7 Day Hike – Dwellingup to Collie
April 16, 2019 - April 22, 2019
This hike on the Bibbulmun Track is designed for young people and Gold / Silver level Duke Of Edinburgh International Award Participants. I am keeping a limited number of spots available for people of any age who wishes to come along.
This is a magnificent 130km section along Western Australia’s world class long distance hiking trail the Bibbulmun Track. The journey follows the beautiful flowing Murray River. The Murray campsite is beautifully situated on the bank of the river. The new Bilya Djena Bidi suspension bridge across the Murray River. Our first return to civilisation we walk through the Harris Dam Picnic Area.
You will learn more about yourself during this week, than months at home
This is a genuine hiking experience where live your life out of your backpack. You will find a must have gear list below. To keep weight down, we will prepare food boxes that will be delivered to us on day 4. Bibbulmun Track campsites have open shelters, tent area’s, rain water tanks and drop toilets.
There may be no signal in the forest but I promise that you will discover a better connection
This section of the Bibbulmun is known for its remoteness and lack of phone reception which allows you to totally absorb our astonishing experience in our backyard which only the Bibb can offer.
This hike carry’s a level 4 grading due to the distance and rugged nature of small sections of the track. You will need to have a good level of fitness and general health. I encourage you to talk to me before making a decision if you’re not certain.
Hiking is a state of mind, it comes from a place of strength not fear
Length: 7 days/6 nights
Graded: Medium / hard
Nights: Your own tent or tarp at a Bibbulmun Track campsite
Guides: Minimum two
Campsites: Open shelter, tent area, rain water tank, drop toilet, campfire
Hike Shakedown: Group information, preparation & packed backpack check event. Date to be confirmed
Transport to Dwellingup: Organised bus from Cockburn Train Station (inc’ in cost)
In Collie: We choose to stay with Michelle at the Colliefields Hotel who has installed their track famous rain shower -heads just for hikers. There are a number of bus services back to Perth the following day or be picked up when you like. Enjoy :-). Contact the Collie Information Centre for bus information. There are no bus services back to Perth on public holidays.
Campsite Distances / Grading
1 Dwellingup – 13.3km – Swamp Oak – easy
2 Swap Oak – 19.2km – Murray – hard
3 Murray – 19.5km – Dookanelly – medium
4 *Dookanelly – 22.7km – Possum Springs – medium
5 Possum Springs – 19.3km – Yourdamung – medium
6 Yourdamung – 14.3km – Harris Dam – medium
7 Harris Dam – 22.2km – Collie – hard
About Your Guide
Didier has over 15 years experience working in mentoring roles with young people and adults in recreation, training, disabilities and mental health. In 2016 he successfully completed a solo end-to-end journey of the 1000km Bibbulmun Track. In 2012 Didier was nominated as a Finalist in the WA Disability Service Awards for his passion and work with young people in employment and training.
What you will need to bring…
- Backpack- 60 litres plus
- Water- min 2 litres per day
- *Food- breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
- Tent or suitable shelter
- Sleeping bag- 0 degrees comfort rating
- Sleeping mat
- Comfortable walking boots or shoes
- Hiking stove
- Basic first-aid kit
A full gear list is available on request
*We will make up a 3.5 day food box that will be dropped off to us on day 4 at Harvey Quindanning Rd at approx 12.30pm.
A $100 deposit is required to confirm your place. The full amount must be paid 30 days prior to hike start date.
In order to cover costs and to meet Duke Of Edinburgh Award peer participation requirements, I require a minimum of 4 fully paid bookings and Participants for the hike to run.