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This is one of many short hike possible on the Bibbulmun Track which stretches 1000km from Kalamunda on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast.
This hike starts at Sullivan Rock, just over an hour's drive south of Perth. The Track leading toward Mt Cooke is generally relatively flat. It crosses a broad and interesting creek system and passes through stands of sheoak, banksia and jarrah.
After reaching Mt Cooke campsite the Track ascends 2km to the summit of Mt Cooke, the highest point in the Darling Range, at 582 meters. The view here isn't the best–so continue on past the summit to the southern side of the peak and be rewarded with spectacular views.
If you've decided to stay overnight you can of course set up your tent and leave your pack at the campsite before heading up to the peak. This is a good overnighter for families with children eight years and over. You can find other family hike suggestions on the Bibbulmun Track website.
Sullivan Rock carpark to Mt Cooke Campsite and back (13.4km return) or to Mt Cooke summit and back (18.4km return).
Sullivan Rock Picnic Area, Albany Hwy
Take Albany Hwy from Armadale to Sullivan Rock picnic area (9km south of the Jarrahdale Rd turnoff). Watch for the hiker warning traffic signs as well as an orange Bibbulmun Track sign on the left with the picnic area opposite on the right.
Shared By: Michael van der Pal