A short 3 day hike with stunning beaches and dense fungi filled Karri Forest you'll be planning your next trip before you finish the first.
The Bibbulmun Track is located in Western Australia and streches from Kalamunda east of Perth all the way to the southern terminus of Albany. It's ever changing terrain from jarrah, marri and karri forest regions and then forest hinterland and wetland regions along the south coast.
Every bit of this track is amazing and can be walked in sections or completed in 6 to 8 weeks. With only 3 days we had to pack in as much adventure as possible and chose the section from Mandalay Beach carpark to Walpole town centre - burger joint.
Our journey started in Perth and our consisted of a team of three.
Mike Collister owner and founder of Adventure Curated is an outdoorsman versed in all types of adventure activities and passionate about the environment and conservation of wilderness areas.
We were also joined by Henry 'Hank' Kelsey director of Wilderness Equipment. Hiking for Hank started shortly after he was born being carried on his mothers or fathers back in prototype child carrier packs on trails around the globe. Hank is always ready for an adventure in between designing and manufacturing some pretty cool gear for the outdoors.
I was also invited along as the cook and chief story teller to keep the team well nourished and entertained.
We left our ride in Walpole and were picked up by our shuttle with a short drive to our starting point on the spectacular southern coast of Western Australia.
Below are some photos of the trip from start to finish.
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ABOVE: Tuna wraps for lunch with sliced tomato and freeze dried cheese
ABOVE: Hank navigating to Little Long Point
ABOVE: Stunning south coast of Western Australia
ABOVE: Red Thai Chicken Curry ingredients
ABOVE: Leave no Trace principal number 2. Camp on durable surfaces
ABOVE: Fresh water running onto the beach was perfect for refilling our bottles
ABOVE: Drunken noodles = "best hiking dinner ever" Hank
ABOVE: Cool yellow fungi
ABOVE: Towering Karri trees
ABOVE: Nornalup Inlet glimpses