3 Day Hike – Dale Rd To Camel Farm (Paulls Valley Rd)
June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
A wonderful introduction into overnight hiking for a young person with endless beauty and challenging sections to feel great self satisfaction. This three day experience on the Bibbulmun Track has been designed to meet the Duke Of Edinburgh International Award Bronze level (see below). I have added limited space for non Duke Of Edinburgh participants. I have completed this section several times in a group and solo.
Day One – Dale Road to Waalegh Campsite – 17.9km
We join the Bibbulmun Track off Dale Rd and head north across the beautiful Darling Scarp. This area is bound by Jarrah and Wandoo forests. Granite dominated hills make up the Helena Valley. We walk through a small section of pine plantations. We stop at the Beraking Campsite for lunch and then continue through the ever increasing views over the Helena Valley. Today is mostly flat and easy with small sections of steep hills.
Day Two – Waalegh Campsite to Ball Creek Campsite – 18.3km
Today the beautiful walk continues through the Darling Scarp and closer into the water catchment area of Mundarring. One of the most beautifully situated campsites on the track Helena was unfortunately burnt down which is currently closed off until they rebuild a new open hut. This section is more challenging than day one, the track is hilly most of the day.
Day Three – Ball Creek Campsite to Camel Farm (Paulls Valley Rd) – 16km
The Ball Creek campsite is situated only a few kms from Mundarring Weir, where we will stop at the Mundarring Weir Hotel for brunch. We walk across the dam, through to Hewett’s Hill Campsite which is the first when you begin the Bibbulmun Track from Kalamunda. The Hike ends at the Calamunnda Camel Farm where everyone will be picked up.
Didier Walks offers the participant a genuine hiking experience. We will learn to compile the appropriate gear for the hike. You can expect to carry a pack of about 17kg, depending on your gear. You can expect to walk around 4km per hour over the course of the day including breaks. This is very achievable.
This is a genuine hiking experience with your life on your back. The Bibb has campsites that have three wall open huts (see main photo), tent areas, rain water tanks and drop loo’s. A tent or other suitable shelter is always required encase we are unable to or choose to not stay in the hut.
You will feel times of exhilaration, adrenaline, solitude and exhaustion. Reaching campsites at the end of each day is a genuine feeling of pride and self gratification. While encouraging you to always experience your own personal journey I will share with you my experience and support you every step of the way. I support you in a way you need to be supported.
Duke Of Edinburgh International Award
3 days/2 nights
Bronze Level – Practice & Qualifying Combined Adventurous Journey
Silver Level – Practice or Qualifying Adventurous Journey
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 -3 degrees comfort rating (a liner can be used to increase warmth)
- Sleeping mat
- Comfortable walking boots or shoes
- Hiking stove
- Basic first-aid and blister kit (Fixomul)
A full gear list and more information is available on request
The hike includes
A guide with extensive hiking and mentoring experience*
A small group
1 hour one-on-one pre-hike prep session
– inc’ pack shake down
* 15 years mentoring experience within the mental health, recreation, training and recruitment sectors.
I have not included transport for this hike as both ends are easily accessible and not too far. It also keeps the price lower. If you require transport please let me know.
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.
A $50 deposit is required to confirm your place. The full amount must be paid 30 days prior to hike start date. Following your booking please notify Didier via email at email@example.com
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.
- The beautiful photography is from The Life Of Py
- Blogs on area can be found at The Life Of Py & The Long Ways Better