Southern Forests
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Duration
4 Days

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Distance
52 kms

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Difficulty
Intermediate

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Tour
Small Group


Tour Description

The Bibbulmun (Bib) Track stretches 1003 kms from Kalamunda to Albany and is Western Australia’s longest walking trail.

Escape the hustle and bustle and the endless list of “things to do” and instead reconnect with nature on this 52 km / 3 day incredible hiking adventure.

Trekking from the famous Gloucester Tree in Pemberton to the small South West town of Northcliffe you will be totally immersed in our spectacular Southern Forests! 

You will be expertly guided through the

  • Lush Karri and Jarrah forests
  • Rolling country hills
  • Trees covered in vibrant green moss
  • Little bridges (and a mighty big one too!)
  • Flowing rivers
  • Tranquil cascades
  • Picturesque farmland

You are invited to come and experience the great South West along parts of the magical Bib track that are only accessible by foot. 

This is the perfect adventure off the beaten track and a great one for beginners to dip their toe into multi-day hiking!

Book now or check out the full inclusion list and detailed itinerary below for more information.


Experience Includes

3 x days of guided hiking
2 x nights camping at Bibbulmun Track shelters
1 x night accommodation at the end of hike
OTBT Overnight Hiking Kit Hire
Return transport from Perth to Pemberton/Northcliffe
2 x trail breakfasts
3 x trail lunches
2 x trail dinners 
1 x pub dinner post hike
1 x breakfast post hike
Trail snacks for each day
Information session
Access to all OTBT photographs
50% discount on OTBT Endurance Hikes (training)
  • Cascades pemberton 1
  • Bibbulmun Track Pemberton
  • Pemberton Bibbulmun
  • Warren Campsite Bibbulmun Track
  • Pemberton farmland hiking
  • River Rd Bridge Bibbulmun Track Pemberton
  • Karri forest Pemberton
  • Bibbulmun Northcliffe
  • Schafer Dam Bibbulmun

Itinerary

Day 1 | (Departing 6:30am) Drive Day & Pemberton – Warren Campsite (15 km) 

After driving down to Pemberton in the South West of WA you will kick off day one of hiking at the the Cascades in Gloucester National Park. You will begin the hike by walking through a tall and lush karri forest with moss covered fallen trees and thick karri hazel undergrowth. The fungi throughout the forest is incredible! You’ll pass through farmland and some stunning rolling hills, before entering the forest again towards Warren River. A steep ascent up to Warren campsite and home for the night! Day 1 is a big effort, but you’ll be rewarded with a hot track meal and a campfire (weather permitting). 

Day 2 |  Warren Campsite – Schafer Campsite (22 km)

A nice downhill to start the day to the very special River Road Bridge. Today we will weave between wide and narrow track through lush karri forest with plenty more fungi on display! We’ll get even more spectacular views of the Warren River today before we move through some farmland before reaching Schafer Dam and campsite. Today is a very enjoyable yet long day of hiking with amazing scenery to distract you from the hills. You’ll be in awe of the stunning forest around you as you’re completely immersed in nature along the Bibbulmun!

Day 3 | Schafer Campsite – Northcliffe (14.5 km)

The views from camp looking down at the dam are just spectacular, but alas you must continue with your hike as today is day 3 and your final day on the track. Today the forest is a mix of karri and marri/jarrah as you move along a fairly flat trail towards Northcliffe. There will be some lovely green pastures to hike alongside before you head back deep into the forest and the lovely Gardner River.

Before you know it, you’ll be walking into the town of Northcliffe and checking in to local accommodation signifying you have completed three days on the Bibbulmun track! After a hot shower, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at the local pub and celebrate our adventure together.

Day 4 | (Arrive back in Perth by 2pm)

Check out & drive back to Perth.

After 3 days on the Bibbulmun Track and hiking an impressive 52 kms, you will be picked up and can relax as we drive you back to Perth. You will feel empowered and invigorated, with plenty of amazing memories and stories to tell! 

Tour Terrain & Experience Level

Fitness Level: A medium level of fitness is required for these hikes. You do not need to have overnight hiking experience, however it is advantageous to have done at least one overnight hiker before embarking on a multi-day journey. We will guide you through the packing and preparation and even assist you with some training suggestions. During the hike, we will be going at a pace where we will enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

Tour Departure Point

Departing from: OTBT HQ – Serpentine, WA.Location will be provided once you have booked. 

What to Bring?

OTBT Overnight Hiking Kit
The following kit will be issued for you to use for the multi-day hike (and returned upon completion):
Hiking poles
Own tent (or shared if preferred)
Sleeping mat
65lt backpack
Hiking stove with gas
Lightweight pot set
Mug, Bowl, Spoon
Head torch
Water purification tablets
Dry sack for food storage
Dry sack for clean clothes storage

Please note: You will be required to pay a security bond of $500 for the use of the OTBT Hiking Kit. This will be refunded back to you once the kit has been returned in full and in good condition.

Upon registration, you will be issued with a client information pack which contains a training plan, packing list, copy of itinerary and other useful information.

Payment

Payment: To secure your place on this tour you can either pay in full or pay a 33% deposit. With 66% of the tour amount due 90 days prior to tour departure and final payment due 30 days prior to tour departure.

Places are strictly limited. To join Off The Beaten Track WA for this Tour BOOK NOW!

Booking & Cancellation Policy

No-shows and cancellations received within 30 days of tour departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received 30-60 days prior to the tour departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received over 60 days prior to the tour departure will receive 0% cancellation fee and a full refund minus book/transaction fees.

Customers can transfer their booking to a friend or family member with no penalty but must advise in writing so Off The Beaten Track WA can provide confirmation information to this individual and ensure waivers are completed.

All bookings are made online via Rezdy Stripe or Paypal and are inclusive of GST and will incur a booking fee. The booking fee is non-refundable in the case of a cancellation.

If Off The Beaten Track WA cancels a tour you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another departure date or alternatively receive a full refund.


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COVID_19 Measures

We encourage all hikers to keep a distance of 1.5m away from others and utilise the hand sanitizer available whilst on our hikes. If you are unwell, please stay at home, and we’ll do the same. If the sharing of food is still not deemed safe by this event start date, trail snacks will be provide as an alternative to gourmet morning tea.