HIGHEST HILL - HIGHEST WATERFALL

 

Hamersley Range

 

GPS 22 58 55 S 118 35 13

 

 

 

 

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HIGHEST HILL/MOUNTAIN

 

At 1249* metres, the highest hill/mountain in Western Australia is Mount Meharry (near Karijini).

It is located in the Hamersley Range and the Aboriginal name is Wirlbiwirlbi.

The peak was named after William Thomas ("Tom") Meharry who did the calculations to determine the height of the mountain. Meharry died soon afterwards and although the peak was actually discovered by Surveyor Trevor Markey, who worked with Meharry, Meharry's name was the one gazetted.

Mt. Meharry is 15 m (or 49 ft) higher than Mount Bruce - the second tallest mountain in W.A.

It is possible to visit Mt. Meharry but this involves getting permission from Juna Downs Station and DPaW, driving 37km of rough unseal road/track and then walking the final 7 kilometres to the top. Not surprisingly, few people make the trip.

*(Mt. Meharry is also quoted as being 1251 and 1245 meters high.)

Climbing Mt. Meharry.

 

 

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HIGHEST WATERFALL

GPS 14 02' 36" S 127 19' 10" E

 

King George Falls are 80 metres high. They are located on the King George River east of Kalumburu. Although the Mitchell Falls drop further than the King Geroge Falls, the Mitchell falls are not one continuous drop but a series of steps.

King George Falls are actually a set of two falls side by side. The falls are 12 km from the river mouth.

Although the best time to see the falls in full flow is from December to May, that is also the hot, wet time of the year.

 

 

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