Nestled in the South West of Western Australia is an amazing 1000km long distance hiking trail. A bush trail of great diversity, the Bibbulmun Track starts (or ends) in the picturesque town of Kalamunda and winds its way through Conservation Parks, National Parks, past Reservoirs and mine sites and into old historical Timber milling towns. You will wander through beautiful forests like jarrah, marri and wandoo, across farmlands, rivers as well as climbing up over gigantic granite boulders from where you have the most spectacular views as you look out over misty covered valleys and just to top it off the trail it will have you on rugged cliff tops overlooking the Southern Ocean before heading down to the white sandy beaches and ending, (or starting) the walk in the historical coastal town of Albany.
In April of 2017 Michelle from Walkingtwobytwo will be spending 53 days on this trail, starting in Albany and finishing in Kalamunda on the 28th May 2017. As a way of sharing this fantastic trail with the world we are filming a documentary, showcasing the Bibbulmun Track, its beauty and diversity, as well as the people who not only walk it but care for and maintain it. You too can be a part of this documentary by joining to walk in on this final day.
This is when we would love you, your family and friends to come and join in, not just to celebrate the end of Michelle’s walk, but to acknowledge the high standards and sheer beauty. Help us celebrate this asset to Western Australia! This is a trail that lends itself to not only the seasoned hiker but to all young and old, and different levels of fitness. There are sections allowing you to explore for a day, maybe even campout for a night or even longer.
Behind the trail we all walk there is a fantastic support team in the form of some wonderful volunteers who put time aside in their lives to maintain it to the incredible standard it is at, as well as you have the support of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, https://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/ They have a great site that helps answers all your questions and planning on the trail, also they run many different events during the year to encourage people to get out there and give it a go.
Our goal for 28th May is to raise funds and awareness of the Bibbulmun Track and give back to the Foundation and the 300 volunteers that help with the ongoing support and maintenance of the Bibbulmun Track.
So, come join in donate to this great trail https://www.mycause.com.au/page/143716/walkingtwobytwo-bibbulmun-track-fundraiser and why not come share the last day walk in with Michelle.
For the serious hiker join us at Mundaring Weir Hotel to leave @7am. This is approximately 19.5km hike to Kalamunda.
If you are not up for the early start, or don’t like the distance, you can meet us at the Camel Farm on Paulls Valley Rd to depart @11am. This is approximately 8.9km to Kalamunda.
Even if you are not up to the walk you can still join in by meeting us at the Northern Terminus, corner of Railway Rd and Mundaring Weir Rd, around 2:30pm and walk the last few hundred metres to finish at the Perth Hills Visitors Centre, http://www.experienceperthhills.com.au/ or even meet at the Visitors Centre, 50 Railway Rd Kalamunda.
You can donate in several ways;
- By donating $35 this entitles you to a package, ($25 for children under 16yrs, (your starting point at the Mundaring Weir Hotel), or $25 package, ($20 for children under 16yrs, (starting point at the Camel Farm), which will give you once we get to Kalamunda, a hot-dog, drink and a bus ticket back to your vehicle. You must let us know when you donate that you require the package and bring your donation receipt on the day. If you are requiring a bus back to either the Camel Farm or the Weir Hotel please send me an e-mail informing me of this at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
- Or simply donate an amount you feel you can.
So go to https://www.mycause.com.au/page/143716/walkingtwobytwo-bibbulmun-track-fundraiser to make a donation.
Important; I would love you all to register you name and number of people who will be coming as this will help me and the Lions Club know how many people to expect.
You can do this by
- Going to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/walkingtwobytwo. Go to the event and click the attending button on this page,
- Private messaging me,
- Or sending me an email @ email@example.com.
Loins Club of Kalamunda are cooking Hotdogs and providing cool drinks for your purchase. The Perth Hills Visitor Centre will be open with plenty of information on the Bibbulmun Track and trails in the area. The Bibbulmun Track Foundation will also have a stand set up there with information on the track and their other activities.
We are looking forward and are very excited to see as many people of all ages including yourself, your family and all your friends. This will be a great day and a great way to share what Western Australia has to offer.