Location: Mount Frankland National Park
Distance: 600m return
Trail Marker: Unmarked trail, easy to follow
Cost: $0, free entry
Toilet Facilities: Yes, at start/finish
Dog Friendly: No
Date Hiked: 7th March 2020
Dominated by an impressive granite peak, Mount Frankland National Park covers approximately 31000 hectares of karri, jarrah and tingle forest as well as expanses of treeless heathland. It is just one of 7 national parks in the 363 000 hectare land that is the 'Walpole Wilderness'. It's also one of 3 major sites that form the 'Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre'.
Dr J Wilson named Mount Frankland after climbing Mount Lindesay during his explorations north and west of Albany in 1829. He named Mount Frankland after the then Surveyor-General of Tasmania. The Aboriginal name for Mount Frankland is Caldyanup.
The Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout is a 600m return walk providing uninterrupted views over the Walpole Wilderness from high above the forest at this universally accessible lookout. Departing from the main carpark area, we explored the plethora of wildflowers out already in this internationally significant biodiversity 'hotspot' that is characterised by high endemism which means that many of the species found here are found nowhere else in the world.