Balingup to DRV - 25th Anniversary Celebrations

  • When: Tuesday 8 August 2023 at 1:00pm to Sunday 13 August 2023 at 10:00am
  • Where: Balingup to DRV | Section/s: Balingup
  • Rating: Intermediate | Category: Overnight Adventures

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Get involved in the 25th Anniversary and join the end-to-end walkers on this 3-day section to Donnelly River Village (DRV). 

This is the sixth section of the 25th Anniversary end-to-end walk. 

DRV is also the location of the big half-way party of the 25th Anniversary walk. Get your family and friends together to celebrate with you in DRV and book a cottage for the whole weekend. The dates of this walk are inclusive of the party after the walk (11th - 13th August). 

Your guides will lead you through mixed jarrah forest, farmland, and then into the first of the big trees, the majestic karri forest! We finish at the half-way point of the Track in DRV.

Great for sectional end-to-enders or those yet to explore the Track south of Balingup. Read more about this section.

Includes comprehensive briefing night, hire gear (conditions apply), trip preparation manual and map. BYO food. Walkers will need to arrange their own accommodation as well as transport to the start (Balingup) and from the end of the walk (DRV). 

TRANSWA provide a coach/train service from Perth (approx 9.30am) to Balingup (approx. 1pm) on 8th August.

**There is no TRANSWA service at DRV. A one-way shuttle can be booked here for Sunday 13th August to connect walkers from DRV to Bridgetown for the 12.47pm TRANSWA service to Bunbury/Perth.

You can book a bed in shared dormitory style accommodation for two nights on the 11th and 12th (in a cottage at DRV) here when you book this walk. You will be allocated a bed with others of the same gender. Otherwise you can book a whole cottage (see the 25th Anniversary webpage).

Walkers will also receive a 20% discount voucher kindly donated by our partners at Ottie Merino

Please note: 

  • We are walking up to 22.5km each day. A good to excellent level of fitness and overnight hiking experience carrying an overnight pack is required for all sections. Participants must be fit and able to carry an overnight backpack with all gear (eg tent, clothes, stove etc) and food.
  • Check what the event rating means for this walk. Contact us for advice if you are in doubt of your ability. 
  • A pre-walk briefing will be held in Balingup on the afternoon of 8 August.
  • Walk start and end timings are approximate and will be confirmed closer to the time.
  • Walkers should attend the online briefing on Tuesday 6th June, 6.30pm. Please note this in your diary when making a booking. We will cover all aspects of the walk and answer your questions. 
  • Please read the additional event information here
  • Credit vouchers from other purchases cannot be used to make a booking for this walk.
  • Once you have made your booking, return to this page and scroll down to Attendee Information to download pdf documents for participants which contain your Ottie discount code. 

This event is suitable for the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. 

Booking conditions

Please ensure you have read and understood the additional booking conditions before you proceed with this booking. Please also refer to the general booking conditions here. To make a booking, you and any other person you are booking for will need to read, understand and agree with the all the booking terms and conditions.

It is strongly recommended that people make their own, individual bookings.

Planning Night

  • When: Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 6:30pm
  • Where: Online
Your Event Guide/s:
  • Photo of Steve Sertis

    Steve Sertis

    Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!

  • Photo of Graham Murdoch

    Graham Murdoch

    During the week a mild mannered public servant who will take any opportunity to get out on the Track, it’s a far better existence than my previous life sent deep under the Worlds Oceans - the scenery not great!! I have been walking the Track now for 15 years and have completed a sectional end to end a few years ago I also am a maintenance volunteer for the Mt Cuthbert and Mt Vincent sections.

  • Transport on this event is offset and Carbon Neutral. Learn more »

  • Suitable for the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.