Walpole to Denmark | Distance: 126km
Realignments & Alternative Routes
Walpole town realignment
The Bibbulmun Track has been permanently realigned leaving from the Walpole Visitor Centre heading east. The alignment around the west and south edges of Walpole town site and inlet has been changed. The realignment shortens the distance to be walked by 600m.
From the Bibbulmun Track Trail Head near the Visitor Centre, walk east along Nockolds St beyond the Post Office. Turn right onto Vista St, continue straight ahead at Pier St. Veer right at fork in road onto Walpole St. Turn left and descend toward Swan Bay jetty near gravel clearing. Veer left in parking area, passing small gazebo on the left and picnic table on the right. Continue straight ahead parallel to foreshore joining original alignment.
Mazzoletti Beach 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.Depending on conditions due to high tides and the dune access being washed away, southbound walkers only may need to walk along the beach to Greens Pool and along William Bay Road (option 2) or, if conditions permit, climb the dune and walk inland to cross William Bay Road (option 1). This does not affect northbound walkers and they should not divert down William Bay Rd.
Option 1: follow the existing Track. Walkers should exercise caution on the steep exit at the eastern end of Mazzoletti Beach. Option 2: follow the coast to Greens Pool. A 2.7km alternative route is in place from the eastern end (Denmark side) of Mazzoletti Beach to the Bibbulmun Track crossing on William Bay Road. Hikers should exercise extreme caution when walking along William Bay Road. For more information please contact Parks and Wildlife Walpole on (08) 9840 0400.
Diversions & Other Impacts
Diversion due to bridge works
Location: East of Frankland campsite
The Bibbulmun Track is closed for 2.5km due to construction of a bridge on the Frankland River.
A 7.5km diversion is in place.
The original route will remain closed until declared safe.
The diversion utilises a temporary crossing over the river not far from the campsite. This crossing will remain in use until constructions works have finished in early autumn.
Sapper's Bridge is closed and is being rebuilt entirely. Walkers should not use it as an access point for the next few months.
For your safety stay on the marked diversion, adhere to and follow all signage and instructions from Parks and Wildlife and other staff.
Walkers should be aware of construction vehicles and other traffic in the area.
For more information contact the Parks and Wildlife Services Frankland District on (08) 9840 0400.
Smoke warning North and East of Walpole
Prescribed burning is being undertaken north of Walpole. Smoke may affect the Track through to William Bay near Denmark.
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, Walpole on (08) 9840 0400.