Friday, 30 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Beavis to Beedelup

Day seven of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, Beavis to Beedelup proved to be the most challenging day of our hike. Departing the Donnelly River, the Track passes through dull regrowth forest in unnecessarily hilly terrain, before improving as it reaches Carey Brook Falls. After some pleasant enough forest walking, the day ends strongly with the spectacular Beedelup Falls and the campsite along Beedelup Brook itself.   

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Boarding House to Beavis

Day six of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, Boarding House to Beavis is infamous due to being considered the Track's hardest day. Filled with so many ascents and descents that it is known as the 'Donnelly River Rollercoaster', the day's highlight is a steep plunge from one side of the valley and an immediate climb up the other. With many fallen trees as further obstacles, this is challenging but rewarding day of walking.  

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Tom Road to Boarding House

Day five of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, the track follows the Donnelly River from Tom Road to Boarding House. This section offers walkers spectacular views of the Donnelly River itself, including an impressive series of rapids later in the day. Passing by the historic One Tree Bridge, the Bibbulmun Track's official halfway point and crossing two iconic bridges, this is one of the track's best days.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Donnelly River Village to Tom Road

Day four of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, the walk from Donnelly River Village to Tom Road is one of the easier days between Balingup and Pemberton - and one of the prettiest. After leaving the kangaroos and emus of Donnelly River Village behind, walkers pass through lush Karri forests and along the Donnelly River itself before reaching Tom Road - one of the Bibbulmun's best and most stunning campsites.   

Monday, 26 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Gregory Brook to Donnelly River Village

Day three of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, Gregory Brook to Donnelly River Village is a day of transition, with walkers entering the first sections of lush, dense forest dominated by Karri. Following several rail formations and crossing old wooden bridges, the day features some spectacular forest walking before leading to Donnelly River Village - a magical place that is home to tame kangaroos and emus.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Blackwood to Gregory Brook

Day two of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, the walk from Blackwood to Gregory Brook can be divided into two segments - the first following the Blackwood River, with the second along a railway formation through transitional Jarrah forests. Featuring the steep descent of Cardiac Hill, a climb to Millstream Dam and the first Karris of the Track, the idyllic campsite along the Gregory Brook provides a lovely end to the day's walking.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Balingup to Blackwood

Day one of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this section of the track leads walkers from the town of Balingup to Blackwood campsite. Initially passing through the Golden Valley Tree Park, the trail takes walkers into Jarrah forest shared with the Greenbushes Loop before heading through farmland to Blackwood - its once mighty valley views marred by the desolation caused by fires in 2013. A pleasant and varied day of walking.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Powerline Rd to Wearne Rd

A long, flat day walk on the Bibbulmun Track, this double hut section of the track takes walkers from Powerline Rd after Mt Cooke through to the Albany Hwy crossing at North Bannister via Nerang and Gringer Creek huts. Lacking elevation change and views, the dullness of the section is made worse by the fact it is recovering from the effects of an out of control controlled burn. Definitely one of the lesser stretches of the Track.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Waalegh to Perth Hills Discovery Centre

The second day of an overnight hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this 21.3 km double hut section of the track takes walkers from Waalegh to the Perth Hills Discovery Centre via Helena and Ball Creek. Though continuously hilly, walkers are rewarded by some of the most spectacular valley views in the Darling Scarp section of the track. With beautiful Granite formations, creeks and a small waterfall, this is one of the Bibbulmun's best.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Dale Rd to Waalegh

The first day of an overnight hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this 17.9 km double hut section of the track takes walkers from Dale Rd to Waalegh campsite via Beraking. After starting in Jarrah and Wandoo forests and passing a Pine plantation on the way to Beraking, the views become increasingly stunning. With expansive views across the Helena Valley, Waalegh is one of the track's most spectacular campsites - a great reward for the day's walking. 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Mt Matilda Trail (Mt Matilda Nature Reserve)

One of the Wheatbelt's Top Trails and a short 30 minute drive from New Norcia, the Mt Matilda Trail loops across a flat topped mesa. A botanical island in a sea of farmland, the trail takes walkers through numerous micro-environments that show off the incredible biodiversity of the region's original vegetation. With plentiful stands of rare Eucalypt species and wildflower blooms, Mt Matilda is a good Springtime day trip from Perth

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Bells Rapids Walk Trail (Bells Rapids Reserve)

One of Perth's best dog friendly walks, the Bells Rapids Walk Trail takes walkers alongside a series of iconic rapids famed for being part of the Avon Descent. A 5.5 kilometre loop, the trail follows the river downstream before ascending up the valley slopes to provide sweeping view of the river below. Featuring views of interesting granite formations and even a waterfall, this is an ideal walk to undertake with four legged friends