Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
24 June 2014
The Foundation is conducting a survey to assist with the future planning, management and maintenance of the Track. The survey will be conducted over the next few months. However, walkers may only complete it once and that must be within 4 weeks of walking on the Track.
So if you've been out on the Track within the past 4 weeks please complete our survey now, or if you're planning a walk over the next few months we'd love to hear from you then. Thank you for your input!
We will require volunteers to assist with the survey out on the Track in the Kalamunda/Mundaring area, Karri Gully, Tree Top Walk and Albany areas. If you are interested in helping, please contact us.
If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact the Recreation and Trails Unit at DPaW.
10 June 2014
The Bibbulmun Team Challenge is the most unique physical and mental team building challenge currently available in Western Australia. Teams of four go head-to-head, battling it out across 50km of the Bibbulmun Track with a series of mental and physical challenges over four days.
This is the ultimate test for corporate teams to disconnect with technology and reconnect with others, whilst being immersed in WA's beautiful bushland.
Which organisation has the best blend of brains, brawn and team camaraderie to survive?
This innovative, nature-based event, held in October/November, involves teams of four competing in a series of interactive activities during a four-day hike on the Bibbulmun Track.
Activities focus on outdoor skills, leadership, problem solving, teamwork, safety and first aid, environmental awareness and physical challenge. Each heat includes an undisclosed adventure activity and covers approximately 50km of the Bibbulmun Track, with participants walking up to 15km per day in a selected location south of Perth.
Teams are self-sufficient but training and support are provided. Experienced instructors co-ordinate the activities. Each team competes in one of four heats.
The event is an intense and fulfilling experience for participants which:
• promotes team spirit
• builds positive relationships
• promotes group social interaction
• refines mental and physical aptitude
• promotes personal and physical well-being
• builds communication amongst participants
• raises funds for the ongoing sustainability of the Bibbulmun Track
"Unique, once in a lifetime opportunity that I feel honoured to have experience. Loved it!! (Can I go again???) Brilliantly thought out and organised."
"Brilliantly coordinated. Everything I had hoped for, plus more."
"The four days were the best organised activity based event I have ever been on."
"The event is physically and mentally very challenging and at the same time a lot of fun."
"Challenging, difficult, absolutely satisfying. Definitely provided the environment to fully challenge myself to be the best I could be. I'm smiling every time I think about what I have achieved."
How to register:
Enquire here and you will receive our registration form. Simply complete and return to the Bibbulmun Track Foundation along with the deposit ($800).
Each team member receives a Survival Pack that includes a comprehensive information manual, $100 Mountain Designs voucher, team coloured Bibbulmun Track buff, a Back Country Cuisine meal, lightweight cutlery set from Sea to Summit, Bibbulmun Track map and liquid hand sanitiser. There is also a briefing night, a training day on the Track, return transport from Perth city to the event, loan of four backpacks, two fuel stoves, four sleeping bags and two two-person tents to each team if required.
For further information check out our dedicated Bibbulmun Team Challenge page.
6 June 2014
The 2014/2015 Entertainment Books have arrived at the BTF office. Come to see us and grab your copy! We are open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
As part of the Entertainment Books' 20th anniversary celebrations we are excited to announce that this year you now have a choice:
- the traditional Entertainment Book membership that comes with the Gold Card and Vouchers or
- the new Entertainment™ digital membership that puts the value of the Entertainment™ Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Whichever membership you choose, $13 of your $65 purchase goes towards the Bibbulmun Track Foundation fundraising, and you receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2015!
Check out the Entertainment Book video here.
Order online, call us on 9481 0551 to order and pay over the phone or pop in and see us in the city.
Thanks for your support.
4 June 2014
Our Christmas in July themed Quiz Night will be held at the Doubleview Bowling Club on Saturday 19th July. Tables of 8 are available and tickets are $15 per person.
It's going to be an evening of fun and festivity. There will be lots of spot prizes, a silent auction with some awesome prize packages and games throughout the evening.
Drinks will be at ridiculous prices, its BYO nibbles, but the BTF will be providing extra complimentary Christmas sweet treats too!
Contact Jean to make a booking. Phone (08) 9481 0551 or email.
If you can't make it, or Quiz Nights are just not your thing - you can still support the Foundtion by donating a prize for our silent auction. Email Jean if you can help.
14 May 2014
A group of our volunteers sat down to a Recognition Breakfast hosted by the Department of Sport and Recreation’s People Development Team, as part of National Volunteer Week. They were among other volunteers who were honoured and recognised for their outstanding contribution to sport and recreation in WA.
ABC Grandstand presenter Clint Wheeldon was master of ceremonies and Gwen was among four Volunteers interviewed during the breakfast.
The Foundation is proud to manage over 250 volunteers. The majority of volunteers are involved in The Eyes on the Ground Volunteer Maintenance Program, generously supported by Boddington Gold Mine and administered by The Bibbulmun Track Foundation. The program was introduced in 1998 to ensure that the Track is cherished and well maintained for generations to come.
Ensuring the Track is well maintained is a never-ending challenge and our volunteers are vital to ensuring that walkers have an enjoyable and safe experience. Volunteers adopt different sections along the 1,000km Bibbulmun Track, and carry out tasks such as lightweight pruning, clearing minor obstacles like rocks and branches, checking and replacing trail markers, keeping campsites clean and reporting back.
As well as maintenance volunteers, others also give their time and experience by guiding events, working in the office or promoting the Track at community events.
Without its volunteers, the Bibbulmun Track Foundation would not be able to ensure the Track remains for future generations to enjoy, and we are forever grateful for their dedication and passion.
If you enjoy the great outdoors why not make up a small team of friends, have some fun and become our ‘Eyes on the Ground’, or if your interests lie in guiding or working in the office - contact us.