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Multiple access points. The Northern Terminus is at Kalamunda, 24km (30 minutes) east of Perth.
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The Southern Terminus is Southern Terminus is next to the Visitor Information Centre, 221 York Street, Albany.
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About Bibbulmun Track, Kalamunda to Albany
The Track passes through 22 national parks and other reserves. The northern half of the Track is home to large jarrah, marri and wandoo forests only found in this part of Western Australia, while the southern half features ancient karri and tingle forests opening onto the Southern Ocean for spectacular coastal walking where whales can be sighted between June and October.
The award-winning Track also links some of the State’s most scenic and popular attractions including Mundaring Weir, the Gloucester Tree, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, and Mandalay Beach.
Walkers can re-supply or base themselves in any of the towns along the way including Kalamunda, Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole, Denmark and Albany. At the half-way mark, the old mill town of Donnelly River Village offers a truly Australian experience with emus, kangaroos and other wildlife in abundance.
The Track is named after the Bibbulmun Noongar people, an aboriginal group which journeyed on foot over long distances for ceremonies. The distinctive trails markers depict the Waugal, a symbol of the Rainbow Serpent.
Although the Track is well marked, walkers are advised to use a map and guidebook. The eight water-resistant, full colour maps show car access points, campsites, terrain profiles and distances tables and are available from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, DPaW offices, equipment stores and some visitor information centres.
Bibbulmun Track campsites
The campsites are in delightful locations and provide a welcome haven at day’s end. Facilities include a three-sided sleeping shelter, tent sites, picnic tables, water tank and toilet. Some campsites also have fireplaces but the use of fuel stoves is encouraged.
Distances between campsites range from 10 kilometres in the north to 20 – 25 kilometres in the south.
The independent way…
It’s important to plan your walk using the maps. There’s lots of useful information under ‘Trip Planning’ on the Bibbulmun Track website, or contact the Foundation for advice. The Foundation also offers:
- equipment for hire
- day walk maps packs (including walk notes for a range of day walks in 8 different areas)
- Bibbulmun Track publications and souvenirs
A touch of comfort…
For those who enjoy bushwalking – and their creature comforts – try a Bibbulmun Walking Break. Enjoy a day on the Track, and return to the comfort of a hot-shower, home cooking and a comfortable bed. Based around the Track towns, each with their own unique flavour, these self-drive itineraries range from two to six days. Each itinerary includes suggestions for day-walks on the Track, as well as interesting sights and attractions to visit, in and around the Track Towns.
Pick one itinerary or join several together to create your own epic, customised Bibbulmun Track holiday adventure.
A number of tour operators offer guided walks on the Track. Search on the Tourism WA website or the Accommodation and Services page on the Bibbulmun Track website.
DOWNLOADABLE ROUTE FILES
The KML file depicted on the map may not be the most up-to-date.
Check under LINKS TAB for the most up-to-date downloadable route files for the long trails: Bibbulmun Track, Cape to Cape Track, Munda Biddi Trail.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
6 - 8 weeks end-to-end. Trail can be walked in smaller sections including day walks.
Distance varies depending on section chosen. Anywhere from a short 2km stroll to 1000kms!
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsMaps or Guidebooks required. Available from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, DBCA, visitor information centres listed below and outdoor equipment stores. Additional equipment required for overnight walks. See list on Bibbulmun Track website.
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Hazards & WarningsConditions on the Track change almost daily. From controlled burns and temporary diversions to bushfires and storm damage - always check the current Track conditions on the DBCA website before embarking on a walk.
FacilitiesAssisted wheelchair access to a section of Track into Brookton Campsite only.
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- Bicycles Prohibited
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
April to December
Road or bus to Kalamunda. Road, bus or air to Albany
Prohibited ItemsNo pets, bicycles, horses or vehicles
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Jude Comfort rated Bibbulmun Track, Kalamunda to Albany a 5 out of 5
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Jim K rated Bibbulmun Track, Kalamunda to Albany a 5 out of 5
What a pleasure, then, to find such a path on my doorstep in Kalamunda. I am no "end-to-ender", but we have dipped in and out of this one on our travels around the South West as a family. The markings are simple and effective and the campsites an ideal waypoint for tired legs. I can particularly recommend an day break expedition with kangaroos and a cooked breakfast when you reach the campsite. Well done WA!
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Classic Bibb HutThere are 49 campsites long the track provide basic facilities
Coastal ViewsParts of the track follow the southern coastline of Western Australia with stunning views over the Southern Ocean
Wide Open SpacesParts of the trail pass through wide open spaces where you can see for miles
Through the ForestThe track passes through a variety of forested areas including jarrah and karri
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