Walk the Bibbulmun Track, WA
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia.
The Track is for walkers only and is signposted with yellow triangular markers symbolising the Waugal, the rainbow serpent of the Aboriginal Dreaming. It takes walkers through towering karri and tingle forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastline.
The Bibbulmun Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural environment, to an epic eight week adventure. Those that walk every step of the way can be registered as end-to-enders.
You can make it a wilderness experience by camping out, you can join a guided group, a tour, or you can do it in comfort by staying in the towns along the Track and enjoying day walks in the area. The Track passes through Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Donnelly River Village, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole, Peaceful Bay and Denmark.
The Bibbulmun Track is essentially a linear walk; you will need to do some planning if you don't want to retrace your steps. This might involve arranging a car shuffle, swapping keys as two groups meet at a campsite, or having someone drop you off and collect you at the other end. Many of the Track Towns are accessible by public transport. See the Section by Section Guide for more details on getting there.看
Long Gully Bridge is a rare example of a curved timber railway bridge in Western Australia. It is not possible to walk consecutive sections of the Track as day walks or to do it staying in accommodation each night. Some sections have many days between permitted access points (up to four days) and long distances between towns (the longest being 12 days).
In addition, there are several facilities designed to enhance the walker's experience. Boardwalks, well positioned lookouts and footbridges all form part of the trail.
The best times to walk the Track are in autumn (April to May), winter (June to August) and indeed spring (September to mid-November), our wildflower season. On cooler days,看walking during summer看is看possible but should be restricted to the karri forest around Pemberton.
Numerous businesses and walking groups operated guided walks of the track - these are two of the best - one takes 8 days, the other is a 9 day tour.
Both of these tours are carefully compiled to combine a variety of day walks with off-Track accommodation. You will experience the varied landscape of the Bibbulmun Track, taking in the spectacular ocean views and coastal heathlands in the far south, the magnificent karri and tingle forests and the rolling hills and jarrah forests of the northern section.
Walking the track from start to finish is broken down into a range of full and half day walks. A private bus will transport you to and from the Track each day and each evening you will be returned to comfortable accommodation in the rural towns and villages along the Track to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner. 看
On the walks you need carry only a small daypack containing your lunch, a camera, water bottle, etc. From the rocky escarpments that provide exhilarating views to the tranquillity of the tall forests, our flexible itinerary caters for all levels of experience.