Join us for a fully supported 60km multi day walk on the Bibbulmun Track between Balingup & Donnelly River.
No heavy backpacks, boutique style accommodation, having an evening meal prepared for you at the end of the day. All you have to do is relax, walk & enjoy - sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
This section of the Bibbulmun Track transitions from Jarrah to Karri-Marri Forest, offering stunning views over the Blackwood Valley. With a variety of terrain, points of historical interest, autumn colours at the Golden Tree Park, dense forest, tall trees, green rolling hills, farmland, old railway formations and more, this section is sure to delight you.
● Photographers Delight - Autumn colors at Golden Tree Park
● Stunning Views over the Blackwood Valley
● Transitioning from Jarrah to Karri-Marri Forest
● Greenbushes Loop Trail
● Karri Gully Spur Trail
● Blackwood River
Our morning starts when we pick you up from either the Perth CBD, or the BP Service Centre Fwy South. After introductions, we'll be on our way south-bound, arriving in Balingup where we'll commence our walk from the trailhead in town.
After we've stretched our legs for the first couple of kilometres, we arrive at the heritage listed Golden Valley Tree Park where trees from Australia and all over the world were planted over one hundred years ago, forming the largest arboretum in WA. Here we will break for a picnic lunch prior to setting off for the rest of the day's walk. Though our Bibbulmun Track walk today is short, it's stunning and there's opportunity to spend a little more time at this Park wandering through and learning more about the different species planted here.
After today's walk we pick you up and head to our accommodation in Bridgetown.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast we head back out to where we left of yesterday at Hay Road. Heading into the Jarrah forest, we continue on until we meet up with the Greenbushes Loop Trail, stopping to take in impressive views from the look out over the Blackwood Valley.
Once we've caught our breath, it's time to continue on through the forest until we reach Mt Jones Dam and later Spring Gully Road, followed by a welcome stop at the Blackwood Campsite. The stunning views across the Blackwood Valley during today's walk is certainly a highlight along this section of the track, but remember with views, come hills and there's certainly a few ups and downs to tackle throughout the day.
After a break, we're on our way again for the final leg of the day. It's not long before we reach what's known as "Cardiac Hill" by many a frequent Bibb Track hiker. If you're walking from South to North with a full pack on your back and hit this hill at the end of your day, you'll be tested!!! Luckily for us, we're walking the reverse, so it's down the hill we go to our pick up point at Southampton Bridge on the Blackwood River.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today's experience on the track has us walking along many old rail formations that feature heavily during this section of the trail. Apart from our first long steady climb of the day from Southampton Bridge to Millstream Dam, the walking will be fairly comfortable.
A real highlight today is the Gregory Brook Campsite set deep in a forest of tall trees and walking from there to the Karri Gully Spur trail where the tall Karri forest surroundings are just stunning.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning after breakfast and pack up, we head off on the final leg of our Bibbulmun Track section.
Today's walk, although longer than the other days, is very gently on the legs and relatively easy. Noticing the transition from Jarrah to dense Karri-Marri forest is a highlight, as are the small gullies that feed the Donnelly River, lush undergrowth and finally walking into the quaint Donnelly River Village, along with the resident Emu's and Kangaroo's.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Experienced Adventurous Women Tour Guides who will cook, guide & care for you
Comfortable Transport to and from Perth in 12 Seater Bus (with attached luggage trailer)
Daily Track Transport
Comfortable twin share accommodation
Quality Meals as per the itinerary
Morning Tea & Fruit Daily
Items of a personal nature
meals not indicated in the itinerary
Alcoholic Beverages - welcome to bring from home or purchase in Bridgetown
- Gear List will be sent in advance to help you prepare
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.