Fernhook Falls, Rowell’s Pool & Mt Frankland Wilderness Lookout.
We seized the opportunity to take a Landscape Photography Tour with Greg Edwards, a professional photographer with 40 years’ experience, he is very happy to share techniques and professional tips. If you are a beginner or advanced Greg will cater to your skill level. As small group photography tours can be tailored to your requirements, Greg and his beautiful wife Loretta enjoy sharing this wonderful environment with one and all.
Photo by Gregory Paul Edwards of Circle of Serendipity.
Our plan was to take in Fernhook Falls and Circular Pools however as we enjoyed the falls so much, we opted for Mt Frankland Wilderness View Lookout, Jeff and I had not explored this area before. We were so delighted and fell in love with the granite peak, jarrah and tingle forest which covers approximately 31000 hectares which forms Mount Frankland National Park.
We suggest you plan for a whole day to visit, Fernhook Falls, Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, Swarbrick Art Loop, Thurlby Herb Farm and Circular Pools. Thurlby Herb Farm does have a café, please check for opening days and times or pack a picnic or BBQ lunch and take your camera and/or smart phone.The following information taken from the Department of Parks and Wildlife's Mount Frankland web pages.
Choose from several walks depending on how much time you have and your fitness level.
The Towerman's Hut is an easy walk to a barbecue area where you can explore the old hut built in 1956. From here the towerman left to climb to the summit of Mount Frankland several times a day to watch for fires and check the weather.
Distance: 200 metres return
Time: 10 Minutes
Class: 1 Suitable for wheelchairs
View the Walpole Wilderness from high above the forest floor on the spectacular Wilderness View Lookout. From here it is a challenge to see any sign of human activity or inhabitation.
Distance: 600 metres return
Time: 20 minutes
Class: 1 suitable for wheelchairs
Follow the Summit Trail to the Towerman's Lookout on top of Mount Frankland. While the walk is strenuous, the views make it worthwhile - on a clear day you can see the Porongorup and Stirling ranges to the East and the Southern Ocean to the South.
Distance: 1.2 kilometres return
Time: 40 minutes
Class: 4 Difficult
Take the trail to Soho Lookout and continue on the Caldyanup Trail. This trail loops around the granite bulk of Mount Frankland through the Karri Forest with views beyond.
Distance: 1.6 kilometres return
Time: 40 minutes
Class: 3 Moderately difficult
Picnicking: Gas barbecues and picnic table are provied at the Towerman's Hut about 100 metres from the carpark.
For more information...
Landscape Photography Tours in Denmark - http://www.circleofserendipity.net
Thurlby Herb Farm – http://thurlbyherb.com.au/
Department of Parks and Wildlife Home Page – https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
The following pages were offline at the time we uploaded this blog but could be back online for you now.
Department of Parks and Wildlife – http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/fernhook-falls
Department of Parks and Wildlife – https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/mount-frankland
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