Bibbulmun Track
  • Length: 1000km

  • Duration: 56 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: The Northern Terminus, Kalamunda

  • End: The Southern Terminus is near the Albany Visitor Information Centre. Albany is 418km (4.5hrs) south of Perth.

  • Location: Kalamunda to Albany

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 24km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -35.082232

  • Longitude: 117.5577616

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Bibbulmun Track is a 1000km, grade 4 One Way hike located in Kalamunda to Albany Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 56 days to complete.

Summary

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000 kilometres from Kalamunda,in the Perth hills, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. The Track offers a range of experiences from an epic eight-week adventure staying in the 49 campsites along the way, to day walks staying in comfort in one of the quaint rural towns.  Bushwalkers from around the world come to WA to become an end-to-ender on ‘The Bibb’.

The Track passes through 22 national parks and other reserves. The northern half of the Track is home to large jarrah, marri and wandoo forests only found in this part of Western Australia, while the southern half features ancient karri and tingle forests opening onto the Southern Ocean for spectacular coastal walking where whales can be sighted between June and October.  The award-winning Track also links some of the State’s most scenic and popular attractions including Mundaring Weir, the Gloucester Tree, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, and Mandalay Beach. Walkers can re-supply or base themselves in any of the towns along the way including Kalamunda, Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole, Denmark and Albany. At the half-way mark, the old mill town of Donnelly River Village offers a truly Australian experience with emus, kangaroos and other wildlife in abundance. The Track is named after the Bibbulmun Nyoongar people, an aboriginal group which journeyed on foot over long distances for ceremonies.  The distinctive trails markers depict the Waugal, a symbol of the Rainbow Serpent. Although the Track is well marked, walkers are advised to use a map and guidebook. The eight water-resistant, full colour maps show car access points, campsites, terrain profiles and distances tables and are available from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, DPaW offices, equipment stores and some visitor information centres. The campsites are in delightful locations and provide a welcome haven at day’s end. Facilities include a three-sided sleeping shelter, tent sites, picnic tables, water tank and toilet. Some campsites also have fireplaces but the use of fuel stoves is encouraged. Distances between campsites range from 10 kilometres in the north to 20 – 25 kilometres in the south. It’s important to plan your walk using the maps. There’s lots of useful information under ‘Trip Planning’ on the Bibbulmun Track website, or contact the Foundation for advice.  The Foundation also offers: For those who enjoy bushwalking – and their creature comforts – try a Bibbulmun Walking Break.  Enjoy a day on the Track, and return to the comfort of a hot-shower, home cooking and a comfortable bed.  Based around the Track towns, each with their own unique flavour, the minimum 2-day/2-night packages include a choice of accommodation (B&B or self-catering), meals, walk transfers, map and walk notes.  Packages can be tailor made to cater for a short getaway or a holiday of up to three weeks – and all arranged for you! A number of tour operators offer guided walks on the Track.  Search on the Tourism WA website or the Accommodation and Services page on the Bibbulmun Track website.

Notes

Start Point: Multiple access points. The Northern Terminus is at Kalamunda, 24km (30 minutes) east of Perth

End Point: The Southern Terminus is near the Albany Visitor Information Centre. Albany is 418km (4.5hrs) south of Perth.

Region: Kalamunda to Albany, Perth

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