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

  • Wilderness First Aid Course 2017

    22 August 2016

    The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is hosting a 3-day Wilderness First Aid course through Wilderness First Aid Consultants on Saturday 4 to Monday 6 March (long-weekend) 2017.

    This 3-day course is a well rounded introduction to Wilderness First Aid for bushwalkers, climbers, paddlers and those who find themselves out and about. It includes CPR and scenario based teaching. This course serves as an introduction to all of the essential topics of Wilderness Medicine. Having a little extra time for scenarios as well as Adult CPR/EAR  will set you up well to deal with a variety of patients in the outdoors.

    You will be issued with Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification valid for three years as well as a CPR Certification valid for one year.

    During this course you will have a written and practical CPR/EAR assessment component. You will also be critiqued on your performance during scenarios to ensure understanding of basic principles.

    Registrations are now open! Click here for more information.

  • Ever tried Rogaining?

    20 August 2016

    The Australasian Rogaining Championship will be in Nannup in September this year. Just 3hrs south of Perth via the Forrest Hwy.

    Rogaining is the sport of cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five visit as many checkpoints as they wish to over a twenty-four hour period. It caters for all levels of experience and is challenge by choice. That is you can decide how far you wish to walk and how many points you wish to collect. You don't have to be out for the whole 24 hours! Most competitors do it socially and take their time and come back at night to enjoy the camp fire and food.

    The event starts 11am on the Saturday 17th and finishes at 11am on the Sunday 18th September. You will need to arrive on the evening of Friday 16th September so you are fresh and ready to go when the maps are released at 7am on Saturday morning. This will give you time to plan your course.

    There is vehicle based camping in a paddock at what we call the Hash House - the start and end point and also where the food tent (the Hash House itself, open right through from 5pm Saturday to noon on Sunday), administration and the bush cafe. Plenty of room for you to bring your caravan, camper trailer or just your tent! Toilets are also provided. But you need to bring your own water supply.

    The terrain is magnificent with outstanding views from many of the checkpoint sites. Remember the rolling hillside farmland? (they should still be green), there are also 3 bridges so you don't have to get your feet wet! There will be a soup kitchen open all night on a remote part of the course.

    For more information about the sport itself as well as this particular rogaine click here.

    If you are a novice and wish to have extra tuition and guidance on planning your course, using a compass and reading a map, you can enrol in Get Found with Steve. Tuition begins Friday afternoon so you will need to leave Perth a little after noon on Friday to reach Nannup in time. Click here for bookings, costs and further information.

    Entries close Wednesday 31st August so hurry on and register.

    Planning the course
    Planning the course

    Guides complete a comprehensive training program.
    Guides complete a comprehensive training program.

    Enjoying some luxury between courses on a rogaine
    Enjoying some luxury between courses on a rogaine

    Rogainers gather for the start
    Rogainers gather for the start

    Collecting a control checkpoint
    Collecting a control checkpoint

  • The Bibbulmun Track now recognised on Canada’s Bruce Trail

    31 May 2016

    The Bruce Trail Conservancy officially twinned a section of the Bruce Trail with the Bibbulmun Track on Sunday 29th May. The following message and photos were sent from Bruce Trail maintenance volunteers, Lynda and Carl, who recently hiked parts of the Bibbulmun Track.  Good to see Carl is wearing his Bibbulmun Track hat!

    G' day All from Canada
    How're you going?
    Today The Bruce Trail had the official opening of the 7km section designated as Bibb Track - Bruce Trail Friendship Trail. We shared some of our great memories of the Bibb and hope you & other Bibbers make it here some day to hike the Bruce smile
    Here's to friendship around the world through hiking.
    Cheers,
    Lynda & Carl
     

    You can read more about the Bruce Trail here.

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

    16 March 2016

    Introducing the 2016 | 2017 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 2016 and you will receive up to $230 worth of additional offers that you can use right away!

    $13 of your $65 purchase will go towards building a new suspension bridge over the Murray River to replace the historical Long Gully Bridge - without this bridge the Track is effectively cut in half.

    In addition, you receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2017 - win-win scenario for everyone!

    Click here to order your copy today.

     

  • New Zealand - The remote south 2017

    15 March 2016

    Join Gwen Plunkett and friends of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation with World Expeditions on a 9-day discovery tour of NZ’s South Island’s Fiordland National Park and remote Stewart Island. 

    Highlights of this tour include the three-day Hump Ridge Track, sea kayaking from Stewart Island and a taste of the famous Kepler Track.

    Enjoy stunning views of towering Mountain landscapes, rugged coastlines, rocky outcrops, golden beaches, and thick forest -this region has it all!

    More details here or email us for more info.