Sunday, 27 March 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Warren to Pemberton

The final day of a three day trek from Northcliffe to Pemberton, the walk from Warren to Pemberton is arguably the best of the three days. Starting with sunrise overlooking the Warren River Valley and passing through the lovely Karri Forests of Gloucester National Park, the track takes walkers to spectacular views of the Cascades (via a short spur) and the opportunity to climb high above the forest canopy at the famous Gloucester Tree.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Schafer to Warren

The second day of a three day trek from Northcliffe to Pemberton on the Bibbulmun Track, this is a relatively challenging day's walk in continuously hilly terrain. The first half of the walk mainly passes through Karri Forests, while the second follows the Warren River. Stunning river views and crossing the River Road Bridge are a highlight. Perched high and overlooking the river valley, Warren Campsite is one of the Track's most scenic.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Northcliffe to Schafer

The first day of a three day trek from Northcliffe to Pemberton, the journey to Schafer campsite is an easy day of walking on the Bibbulmun Track. Initially passing through impressive forests near Northcliffe, the track passes through a mixed bag of farmland that varies from idyllic to relatively dull. After returning to Karri Forest, walkers are rewarded by the lovely Schafer Campsite - complete with a perfect dam for swimming.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Blackbutt Trail (Bridgetown Forest Park)

A pleasant forest walk, the many connected loops that make up Bridgetown Forest Park feature a mixed forest of Jarrah, Karri, Blackbutt and Yarri all in one place. The Blackbutt Trail takes in all three other trails in the park, however is marred by poor maintenance in its furthest reaches, collapsed trees and sections of the trail completely overgrown and blocked off. The shorter loop is better, but this is hardly an essential trail.