Bibbulmun Track

Along the Rainbow Coast of Western Australia
Bibbulmun Track, Albany Section past the Albany Wind Farm

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda (Perth Hills) to Albany (South Coast). The southern portion of the Bibbulmun Track winds along the Rainbow Coast from Walpole through to Albany, visiting many glorious locations as it meanders like the Rainbow Serpent, Waugal, who marks the way...

Waugal Trail Market on the Bibbulmun Track at the Albany Windfarm facing West

The Bibbulmun

Albany is the Southern Terminus of the Bibbulmun Track.

The Bibbulmun Track stretches from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to Albany, in the heart of the Rainbow Coast. The track was officially opened during Western Australia's 150th year celebrations, included involved over 1000 walkers on different stages of the track at the same time.

Bibbulmun Track Southern Terminus

Following the Track

The Track is marked with yellow and black symbols of the Waugal, the Rainbow Serpent of the Aboriginal Dreaming. You could say this section of the Track is walking through the heart of the Rainbow Coast along the path of the Rainbow Serpent. :)

The track passes through most of the beautiful places along the Rainbow Coast. It is common to come across the 'Waugal' the symbol and trail marker of the Bibbulmun Track.

It winds along the coast from Albany through Denmark and on to Walpole. Almost anywhere you go near the coast you'll see the Waugal symbol, pointing you down the Track...

There are almost fifty campsites along the Track which are spaced one day's walk apart.

Bibbulmun Track Southern Terminus

Walking the Bibbulmun with a Guide:

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The Bibbulmun Track Foundation

The Bibbulmun Track Foundation has a comprehensive website with Track Information, News, Events, and even a helpful Trip Planner. Everything you'd need to learn about your walk. For more visit: www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au

Plan Your Walk

The Bibbbulmun Track is a one-way track, meaning you'll have to plan how you're going to get BACK. Usually walkers are dropped off at the start of one section of the walk and picked up at the end by friend.

Two sections of the trail are relevant to the Rainbow Coast, the Walpole-Denmark section and the Denmark-Albany section. Information on each of these can be found on bibbulmuntrack.org.au from these links:

Walpole - Denmark

Denmark - Albany

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to purchase a guide and map which includes access locations, campsites, distances, tips and suggestions.

Bibbulmun Track at Wilson Inlet, Denmark, WA

The Bibbulmun Track crosses the sandbar between Ocean Beach and Nullaki Peninsula at the Wilson Inlet

Bibbulmun Track passes through these South Coast Locations:

Walpole-Nornalup National Park Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Expansive covering over twenty thousand hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. Visit Walpole-Nornalup National Park
The Wilson Inlet The Wilson Inlet
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet
Greens Pool Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean Visit Elephant Rocks
William Bay National Park William Bay National Park
Visit Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, Mazzoletti Beach, Tower Hill, Madfish Bay and Waterfall Beach! Visit William Bay National Park
Torndirrup National Park Torndirrup National Park
Including The Gap, Natural Bridge, The Blowholes, Jimmy Newells Harbour, Stony Hill, Cable Beach & Stony Hill. Visit Torndirrup National Park
West Cape Howe National Park West Cape Howe National Park
Containing the southernmost point of Western Australia this national park is astounding. Visit West Cape Howe National Park
Shelley Beach Lookout Shelley Beach Lookout
A beautiful scenic lookout with hang gliding and paragliding platforms. Visit Shelley Beach Lookout
Cosy Corner Cosy Corner
White beaches plus camping facilities and lots of picnic benches. Cosy Corner is cosy indeed. Located just east of West Cape National Park between Albany and Denmark. Visit Cosy Corner
Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Lowlands Beach Lowlands Beach
Beautiful, secluded beach west of West Cape Howe and east of the Wilson Inlet. Visit Lowlands Beach
Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Anvil Beach Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach is a beautiful beach on the south side of Nullaki Peninsula on the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Anvil Beach
Bibbulmun Track Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track stretches from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to Albany, through many locations in the heart of the Rainbow Coast. Visit Bibbulmun Track
Boat Harbour Boat Harbour
The path through Quarrum Nature Reserve which leads to Boat Harbour offers great views of the Southern Ocean. Visit Boat Harbour
Broke Inlet Broke Inlet
Broke Inlet is located in Dentrecasteaux National Park approximately 40km west northwest of Walpole Town. Visit Broke Inlet
Conspicuous Cliff Conspicuous Cliff
Standing high above the surrounding heathland, the Cliff-top lookout gives fantastic views of the beach and river flowing into the sea. Visit Conspicuous Cliff
Conspicuous Cliff Beach Conspicuous Cliff Beach
Accessing Conspicuous Cliff Beach is via a boardwalk, small stairway, and a hop across a shallow waterway. Visit Conspicuous Cliff Beach
Irwin Inlet Irwin Inlet
Irwin Inlet carves the sandbars at Peaceful Bay due to the swift flow into the Southern Ocean. Visit Irwin Inlet
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Mazzoletti Beach Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West by car where it crosses the Parry Inlet at Parry Beach Visit Mazzoletti Beach
Tower Hill Tower Hill
Located a kilometre north of Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks at the eastern side of William Bay National Park. Visit Tower Hill
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
Wilson Head Wilson Head
Wilson Head marks the eastern perimeter of Ratcliffe Bay, stretching out into the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Wilson Head

Incredible locations along the Bibbulmun Track

Mandalay Beach facing north towards Chatham Island

Mandalay Beach in D'entrecasteaux National Park is part of the Bibbulmun Track... see all the footprints!

Bibbulmun Track at Mount Clarence, close to the Southern Terminus in Albany

Bibbulmun track passes over the top of Mount Clarence in Albany near the ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

Bibbulmun Track at the Albany Wind Farm, Torndirrup Peninsula Lookout

The Bibbumlun Track winds along the coast past the Albany Wind Farm on the Torndirrup Peninsula.

Bibbulmun Track past Tower Hill, William Bay National Park

Tower Hill in William Bay National Park has a shelter, camping facilities and overlooks William Bay.

Bibbulmun Track across Lights Beach

Lights Beach, the eastern end of William Bay National Park is a well travelled section of the Bibbulmun Track

Bibbulmun Track at Conspicuous Cliff

The Lookout atop Conspicuous Cliff is incredible. View whales from this part of the Bibbulmun Track

Bibbulmun Track at The Gap natural stone formation

The Gap, in Torndirrup National Park, Albany is along the route of the Bibbulmun Track

Bibbulmun Track Walpole to Albany, at Shelley Beach, Western Australia

Well signposted, the Bibbulmun Track is easy to follow between Albany and Walpole.

Stay in Denmark while walking the Track:

Aiyana Retreat

Aiyana Retreat

Denmark
4.5 ****

Luxurious, stunningly designed 4.5 star retreats on the Bibbulmun Track offering a supremely relaxing experience.

Situated in the heart of Denmark's unique natural environment, this charming Retreat provides 1 & 2 bedroom self contained accommodations which have been designed, built and decorated by some of Denmark's finest artists and craftsmen, using local timber, stained glass windows, handmade tiles and mosaics. The four luxury retreats Tao, Leela, Mira & Rumi, look onto beautiful bush. They each have free Internet, Foxtel, reverse cycle A/C, flat screen TV/DVD/VCR and a sound system, 100% Cotton Bathrobes and many other unique extras. Relax outdoors in the shaded outside sitting area with a hooded Weber BBQ. Aiyana Wellness was built in order to complement the supremely relaxing experience of staying at Aiyana Retreat. Pamper yourself and a loved one with one of our luxurious treatments.

Telephone: Gadi or Lalita on (08) 9848 3258 or 0427 483 258
Address: 28 Anning Road, Denmark, 6333 Western Australia
Skyhouse Retreat

Skyhouse Retreat

Denmark

Inspirational and comfortable craftsman built accommodation set amongst ancient karri trees is your window to the forest!

When you live in the Skyhouse only floor to ceiling walls of glass separate you from nature's ever changing panorama! With decks adjoining every room, the sounds, smells and sights of the surrounding forest are always only a few steps away. Delights include one king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed, electric blankets, comfortable furnishings, slow combustion fire, oil column heaters, gas barbecue, TV & DVD player, sound system with Ipod dock and fully equipped modern kitchen with microwave. This unique habitat is light, whimsical, unexpected and truly organic. The Skyhouse overlooks one of Denmark's best kept secrets. 'The Magic Circle' is a cluster of giant granite boulders topping the crown of Weedon Hill.

Telephone: (08) 9848 2268
Address: 22 Adams Road, Denmark, 6333 Western Australia
The Koorabup Motel

The Koorabup Motel

Situated 1 km out of the town amongst the scenic surrounds of the karri forests with views of bushland from the rooms.

Deluxe motel units and 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Well appointed Motel units with private balconies overlooking a tranquil rural scene. Heating, air conditioning, digital flat screen TV's, and DVD players in all units. Restaurant and tavern on site. The Koorabup Motel is built in rammed earth to harmonise with the peaceful bush surrounds keeping it cosy in winter and cool in summer. The motel is within 5 minutes walking distance to the central shopping centre, yet in a peaceful rural setting. Disabled access. Very competitive rates.

Telephone: 9848 1044 or Freecall 1800 131044
Address: 133 South Coast Highway, Denmark, 6333 Western Australia

Resources for visiting the south coast:

Rainbows Rainbows
The coast is perfectly placed to see Rainbows! And perfectly named. Green trees, mountains, forests beaches, and winter rainbows. Visit Rainbows
Seasons of the Coast Seasons of the Coast
You will find a Seasons Calendar with Wildflower and a Whales to help you plan your visit to the South Coast - The Rainbow Coast! Visit Seasons of the Coast
South Coast Beaches Map South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Beaches from west of Walpole to East of Albany all on one map! Visit South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Weather South Coast Weather
The climate of the Rainbow Coast is considered to be "the best in the world," according to those who live here. Visit South Coast Weather

Rainbow Coast Regions:

Albany Region Albany Region
The Albany Region of Western Australia is a land of mountains and waterways. An amazing region to explore. Visit Albany Region
Denmark Region Denmark Region
The Denmark Region is gorgeous. Trees, hills, beaches, rocks, wildlife around the river and the inlet. Visit Denmark Region
Walpole Region Walpole Region
Walpole is the western end of the Rainbow Coast and is surrounded by National Park and forested wilderness. Visit Walpole Region

Main Attractions on the Coast:

Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Bibbulmun Track Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track stretches from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to Albany, through many locations in the heart of the Rainbow Coast. Visit Bibbulmun Track
Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Denmark Wineries Denmark Wineries
Denmark Wineries and Vineyards to visit while on holiday along the Rainbow Coast. Wineries with restaurants, music, cellar doors and more! Visit Denmark Wineries
Elephant Rocks Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean Visit Elephant Rocks
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove
Frenchman Bay Frenchman Bay
Located on the southern side of the King George Sound this is a beautiful setting with picnic area and barbecues and a boat launch. Ideal for relaxing, eating, and having quiet day out. Visit Frenchman Bay
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Greens Pool Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
Little Beach Little Beach
This gorgeous beach is approximately 25 kilometres north east of Albany in Two Peoples Bay National Park. Visit Little Beach
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Middleton Beach Middleton Beach
The most popular beach in Albany. Swim or relax under the trees. Cafes and amenities. Visit Middleton Beach
Monkey Rock Monkey Rock
Spectacular elevated views over William Bay Nat. Park, Ratcliffe Bay, Ocean Beach and the Nullaki Peninsula. Visit Monkey Rock
Mount Frankland Mount Frankland
Starting in the karri trees you wind up and through towards the summit of Mt Frankland way above the tree top canopy. Visit Mount Frankland
Natural Bridge Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge is a granite formation caused by the gradual wearing away of the rock by the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Natural Bridge
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean, and is the closest beach to Denmark Town. A popular surfing spot and lookout.. Visit Ocean Beach
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
Rainbows Rainbows
The coast is perfectly placed to see Rainbows! And perfectly named. Green trees, mountains, forests beaches, and winter rainbows. Visit Rainbows
Shelley Beach Shelley Beach
Turquoise waters, verdant surrounds and ocean breeze make this beach a popular yet remote destination. Visit Shelley Beach
South Coast Beaches Map South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Beaches from west of Walpole to East of Albany all on one map! Visit South Coast Beaches Map
The Gap The Gap
An impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing against the granite coastline forming a spectacular sheer drop of almost twenty five metres. Visit The Gap
Two Peoples Bay NP Two Peoples Bay NP
Located approximately 25 kilometres north-east of Albany. Rediscovery of the presumed extinct noisy scrub-bird. Visit Two Peoples Bay NP
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
West Cape Howe National Park West Cape Howe National Park
Containing the southernmost point of Western Australia this national park is astounding. Visit West Cape Howe National Park