Rivers and Boulders Expedition

  • When: Saturday 13 April 2019 at 9:00am to Monday 22 April 2019 at 5:00pm
  • Where: Northcliffe to Walpole | Section/s: Northcliffe
  • Rating: Experienced | Category: Overnight Adventures

Booking Form

Discover jumbled granite boulders, see a bush regenerating after the devastating Northcliffe fire in 2015, follow tranquil rivers, camp by one of the largest freshwater lakes in the South West, and feel the thunder of crashing waves while walking from Northcliffe to Walpole over 8 days of walking.

We also camp at two of the newer rammed earth shelters after they were destroyed by fire.

This is one of the more remote sections of the Bibbulmun Track and one of my favourite. It has outstanding views from massive granite domes and superb vegetation that changes almost with every step. It is also one of the milestone sections for walkers heading south as it is the first time they encounter the wild Southern Ocean.

This is also the best time to walk this section, as it is almost always inundated through the Pingerup Plains in the spring due to the low lying areas which drain very slowly into the Broke Inlet.

This walk is perfect, especially if you are doing a sectional end to end! 

You must have previous overnight trekking experience to book on this walk - that is you have walked and camped carrying all your gear including food, clothing, tent, sleeping bag, stove etc.

You should ensure that you are free to attend the planning night (see below).

Includes shared accommodation in Northcliffe and Walpole, experienced guides, comprehensive planning night, trip preparation manual, remote area food drop, map and equipment hire. BYO food (advice provided). Own/public transport to Northcliffe and from Walpole required.

This walk qualifies for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award (Bronze and Silver).

The dates include two travel days and 8 days of walking.

The early bird price is only available until filled and will expire on December 31 if not already filled.

Planning Night

  • When: Monday 1 April 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Where: City location (check your web profile for details once you have booked)
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 Trish Bird

    Trish Bird

    Hi all, I have been a regular user of the Track ever since the realignment and have walked end-to-end both ways plus many sectional bits. As well as enjoying introducing people to the Track as a volunteer guide I also help to maintain it by looking after Mt Wells campsite and a section of Track each side. I love being out in the bush and the Track facilities make the wilderness experience much easier and more enjoyable. I often walk, tramp or ramble in other parts of Australia and elsewhere but it’s always a pleasure to be back on the Bibb especially in spring when the wildflowers rival any I have seen anywhere else.