A guide will accompany you each day as you walk between 12 and 20 km. Guests should have a moderate to good level of fitness in order to make the walking enjoyable and achievable. For the first night, we will be staying in motel style accommodation in Collie. For the remaining three nights, we will stay in accommodation in Balingup. The itinerary may alter depending on local conditions and weather.
Day 1: Drive from Perth to Collie + Walk
After a pick up in Perth, it is only a short few hours to Collie for the start of the walk.
We’ll be spotting interesting wildflowers and lovely orchids as soon as we enter the bush just outside of Collie. Passing the Collie River, we’ll finish this easy walk near Mungalup Dam.
Before heading to our accommodation for the night we make a short stop off at Wellington Dam which has the biggest dam mural in the world!
Day 2: Mungalup Dam to Mumbalup Tavern
From Mungalup Dam we’ll continue heading south. We’ll pass Yabberup Campsite and Glen Mervin Dam before ending the day at the Mumbalup Tavern.
Enjoy a cool lemon squash or a beer with some locals in the very interesting country hotel before we head to Balingup on the bus.
Day 3: Mumbalup Tavern to Lowden Grimwade
No beer this morning! We’ll start today’s walk beside the rolling green hills of some Mumbalup farms before entering the forest. There are some lovely babbling brooks, granite outcrops and many flowers to enjoy along the way today – as well as some decent hills.
In the afternoon we walk through the Preston Virgin Jarrah Forest. It’s a rare and special sight to see a mature jarrah forest – with huge trees left to grow for hundreds of years.
Day 4: Lowden Grimwade to Kirup Road
It’s a thoroughly enjoyable walk today, through mixed forest with mostly gentle gradients. There are a few decent hills to keep you interested.
There will be time in the afternoon to take a wander around Balingup if you wish. Or just relax on the verandah with a cuppa and take in the view over the green rolling hills.
Day 5: Grimwade-Kirup Road to Balingup + Drive back to Perth
We’ll finish up with a lovely 16km walk through forest, farmland, and into Balingup town. There are a few decent hills around Balingup and today we will conquer one as we come into town. It will be no trouble though after preparing your legs on the previous walks. The walk into Balingup town is very pleasant as we follow Balingup Brook for much of the way.
Well done! You’ve just completed another section of the Bibbulmun Track.
We aim to have you back in Perth by about 6pm.