The Bibbulmun Track

The Challenge:

On the 27 September 2013, my 50th birthday, I embarked on a journey of 1000 km, walking the Bibbulmun Track, in South-Western Australia, to raise money for Epilepsy Action. I completed that walk 52 days later, on 17 November 2013.

My entry in the "End to Enders Gallery" can be seen Here

The Blog: 

 Bibbulmun Track Blog

Photo Albums:

The Route: 

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.



The official website proudly proclaims the track is for walkers only, which appeals to me; nothing worse than sharing a walk with mountain bikers and four wheel drive enthusiasts! It is also well maintained and signposted with distinctive yellow triangular markers symbolising the ‘Waugal’ (rainbow serpent of the aboriginal Dreaming).

The route takes walkers through towering karri and tingle forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breath-taking coastal heath lands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the South West forests and coastline.

Whereas my intentions were to become an “End to Ender”, the track has many points where you can enjoy a day’s hiking, or experience an overnighter, with forty-eight campsites, each consisting of a shelter, pit toilet, and a rainwater tank.

For those, like me, attempting the whole route, it is also designed to drop in on the fringes of civilisation every week so you can resupply and enjoy the odd rest day. The track passes through the towns of Dwellingup, Collie, Balingup, Donnelly River Village, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole, Peaceful Bay and Denmark.

For more information on the track, please visit: http://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/