The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000km between Kalamunda in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, and the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through many of the most beautiful parks of the Experience Perth and Australia's South West regions, taking walkers through towering forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands.
The Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural environment, to an epic eight week adventure. Make it a real wilderness experience by overnighting in any of the 49 campsites along the main route, or do it in comfort by staying in towns along the way (the Track passes through Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Donnelly River Village, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole, Peaceful Bay and Denmark).
For anything longer than a short out-and-back day walk, you'll need to do some careful planning. It is not possible to walk the entire Track as day walks or without staying in some of the camp sites. Some sections have many days (up to four) between permitted access points and long distances between towns (the longest being 12 days). If the water is flowing through some of the inlets the Track crosses on the south coast, the safe route around can involve a long detour.
If you're an independent walker, our community partner, the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, offers a host of essential products and services include planning advice, skills training events, equipment hire, and map and guide book sales. The Foundation is a not-for-profit community organisation that coordinates the activities of the many hundreds of volunteers without whom the Track just would not exist. If you share their love of the Bibbulmun Track, why not sign up as a member?
If don't have the time or inclination for all the planning, the experience and confidence to walk the Track independently, or if you just want to enjoy it in the company of other like-minded people, consider joining a bushwalking club (go to the bushwalking page for more) or one of the wide range of tours offered by the many operators we licence to provide these services.
Summer heat and fire danger: Although the Track is not closed during summer, the often extreme heat and fire danger means that from December to March we advise restricting your walks to the southern forests around Pemberton and, even there, only on cooler days. If you can, walk in autumn, winter or enjoy our diversity of wildflowers in spring.
To find out more about looking after the Bibbulmun Track and the environment that is passes through, pleae watch this Leave No Trace Video about the Track