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 Jing Xie

    Jing Xie

    In an effort to walk in the bush, I joined Bushwalkers WA in 2006. The love of wildness must be in my blood, because the first day walk I did in the bush had got me hooked. Since then I have walked here and there, interstate and overseas. I enjoy overnight multi-day walks most, and have managed to tick some of the well-known tracks in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe off my bucket list; but the track that I enjoyed most is our Bibbulmun Track. Moving along on it, I get a sense of freedom, and a degree of peace and tranquillity that is more than I was able to obtain from any other trails I have walked. I don’t know a long distant track that is like our Bibbulmun that is so well marked, with water and beautiful shelters located at comfortable distance intervals, and the use of all it has on offer is free. A track that has given me so much joy deserves my little effort in helping to keep it free for all to access and enjoy. I appreciate the opportunity to become a Track maintenance volunteer and volunteer guide for the Bibbulmun track Foundation.