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Balingup to Donnelly River on the Bibbulmun Track

Balingup to Donnelly River

Bibbulmun Track




2-3 Days


Donnelly River

Date Hiked

September 2018




2 Total



Traditional Custodians

Bibbulman People 

Moving into the transitional zone between the Jarrah and Karri forest, this section has a lot of variety on offer. While the campsite at Blackwood is a shadow of its former self after the 2013 Southampton bushfires, it still offers sunset views that rival some of the campsites in the Darling Range. As you move further towards Donnelly River you will notice the forest start to change as the magic of the Karri forest takes hold. Finishing at the picturesque village of Donnelly River, enjoy a rest amongst the tall trees and makes friends with the local wildlife. 

Balingup to Blackwood

Length - 17.4km

Vertical Climb - 536m

A day with plenty of variety, head through the Golden Valley Tree Park and up towards Greenbushes before walking through farmland into Blackwood. 

Blackwood Campsite on the Bibbulmun Track
Bibbulmun Track through Golden Valley Tree Park
Farmland on the Bibbulmun Track
Blackwood River on the Bibbulmun Track
Beetle on the Bibbulmun Track
An Emu on the Bibbulmun Track

Blackwood to Gregory Brook

Length - 18.0km

Vertical Climb - 521m

Starting with a descent down the Blackwood River, you then head uphill to Millstream Dam and on towards Gregory Brook Campsite. 

Gregory Brook to Donnelly River

Length - 20.5km

Vertical Climb - 407m

This is a monumental day with your first experience in the Karri forest as you walk through ever increasing beauty to the idyllic Donnelly River Village. 

Bibbulmun Track near Donnelly River Village
Fairy Orchids on the Bibbulmun Track
Donnelly River General Store on the Bibbulmun Track

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