Mount Bruce is the second highest mountain in the state of Western Australia.Take a look at our Karijini National Park trip planner to schedule your visit to Mount Bruce and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Mount Bruce lies 62km northwest of Mount Meharry, the highest peak in the state. It is a part of the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara. A number of walks exist on the mountain including the relatively easy Marandoo walk that offers a view over the Marandoo minesite, the more difficult Honey Hakea walk and the summit track.
Mount Bruce reaches 1234m, being 15m lower than Mount Meharry.
The Aboriginal name for the mountain is Punurrunha.
Mount Bruce Reviews
I loved this hike! It's 5 km up and 5 km down with beautiful view of the landscape and a nearby mine. There are some parts which might be bit challenging and include bit of rock climbing but it's all ... more »
L'ascension complète de Mount Bruce (alt 1235m 2nd montagne de la WA) est assez difficile mais il ne faut pas se priver d'aller à la première station: "Marandoo View" qui est très facile d'accès (à 50... more »The complete ascent of Mount Bruce (alt 1235 M 2nd Mountain of the WA) is quite difficult but do not deprive yourself to go to the first station: "Marando View" which is very easy to access (500m from the car park). This walk of 45mn accessible to the children already gives a very beautiful view on the enormous iron ore mine of Marando and on the mounts of the Karijini NP. I would like to thank the mining company Rio Tinto which allows individuals to use the private route between Millstream and Tom Price after obtaining an online permit. This road along the railway line of the company is a pleasant shortcut between Karratha and the NP Karijini. We meet a lot of animals and the traffic is very very fluid (1 to 3 cars per hour...). On the other hand, the railway activity of iron ore transport is incessant with these immense trains of 234 wagons. It is important to be aware of the importance of mines in Australia (even more so in WA). These three-locomotive trains are very long, dusty and slow but they are just as beautiful to photograph as the magnificent Japanese Shinkansen which is synonymous with cleanliness + punctuality + speed. The French TGV is synonymous with delay;)
We walked at 4.00am in the moonlight with no torches and made it to the top by 6.10am for first light and 6.45am sunrise. A truly magnificent experience. We were back at the carpark by 9am. Some hard/dangerous bits but a beautiful hike.
Beautiful barefoot hike! Its a little bit windy but hands down a great experience with an incredible view. If you are looking for a change of scenery after spending a few days down in the gorges I would highly reccomend Mt Bruce as your next stop.
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