Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
23 November 2015
Campfire bans are now in place in certain locations along the Bibbulmun Track.
Where campfire bans are in place, walkers are not permitted to light any campfires or wood operated stoves and should carry a fuel stove.
Campfire bans will continue at least to April 2016 depending on weather conditions.
Check the Section by Section Guide relevant to the section you are walking for campfire bans and other impacts. There are several sections of the Track impacted by bushfires and prescribed burns (some sections may be closed or have diversions).
On certain days, a total fire ban will be in force where walkers are not permitted to light a fuel stove either. For information about locations of current total fire bans call 1800 709 355 or visit the DFES Alerts webpage.
No fires are permitted at any time of year at two campsites in the northern section (Yourdamung and Blackwood) and between the Mt Chance campsite (south of Northcliffe) through to Albany.
We strongly encourage walkers to always use fuel stoves to cook on whenever they are walking the Bibbulmun Track. Campfires are great to sit around, but they can have an adverse effect on the environment.
If you are considering walking over this summer, we advise that you to check the weather and fire forecasts. If the fire danger is Very High or above we recommend walkers don’t go out on the Track, or leave if they are already out. If in doubt, and the weather forecast is for hot (and windy) conditions, our recommendation is not to go walking. The south coast, although it may be cooler, offers little protection from the sun due to the lack of a forest canopy and fire spreads more quickly in open bush and grassland. Even when walking in winter, always cover up and wear a hat and sunscreen.
More info about total fire bans and permanent fire bans at specific Bibbulmun Track campsites.
More info about bush fires and safety.
2 November 2015
Around 20 people joined Foundation ED, Linda Daniels on the 1st November to celebrate the Bibbulmun Track's first international Friendship Trail.
After a short ceremony and unveiling of the sign by BTF Board Member and Alcoa representative, Charlie Soord, a dozen of the group enjoyed an 8km return walk from Karri Gully to Gregory Brook campsite.
The Balingup to Donnelly River Village section is the first of 9 sections of Track to be twinned with an international trail and we look forward to forming these new partnerships. Find out more about Friendship Trails here.
29 September 2015
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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.
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.