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Albany wind farm which is 12km from Albany which is 428 km (4 hours 43 min) SE of Perth
Trail EndGet directions
Mutton Bird car park
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About Albany Wind Farm to Mutton Bird Island
This is one of many day walks possible on the Bibbulmun Track which stretches 1000km from Kalamunda on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast.
This route offers various options to experience breathtaking coastal views, spectacular carpets of wildflower heathlands and the majestic site of the Albany wind farm.
This hike can be done as a one way hike at 13.5 kilometres. You will require a vehicle at either end to complete this walk, or arrange for a pick up from Mutton Bird car park.There is no public transport to either Sandpatch or Mutton Bird Island.
Or you can follow the route on the map and hike out and back. Sandpatch campsite is 3km from the wind farm and provides a great place for morning tea or lunch before returning to your car.
The Bibbulmun 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 camping out at the 49 campsites and enjoying the hospitality of nine communities along the way. Those that walk every step of the way can be registered as end-to-enders.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
13.5km one way
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
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
FacilitiesThere's a toilet at the wind farm. The shelter and long drop toilet are at Sandpatch campsite . Viewing platforms at windfarm and to look out to Mutton Bird Island.
- Public Toilet
- Sheltered Area
- View Platform
Best time of year
April to December
Air, road and bus to Albany.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or bikes
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Albany WindfarmThe wind farm is a popular tourist attraction.
Mutton bird campsiteThe Bibbulmun Track campsites are a great place for a break.
Coastal banjineThe best time for wildflowers is Spring - September and October.
Mutton Bird lookoutViewing platform
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