Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
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 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
24 January 2018
Campfire bans are now in place along the entire Bibbulmun Track.
Walkers are not permitted to light any campfires or wood operated stoves at anywhere on the Track and should carry a fuel stove.
Campfire bans will continue to April 2018 depending on weather conditions. Please check the Section By Section guide (under Trip Planner) for any changes.
Check the Section by Section Guide relevant to the section you are walking for other impacts. There are likely to be some sections of the Track that will be impacted by bushfires this summer.
On certain days, a total fire ban will be in force where walkers are not permitted to light a fuel stove either. For information about locations of current total fire bans call 1800 709 355 or visit the www.emergency.wa.gov.au/.
No fires are permitted at any time of year at two campsites in the northern section (Yourdamung and Blackwood) and between the Mt Chance campsite (south of Northcliffe) through to Albany.
We strongly encourage walkers to always use fuel stoves to cook on whenever they are walking the Bibbulmun Track. Campfires are great to sit around, but they can have an adverse effect on the environment.
Walking over summer
If you are considering walking over this summer, please restrict your walks to day walks (duration of one day). We advise that you to check the weather and fire forecasts. If the fire danger is Very High or above we recommend walkers don’t go out on the Track, or leave if they are already out. If in doubt, and the weather forecast is for hot (and windy) conditions, our recommendation is not to go walking.
It is usually too hot to walk in the peak of summer.
It is strongly recommended that you do not carry out any extended walk between December and the start of March anywhere on the Track.
The Track gets very hot and the bushfire risk is extreme. Temperatures can range from low 30s to mid-40s. In recent years the Track has been severely impacted by bushfires with the destruction of campsites and other structures which fire fighters were not able to save due to the ferocity of the fires. Much of the Track is difficult to access quickly in an emergency and more so during a bushfire.
Please plan to walk outside of these months and avoid putting your life at risk and the lives of those that may need to rescue you.
Day walks in the karri forest can be comfortable on cooler days (temperatures less than 27 degrees). We advise people planning a day walk to check the weather and fire forecasts. If the fire danger is ‘very high’ or above we strongly recommend people don’t go out on the Track, or leave if they are already out. If in doubt, and the weather forecast is for hot and windy conditions, our recommendation is not to go walking. The south coast, although may be cooler, offers little protection from the sun due to the lack of a forest canopy and fire spreads more quickly in open bush and grassland. Even when walking in winter, always cover up and wear a hat and sunscreen.
Some key points to remember:
- Plan your visits for cooler periods of the year, avoiding the hot summer months.
- Check the Fire Danger Rating and do not go on the trails if the forecast is Very High or above.
- Do not do extended multi-day trips as it is not possible to keep up with changing conditions (extremely limited mobile phone coverage) and it is difficult to self-evacuate from the trail at short notice. You must be able to self-evacuate in the event of a bushfire.
- Avoid remoter sections of the trail where there is limited vehicle access.
- Abide by all trail closure signage, and any instructions from Parks and Wildlife and other emergency staff.
- Trails and parks may be closed on days when the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above.
More info about total fire bans and permanent fire bans at specific Bibbulmun Track campsites.
More info about bush fires and safety.
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
16 December 2017
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation offers a variety of events to suit all ages and most fitness levels.
From guided walks to learning how to cook amazing food on a fuel stove you're sure to find something that interests you!
Our events calendar is published twice a year.
It includes day walks, overnight walks, ladies only walks, kids'events, and range of seminars and workshops.