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Dwellingup to Collie on the Bibbulmun Track

Dwellingup to Collie

Bibbulmun Track




5-7 Days



Date Hiked

June 2018




6 Total



Traditional Custodians

Wiilman & Kaniyang People 

With plans made to complete my sectional end to end over the summer, this section was a favourite to complete early on as it is one I already familiar with being a maintenance volunteer (between Possum Springs and Yourdamung). With some of the lushest Jarrah forest in the state, the hike from Dwellingup going south is a delight and although there are intrusions on your wilderness experience here and there, the walk to Collie offers up a good amount of variety and wonder as you travel through a variety of landscapes in different conditions.

Dwellingup to Swamp Oak

Length - 13.3km

Vertical Climb - 300m

Departing Dwellingup, you immediately head into the lush Jarrah Forest as you make you way towards Lane Poole Reserve and Swamp Oak Campsite.

Jarrah Forest near Dwellingup
Fungi on the Bibbulmun TRack
Pine Plantations in Lane Poole Reserve
Old Rail Form on the Bibbulmun Track
Wildflowers on the Bibbulmun Track
Murray Campsite on the Bibbulmun Track

Swamp Oak to Murray

Length - 18.5km

Vertical Climb - 535m

A challenging day full of hills and Jarrah forest, you are rewarded with a campsite right on the Murray River where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon and a swim.

Murray to Dookanelly

Length - 17.6km

Vertical Climb - 415m

Following the course of the Murray River and heading into the hills above, this day is mostly spent exploring the seemingly endless forests of Lane Poole Reserve.

Hiker on the Bibbulmun Track
Fungi along the Murray River near Dwellingup
Dookanelly Campsite on the Bibbulmun Track
Bilya Djena Suspension Bridge over the Murray River
Jarrah Forest on the Bibbulmun Track
Possum Springs Campsite on the Bibbulmun Track

Dookanelly to Possum Springs

Length - 22.6km

Vertical Climb - 495m

Finally crossing the Murray River on the new Bilya Djena Suspension Bridge, this is another long stretch of forest walking on towards Possum Springs Campsite.

Possum Springs to Yourdamung

Length - 19.3km

Vertical Climb - 370m

Walking through a variety of landscapes including Jarrah Forest, Paperbark Swamps and the Harris River Flats, this is a lovely day of walking.

Burnt Jarrah on the Bibbulmun Track
Swan River Daisies on the Bibbulmun Track
Forest near Yourdamung Campsite
Walking Through the Misty Jarrah Forest near Yourdamung
Grass Trees in the Jarrah Forest
Sundew on the Bibbulmun Track

Yourdamung to Harris Dam

Length - 14.0km

Vertical Climb - 237m

A short section of the Bibbulmun, there are some beautiful forests between Yourdamung and Harris Dam Campsite to slow down and appreciate. 

Harris Dam to Collie

Length - 21.0km

Vertical Climb - 371m

Finishing off this section is a lovely hike into the biggest track town on the whole journey. Pass Harris Dam before walking through a mix of forest types into town.

Harris Dam on the Bibbulmun Track
Forest near Collie on the Bibbulmun Track
Bibbulmun Track near Collie

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