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Stretching from Kalamunda, east of Perth, the current Bibbulmun Track winds it’s way south through the South West region of Western Australia and ends at Albany, a mere 1,000 km. During the early years the track was known as the ‘Perth to Albany Track’. With the route being revised a number of times, the current track was named in recognition of the pre-European inhabitants of the area, the distinct Aboriginal language group known as the ‘Bibbulmun’. Although the track did not follow Aboriginal travel routes, it was recognised that the Bibbulmun people walked long distances for ceremonial gatherings.

The track passes through a variety of jarrah, marri, wandoo, karri and tingle forests, interspersed with sections of coastal peppermint and heathlands, traversing some of the most beautiful and wild areas of the South West.

For those planning the entire walk, it can take anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks, although many people can select just a portion of the ‘the track’ to walk. The Bibbulmun Track Foundation offer ‘Day Walk Map Packs’ that make a perfect solution, with packs available at 6 locations along the Bibbulmun Track that include The Darling Range, Dwellingup, Balingup, Pemberton, Walpole, and Denmark. There are 9 towns along the track, where you can stock up on a range of supplies.

It is recommended that you take maps or a Bibbulmun Track Guidebook, and a compass. The track is marked with yellow triangle markers that depict the ‘rainbow serpent’ or ‘Waugal’, a spirit being from the Aboriginal Dreaming. It is possible to miss the track markers, although the general rules are that there are 5 markers per km in forest areas, and 2 markers per km in more open areas. If you do not see a marker for more than a km, then it is advised that you retrace your steps to the last marker. Check the foundation website for information and merchandise.

Source: Bibbulmun Track Foundation and NatureBase (CALM)

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Bibbulmun Track Foundation
Cloister’s Square, WA 6850
Ph: 08 9481 0551 / 08 9321 0649
Fax: 08 9481 0546

Bibbulmun Track Office
Department of Conservation and Land Management

Web: Online Feedback form

View basic map of Bibbulmun Track, and to order maps and other merchandise.

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