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Exploring by foot

Walk trails are one of the best ways to see the region if you have the time to explore at a leisurely pace. The region has a range of trails from the beginner hiker to the more experienced. Our brochures and maps will get you off on the right track.


The Donnybrook Walk Trails brochure contains three distinctly different walk trails through scenic bushland surrounding Donnybrook.


The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia. The Bibbulmun Track traverses through Balingup, right near Donnybrook. 

Collie to Balingup | Distance: 82km 

The town of Collie is known for its coal mining and coal-fired power plants. A thriving community and a major centre, Collie provides all the facilities a walker requires. The Track links to Collie via a 2.7km spur trail to the west. This section to Balingup is a shorter section allowing walkers to go from town-to-town over three nights. There are parts of the Track here that can get inundated during late winter so make sure those boots are water-proof!

Balingup to Donnelly River Village | Distance: 60km 

Another short section between towns, this section of Track is known as a section of transition. For the first time, south-bound walkers will see trees that appear nowhere else in the world. The jarrah, marri and yarri forests soon give way to the majestic karri forest, the second tallest flowering gum in the world. This transition signifies the reaching of the halfway point along the Track – a fabulous milestone for the end-to-end walker.

There are a range of short walks in and around Balingup which incorporate parts of the Bibbulmun Track.

  • The Golden Valley Tree Park – walk from Balingup townsite following the Bibbulmun Track south of town towards the beautiful Golden Valley Tree Park.
  • The Bibbulmun Track – Grimwade Road Circuit. A one-day walk which starts and finishes in Balingup townsite. The circuit traverses a section of the Track just north of the townsite. The circuit is approximately 12km – Class 3 grade.


Explore the picturesque Blackwood River Valley with this walk trails guide.