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Section by Section Guide

The Section by Section guide is designed to help you decide which part of the Track you’d like to walk and to give you all the planning information you need including: how to get there, highlights, interesting places, weather forecasts, Track conditions, the Track Towns and photos.

The nine sections are from town to town.

Kalamunda

Located in the Perth hills, Kalamunda is the starting point for walkers heading south. The town has the feel of an English village and along with a great range of cafes, restaurants and pubs you’ll find boutiques and galleries to browse.  A great place to spend a night before heading off on the Track or […]

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Mundaring

The Bibbulmun Track crosses the Mundaring Weir Wall. The Track does not pass through the village of Mundaring but does cross its most popular feature, the Mundaring Weir, 7km from the centre of the village. Mundaring is a vibrant cultural community and a haven for nature-based activities, especially walking and cycling. The pristine beauty of […]

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Dwellingup

Only one and a half hours from Perth, Dwellingup is a popular destination for weekends and day trips. Surrounded by forest and with the Murray River close by, the town offers a number of attractions including delightful orchards, an old fashioned pub (with an interesting history), an award winning cidery, adventure activities, equipment hire and […]

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Collie

{media-1}The Track links to Collie via a 2.7km spur trail. Collie is large enough to offer all the services expected of a regional centre, but small enough to retain its country charm and hospitality – it is a warm and friendly community surrounded by forests, rivers and lakes. The Collie Visitor Centre is a welcome […]

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Balingup

{media-1}Balingup is a popular destination for our Bibbulmun Walking Break packages as, in addition to lovely scenery, the town offers an interesting variety of shops and some fabulous places to eat. Balingup is famous for its wonderful scenery. Rolling green hills are shrouded with mist in the winter and spring brings acres of beautiful blossoms. […]

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Donnelly River Village

{media-1}The half-way point of the Track is the historic mill town of Donnelly River Village (DRV) nestled in the valley of the river from which it was named. DRV is now a holiday village famed for its tame wildlife and tranquil forest setting. The village takes you back to the 1950s with an original steam […]

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Pemberton

{media-1}Pemberton is situated in a valley, surrounded by the karri forests of the Gloucester National Park and the Pemberton Forest Park. It is a pretty timber town, which enjoys a cool climate and has a good variety of attractions, so it’s worth planning to stay an extra day or two. When you reach the friendly […]

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Northcliffe

Located 360km south of Perth, Northcliffe has the unique distinction of being the only town founded in WA specifically for the First World War Group Settlement Scheme. There is an old fashioned country, community spirit that is still alive in Northcliffe, which has existed since the early settlement days. {media-1}This country hospitality extends to the […]

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Walpole

Located an hour and a half’s drive from Albany in the east and Pemberton in the west, Walpole is an ideal place to base yourself to explore the region and for walking on the Bibbulmun Track. The tiny town, which has a population of about 500, is located in a rather picturesque region of Western […]

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Peaceful Bay

{media-1}Peaceful Bay is a picturesque holiday spot on the edge of the Southern Ocean. While it’s a bit of stretch to call Peaceful Bay a Track Town as it’s such a small community, we’ve included it in this section as it does offer accommodation and some services for walkers. The bay is ideal for swimming, […]

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Denmark

Denmark is a popular tourist town which has a relaxed village atmosphere, romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery. Just 45 minutes drive west of Albany on the southern coast, Denmark stands on the shores of the spectacular Wilson Inlet and boasts glorious swimming, surfing and fishing beaches. There’s plenty of attractions in town […]

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Albany

{media-1}The City of Albany is set on the rugged south coast of Western Australia and is the southern terminus of the Bibbulmun Track. Albany has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world and a dramatic convict history. Step back in time and explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers’cottages and […]

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Mt Cooke pine plantation

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Fern Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Asher Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Paulls Valley Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

South Ledge

Red (Track Crossing)

Mundaring Weir Rd (south end wall)

Red (Track Crossing)

Mundaring Weir picnic area (north end wall)

Red (Track Crossing)

Mundaring Weir Hotel

Red (Track Crossing)

Perth Hills Discovery Centre

Red (Track Crossing)

Dale Rd picnic area

Red (Track Crossing)

Brookton Highway

Red (Track Crossing)

Kinsella Rd

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Sullivan Rock

Red (Track Crossing)

Cowcher Rd

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Coach Rd

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Wearne Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

North Bannister Roadhouse

Red (Track Crossing)

Albany Highway

Red (Track Crossing)

Ingelhope Rail Crossing

Red (Track Crossing)

Nanga Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

River Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Yarragil Form

Red (Track Crossing)

Driver Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Harvey-Quindanning Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Harris River Rd (Harris Dam picnic area)

Red (Track Crossing)

Mornington Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Allanson Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Coalfields Highway

Red (Track Crossing)

Mungalup Rd Bridge (Collie River)

Red (Track Crossing)

Mungalup Rd (south)

Red (Track Crossing)

Mungalup/South Rd (Wellington Spur Trail)

Red (Track Crossing)

Wight’s Rd (Wellington Spur Trail)

Red (Track Crossing)

Wellington Dam (Wellington Spur Trail)

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Glen Mervyn Dam (Collie-Preston Rd)

Red (Track Crossing)

Mumballup Forest Tavern (Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd)

Red (Track Crossing)

Lowden-Grimwade Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Tower Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Kirup-Grimwade Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Balingup-Grimwade Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Jayes Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Golden Valley Tree Park

Red (Track Crossing)

Hay Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Spring Gully Rd (east)

Red (Track Crossing)

Spring Gully Rd (west)

Red (Track Crossing)

Southampton Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Southampton Bridge

Red (Track Crossing)

Karri Gully (Brockman Highway)

Red (Track Crossing)

Brockman Highway (west)

Red (Track Crossing)

Willow Springs

Red (Track Crossing)

Donnelly River Village

Red (Track Crossing)

Shoe Rd/Tom Rd intersection

Red (Track Crossing)

Mack Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Green’s Island (recreation site)

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Graphite Rd (One Tree Bridge)

Red (Track Crossing)

Chappels Bridge

Red (Track Crossing)

Palings Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Seven Day Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Beedelup Rd (Karri Forest Explorer Drive)

Red (Track Crossing)

Beedelup Falls

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Channybearup Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Stirling Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Big Brook Dam

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Gloucester Tree

Red (Track Crossing)

Cascades Spur Trail

Red (Track Crossing)

Gloucester Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

River Rd Bridge

Red (Track Crossing)

Wheatley Coast Rd (north)

Red (Track Crossing)

Hill Brook Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Karri Hill Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Lane-Poole Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Middleton Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Muirillup Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Wheatley Coast Rd (south)

Red (Track Crossing)

Chesapeake Rd (west)

Red (Track Crossing)

Chesapeake Rd (east)

Red (Track Crossing)

Deeside Coast Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Dog Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Pingerup Rd

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Mt Chance spur (South Western Highway)

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Mt Pingerup trail

Green (vehicle access within 3km of the Track using unmarked vehicle tracks)

Broke Inlet Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Mandalay Beach Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Shedley Drive/Deep River Bridge

Red (Track Crossing)

Tinglewood Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

John Rate lookout

Red (Track Crossing)

Isle Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Rest Point Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Coalmine Beach (Knoll Drive)

Red (Track Crossing)

South Coast Highway (west)

Red (Track Crossing)

Hill Top Lookout

Red (Track Crossing)

Giant Tingle Tree (Gully Rd)

Red (Track Crossing)

Sappers Bridge

Red (Track Crossing)

Tree Top Walk

Red (Track Crossing)

South Coast Highway (east)

Red (Track Crossing)

Ficifolia Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Conspicuous Beach carpark

Red (Track Crossing)

Peaceful Bay Rd (north)

Red (Track Crossing)

Parry Beach Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Parry Beach Camping Area

Red (Track Crossing)

William Bay Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Lights Beach carpark

Red (Track Crossing)

Lights Beach Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Ocean Beach Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Maraveen Place

Red (Track Crossing)

Inlet Drive

Red (Track Crossing)

Denmark Rivermouth

Red (Track Crossing)

Eden Rd gate

Red (Track Crossing)

Tennessee Rd South (Lowlands Beach)

Red (Track Crossing)

Shelley Beach Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Cosy Corner picnic area

Red (Track Crossing)

Mutton Bird Rd carpark

Red (Track Crossing)

Mutton Bird Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Sandpatch carpark

Red (Track Crossing)

Frenchman Bay Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Pinjarra-Williams Rd (Nyingarn Bidi Loop)

Red (Track Crossing)

Pinjarra-Williams Rd (Nyingarn Bidi Loop)

Red (Track Crossing)

Lease Rd

Red (Track Crossing)

Nullaki Boat Ramp

Red (Track Crossing)

Boxall Rd

Blue (4WD Only)

The Gap track

Blue (4WD Only)

Kingie Rock carpark

Blue (4WD Only)

Groper Bay

Blue (4WD Only)

Boat Harbour Rd

Blue (4WD Only)

Shepherds Lagoon Rd

Blue (4WD Only)

Arcadia Group Campsite

Capacity: 17

Lyall’s Mill Group Campsite

Capacity: 17

Hewett’s Hill Campsite

Capacity: 12

Ball Creek Campsite

Capacity: 8

Helena Campsite

Capacity: 20-24

Waalegh Campsite

Capacity: 12

Beraking Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Mt Dale Campsite

Capacity: 12

Brookton Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Canning Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Monadnocks Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Alyi-wa Miya Group Campsite

Capacity: Tent sites only. No sleeping shelter.

Mt Cooke Group Campsite

Capacity: Tent sites only. No sleeping shelter.

Mt Cooke Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Nerang Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Gringer Creek Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

White Horse Hills Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Mt Wells Campsite

Capacity: 8

Chadoora Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Swamp Oak Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Murray Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Dookanelly Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Possum Springs Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Yourdamung Campsite

Capacity: 12 | No Fire Campsite

Harris Dam Campsite

Capacity: 12

Yabberup Campsite

Capacity: 12

Noggerup Campsite

Capacity: 12

Grimwade Campsite

Capacity: 12

Blackwood Campsite

Capacity: 15 | No Fire Campsite

Gregory Brook Campsite

Capacity: 12

Tom Road Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Boarding House Campsite

Capacity: 12

Beavis Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Beedelup Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Warren Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Schafer Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Gardner Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Lake Maringup Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Dog Pool Campsite

Capacity: 12-15

Mt Chance Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Woolbales Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Long Point Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Mt Clare Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Frankland River Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Giants Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Rame Head Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Boat Harbour Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

William Bay Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Nullaki Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

West Cape Howe Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Torbay Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Muttonbird Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Sandpatch Campsite

Capacity: 12-15 | No Fire Campsite

Mazzoletti Beach Winter Alternative Route

Due to large swells and high tides, Mazzoletti Beach can be difficult to navigate and may be potentially dangerous in some sections during winter. Walkers should consider using the 19.7km alternate route along Parry Beach Road, South Coast Highway and William Bay Road as indicated on the Bibbulmun Track maps, or avoid this section until […]

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Glen Mervyn Dam

The Bibbulmun Track has been permanently realigned for 1.4km west away from the edge of the Glen Mervyn Dam. This has taken place to take walkers away from unsightly waste near the old alignment.

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Wellington Dam Spur Trail

The 19km Wellington Dam spur trail links the Bibbulmun Track from near Yabberup campsite, just south of Collie, to the Wellington Dam recreation area in the Wellington National Park.   The spur trail was identified as an ideal project to develop due to its proximity to the Perth population base, handy vehicle access and easy […]

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Alyi-wa Miya group campsite spur trail

The new Alyi-wa Miya group campsite in the Monadnocks Conservation Park is now open to hikers, catering for groups of up to 30. 

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Albany Highway realignment

A minor realignment of 280m means that walkers no longer need to walk along the highway.

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Nyingarn Bidi Loop

The Nyingarn Bidi trail links Chadoora Campsite with Swamp Oak Campsite south of Dwellingup making a three-day loop.

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Southern Terminus relocation

The Bibbulmun Track has been permanently realigned. The new Southern Terminus is located next to the Albany Visitor Centre.

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Wilson Inlet Sandbar Alternate Route

An alternate route to cross the Wilson Inlet via the seasonal sandbar.

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Denmark townsite spur trail.

The Bibbulmun Track is linked to the Denmark town site by a 1.5km spur trail from the Bibbulmun Track trail head at the Denmark rivermouth.

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Mundaring Weir after hours alternate route

The Mundaring Weir wall is usually open until 5pm (4pm in winter) each day at which time the gates are closed. If the gates are closed take the alternative route to the other side of the wall. 

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Greens Pool alternative for southbound walkers

Please note this alternative route may not be an option if Mazzoletti Beach is closed. Please check Diversions and other Impacts below. Note: Green’s Pool may be closed – if it is there will be a notice under Diversions and Other Impacts below. Depending on conditions due to high tides and the dune access being […]

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Little River realignment

The Bibbulmun Track has been permanently realigned for 450m, utilising the new section of the Little River Walk Trail.

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Mandalay Beach spur trail

A 300 metre spur trail allows walkers to access a lookout with views over Mandalay Beach and across to Chatham Island.

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Nyingarn Bidi Loop

The Nyingarn Bidi trail links Chadoora Campsite with Swamp Oak Campsite south of Dwellingup making a three-day loop.

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Boonerring Hill spur trail

Walkers can take a short spur trail to the summit for outstanding 360° views of the area.  

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North Bannister spur Trail

The Three-ways roadhouse at North Bannister is linked to the Track via an approx. 1.5km spur 

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Mt Dale

The Track has been realigned in this area to incorporate the Mt Dale loop walk.

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Helena Campsite

The Bibbulmun Track has been permanently realigned for 640m east of Helena campsite.

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Mutton Bird Campsite

Near Albany

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Mice problem

South of Balingup

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Diversion due to bridge damage

North of Beedelup Campsite

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Realignment William Bay National Park

Between William Bay campsite and Lights Beach, east of Denmark

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Road works

Approach to Albany town

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North Bannister Roadhouse

1km from Gringer Creek campsite

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Seasonal Diversion

Torbay west of Albany

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New Alyi-wa Miya group campsite open

South of Monadnocks campsite

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Timber harvest diversion

Between Dwellingup and Swamp Oak campsite

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Wellington spur access

Wellington Dam

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Blasting near Mt Wells and White Horse Hills campsites

Between White Horse Hills and Chadoora campsites south of the Albany Highway and north of Dwellingup

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Irwin Inlet

The Irwin Inlet is crossed using the canoes provided. The crossing is 150 metres.

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Parry Inlet

Parry Inlet is typically closed off to the ocean or flowing slowly across a shallow sand bar. After heavy rains though it can flow fast and become quite deep.

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Wilson Inlet

There are a number ways to cross the Wilson Inlet but all walkers will to plan ahead.

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Torbay Inlet

Most of the year this inlet can be crossed easily but it can become a deep channel after heavy rains or after being breached.

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Albany Visitor Centre

Denmark Visitor Centre

Pemberton Visitor Centre

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

Northcliffe Information & Visitor Centre

Balingup and Districts Tourism Association

Collie Visitor Centre

Western Australian Visitor Centre

Dwellingup Trails & Visitor Centre

Perth Hills Visitor Centre

Mundaring Visitor Centre

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