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Stirling Range app launched

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Exploring the Stirling Range is about to get more exciting and easier with the launch of a new app.

The new Stirling Range Trail app was released today, designed to draw tourists back to the region following the 2019 bushfires.

A helping hand for local tourism businesses in the Stirling Ranges

Creator of the Stirling Range App and owner of the Mt Trio Bush Camp and Caravan Park Margot Byrne said after being evacuated from the fires and the devastation that followed, she knew that the local tourism businesses needed something to bring people back to the area.

“Western Australians are exploring their state more than ever and generally people are familiar with the iconic Bluff Knoll, but are unaware the Stirling Range has far more to offer,” she said.

Key features of the new app include interactive walking and driving maps linked to GPS points, photos and travel and accommodation information to make a trip to the region easy and safer.

As well as Bluff Knoll, the app provides walk trails for Mt Trio, Mt Hassell, Mt Talyuberlup, Mt Toolbrunup and Mt Magog.

 “People can match trails from a variety of difficulty levels and their ability,” Ms Byrne said.

Stirling Range Trail App

“Importantly, by downloading the app onto your phone, we can also pinpoint where you are on the trail as it works on GPS points.  

“We want to make the region more accessible and raise awareness of the range of graded trails from gentle family walks, through to more advanced hikes.”

“We want to make the region more accessible and raise awareness of the range of graded trails from gentle family walks, through to more advanced hikes.”

Not just for the explorer, take advantage of other local attractions and wildflowers in the area with the app

Other features of the app includes a map of the scenic drive along the recently opened Horsepower Highway, a local initiative by the Gnowangerup community featuring a range of vintage and quirky tractors in stunning scenic locations.  

Wildflower and nature lovers will find the app useful in accessing local tour information, so visitors can take advantage of more than 1,500 species of plants.

If you wished to download the app, head to https://www.stirlingrangetrails.com.au/download-app on your mobile device and follow the prompts.

Stirling Range Trail App.

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