Newmont Boddington Gold (NBG) is a gold mining and processing operation, 120 kilometres southeast of Perth, adjacent to the Bibbulmun Track in the Mt Wells area. Production at the mine ceased in November 2001 and the site was in a phase of care and maintenance until March 2006 when a decision to proceed with the NBG Expansion Project was made. The NBG Expansion Project relates to the mining and processing of basement rock from underneath the existing NBG oxide pits.
The history of the gold mine dates back to mid-1980 when gold was first discovered on the site. Mining commenced in 1987 and by the time the mine closed, almost 5 million ounces of gold had been produced.
NBG is an active community partner and supporter of community projects and local businesses. It is the proud sponsor of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation’s 'Eyes on the Ground' maintenance programme.
Inspiration Outdoors has been leading multi day hiking tours for those who want to walk Australia's best trails and destinations in comfort, since 1998. They operate tours on the Bibbulmun Track, Great Ocean Walk, Tasmania, the Cape to Cape Track, Flinders Ranges, the Kimberley and more. Adventure is made accessible to almost anyone, in that our tours return to accommodation each night and there is no need to carry a heavy back pack.
Based in Fremantle and Melbourne, Inspiration Outdoors is run by a team of outdoor enthusiasts. Inspiration Outdoors' purpose is to connect everyday people with nature by experiencing adventure. Adventures challenge us, open us to the new and it is in adventure that we see our true potential.
Alcoa of Australia operates the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting system and supports approximately 4,600 direct jobs, predominantly in regional Australia.
Alcoa is proud to include the Bibbulmun Track Foundation in its partnership program by providing resources for the Foundation’s volunteer support team. Alcoa employees have made significant improvements to the hut and surrounds at Mount Wells Campsite through ACTION (Alcoans Coming Together in our Neighbourhoods) events and Month of Service initiatives.
Sea to Summit is committed to developing innovative essentials for your next adventure. For more than 20 years, Sea to Summit has been the leading manufacturer of thoughtfully designed, lightweight backpacking and adventure travel gear in Australia.
As the founding sponsor, Sea to Summit helped introduce the Leave No Trace concept of minimal environmental impact to Australia in 2003. The company was named in honour of co-founder Tim Macartney-Snape’s incredible 1990 solo expedition from the Bay of Bengal in India to the top of Mt. Everest.
Sea to Summit constantly strives to meet the needs of the hard-core minimalist, as well as the discerning traveller who demands gear that’s reliable, versatile and durable – all in the smallest load possible.
Whether your adventures take you to the sea or to a summit or places in between, Sea to Summit’s products will more than earn their space in your bag.
SUEZ makes the best use of water and waste by providing smart and reliable resource management solutions for towns, cities, business and industry.
The increasing scarcity of natural resources is a global challenge with rising population and greater density in our cities. We need to find new ways to make better use of our resources. SUEZ makes the best use of water and waste by providing smart and reliable resource management solutions for towns, cities, business and industry.
Our local team provides solutions that supply seven million Australians with safe drinking water, divert 1.2 million tonnes of waste from landfill every year, and enable the oil and gas sector to process resources in a sustainable and efficient way.
World Expeditions originated as a Himalayan trekking company, and has developed into one of the foremost authorities in the field of adventure travel. Our reputation is founded on expertise in the field, eco-friendly policies and a unique insight into our offered destinations.
Today, we offer over 200 unique small group journeys, adventures and expeditions to every continent on earth – including an 8-day fully supported trek along the Bibbulmun Track! We have pioneered some of the best quality and most creative adventure itineraries on the adventure market today. With the help of the most experienced and knowledgeable specialist leaders, including 6 Everest summiteers, our hands-on approach has ensured a safety record second to none. Our trips also represent exceptional value - with no hidden extras.
In September 2001, we were the proud recipients of the Australian National Travel Industry's Environmental Achievement Award presented by the WWF for our responsible and sustainable travel practices.
Back Country Cuisine produces a delicious range of freeze dried meals ideal for walkers. The owners, Kara and Brent Crossan, pride themselves on producing high quality, tasty meals that are easy to prepare and provide high nutritional value. When they took over the business in 2009, Kara and Brent brought with them a whole lot of fresh ideas and ways to improve the product to make it what it is today. With the introduction of new machines and improvements to proecessing and ingredients the product has gone from strength to strength.
"Freeze dried food has come a long way throughout the years, although this is not to say peoples' perceptions of freeze dried food has developed as much as the taste. Our biggest marketing tool however, would be for people to taste back Country Cuisine just to see how much it has progressed over the years."
The product range includes breakfasts, savoury dinners and desserts - including the most fantastic cheesecake!
Back Country Cuisine is available at the following stores on, or near, the Track:
- BCF Midland
- Dwellingup Adventures
- Camping World Collie
- Balingup Visitor Centre
- Manjimup Mitre 10
- Ricketts Jack F & Co, Denmark
- Trailblazers, Albany
- Camping Kayaks 4 x 4, Albany
The purpose of the trails grants program is to further enhance the establishment and promotion of an integrated, statewide network of recreational trails for bush walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders.
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is grateful for funding provided through this Programme which not only assisted with the building of the Track, but also with subsequent upgrades. Funding has also assisted with a variety of other important projects including:
- The upgrade of our IT network and development of this website in 2012
- The building of a spur trail and group campsites for schools in 2011
- Mandalay Beach lookout in 2005
- The Bibbulmun Track User Survey conducted in 2003
- Installation of interpretive panels
- The design and printing of Bibbulmun Track promotional brochures
- Production of the Guide to Accommodation & Services along the Bibbulmun Track
- 40 free presentations to schools and youth groups to assist with planning and minimum impact
- Display system for events and promotional activities
- State Trails Day in 2001
- Establishing our Events Calendar in 1999
YHA is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation and the largest provider of budget travel accommodation in Australia, with a network of more than 70 hostels in every state and territory around the country. YHA is also part of the world's largest budget accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI), which has more than 3500 hostels in 60 countries.
As a Bibbulmun Track walker you receive an exclusive discount of 10% on your pre and post track stay at the Perth City YHA. Click here for more information and book using the promo code SPORT.
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is accredited by the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.
The Bibbulmun Track is one of WA's Top Trails. Discover more trails at www.trailswa.com.au
The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) manages 29 million hectares of WA’s parks and reserves and is the largest provider of outdoor recreational opportunities in the state.
While the Parks and Wildlife Service acts as land manager of the Track, the BTF is recognised as the primary focal point for community-based support and involvement and has primary responsibility for promoting the Track to potential walkers and maintaining the Track through the Newmont Boddington Gold “Eyes on the Ground” volunteer maintenance program. The relationship and key roles of each organisation are outlined in a memorandum of understanding.