Latest News

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

  • A Walk in the Woods free advanced screening

    12 August 2015

    Sorry folks - all sold out!

    The Foundation is very excited to be hosting a screening of A Walk in the Woods on Wednesday 2 September at Grand Cinemas Warwick.

    We have 180 FREE tickets for our members thanks to Entertainment One Films and Grand Cinemas…keep an eye out for an email invite.

    Based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling book, A Walk in the Woods is a heartwarming comedy starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as two old friends who embark on an epic journey into the American wilderness when they decide to hike the Appalachian Trail. The movie opens in cinemas everywhere on September 3.

  • Buy an Entertainment Book today to go in the draw to win a $1,000 Woolworths WISH eGift Card!

    23 July 2015

    Would you like to be in the draw to win a $1,000 Woolworths WISH eGift Card?!

    It's simple - just purchase an Entertainment Book from us before the 31 August 2015 to go in the draw. 

    Plus - it's FREE POSTAGE for the month of August!

    In addition, all orders placed before the 31 August, go in the draw to win a $100 dollar gift voucher for the Old Cathay Chinese Restaurant in Victoria Park!

    This is a great fundraiser for the Foundation with $13 from each book going towards the upkeep of the Track.  It’s a win/win situation.  

    Entertainment™ Books are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more.

     Still only $65 and you receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2016! 

    Click here to order your copy today.

     

  • Join us on the Camino and trekking the Pyrenees in 2016

    22 June 2015

    June 8 to 26, 2016

    Come and join the Bibbulmun Track Foundation’s head guide, Steve Sertis, on this superb combination of two spectacular treks in Spain. Walk through the rolling countryside on the Camino de Santiago then trek the Catalan Pyrenees through beautiful mountainous country and charming villages.

    Our itinerary combines both options but if time is not on your side then you can choose one or the other.

    Our journey will start in Barcelona, Spain, where we will arrive after our flight from Australia. Here we will have 2 nights to explore this gorgeous city famous for Gaudi’s architecture, before flying north to Santiago and transferring to Sarria where we start walking the Camino de Santiago.

    After 6 days of walking through beautiful rolling Spanish countryside you will reach Santiago de Compostela and receive your Compostela certificate.

    You will then rest your legs for a couple of days in Santiago before flying to Barcelona, from here you will be transferred by coach to Setcases a small mountain village located on the Ter River where our Pyrenees Mountains to Mediterranean trek begins.

    After 7 days of walking through the beautiful Spanish country side you will reach the warm waters of the Mediterranean where the trek finishes in Banyuls sur Mer.

    On the last day you will be transferred to Barcelona airport in time for international flights back to Perth.

     

    Participants will need a high level of fitness and walking experience for both trips.

     

    Download the itinerary for prices and more information.

     

    Free information night

    We will be holding a free information night on Tuesday August 4, 2015. To reserve a seat, please email Jenelle.

    Registrations will open at the information night and places on both tours will be strictly limited.

     

    More information

    For all enquiries and bookings please email Jenelle at Peregrine Travel Centre or call her on 9321 1259.

     

  • Bushfire Update

    19 June 2015

    For the first time since February, as of June 19, an End-to-End is possible!

     

    Sections of the Track have either re-opened on the original alignment or diversions have been put into place.

     

    The sections which are affected are:

    1) Between Mt Dale Campsite and Brookton Hwy - Diversion now in place linking Kalamunda to Dwellingup (as of May).

    2) Between Driver Rd and Harris Dam Picnic Area - Diversion now in place (as of June 19). However this will be dependent on the level of the Murray River as the crossing at Driver Rd will not possible once river levels rise. South of the Harvey-Quindanning Rd the route follows the original alignment. Walkers will need to take a tent. 

    3) Northcliffe to Walpole - the original alignment is now partially closed due to river levels at the Shannon River and a diversion is in place. Walkers will need to take a tent. 

     

    Some of these sections will include temporary campsites with a toilet and water tank but no shelter. Walkers will need to take tents.

    Much work has been performed to restore the Track and its infrastructure. Sections of the burned out Track that are now safe to walk have been remarked with Waugal markers. A new location for the Shannon River Bridge has been confirmed and steel bridge components are being prefabricated, ready for installation in late spring. Plans to replace the shelters with a more fire resistant design have been completed and reconstruction will also commence in spring.

    Please click on the relevant section for more detailed information, diversion maps and updates. 

    Brookton Campsite destroyed
    Brookton Campsite destroyed

    The bridge lost to fire.
    The bridge lost to fire.

    Lower Hotham Fire destroys Possum Springs Campsite
    Lower Hotham Fire destroys Possum Springs Campsite

  • Blackwood Section Re-opens

    16 June 2015

    Tents sites being constructed at Blackwood Campsite
    Tents sites being constructed at Blackwood Campsite

    The section south of Balingup incorporating the Blackwood Campsite has been reopened and the diversion to Wright's Bridge has been removed.

    While the campsite is now open, it will take many years to recover from the loss of the pines which gave walkers protection from the elements. The campsite is now quite exposed on the hill.

    The new road bridge has now been finished and ready for walkers to use. The bridge was destroyed in a bushfire in February 2013.

    Markers on the realignment north of Blackwood Campsite
    Markers on the realignment north of Blackwood Campsite

    Blackwood Campsite opens but the protection offered by  the pines is no more.
    Blackwood Campsite opens but the protection offered by the pines is no more.

    The new Southampton Bridge across the Blackwood River - built 2015.
    The new Southampton Bridge across the Blackwood River - built 2015.