Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
17 July 2018
Lodgement of Group Notifications have moved to the Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia website.
Any groups with eight or more members, that are staying overnight on the Bibbulmun Track are requested to complete a Group Notification. This information assists other walkers with their planning and it helps manage and record group usage. Campsites cannot be booked.
Group size is set at a maximum of 17 people, including leaders. There are three specific group campsites on the Bibbulmun Track for up to 30 people (Mt Cook group site, Arcadia and Lyalls Mill). These numbers have been set to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the campsites, facilities and the surrounding environment.
19 June 2018
Join us on this journey … and discover the spirit of Australia’s south west.
The Foundation’s 9 days itinerary incorporates full and half-day walks along sections of the Bibbulmun Track and beyond into the Stirling Range National Park near Albany where participants climb to the summit of Bluff Knoll (1094 metres) and are rewarded with the breathtaking 360o views.
Participants walk on the Track with only a small daypack and a private air-conditioned bus provides transport to and from the Track each day. Each evening the group returns to comfortable accommodation in the rural towns and villages along the Track to relax and enjoy the local fare. All meals, accommodation, transport to and from Perth, entry to attractions, guides and a Bibbulmun Track branded souvenir day pack and water bottle are included in the tour price of $ 2,900 twin share.
The Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia has an international reputation, having been called one of the “World's Best Epic Trails” by National Geographic, stretching 1000kms from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to Albany on the south coast. The Track passes through some of the most diverse and unique areas of Australia’s south west. From the small mountains and hills of the Darling Scarp through to magnificent ancient forests around Pemberton, the low lying Pingerup Plains, the giants of the Tingle Forests and then onto coastal heathlands with spectacular views and some of the finest coastal walking in Australia.
The flexible itinerary allows people of all experience and fitness levels the chance to explore the Track and expert guides go the extra mile to ensure that participants have the best experience.
BOOK NOW as places are limited to 15!
26 May 2018
We are sad that we have lost our second campsite to fire this year.
On Friday 25th May, a bushfire from an escaped prescribed burn tore through the Torndirrup National Park in Albany and destroyed the most southern campsite on the Track.
Sandpatch campsite was built in May 2012, along with Mutton Bird Campsite to replace Hidden Valley Campsite to the west because of the expansion of the wind farm.
The fire burnt 620 hectares and the Track in this area will remain closed for many months.
A diversion is in place. See the Section By Section Guide for more information and updates.
In January this year, we lost Helena Campsite, near Mundaring, in a deliberately lit fire.
Images of destroyed campsite from DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service, Albany.
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 Sandpatch carpark and Frenchman Bay Rd is CLOSED due to a bushfire.
This includes Sandpatch Campsite which was destroyed by the fire. A diversion is in place.
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.