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ABW Bibbulmun Track

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.

Six members spent 10 days walking on the Bibbulmun in WA this April. We caught the train from Perth to Bunbury and from there a bus to Walpole. We were then transported west of Walpole to the beginning of our walk on the Pingerup Plains. The first two days saw us walking through these swampy coastal plains where the Boronia were still in flower. The higher ridges of old dunes featured tall timber and there were occasional low eroded granite (?) outcrops.

After a couple of days we reached the coast at Mandalay Beach. It is a beautiful coastline of beaches, cliffs and dunes. On the fourth day we got back into Walpole having walked through tall Karri forest as we approached the town. We enjoyed dinner again at the hotel as some pretty serious rain began falling. Leaving Walpole the next day we walked along the inlet and then slowly up hill through the tall forest to the camp on the Frankland River. A particularly beautiful spot. Over the next couple of days we headed back to the coast through the forest experiencing great walking weather.

The last few days were spent walking along the wild coast of cliffs and beaches.

Overall the track was very well maintained and the walkers huts and facilities were great.

Thanks to Pam, David, Ben (wine and cheese again!), Andrew and Sean for making this a very enjoyable walk.

Categories: ABW Hikes

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