50 species of birds.

 

Mount Frankland North was established in 2004 and is bordered by Mount Roe National Park to the east and Lake Muir National Park to the north. Mount Frankland South National park was established in the same year and contains the Walpole Wilderness Discovery site at Swarbrick. Swarbrick forest contains some of the tallest and oldest trees in Australia.

 

There are seven national parks that make up the Walpole wilderness area including D'Entrecasteaux, and Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

 

The nearest campground is located at Fenhook Falls. Fernhook Falls is located on the Deep River that has an almost completely forested catchment. The campsite is only suitable for tents.

 

** Note: The title 'mountain' or 'mount' given to various features in Western Australia can be a bit misleading. No hill or mount in W.A. is higher than 1251 metres so expecting mountains such as those encountered in Europe or Asia may lead to some disappointment.

 

NPW Website for more information  

 

 

 

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