The Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track is a long distance walk trail of 1,000 kms from Kalamunda, east of Perth, to the coastal town of Albany.
The name comes from the Bibbulmun, or Noongar people. A popular part of the track to walk and cycle, the scenic Dwellingup to Collie section of 122km, is located in the Peel region.
It takes around a week to walk, camping out along the way. The Bibbulmun Track is a walker-only trail with no wheeled vehicles of any kind are permitted. It has a parallel long distance bicycle trail known as the Munda Biddi Trail continuing all the way to Albany.
The most popular time to walk the Track is during the wildflower season of spring ( September - November).
Self-guided walking and camping with a backpack is a satisfying and inexpensive way to the experience the Track.
Some of the highlights of the Dwellingup to Collie section include:
The Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre, which has plenty of information about the area itself, and about the 1961 fire which tore through the region.
The Forest Heritage Centre and the School of Wood. Enjoy the 11 metre high tree top walk that takes you into the forest canopy or perhaps take a course at the Australian School of Fine Wood.
World War II POW Camp - WA's only prisoner of war camp which held German and Italian prisoners captured in North Africa and India.
Hotham Valley Tourist Steam Train - travel back in time on the 8km journey eastward from Dwellingup to Etmilyn, along the state's last surviving lightly built developmental railway.
Canoeing and white water rafting on the Murray River.
Lane Poole Reserve including camping along the Murray River.