Track Towns

Balingup offers an excellent variety of restaurants and accommodation.
Balingup offers an excellent variety of restaurants and accommodation.
Walkers can re-supply in any of the towns along the way including Kalamunda, Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole, Denmark and Albany. Each town has its own unique character and through-walkers generally stay at least one or two nights to do their washing, buy supplies and enjoy the hospitality. 

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.

Disclaimer: the Track Town information is not exhaustive and only includes those businesses who support the Bibbulmun Track Foundation by being an Affiliated member. Listing on this site is not an endorsement of the establishment by the Bibbulmun Track Foundation.

  • Kalamunda »

    Located in the Perth hills, Kalamunda is the starting point for walkers heading south. The town has the feel of an English village and along with a great range of cafes, restaurants and pubs you'll find boutiques and galleries to browse. A great place to spend a night before heading off on the Track or to rejuvenate on your return.

  • Mundaring »

    The Track does not pass through the village of Mundaring but does cross its most popular feature, the Mundaring Weir, 7km from the centre of the village. Mundaring is a vibrant cultural community and a haven for nature-based activities, especially walking and cycling.

  • Dwellingup »

    Only one and a half hours from Perth, Dwellingup is a popular destination for weekends and day trips. Surrounded by forest and with the Murray River close by, the town offers a number of attractions including a steam train which is a novel way to be dropped off for an 8km walk back to town on the Bibbulmun Track.

  • Collie »

    The Track links to Collie via a 2.7km spur trail. Collie is large enough to offer all the services expected of a regional centre, but small enough to retain its country charm and hospitality - it is a warm and friendly community surrounded by forests, rivers and lakes.

  • Balingup »

    Balingup is a popular destination for our Bibbulmun Walking Break packages as, in addition to lovely scenery, the town offers an interesting variety of shops and some fabulous places to eat.

  • Donnelly River Village »

    The half-way point of the Track is the historic mill town of Donnelly River Village (DRV) nestled in the valley of the river from which it was named. DRV is now a holiday village famed for its tame wildlife and tranquil forest setting.

  • Pemberton »

    Pemberton is situated in a valley, surrounded by the karri forests of the Gloucester National Park and the Pemberton Forest Park. It is a pretty timber town, which enjoys a cool climate and has a good variety of attractions, so it’s worth planning to stay an extra day or two.

  • Northcliffe »

    Located 360km south of Perth, Northcliffe has the unique distinction of being the only town founded in WA specifically for the First World War Group Settlement Scheme. There is an old fashioned country, community spirit that is still alive in Northcliffe, which has existed since the early settlement days.

  • Walpole »

    Located an hour and a half’s drive from Albany in the east and Pemberton in the west, Walpole is an ideal place to base yourself to explore the region and for walking on the Bibbulmun Track. The tiny town, which has a population of about 500, is located in a rather picturesque region of Western Australia where the cool waters of the Southern Ocean meet the tall, majestic forests of the southwest.

  • Peaceful Bay »

    Peaceful Bay is a picturesque holiday spot on the edge of the Southern Ocean. While it’s a bit of stretch to call Peaceful Bay a Track Town as it’s such a small community, we have included it in this section as it does offer accommodation and some services for walkers.

  • Denmark »

    Denmark is a popular tourist town which has a relaxed village atmosphere, romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery. Just 45 minutes drive west of Albany on the southern coast, Denmark stands on the shores of the spectacular Wilson Inlet and boasts glorious swimming, surfing and fishing beaches.

  • Albany »

    The City of Albany is set on the rugged south coast of Western Australia and is the southern terminus of the Bibbulmun Track. Albany has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world and a dramatic convict history. Step back in time and explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers’ cottages and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.