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The Bibbulmun Track: A Guide to the Dwellingup section

The Bibbulmun Track: A Guide to the Dwellingup section

 Walkers near Dwellingup

Walkers near Dwellingup

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia.

In the Peel Region, the track passes through Dwellingup.

From Dwellingup to Collie is 122km! Get your walking shoes on! You don't have to walk the whole of the Bibbulumn track, a day trip to Dwellingup will allow you to see some amazing sites. 

According to the Bibbulmun Track Foundation:

This section of the Bibbulmun Track will take you through dramatic scenery, to places of Nyoongar Aboriginal significance, and past many pioneering relics of the timber industry.
Between Dwellingup and Collie the Track follows the Murray River for some 50km. The Murray is the largest river in the Darling Range with no dams, and provides expansive valley views and tranquil riverside scenery.

The Track is for walkers only and is signposted with yellow triangular markers symbolising the Waugal, the rainbow serpent of the Aboriginal Dreaming. 

 There are 49 campsites along the Track which are spaced a day's walk apart. There is no booking system for the campsites or shelters. Therefore all walkers wishing to stay on the Track overnight should seriously consider taking a tent in case the shelter is full on arrival. Designated tent sites, located at the campsites, should be used and no camping is permitted between campsites within drinking water catchment areas - i.e. most of the Track between Kalamunda and Collie and south of the Blackwood River.

All campsites on the Bibbulmun Track are furnished with an excellent, roomy, three-sided timber shelter. These are designed to accommodate between 8-15 people comfortably, but will keep many more, at a squeeze, dry and cosy when the weather is not conducive to sleeping out. There is only one hut, a fully enclosed, four wall structure, on the Bibbulmun Track at Mt Wells campsite, which is a converted fire watchman’s house situated next to the fire watch tower.

Currently all Track facilities are free and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Click here for a planner guide to the Dwellingup section of the track.

If you would like more information on the Dwellingup section of the Bibbulumn Track click here.

 

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