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. 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.
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Tent sites. In addition some have a fireplace. See the section on fires below. Boot cleaning stations are positioned along the Track to help avoid the spread of the devastating dieback disease Phytophthora cinnamomi carried by spores in the soil.
This a reason why no wheeled vehicles including bikes or pack animals are permitted into any campsites, along the Track itself and only designated access points marked on the official maps can be used to access the Track. Currently all Track facilities are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. However, groups of more than eight may not occupy a shelter before 6pm see Code of the Campsite. If you are travelling in a group of eight or more, then please also see the Notice of Intent page.
In case the shelters are full, all walkers are advised to take a tent or bivvy bag. For overnight pack free walking, staying at accommodation, see our Bibbulmun Walking Breaks. See also the Frequently Asked Questions. It is not possible to walk consecutive sections of the Track as day walks - the towns and accommodation providers are just too far apart and permitted access points are very limited in some areas. Using the facilities Shelters Relaxing with a good book.
All campsites on the Bibbulmun Track are furnished with an excellent, roomy, three-sided timber shelter. These are designed to accommodate between people comfortably, but will keep many more, at a squeeze, dry and cosy when the weather is not conducive to sleeping out.
There are several basic shelter designs. All of them are simple and robust, built of natural timber and iron, and are completely open on one side.
Many of the shelters were prefabricated in a prison workshop, as part of a joint venture involving the former Department of Conservation and Land Management now the Parks and Wildlife Service and the former Ministry of Justice now Department of Corrective Services. They were then transported to the site and erected, often by groups of volunteers. One of the shelter designs, the Deep South, has a broad verandah at the front, providing protection from the colder and wetter conditions that can be encountered in the south.
This design is also used where there tends to be high levels of group usage, as it provides a greater area under cover. The Nornalup, erected mostly on the south coast and in the southern forests, is the largest of all, with sleeping space for around 15 hikers. An added feature of the Brookton campsite is that the standard shelter and toilet designs have been appropriately modified to allow access and use by people with mobility disabilities.
The site is linked to the Brookton Highway by 2. Tent sites, toilet and picnic tables Each campsite is provided with a number of tent sites, in addition to the shelter.
Walkers are advised to carry a tent in case shelters are fully occupied on arrival. Space cannot be pre-booked or reserved in any way. Tents also provided more warmth, protection from the elements and mosquitos and as the tent sites are located a short walk away from the shelter and walkers who use tents have more privacy and serenity - especially if there is a snorer in the shelter!
All campsites contain at least two picnic tables, with one being under the cover of the shelter. The Bibbulmun Track campsites also boast simple and neat bush toilets. These small buildings were prefabricated in one of the State prisons, and great pains were taken to ensure that some of them were located to give their occupants some fine outlooks over surrounding bush, or the campsite nearby. Water Summers in Western Australia are long and hot, with little or no rain for months on end, so it is absolutely vital that all walkers conserve water and use this precious resource appropriately.
The shelter roof acts as a catchment for the all-important rainwater tank located nearby. They are not filled by any other means. The availability or purity of water at campsites cannot be guaranteed, especially in summer.
We recommend that walkers treat the water in the tanks. Walkers should not expect to find water in most of the streams and watercourses shown on maps - many are seasonal and flow for only brief periods after rain.
At the height of summer, this can be four litres or more per person per day. Information on such conditions can be obtained from local radio stations or Shire Councils. If information is not readily available, use your common sense, but be aware of the real danger posed by bushfires. Please do not light fires anywhere other than in the fireplaces provided, especially in summer.
A campfire ban is usually in place from the end of October to March each year. Check the Track Conditions on our site before you walk. A number of campsites on the Track are designated no fire sites. This is usually to preserve fragile and important surrounding vegetation, and we ask that you respect this request and use your fuel stove. Indeed, it is sound practice always to use a fuel stove, thereby preserving the visual and environmental qualities surrounding the campsites.
Campsites where fire is not permitted at any time are the Yourdamung and Blackwood campsites in the northern half of the Track and all campsites to the south and east of the Shannon River in the southern half, ie Mt Chance campsite to Albany. These are permanent no fire campsites where only fuel stoves are to be used for cooking. To help preserve the environment and due to the increasing lack of firewood, use of fuel stoves for cooking is encouraged at all campsites.
However, if you do choose to light a wood fire, keep it small and remember the old Aboriginal saying: "White man make big fire, sit far away - black man make small fire, sit close.
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Bibbulmun Track Map & GPS
Scout Association of Australia W. The Bibbulmun Track is a walker-only trail. No wheeled vehicles of any kind are permitted. It has a parallel long distance cycling trail — known as the Munda Biddi Trail — that opened all the way to Albany in April This trail is generally situated to the west of the Bibbulmun Track. Track sections[ edit ] The bright yellow sign with a symbol of the Wagyl that marks the Bibbulmun Track.
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