Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
29 September 2015
Have you recently been, or are you planning to go, out on the Track? If so - we'd love to hear from you!
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24 September 2015
Join us for the unveiling of our friendship signs and a short walk along part of the section of the Track that is paired with our new International Friendship Trails.
Bruce Trail - Canada
The Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath. The 890 kilometer long Bruce Trail is cared for by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, and spans incredibly varied and beautiful landscapes through Canada's most densely populated region, from rolling hills to spectacular vistas and rugged coastlines.
The Bruce Trail provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The Friendship Trail section of the Bibbulmun Track is Balingup to Donnelly River Village.
A Friendship ceremony will be held at Karri Gully Picnic area on Sunday 1st November at 9.30am. (19km east of Nannup, 27km west of Bridgetown on the northern side of the Brockman Highway.)
There will also be an optional walk along the Bibbulmun Track from Karri Gully to Gregory Brook campsite. (8km return)
Jeju Olle Trail – South Korea
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. It is a large volcanic island, almost sub-tropical in climate, with beautiful scenery along the coast, through orange groves crisscrossed by distinctive stone walls and up to the peak of a dormant volcano.
The Jeju Olle is the most popular walking trail in Korea, providing over 200 kilometres of pathways. Plans are underway to extend the trail to encircle the entire island in the coming years.
The Friendship Trail section of the Bibbulmun Track is Denmark to Albany.
The Friendship ceremony will be held at Shelley Beach Lookout, Shelley Beach Road on Sunday 29th November at 9.30am. (50 minute drive from Albany.) From Lower Denmark Road follow Cosy Corner Road and travel for 3kms. Turn right onto Coombes Rd and travel for 3km. Turn left onto Shelley Beach Rd and travel for 4.5km to lookout. NB this is a gravel road.)
There will be an optional walk along the Track from Shelley Beach Lookout to Cosy Corner (7km one-way). If you do not wish to do a return walk please advise and we will arrange transport back to Shelley Beach).
Please RSVP advising which event(s) you can attend and if you require transport back to Shelley Beach carpark for the Jeju Olle event.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9481 0551.
18 September 2015
Due to a bushfire, the Track remains closed from Randall Rd to Wearne Rd.
Monadnocks, Mt Cooke, Mt Cooke Group and Nerang campsites are all closed. Gringer Creek Campsite is now open to walkers.
Click here for more information on this fire.
Other sections of the Track have either re-opened on the original alignment or diversions have been put into place after the February bushfires:
1) Between Mt Dale Campsite and Brookton Hwy - Diversion in place linking Kalamunda to Dwellingup (as of May).
2) Between Driver Rd and Harris Dam Picnic Area - Diversion 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.
Head to the Section By Section Guide under Trip Planner and select the relevant section you plan to walk. Then click on the Relaignments/Diversion tab. Also check the Groups on Track tab while you are there.
21 August 2015
If you haven't yet purchased your Entertainment™ Membership, or want to buy another edition now is a great time to do so!
The Foundation is still selling the Entertainment Book Membership, with $13 from each book going towards the upkeep of the Track.
The new Book is still only $65 and you receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2016!
Choose from the traditional Entertainment Book or the new Digital Membership that puts the value of the book into your iPhone or Android.
13 August 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.
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.
For all enquiries and bookings please email Jenelle at Peregrine Travel Centre or call her on 9321 1259.