Next Information Night

The next Brisbane Bushwalkers information night will take place at 7:30pm on Wed 27th February 2019.

The Bibbulmun Track- Richard Walton

The Bibbulmun Track ("The Bib Track" to its friends) stretches some 1000km from Perth to Albany, on the south coast.The track traverses a wide variety of ecosystems through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia. There is an abundance of native animals (all quite different to what we are used to "over east" as the desert in central Australia provides a very effective ecological barrier). The Track passes through towering karri and tingle forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along coastal heathlands. Walkers travel through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastlines.      The Bib Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to an eight week adventure. Those that walk every step of the way are called end-to-enders. One can camp out, join a guided group, a tour or do it in comfort by staying in the towns along the Track and enjoying day walks in the area. One can walk the entire track (taking about 50 days) or undertake it in sections. There are three sided shelters (and camping areas) with water tanks and toilets every 20 km or so. There are small towns/villages every seven days or so which makes re-supply easy.     While The Bib Track is world famous in WA (and on the international long-distance trail scene) it is relatively unknown otherwise. A cursory survey of BBW members revealed that few have heard of it.  I walked the track in July-September 2017. In summary, it was great! This should be a “must do” on any Bushwalker’s to do list.         

Please join us at Newmarket Memorial Hall, corner of Enoggera Road and Ashgrove Avenue, Newmarket (Map).