Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
25 May 2018
The Track is CLOSED in two sections; Walpole and Albany.
For more information, click on the link and then click the Realignments/Diversions tab.
1) Between Giants and Peaceful Bay from South Coast Hwy to Peaceful Bay due to a bushfire.
Rame Head Campsite is therefore also closed.
A 10km diversion is in place. More info.
2) Between Torbay and Albany.between Cosy Corner (near Torbay) to Frenchman Bay Rd (26km) is CLOSED due to a bushfire.
This includes both Sandpatch and Mutton Bird Campsites.
10 May 2018
Board member and volunteer Charlie Soord and his wife Sue who is also a volunteer, completed route 19 (19.1km) on the Jeju Olle walking trail which is twinned to Map 8 Denmark to Albany section on the Bibbulmun Track.
The Jeju Olle walking trail is located on the beautiful island of Jeju, South Korea. Jeju Island is located 130 kilometres south of the Korean Peninsula. The Trail spans over 400 kilometres of beautifully maintained and managed walking trails.
Charlie and Sue completed the route on 30 April 2018, with the assistance from Jim (Jeju volunteer) and his wife. It was a great opportunity to discussion their maintenance program and how they manage their volunteers. The walk was very interesting passing through various landscapes along the way including, seaside towns and their Forrest.
The trail markers are very different to ours and the main trail markers are ribbons. The Ganse pony is the symbol of the trail and the Jeju Olle Foundation, and represents the small ponies that used to roam the island.
Read more about Jeju Olle Trail in Trailing Around the World.
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
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.
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.
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.