Latest News

Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.

  • Buy an Entertainment Book today to help support the Track!

    16 April 2018

    Introducing the 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book and the Entertainment Digital Membership!



    The traditional Entertainment Book that comes with the Gold Card and vouchers

    -OR-

    The Entertainment Digital Membership that puts the value of the Entertainment Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone!

    Order your new Entertainment™ Book or Entertainment™ Digital Membership before 4 May 2018 and you will receive up to $180 worth of additional offers that you can use right away!

    $14 of your $70 purchase will go towards maintaining the Track, shelters and bridges. 

    Click here to order your copy today.

  • The Loss of a Great Sponsor

    16 April 2018

    It is with great sadness that we have to announce the loss of the Foundation’s very first sponsor, Mountain Designs, due to the closure of their stores across Australia.

    When the team working on the Bibbulmun Track in the late 1990's; Jess Brampton and Mike Wood (then owner of Perth Mountain Designs Franchise) among them decided to start the Foundation, Mountain Designs gave it a home in the rear of their building on Hay Street. This was integral to the success of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation. As well as the security of free office space, Mountain Designs gifted all the initial hire gear and could be relied upon to come up with the goods and prizes for things like the volunteer rewards and raffle prizes.

    Many of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation’s potential sponsors took heart at seeing a respected company like Mountain Designs already sponsoring the Foundation and came on board and supported the Foundation as well. Both organisations benefited from the credibility they created.  It is unusual for a NGO like the Bibbulmun Track Foundation to have the same sponsor for 20 years.

    We would like to thank Mountain Designs and the Nunn family. The rise of online shopping has already had far reaching consequences for the retail sector and we wish them well in their future endeavours. 

    Thank you for playing such a significant role in the history of the Foundation.

  • The Foundations New Home is the Perth YHA

    9 April 2018

    On 26 March, the Foundation officially commenced operating out of the Perth YHA on Wellington Street.  You’ll find our enquiries desk and shop on the ground floor next to the YHA reception desk, whilst our office area is up on the first floor.

    Constructed in 1940 in the Inter-War Art Deco style, the building was the headquarters for the St John Ambulance Association.  It was used as the location for first aid training courses, a museum and library, and for many years served as the central city ambulance depot.

    In 2003, the YHA extended the rear of the building and upgraded the facilities to create an award winning hostel with modern multi-share, twin, double, en-suited rooms as well as large family rooms and group accommodation.  The 5 star YHA is ideally situated close to the city centre next to Perth’s Central Station and offers a range of facilities including a pool, gym, movie room and onsite café.

    Whilst many types of travellers stay in hostels, the YHA originated from the need for low cost accommodation suitable for hikers.  Their website says “We want to give you the chance to meet people who march to the beat of a different drum, to eavesdrop on languages you’ve never heard before, and to share a meal with people you never would have met from countries with names you can’t pronounce. It’s about bringing together a totally random group of people who share only one thing in common: a thirst to see the world.”
    Reading that,  the synergy between the YHA and the Bibbulmun Track Foundation is obvious.
     
    We look forward to welcoming you all to our new home - 300 Wellington Street, Perth.

  • 15% off Bibbulmun and Beyond 9-day May tour!

    3 March 2018

    The Foundation is offering 2 places at 15% off our Bibbulmun and Beyond 9-day May tour departing Perth Monday 30th April and returning Tuesday 8th May 2018.  This special deal offers great savings to experience the wonder and magic of the Bibbulmun Track and the South West.

    This is an all-inclusive guided tour with:

    • transport each day
    • 3 to 4 star accommodation
    • your new Bibbulmun Deuter daypack, Bibbulmun water bottle and Bibbulmun KeepCup
    • all meals (except lunch on the last day) included.

    "The whole experience was seamless with professional, enthusiastic, friendly and well organised guides" ~ tour participant.

    All you need to do is carry your new daypack each day with a few small items.

    Walk through tranquil forests, up rocky escarpments with exhilarating views and experience some unique eco-tourism.

    The full dossier, further information and the registration form can be found here.

    The 15% offer provides a saving of $424.50 per person (twin share basis) on the 9-day tour. So you only have to pay the special price of $2405.50 per person.

    This offer won’t last so BOOK NOW. Bookings will close soon.

    Email us your booking form with payment to secure your place.

    Conditions of offer:
    • We can only accept bookings with a completed booking form (found on the dossier) followed by full payment shortly after.
    • We cannot reserve places!
    • 15% off offer only applies to the May 2018 departure and only to new bookings received with full payment between March 12th and March 31st, 2018
    • See the registration form for booking conditions
  • Bibbulmun Journeys Documentary

    22 January 2018

    Walking Two by Two presents Bibbulmun Journeys the Premiere

    Screening in Perth for one night only

    Tickets on sale now! 

    Screening in Perth for One Night Only the premiere of Walkingtwobytwo’s documentary on the Bibbulmun Journeys. Come along on the journey to experience the beauty of the Bibbulmun Track with the people who love it, walk it and care for it. 

    Part proceeds from the sale of tickets and DVD's will go towards the Bibbulmun Track Foundation and the re-instating of the Track and Helena Campsite.

    DATE: Sunday 11 March 2018

    TIME: 3pm - 5pm 

    LOCATION: State Library of Western Australia

    TICKETS: General Admission - $20
                     General Admission and DVD - $30

    BOOKINGS: www.walkingtwobytwo.com