email us: stay@thornsmountainretreats.com.au
call us: +61 8 9853 1105
visit us: 2226 Porongurup Road, Porongurup WA

In the heart of the Porongurup Ranges

Activities

The Porongurups, and the surrounding areas, offer a huge range of attractions to suit young and old.There are plenty of activities to do at Millinup Estate such as bird-watching, wine-tasting, cricket, a wine on top of the hill admiring the panoramic view, bush walking, star-gazing (you can see the Milky Way on a clear night!), kangaroo spotting, wild flower picking (during spring) or just plain old relaxing! The seclusion and peace on the property is nourishment for the soul, so do take the time to soak it all up.

The southern side of the property backs on to the Porongurup National Park where you will find some excellent bush walking tracks which Mike has marked out. The first site is called ‘Picnic Rocks’ and the second ‘Burchell Peak’. These walks require an average level of fitness and can take from 20-60 minutes to complete, depending on which site you chose. Once on top of Picnic Rocks you will find yourself sitting in the tree tops with a view stretching out all the way to the Stirling Ranges.

Within the Porongurup National Park you can enjoy world class bush walks with something for everyone, ranging from short strolls through to extended overnight hikes for the more experienced.The nearby Stirling Ranges afford a different kind of experience, with high rugged peaks offering endless opportunities for the avid mountain climber. Rock climbing locations in the Porongurups,  Stirling Ranges and on the rugged south coast are some of the best in Western Australia.

Within 30 minutes drive is the bustling regional town of Albany with its numerous galleries, cafes and shops. The town centre overlooks the scenic Princess Royal Harbour, and the trendy Middleton Beach and Emu Point area is well worth a visit.