DRV to Pemberton - 25th Anniversary Celebrations

  • When: Saturday 12 August 2023 at 1:30pm to Friday 18 August 2023 at 11:00am
  • Where: Donnelly River Village to Pemberton | Section/s: Donnelly River
  • Rating: Experienced | Category: Overnight Adventures

Booking Form

Get involved in the 25th Anniversary and join the end-to-end walkers on this 5-day section south of Donnelly River Village (DRV)

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

Your guides will lead you on this town-to-town section of the Bibbulmun Track which is deep in the karri forest. You will walk through the picturesque but challenging and somewhat remote Donnelly River Valley.

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

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. While the party is on the evening of the 12th, you can book a cottage from the 11th to 13th August. 

Includes remote food drop, 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 (DRV) and from the end of the walk (Pemberton).

**There is no TRANSWA service at DRV. A one-way shuttle can be booked here for Saturday 12th August to connect walkers to DRV from Bridgetown on the 1.17pm TRANSWA service from Perth/Bunbury (leaving Perth at 9.30am). 

TRANSWA provide a service from Pemberton to Perth on 18th August. You will therefore need accommodation in Pemberton on the 17th.

You can book a bed in shared dormitory style accommodation for one night on the 12th (in a cottage at DRV) 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).

You can book a bed in shared dormitory style accommodation for one night on the 17th (at Pemberton Camp School) when you book this walk. You will be allocated a bed with others of the same gender. Otherwise you can book accommodation elsewhere.


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

Please note: 

  • We are walking up to 25.1km 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 DRV in the afternoon of 12 August.
  • There will be a community event as we arrive into town at the end of the walk and you should plan to stay for that.
  • Walk start and end timings are approximate and will be confirmed closer to the time.
  • Walkers should attend the online briefing on Wednesday 14 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. 

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: Wednesday 14 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 Sue Lee

    Sue Lee

    I like to hike! I enjoy the sights, the smells and the sounds of being in the bush. I think the Bibbulmun Track is fabulous as it is so readily accessible and user friendly. I have completed a number of end-to-ends, both continuous and sectional. I get out on the Track as often as I can. I have hiked here and abroad and can honestly say there is no place like home. If you share my enthusiasm come hike with me.