Bibbulmun Albany to Mutton Bird Island
  • Length: 13.5km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Albany wind farm

  • End:

  • Location: Albany

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 421km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -35.06611

  • Longitude: 117.79953

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Bibbulmun Albany to Mutton Bird Island is a 13.5km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Albany, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The walk from the Albany wind farm to Mutton Bird car park is 13.5 one way or 27 km return. This route offers different options to experience breathtaking coastal views, spectacular carpets of wildflower heathlands and the majestic site of the Albany wind farm.

This is one of many day walks 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 route offers various options to experience breathtaking coastal views, spectacular carpets of wildflower heathlands and the majestic site of the Albany wind farm.

This hike can be done as a one way hike at 13.5 kilometres. You will require a vehicle at either end to complete this walk, or arrange for a pick up from Mutton Bird car park.There is no public transport to either Sandpatch or Mutton Bird Island.

Or you can follow the route on the map and hike out and back. Sandpatch campsite is 3km from the wind farm and provides a great place for morning tea or lunch before returning to your car.

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 camping out at the 49 campsites and enjoying the hospitality of nine communities along the way. Those that walk every step of the way can be registered as end-to-enders.

About the region

Albany is a city at the southern tip of Western Australia. It's known for its beaches, such as popular Middleton Beach. East of the city, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve is home to secluded Little Beach. Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, a former whale processing plant, now houses a museum. Migrating whales pass off the coast at Torndirrup National Park, where steep cliffs give way to dramatic rock formations.


Start Point: Albany wind farm

End Point: Mutton Bird car park

Region: Albany, South West

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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