Hike Kalamunda to North Bannister Bibbulmun Track WA

1st Section:  Darling Range : 

Day 1:  Kalamunda to Hewitt’s Hill  (10.6km)   First day on the track, recommend walking to the first hut only and be aware there are lots of tracks bisecting in the first 10km so look out for the Bibb track yellow triangle.
Day 2: Hewitt to Helena (19.2km)  Today you pass beside Mundaring Weir Hotel great for breakfast or lunch, onto Ball Creek Hut and then another 10kms to Helena Hut with great views over the valley.
Day 3: Helena to Waalegh (9.5km) The track between Helena and Waalegh is quite challenging so recommend taking an easier day here and enjoy the lovely views from both huts.
Day 4: Waalegh to Mt Dale (19.5km)  Today you will double hut, the morning trek is relatively easy to Beraking then a little more challenging – just before Dale Rd, drop pack and take detour to climb Mt Dale
Day 5: Mt Dale to Canning  (18.1km) It’s out to Brookton hut 8km for lunch and then across Brookton Highway to Canning campsite (11km).  (you can arrange for a food drop at Brookton Highway or the next day at Sullivan Rock)

We suggest that at least one week prior to starting, check for any diversion, prescribed burns, group bookings on this section of the Bibbulmun Track, click   https://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/trip-planner/track-sections/the-darling-range/

Transport:  To reach the Northern Terminus of the Bibbulmun Track, the beginning of the 1000km Bibbulmun Track, it is easy by public transport.   Take the train out to Midland (20mins) and then catch a bus next to the train station to Kalamunda with the bus stop just past the Northern Terminus around the corner.  The first 297 bus leaves Midland at 7.50am and about every hour thereafter.

Wandoo forest on the way to Beraking campsite Bibbulmun Track

Day 6:   Canning to Monadnocks  (15.6km)  The trail between Canning and Monadnocks is usually fairly gentle and easy going.
Day 7:  Monadnocks to Mt Cooke (12.7km)  This morning you climb and explore Mt Cuthbert and Mt Vincent.  This day I don’t double hut as lots to explore and gives you chance of collecting your food drop at Sullivan Rock carpark.
Day 8:  Mt Cooke to Nerang  (12.6km) It is only a half an hour climb to reach the east lookout on Mt Cooke which is great if you want to be there for sunrise.  Take your time to explore, find the cave, it is about 8km to reach Nerang.
Day 9:  Nerang to Gringer Creek (16.6km) plus 1km spur trail to Albany Highway.  This is a lovely meandering day and you should be able to reach Albany Highway to catch the TransWA bus back to Perth at 1.31pm (prebook to ensure they stop).

Food:   8 breakfasts, 8 dinners and 9 lunches

Click here for the next section North Bannister to Collie Hike North Bannister to Collie Bibbulmun Track WA

For information on the full length of the track, click  Bibbulmun Track end-to-end over 3 months

Views from the granite mountains of the Bibbulmun Track
Granite mountains of the Bibbulmun Track