No other place in the world has two iconic long-distance walk and cycle trails, let alone two that have a terminus in the same location.
Works have now been completed on the relocation of the southern terminus for two of WA’s great long trails, the Bibbulmun Track walk trail and the Munda Biddi cycle trail.
Last month Parks and Wildlife staff were out braving the wet weather in Albany to realign both the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail to the new terminus.
They have removed the old Waugals and trail markers and fixed trail markers along a new trail into Albany to finish at the southern terminus on York St, outside the Visitor Centre, right in the middle of the Albany CBD.
Now finished, the new southern terminus definitely looks and feels like a more significant place to finish – or start – a walk on the Bibbulmun or cycle on the Munda Biddi.
There is new decking, signage, interpretation panels, bike racks and bench seats outside the visitor centre where trail users can obtain information about meals, accommodation, transport and use washing amenities.
The City of Albany and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) see this relocation as an opportunity for local businesses and the community.
All visiting backpackers and adventure cyclists will be contributing in some way to the local economy. It might also entice a few of the locals to take the journey themselves.
This was a joint project with contributions from the Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) through the WA Recovery Plan, the Great Southern Development Commission and the City of Albany. The project was constructed by local contractors, Colab Pty Ltd, and managed by City of Albany supervisors.