Balingup to Donnelly River Village on the Bibbulmun
ex Perth Western Australia - Fri 29th September 2023

Max Participants:
10
Location:
ex Perth Western Australia
Date:
Fri 29th September 2023
Start Time:
9:00am
End Time:
6:00pm approx
Duration:
4 days
Meals:
4 Lunches 3 Dinners 3 Breakfasts
Hike Rating:
Grade 3
Non-Member Cost:
$1499.00 per person
Member Cost:
$1399.00 per person
Deposit Required:
$300.00
Single Supplement:
From $400.00 per person
Tagged:
hiking
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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. 

Gallery

Resident Emus at the Village
Tree Hugger
Variety of Fungi to be found

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● 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

Itinerary

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

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Includes

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

4 Lunches

3 Dinners

3 Breakfasts

Excludes

Items of a personal nature

meals not indicated in the itinerary

Alcoholic Beverages - welcome to bring from home or purchase in Bridgetown

Accommodation

We are staying at the delightful boutique style Bridgetown Valley Lodge in Bridgetown.  You will be accommodated in a fully self contained twin share guest room with it's own en-suite, along with another solo lady traveller in the group, unless you choose to pay the additional amount of $400.00 for a room/en-suite to yourself (There are only two of these available).

What To Bring/Wear

- Gear List will be sent in advance to help you prepare

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Full Refund Minus $50 admin fee
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - Loss of Deposit 
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 100% of the Tour Cost / Deposit (whatever the greater)
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.

Please see our COVID-19 specific Terms and Conditions if you're impacted by border changes, close contact requirements etc.



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