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Kalamunda to Dwellingup on the Bibbulmun Track

Kalamunda to Dwellingup

Bibbulmun Track




8-16 Days



Date Hiked





15 Total



Traditional Custodians

Wajuk & Wiilman People 

The beginning of the Bibbulmun Track for north to south hikers and the closest point to the major city of Perth, the Darling Range section of the track is also the longest town to town distance. For 211km the track stretches over granite hills, through a wonderful selection of eucalyptus forest and across the landscape towards Dwellingup.


Be amazed at the sunsets overlooking the Lake CY O'Connor catchment or the endless views from one of the bare granite domes in the Monadnocks Conservation Zone to the stunning wildflower display on show every spring. This is a great introduction to the Bibbulmun Track and for many the start of a life changing journey.

Kalamunda to Hewett's Hill

Length - 10.3km

Vertical Climb - 240m

Leaving the Northern Terminus, you head towards the hills and valleys of Kalamunda National Park where you'll pass small brooks and towering granite boulders.

Kalamunda to Hewett's Hill on the Bibbulmun Track
Bibbulmun Track Northern Terminus
Rocky Pool on the Bibbulmun Track
Mundaring Weir on the Bibbulmun Track
Kangaroo on the Bibbulmun Track
Lake CY O'Connor on the Bibbulmun Track

Hewett's Hill to Ball Creek

Length - 10.6km

Vertical Climb - 263m

Providing spectacular views overlooking the Helena River Valley and then a crossing of Mundaring Weir, this is a scenic part of the track.

Ball Creek to Helena

Length - 8.6km

Vertical Climb - 200m

Heading east on the edge of Lake CY O'Connor, go up and down forested hills as you make your way towards the rebuilt and bigger Helena Campsite.

Helena Campsite on the Bibbulmun Track
Wandoo Forest on the Bibbulmun Track
Creek Along the Bibbulmun Track
Waalegh Campsite on the Bibbulmun Track
Wildflowers near Waalegh Campsite
Wandoo on the Bibbulmun Track

Helena to Waalegh

Length - 9.4km

Vertical Climb - 356m

Walking through mixed forests as you continue along the edge of the valley, Waalegh Campsite is often mentioned as one of the best campsites.  

Waalegh to Beraking

Length - 8.6km

Vertical Climb - 152m

Completing the trio of campsites overlooking Lake CY O'Connor, this stretch of track is a gentle meander through the forest providing some nice views.  

Hikers on the Bibbulmun Track
Wildflowers on the Bibbulmun Track
Darling Range section of the Bibbulmun Track
View From Mount Dale on the Bibbulmun Track
Wildflowers on the Bibbulmun Track
Darling Range Section of the Bibbulmun Track

Beraking to Mount Dale

Length - 14.0km

Vertical Climb - 400m

Walking towards the first of many granite peaks along this section, there is a climb out of the valley but you are rewarded with amazing views from Mount Dale. 

Mount Dale to Brookton

Length - 8.2km

Vertical Climb - 104m

A gentle stroll through the Jarrah forest, the walking from the shadows of Mount Dale towards Brookton Campsite is lovely meander. 

Hikers Walking Into Brookton Campsite
Wildflowers on the Bibbulmun Track
Grass Trees on the Bibbulmun Track
Abysinnia Rock on the Bibbulmun Track
Mossy Tree Trunk on the Bibbulmun Track
Paperbark Tree on the Bibbulmun Track

Brookton to Canning

Length - 11.7km

Vertical Climb - 235m

Crossing the first major highway of the track, you walk through more enjoyable Jarrah forest, passing Abysinnia Rock on the way towards Canning Campsite.

Canning to Monadnocks

Length - 16.1km

Vertical Climb - 441m

This is the first day long section of the track that sees you cross the Canning River and climb up to the wonderful Monadnocks Campsite.

Canning River on the Bibbulmun Track
Ancient Forest on the Bibbulmun Track
Monadnocks Campsite on the Bibbulmun Track
Sullivan Rock on the Bibbulmun Track
Mount Cuthbert on the Bibbulmun Track
Jarrah Forest in the Darling Range

Monadnocks to Mount Cooke

Length - 13.4km

Vertical Climb - 352m

One of the most popular sections of the track, you'll climb over Mount Cuthbert & Vincent before passing Sullivan Rock on your way to the base of Mount Cooke.

Mount Cooke to Nerang

Length - 13.4km

Vertical Climb - 317m

Reaching the highest point in the Darling Range, the views from the top of Mount Cooke make this an excellent section to walk.

View From Mount Cooke on the Bibbulmun Track
Parrot Bush on the Bibbulmun Track
Giant Boulder on top of Mount Cooke
Jarrah Forest in Monadnocks Conservation Area
Wildflowers found on the Bibbulmun Track
Serpentine River Sign on the Bibbulmun Track

Nerang to Gringer Creek

Length - 16.7km

Vertical Climb - 224m

Back on flatter ground, you walk through the Jarrah and Wandoo Woodlands, cross the Serpentine River and head towards Gringer Creek Campsite.

Gringer Creek to White Horse Hills

Length - 17.6km

Vertical Climb - 533m

This day takes you up Boonering Hill and then down into a valley before another climb up Kimberling Hill, both providing excellent views over the landscape. 

Boonering Hill on the Bibbulmun Track
Sundew on the Bibbulmun Track
Wandoo Woodlands on the Bibbulmun Track
Mount Wells Fire Tower on the Bibbulmun Track
Sunlight Streaming Through the Jarrah Forest
Hiking the Bibbulmun Track

White Horse Hills to Mount Wells

Length - 15.5km

Vertical Climb - 400m

Another hilly day with a short climb to start with until you begin climbing up Mount Wells to the old fire tower that is now the campsite.

Mount Wells to Chadoora

Length - 16.1km

Vertical Climb - 183m

A mostly downhill walk as you descend Mount Wells and through the Jarrah Forests around Boddington Gold Mine leading towards Chadoora Campsite.

Hiker in the Jarrah Forests of the Bibbulmun Track
Bibbulmun Track Waugyl
Sunrise from the Mount Wells Fire Tower
Etmilyn Station on the Bibbulmun Track
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo on the Bibbulmun Track
Marri Forest on the Bibbulmun Track

Chadoora to Dwellingup

Length - 21.0km

Vertical Climb - 268m

The longest day of this section and an enjoyable one leading into Dwellingup as you hike through some excellent forest and along the old railway line.

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