Bibbulmun Walking Breaks

Your path to … relaxation

What are they?

Bibbulmun Walking Breaks are pack-free, stress-free walking and accommodation packages that give you the chance to walk independently at your own pace and return to the comforts of hot showers, home-cooking and a soft bed.

"We had been hoping to walk part of the Bibbulmun for several years. Your packages made it easy." - Julia and Jim, NSW.  More testimonials

How long are the packages?

All packages are for a minimum of two days / two nights (with an optional third day / night for additional sightseeing). Packages can be added together or extended for holidays of up to three weeks.

Where are they based?

Bibbulmun Walking Breaks are based around eight rural towns along the Track; Kalamunda (Perth Hills), Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole and Denmark. Each location offers its own unique flavour (see detailed descriptions below).

What's included?
Accommodation options include B&B, motel or self-contained.
Accommodation options include B&B, motel or self-contained.

  • Accommodation in specially selected B&Bs, self-contained cottages or motels.
  • Some or all meals (depending on availability) - breakfast, packed lunch and/or dinner (home-cooked, gourmet platters etc).
  • Vehicle drop-offs or pick-ups to the Bibbulmun Track by local transport operators.
  • Day walk map pack offering choice of walks and interperative information.
  • Forest Discovery Wheel. 
  • Town notes and walking and safety tips.
  • Optional Bibbulmun Track day pack and water bottle.

All you need is a comfortable, 'worn-in' pair of walking shoes or preferably boots, and we will take care of the rest.

 

A local transport provider will drop you off to the start of your walk.
A local transport provider will drop you off to the start of your walk.
What kind of transport is needed?

Enjoy the peace of mind of leaving your car at your accommodation or the town centre and let our local transport operator transfer you to the start of your walk. You can take advantage of their local knowledge and also any extra tours they may offer in the area.

Transport between your accommodation, or the town centre, and drop-off / pick-up points along the Bibbulmun Track is provided as part of the package. All other transport is at your own cost.

What are the walks like?

A Day Walk Map Pack specific to the area you are visiting will help you choose either one-way or return walks to suit your mood and pace, from an easy stroll of just a couple of hours to a full day’s hike of approximately five hours.

What about children?

Children are welcome for most packages. Please indicate if you are intending to bring children when you contact us.

 

How do I book a Break?

Simply choose your location, the type of accommodation, your meal requirements and complete the online enquiry form for a tailor-made quote. Packages can be linked together to cover two or more locations. If you wish to link packages please make direct contact with us.

An indicative price is given for each destination below. Please note that this is only a guideline as providers may have changed their rates without notice. A firm quote can be provided on submission of the online enquiry form.

Package 1: Kalamunda (Perth Hills) - Enquire now

Walking through jarrah forest in the Perth Hills.
Walking through jarrah forest in the Perth Hills.
Located in the Perth hills, Kalamunda hosts the Bibbulmun Track Northern Terminus. Although just 30 minutes away from most Perth suburbs, it feels a world away from city life. The actual townsite of Kalamunda was approved in 1901. The name is derived from the Aboriginal words 'Cala' (home) and 'Munnda' (forest) - 'home in the forest'. At the turn of the century, the Premier of WA decided that the cities of Perth and Fremantle needed a sanatorium where people could escape from the bustling metropolis and enjoy fresh air and relaxation. Kalamunda was then established as a holiday town and from 1913, Kalamunda was advertised as a 'health resort'.

The area features:

  • Heritage buildings
  • Rare orchids and spring flowers
  • Lush valleys of Bickley and Carmel 
  • The Bickley and Carmel Wine Trail 
  • Famous monthly Kalamunda Markets featuring over 150 individual stalls
  • Mundaring Weir
  • Art studios, galleries and coffee shops
  • The Zig Zag scenic drive 

More about Kalamunda...

From $560* for two people (double or twin).  Includes 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, breakfast, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Kalamunda day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Kalamunda town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

From $590* for two people (double or twin).  Includes 2 nights' self-contained accommodation, breakfast basket, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Kalamunda day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Kalamunda town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Package 2: Dwellingup - Enquire now

The historic town of Dwellingup was known for its timber milling industry. Most of the bush railways that served the old sawmills are gone but a tram still operates on the line to Etmylin. The Track follows the Murray River along the picturesque and remote Murray Valley, through some beautiful jarrah/marri forests, interspersed with farmland.

The area features:
View from the campsite over the tranquil waters of the river.
View from the campsite over the tranquil waters of the river.

  • Murray River Valley
  • Forest Heritage Centre
  • Timber industry
  • POW camp history
  • Canoeing
  • White water rafting (seasonal)
  • Hotham Valley Tourist Railway

More about Dwellingup...

From $650* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Dwellingup day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Dwellingup town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

From $760* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' self-contained chalet accommodation, breakfast basket, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Dwellingup day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Dwellingup town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Please enquire for a different number of people (packages are suitable for people travelling alone, couples, friends and small groups), a different type of accommodation or for a longer stay.

Package 3: Collie River Valley - Enquire now

Collie is often referred to as the hidden gem of the South-West. For a long time thought of only as a mining town, Collie surprises those who venture off the beaten track. The Bibbulmun Track reaches Collie via wonderful stands of jarrah, marri and sheoak forest, with the huge variety of wildflowers in the springtime an added bonus. On the southern edge of town the Collie River meanders alongside part of the Track. In the warmer months, walkers are tempted to enjoy a dip in its clear waters.

The area features:
The green pastures of the Ferguson Valley near Mumballup.
The green pastures of the Ferguson Valley near Mumballup.

  • Picturesque Collie River Valley
  • A heritage of mining and industry
  • The coalfields museum, and a coalmine that tourists may visit
  • Harris Dam
  • Wellington mills and dam
  • Jarrah, marri and sheoak forest

More about Collie...

From $420* for two people (twin). Includes 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Collie day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Collie town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Please enquire for a different number of people (packages are suitable for people travelling alone, couples, friends and small groups), a different type of accommodation or for a longer stay.

Package 4: Balingup and the Blackwood Valley - Enquire now

Likened to an English village, Balingup nestles in the Blackwood valley, surrounded by rolling green hills. The Track follows the valley and has spectacular views of jarrah and marri forests, plantations and picturesque farmlands. Just south of Balingup is the Golden Valley Tree Park, developed from an old farm by the local community and the then Department of Conservation and Land Management (now DPAW). Original groves of old elm, oak, poplars and fruit have been enhanced with more recent plantings of a remarkable variety of Australian and exotic trees.

The area features:
Day walkers near Balingup.
Day walkers near Balingup.

  • Spectacular Blackwood River Valley
  • Golden Valley Tree Park
  • Abundant native wildlife
  • Jarrah forest
  • Convict history

More about Balingup...

From $550* for two people (double). Includes 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Balingup day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Balingup town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

From $710* for two people (double). Includes 2 nights' self-contained chalet accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Balingup day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Balingup town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Please enquire for a different number of people (packages are suitable for people travelling alone, couples, friends and small groups), a different type of accommodation or for a longer stay.

Package 5: Pemberton - karri kingdom - Enquire now

Deep in the magnificent karri forest is the delightful timber town of Pemberton. The many attractions of Pemberton make it well worthwhile staying an extra day in the area. The Track edges along the deep valley of the Warren River, taking the walker through some very impressive old growth karri forest. North of Pemberton the Track winds its way through Beedelup National Park to Beedelup Falls, passes through the Big Brook Arboretum, with its many different species of exotic trees, and on to the southern shores of Big Brook Dam.

The area features:
Enjoying a break at the Cascades.
Enjoying a break at the Cascades.

  • Gloucester Tree (climb the highest fire lookout in the world!)
  • The Cascades
  • Big Brook Arboretum
  • Trout fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wineries
  • Art and wood craft galleries
  • Karri and blackbutt forest

More about Pemberton...

From $550* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Pemberton day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Pemberton town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

From $680* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' self-contained accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Pemberton day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Pemberton town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Please enquire for a different number of people (packages are suitable for people travelling alone, couples, friends and small groups), a different type of accommodation or for a longer stay.

Package 6: Northcliffe - centre of the southern forests 

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The Northcliffe area is dominated by the Warren and Gardner Rivers. To the north the Track traverses rocky and rugged ridges, which provide excellent views, and then traces the river close to the water's edge. A private dam at the picturesque Schafer campsite is an ideal cooling off spot after a day of walking, and Northcliffe Forest Park is described as a local jewel. To the south, walkers follow the tranquil Gardner River, crossing it a few times on purpose-built bridges. In spring, wildflowers provide an extraordinarily colourful spectacle. See the lush greenness with dense patches of primary colour, the white of clematis and crowea, the yellow and gold of acacias, hibbertia and bossia, the brilliant purple of hovea and hardenbergia, and the thick red carpets of coral vine.

The area features:
Bridge over the Gardner River.
Bridge over the Gardner River.

  • Northcliffe Forest Park
  • Twin Karri
  • Mt Chudalup
  • Shannon National Park (and the Great Trees Drive)
  • D'Entrecasteaux National Park (which includes131km of sandy beaches, Broke Inlet, several accessible peaks, and the Pingerup Plains)
  • Lane Poole Falls

More about Northcliffe...

From $430* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' self-contained accommodation, ingredients for breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, two dinners, Northcliffe day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Northcliffe town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Please enquire for a different number of people (packages are suitable for people travelling alone, couples, friends and small groups), a different type of accommodation or for a longer stay.

Package 7: Walpole and the tingle forest - Enquire now

The Walpole-Nornalup National Park covers 180sq km around the Nornalup Inlet and the small town of Walpole. The Park provides the Track’s greatest variety of scenery and vegetation, including the sheltered estuaries of the Walpole and Nornalup inlets, the unspoilt Frankland River, wetlands of paperbarks, coastal heathlands, and the magnificent karri and tingle forests. Walk through the treetops in the Valley of the Giants and explore the tingle forest at ground level on the Ancient Empire walk.

The area features:
The wonder of nature - a hollow to shelter from the rain?
The wonder of nature - a hollow to shelter from the rain?

  • Unspoilt beaches
  • Rugged coastline
  • The Valley of the Giants (mighty karri and tingle trees)
  • Award winning Tree Top Walk (entrance fee included)
  • Whale-watching (seasonal)
  • Inlet cruises
  • Canoeing
  • Frankland River

More about Walpole...

From $670* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' motel accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Walpole day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, two Tickets to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Walpole town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

From $690* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' self-contained accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Walpole day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, two Tickets to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Walpole town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Please enquire for a different number of people (packages are suitable for people travelling alone, couples, friends and small groups), a different type of accommodation or for a longer stay.

Package 8: Denmark and the coast - Enquire now

Denmark is a small town situated amongst karri forest. It is sheltered from the rugged south coast of Western Australia by the tranquil Wilson Inlet. Walkers are constantly rewarded with spectacular ocean views as the Track passes between huge granite boulders, tall karri forests and hardy coastal heathlands.

The area features:
Look-out over the Southern Ocean.
Look-out over the Southern Ocean.

  • Mt Hallowell
  • Nullaki Peninsula
  • Heathlands
  • Unspoilt sandy beaches
  • Birdwatching (abundance of waterbirds on Wilson Inlet)

More about Denmark...

From $520* for two people (double or twin). Includes 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, breakfasts, packed lunches and transfers to the Track for two days walking, Denmark day walk map pack, Forest Discovery Wheel, Denmark town notes, useful information and tips for walkers.

Please enquire for a different number of people (packages are suitable for people travelling alone, couples, friends and small groups), a different type of accommodation or for a longer stay.

Taking in the view over William Bay.
Taking in the view over William Bay.
Individual itineraries

Packages start from as low as $182* per person. Please use the Bibbulmun Walking Break enquiry form to provide us with as much information as possible in order to help us quote for your Break, and one of our specialists will contact you. This form is not suitable for enquiries about a multi-destination Bibbulmun Walking Break. If you'd like to stay in more than one area, give us a call on (08) 9321 0649 or email us and we'll help you to design your itinerary.

Don't delay!  Book your Break today and find 'your path to... relaxation' on the Bibbulmun Track.

*NOTE: prices are a guide only and subject to change without notice.

 

Bibbulmun Walking Break gift voucher

Looking for an original and unforgettable gift? Order a Bibbulmun Walking Break voucher! You decide the amount (minimum $100) and let your guest(s) choose the dates and area. We will be happy to send them a voucher (valid for one year) on your behalf.