The Darling Range

Kalamunda to Dwellingup | Distance: 211km

Realignments & Alternative Routes

  • Piesse Brook

    The Track has been realigned in this area because of bad erosion and unsafe steps.


    At 3.2km in the north to south Track notes, when you reach the gravel road (Schipp Rd), do not go straight ahead. Turn left, following the gravel road, cross Piesse Brook and then turn right up the steps. The realignment is well marked. Walkers re-join the Track at the top of the ridge. The realignment is approx. 500 metres.

  • 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.


    From the south end of the wall (southbound walkers) follow the markers beyond the toilet block to cross the river at the small footbridge at the base of the wall. Turn right toward the wall and then follow markers ascending steps and an old railway formation up to the top to re-join the Bibbulmun Track.

  • North Bannister spur trail

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


    From Gringer Creek campsite follow the marked trail in front of the shelter. From the roadhouse, cross the side street (which runs off Albany Highway) and look for the trail marker and walk trail to the north.

  • Boonerring Hill spur trail

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


    Take the 400 metre trail to the left once you have reached the ridge line behind Boonerring Hill. Ensure you stay off the fragile moss and lichen on the rocky top.

Diversions & Other Impacts

  • Prescribed burn diversion - Mt Wells

    Location: White Horse Hills and Mt Wells campsites, north of Dwellingup

    The Bibbulmun Track is closed for 18.8km due to prescribed burning. A 16.3km diversion is in place. White Horse Hills and Mount Wells campsites are CLOSED. A temporary campsite with a portable toilet and water is available. There is no shelter and walkers must provide their own tent.

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    The original route will remain closed until declared safe. For your safety stay on the marked diversion, adhere to and follow all signage and instructions from Parks and Wildlife and other emergency staff.

    Walkers should be aware of fire operation vehicles and other traffic in the area.

    For more information, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Mundaring office on (08) 9290 6100.

    Start Date: 2021/04/14 04:42 PM

  • Campfire bans

    Location: All campsites in this section

    For campsites between Kalamunda and Dwellingup (Hewetts Hill campsite to Chadoora campsite), campfires are only permitted between 6pm - 10am. 

    All walkers should carry and use a fuel stove for cooking.

    For further information, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Mundaring office on (08) 9290 6100

    More info about campfire bans and total fire bans here

    No stoves should be used on days where a total fire ban is declared.

  • North Banister roadhouse closed

    Location: 1km from Gringer Creek campsite

    The Threeways roadhouse (tavern and restaurant) at North Bannister is now closed for the foreseeable future. The petrol service station next door is open daily.

    Please note that the roadhouse and the service station are two separate businesses. 

    Food parcels

    As the tavern is now closed for the foreseeable future please do not plan to send or leave food parcels there.

    The Foundation has reached out to Threeways a number of times unsuccessfully to rectify this situation.

    For the time being parcels should be delivered in person to walkers by a trail angel or friend/relatives.


    The service station only sells basic refreshments typically available at a petrol station. There is usually no hot food.

    If and when the situation changes, it will be posted here.

  • Blasting near Mt Wells and White Horse Hills campsites

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

    Newmont Boddington Gold advise that blasting adjacent to Mt Wells campsite will take place each week until further notice. Although the blasting will not impact upon the Track, given the proximity of the blasting to the campsite and the Track, walkers should be aware of the noise. The blasts typically occur between 1pm and 3pm.

    Walkers should also note that ALCOA are blasting on the western side of the Track though a greater distance away from the Track. These blasts are closer to White Horse Hills campsite than MT Wells campsite.

    Walkers wishing greater serenity should avoid the section of Track from North Bannister to Dwellingup as mine workings can be heard 24hrs a day to varying degrees from all three campsites (White Horse Hills, Mt Wells and Chadoora).