Find out the latest news about the Track and the Foundation before you set off for your next walk.
8 August 2018
We've been blessed with lots of rain recently - but be aware that this has caused flooding and other issues on the Track. We are aware of flooding south of Dwellingup and also that severe weather has impacted the Track on the south coast washing away trail markers and causing erosion.
We advise checking conditions with the local Parks & Wildlife offices in the Track towns as well as the Track Conditions on our Trip Planner Pages on our website. Click here to find the Track conditions on the section you wish to walk.
If you ever encounter deep water and are tempted to cross please remember that the water may appear to be calm on the surface, however currents beneath the surface can be strong. Entering floodwaters is extremely risky, and the more remote you are the longer it takes for emergency responders to attend. Always unbuckle the waist belt of your pack if water is deeper than shin deep and do not attempt to cross fast flowing flooded areas.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued various flood warnings for a number of rivers crossed by the Bibbulmun Track including the Murray River, the Collie River and the Blackwood River.
3 August 2018
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation offers a variety of events to suit all ages and most fitness levels.
From guided walks to learning how to cook amazing food on a fuel stove you're sure to find something that interests you!
Our events calendar is published twice a year.
It includes day walks, overnight walks, ladies only walks, kids'events, and range of seminars and workshops.
31 July 2018
The Foundation understands that emergency services received a call just after 1.30pm about an incident in Paulls Valley on Saturday afternoon, near the start of the Bibbulmun Track.
The incident left two people in hospital after one was allegedly run down by a car before both were allegedly set upon by the driver wielding a shovel. Both have now been discharged. Police say they did not know the driver and had not been involved in any prior incidents. We understand the Mitsubishi Triton had stolen number plates and the accused man is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court today.
The walkers were Finnish nationals visiting and working in Australia and the Honorary Consul General of Finland in Perth, Ross Norgard, said the Finnish Embassy was offering assistance to the victims. The Foundation has also reached out to the walkers offering our support.
Whilst we don’t know the exact details, we assume the incident occurred where the Track crossed over one of the roads in the area. We have spoken directly with police, the Constable in charge of the case said this was a totally random act and there is no cause for any walkers out on the Track or other trails in the Perth Hills to be concerned.
17 July 2018
Lodgements of Group Notifications (previously known as Notice of Intent or NOI) 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 at least 4 weeks before their walk. This information assists other walkers with their planning and it helps manage and record group usage. This is not a booking system but rather a notification process as 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!