Trailing Around the World

  • Fiordland and the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, NZ

    • From: Linda Daniels, Perth, WA

    In February 2011 the BTF escorted a group of Bibbulmun Track walkers on a Peregrine Travel trip to Fiordland on New Zealand’s South Island. A highlight of the trip was three days on the little known but highly spectacular Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track.

  • Nar, Phu and Tilicho trek, Nepal

    • From: Jim Baker, Perth, WA

    In October/November 2009 Jim Baker and eight others tackled the Nar, Phu and Tilicho trek, organised by Peregrine Adventure Travel and led by Mike Wood, chairman of the BTF and owner of Peregrine Adventures in Perth.

  • The Padjelanta Trail, Sweden

    • From: Martin Chambers, Perth, WA

    BTF member Martin Chambers walked the Padjelanta Trail in Arctic Sweden, in August 2009. This is his account of the trek.

  • John Muir Trail, USA

    • From: Bill Orme, Perth, WA

    Bill Orme and his son John walked the John Muir Trail in California in July 2010. This is their story, in Bill’s words:

  • The Ancient Tea Horse Road

    • From: Gary Sigley, Perth, WA

    Gary Sigley is a lecturer in Chinese/Asian Studies at UWA. Gary has ‘discovered’ the joys of the Bibbulmun Track and has begun to keenly observe the development of hiking culture and sustainable/eco-tourism within China. He is currently engaged in a research project examining the cultural heritage preservation of the Ancient Tea Horse Road in southwest China. A related project is investigating the rise of the Chinese hiker - called in Chinese the donkey friends. Gary is also a Research Fellow at the Ancient Tea Horse Road Culture Research Centre at Yunnan University. He has sent us this article.

  • Walking on Ile de Réunion

    • From: Kevin Martin, Perth, WA

    In September 2010 BTF member Kevin Martin and five friends undertook a trek on Ile de Réunion in the Indian Ocean. This is Kevin’s account of their adventures:

  • The Great Ocean Walk, Victoria

    • From: Kemp family

    The Great Ocean Walk, on Victoria's west coast, stretches 104km from the resort town of Apollo Bay to Glenample. Three generations of the Kemp family undertook to walk part of the track.

  • Freycinet and Apsley National Parks and Maria Island, Tasmania

    • From: Alan Barker, Perth, WA

    In March 2008 BTF Volunteer Alan Barker took part in a group expedition to Tasmania, organised by World Expeditions. The eight-day trip encompassed a variety of walks in Freycinet National Park, the Douglas Apsley National Park and on the historic Maria Island.

  • Shakespeare’s Way, UK

    • From: Bill Orme

    Bill Orme decided to explore a recently opened trail in the UK, designed to retrace the historic travels of England’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare.

  • Tongariro Northern Circuit, NZ

    • From: Sally Woodhead, Perth, WA

    Sally Woodhead and her partner Adrian Simmonson tramped the Tongariro Northern Circuit between December 26th and December 30th 2007

  • The Cotswold Way, UK

    • From: Peter Dear, Perth, WA

    In September 2007 BTF Volunteer Peter Dear and his wife Maureen journeyed to England, where they walked the Cotswold Way in the south west of the country.

  • Jomolhari Trail, Bhutan

    • From: Jim Baker, Perth, WA

    In 2006 Mike Wood, then MD of Mountain Designs Perth, led a group of nine walkers on a trek in the Land of the Thunder Dragon—Bhutan. BTF volunteer Jim Baker was on the trek.

  • Trekking the Heysen Trail and the Gammon Ranges

    • From: Steve Sertis, Perth, WA

    In April 2006 Steve Sertis, the BTF’s Events Manger and Lead Guide, walked with a group on part of the Heysen Trail, in the Flinders Ranges and also a area in the Gammon Ranges. The trek was organised by World Expeditions. This is Steve’s account of their trip.

  • East Tyrol in Austria

    • From: Edith Thomas, Perth, WA

    Edith Thomas is one of the mainstays of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, giving large amounts of her time as a volunteer, both in the office and doing maintenance on the Track. In 2005 she spent some time in the East Tyrol in Austria and in other spots in Europe. “Beautiful countryside ,” she says, “but it’s not the Bibbulmun Track!”

  • The Milford Track, New Zealand

    • From: Jane Greenwood and John Faris, Perth, WA

    BTF members Jane Greenwood and John Faris recount their experience on the Milford Track.