Thursday 24 Sep – Friday 02 Oct 2020

Our Spring Splendour walk is in the beautiful Jarrah, Marri, Wandoo, Blackbutt and Banksia forests of the Dwellingup and Murray Valley region. Being just 90 minutes drive from Perth the area is accessible and popular for those wanting to hike a variety of trails ranging in length and in ease of difficulty. A large section of the Bibbulmun track is accessible from Dwellingup and our camp site. It is a family friendly area with plenty to see and do if you wish to take a break. Your Content Goes Here

Our Camp

A lovely spot at Jarrahfall, just over a kilometre from Dwellingup off the Dwellingup/Williams road. It is on private land in an open paddock surrounded by state forest. There are no facilities and we will be totally self sufficient and leave no trace. However, the managers of this land, Dare Adventures, use the area adjacent to our camping area as an Outdoor Adventure camp for groups of school children. Their space is separated by a large copse of trees.

The Festival follows us

From noon Friday 2 October to Sunday 4 October there is a family friendly festival, Jarrahfall Food and Folk Festival happening on the grounds. You can check it out on jarrafall.com.au and maybe you’d like to stay on and enjoy it once our walks are done? If so, you can purchase your tickets through their website.

Getting There From Perth/Fremantle

Take Kwinana Freeway to Pinjarra exit onto Pinjarra Road. Turn left at T junction in Pinjarra, over the Murray River bridge, first right onto the Dwellingup-Williams Rd. Go through Dwellingup. After just over 1km there will be a GWN sign to turn right onto Nanga Road. Go a further few hundred metres and watch for the GWN sign to turn left at Holmes Rd. Go through the stone wall drive for 200 metres and our camping ground is on the left. Camp anywhere around the copse of trees and preferable not in the copse.

For those of you coming up from the South West our bus will be leaving from Busselton to the camp on Thursday. Times TBA. Please let us know if you will be needing the bus.Your Content Goes Here

Registration Form

Please click here to download the registration form word document, fill it in and send it to admin@greatwalknetwork.org

Walk Itinerary

*subject to change

Day 1 – Thursday

24/09/2020

Arrive and set up camp, some small walks from out of the camping area.

Day 2 – Friday

25/09/2020

Short Walk of 5 kms and Long Walk of 9 kms. Holyoake to Ingelhope walking the Bibbulmun Track following the old railway line used for timber hauling through some pre-1920’s Jarrah regrowth.

Day 3 – Saturday

26/09/2020

Today we will go by bus to look at bauxite mining pits in the morning and walk through an arboretum in the afternoon.

Day 4 – Sunday

27/09/2020

Short Walk 7 kms Long Walk 11 kms. We will walk from the 250 year old King Jarrah Tree in Lane Poole Reserve.

Day 5 – Monday

28/09/2020

Optional Rest Day or Long Walk 13kms along the Mundabiddi Track to Marrinup campsite with a deviation to Marrinup Falls.

Day 6 – Tuesday

29/09/2020

Short Walk 4 – 5 kms; Long Walk 9 kms. This walk follows the Bibbulmun Track south to Swamp Oak campsite. We begin with a short section of pine plantation and then through banksia woodland catching river views.

Day 7 – Wednesday

30/09/2020

Short Walk 5 kms: Long Walk 12 kms. Today we have a drop off on Yarragil Form following the Bibbulmun south with good views of the Murray Valley and walking through Jarrah/Banksia forests.

Day 8 – Thursday

01/10/2020

Short Walk 5 kms; Long Walk 14 Kms. We have a drop off on Driver Road to follow the Bibbulmun south to Dookanelly campsite. This is an opportunity to see regeneration of the Murray Valley after a severe burn in 2015. As we will be packing up early tomorrow we may be doing a short walk too on this day.
Contacts and Further Information

Coordination: Fiona Wheeler

0466 598 337

fifi1@westnet.com.au

Registrations: Vera Ross

0401 403 451

vera4harmony@gmail.com

Food Coordination: Sally May

0481 055 680

sally.may@iinet.net.au

Walks Coordination: Ann Leah

0497 699 191

ann.leahfreo@yahoo.com.au

Truck, Bus and Equipment: Ian Mott

0439924806