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Sepulcralis Hill

Sepulcralis Hill is a small inland hill with sweeping views and intriguing plants.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:No fees apply
  • Sites:Lookouts,Mountains & Hills
  • Feature:Lookout / Deck,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Description

A 260-metre walk from the car park through low dense shrublands leads to Sepulcralis Hill Lookout offering scenic views across the Hamersley River valley with its pale yellow cliffs of spongolite. To the west are the three sharp peaks of the Whoogarup Range (395m). Beyond are the three central peaks of the Barrens Range including Woolbernup Hill, Mid Mount Barren (454m) and Thumb Peak (510m), the highest peak in the park. To the east is the rugged outline of East Mount Barren (311m) and the broad Eyre Range which summits at Annie Peak (457m).

Distinctly delicate
Sepulcralis Hill was named after the graceful weeping gum (Eucalyptus sepulcralis), which grows only on quartzite hills on the eastern side of the park. Several stunning wildflowers, such as the crimson-flowered Barrens regelia, are also quartzite specialists. The weeping gum was given the name sepulcralis, which means ‘of the tomb’, because this forlorn-looking species was thought to be ideal for cemeteries. However its delicate form makes this eucalypt a very distinctive and delightful feature in the wide, rolling landscape.

Caring for the park:
Please clean footwear and equipment at the start and finish of any walks you do in natural areas to prevent the spread of Phytopthora dieback.

Height: 175m Distance: 600m return (allow 45 minutes) Trail Classification: Class 2 Easy gradient. For more information visit TrailsWA.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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