Bluff Knoll is a short day hike in Western Australia a few hours north of Albany in the sterling ranges. The walk is 3km each way, there a lot of steps, like 2 km of them and at times it feel like pretty slow progress as the kilometre markers will show. Don’t quit though because the last 1km is the easiest part. The walk takes about 3 hours round trip depending on fitness and how long you spend at the top.
If you are walking in the summer start early as the track is shaded for the first bit of the day only and it can get really hot. For any other time of the year the weather can be pretty changeable, and it can happen quick so make sure your are prepared with warm clothing and even be prepared to turn back if too cloudy at the top. I found this video on youtube that shows how quick Australian weather can change.
The summit of bluff knoll gives you 360 degree views the surrounding land and ranges, and if you get a really clear day you can almost see the ocean.
Its pretty stunning. If you walk up in the spring time there are wild flowers with add to the beauty.
If you are in the area there are other great walks such as Mt Trio, Mt Toolbrunup, Mount Hassell, Talyuberlup peak and Mt Magog
If you want to do any walks in Western Australia here is an awesome resource to get you started. http://trailswa.com.au/trails/trail-types/bush-walk/
After your walk if you are heading south to Albany i would recommend the Granite sky walk also known as castle rock in The Porongurup National Park. Its a gentle1km walk to Castle rock from the carpark and then there are some ladders to climb, the view from the top is really worth it.