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4 Day Bibbulmun Hike – Collie to Balingup

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Photo credit: The Long Way’s Better – hiker, blogger, guru

This is a recognised section of the Bibbulmun Track, a 4 hiking day (86km) hike between Collie and Balingup. After our bus trip to Collie from Mandurah we will stay with Michelle at CollieFields. It’s wildflower season, little surprises along the way.  A return bus trip to Mandurah Train Station. 

Nature can’t make any promises, but Western Australia’s world famous wildflowers should be blooming awesome!

Hike Specifics

Photo credit: The Long Way’s Better

Length: 4 hiking days/3 nights (5 days total inc’ towns)
Distance: 86km
Graded: Medium / hard – Even though the terrain is not difficult, I have graded the hike this high due its daily distances. 
Nights: Your own tent or equally adequate shelter.  
Guides: See below
Campsites: Open shelter, tent area, rain water tank, drop toilet, campfire




Transport: If you would prefer to make your own way to Collie and return please contact me.


Day To Day

Day One (Bus) Perth metro train station to The Colliefields Hotel, Collie
Day Two (Hiking) Collie to Yabberup Campsite Campsite – 19.6km
Day Three (Hiking) Yabberup Campsite Campsite to Noggerup Campsite – 20.2km
Day Four (Hiking) Noggerup Campsite to Grimwade Campsite – 23km
Day Five (Hiking/bus) Grimwade Campsite to Balingup – 22.9km  Return to a Perth metro train station



Duke Of Edinburgh International Award

4 days/3 nights

Bronze Level – Practice & Qualifying Combined Adventurous Journey

Silver Level – Practice or Qualifying Adventurous Journey

Gold Level – Practice or Qualifying Adventurous Journey





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
  • Headlamp
  • Basic first-aid kit

A full gear list is available on request



What’s Included

  • 4 days guided hiking
  • Ongoing support in town
  • One nights accommodation in basic shared room at Colliefields Hotel/Backpackers 
  • Two guides
  • One-on-one mentoring on trail if you request it
  • One-on-one pre-hike consulting (1 hr)
  • Pre-hike group shakedown (2 hrs)
  • Transport from Mandurah Train Station to Collie to start hike
    then return following our achievement from Balingup to Mandurah Train Station. Speak to me about arranging your own transport.
  • One-on-one post hike reflection and plan prep (Duke Of Ed)





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. 


Booking & Participation Conditions





Photo credits: THE LONG WAY’S BETTER



October 4 @ 8:00 am
October 8 @ 5:00 pm
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