The Bibbulmun Track

Hiking in Western Australia can take you through some of the most impressive landscapes of Australia, and the Bibbulmum Track covers many of the most exceptional aspects. This one-way 1,000 kilometres from a street has been long racing from Kalamunda, on a path to walk to Perth Hills, and explore some of the most scenic national parks of the state southwest, which end up in the coastal town of Albany.

Highlights include wandering through the giant forests of Karri, Jarrah and Tingle; seeing the sights of William Bay National Park, breathing the savoury air to Ocean-view Heathlands; and catching sight of the kangaroos peeking out from wild spring wildflowers on the foggy valleys.

The trail travels through the land traditionally owned by the Nyoongar people, and it is easy to find their way. Markers appear every 500 meters more or so, showing the Waugul rainbow serpent of Aboriginal Dreaming. You will also find campsites at regular intervals, with basic shelters, pit toilets, and rainwater tanks.

Better than all, you can tailor the experience to suit your level of comfort and experience, from self-guided, eight-week, long-distance for shorter guided tours. Do you prefer to take daytime walks with more comfortable excavations? You can stay in towns along the way and take shorter hikes in every area.

The best time of the year to hike the track is in autumn, winter or spring of the Southern Hemisphere when wildflowers explode in bloom. Summer can be too hot to go hiking, especially along with the most exposed areas of the trail.