Denmark / Albany

Denmark to Albany | Distance: 85km

Realignments & Alternative Routes

  • 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, to the Denmark Visitor's Centre.

    Directions

    From the Bibbulmun Track trail head shelter at the river mouth, follow the nature trail along the western bank of the Denmark River. When you reach Berridge Park continue north toward the South Coast Highway, turn left and follow the highway westward beyond Strickland St toward the visitor's centre.

Diversions & Other Impacts

  • Track closure due to escaped prescribed burn

    Location: Between Mutton Bird Campsite and Albany.

    The Bibbulmun Track is closed between Frenchman Bay Road & Sandpatch Carpark (including Sandpatch Campsite which has been destroyed).

    A diversion is in place from Sandpatch carpark, along Sandpatch Road & Princess Avenue to Frenchman Bay Rd.  

    Download the map.

    There is no temporary campsite. It is approximately 25km between Mutton Bird Campsite & the Southern Terminus in Albany.

    The Track will remain closed for many months.

    For your safety adhere to and follow all signage and instructions from Parks and Wildlife and other emergency staff. Walkers should be aware of fire operations vehicles and other traffic in the area.

    For more information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Albany on (08) 9842 4500.

  • Mountain Bike Club Event at Monkey Rock

    Location: Monkey Rock - southwest of Denmark

    The Denmark Mountain Bike Club is holding an event at Monkey Rock on the 5 August 2018, between 8.30 and 3pm.

    The impact on the Bibbulmun Track is very minimal.

    The race crosses the Bibbulmun Track in one location, which will be managed by marshals.

    Walkers should be aware of additional cars and visitors to that area.

  • Torbay Inlet Opening Map 8b

    Location: Torbay Inlet

    Torbay Inlet Opening 18 July 2018

    The Water Corporation have advised that they will be opening the sandbar across Torbay inlet on 18 July 2018. When the sandbar opens the water is likely to be flowing swiftly, initially through a deep channel. Large volumes of water, high tide and wind may combine to create large waves and dangerous surges. Conditions may improve with low tide and it may be worthwhile to wait it out or try crossing further upstream. Tide information is available from the Bureau of Meteorology. Do not cross if you have any doubt at all about the depth of water and wading across.

    When wading through any body of water, which is more than shin deep, make sure that you unfasten the waistband and sternum straps of your pack. This precaution allows for easy and immediate removal of your backpack if you fall over in the water.

    If you are in doubt about the safety of the crossing or if the water is greater than thigh deep, take the alternative route (approx 19km) marked in green on Bibbulmun Track Map 8.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Albany (08) 842 4500 or Water Corporation on 13 13 85.