Planning and preparation for your walk will ensure that you have the most enjoyable experience. The Bibbulmun Track Foundation website is a great source of information for details of what you need to do, pack and think about before going for a day walk.
Take a picnic morning tea or lunch as the half-way point on all these walks is at one of the Bibbulmun Track campsites, which have a timber shelter, picnic tables, bush toilet and water tank. They are a great place to relax and recharge your batteries before the walk back.
Short day walks
For little legs - young children aged 4 years and over
Access: Park off the road where the track passes Brookton Hwy.
Time: ~1.25 hours
Features: This section has been designed for wheelchair access and is the only section that allows all terrain robust pushchairs. The campsite overlooks a wandoo lined creek.
Access: Park off the road where the track crosses Asher Road.
Time: ~1 hour
Features: An easy walk through the jarrah and marri forest along an earthen gravel pathway to the first campsite from the northern terminus in Kalamunda.
Intermediate day hikes
For families with children aged 6 years and over
Perth Hills National Parks Centre to Ball Creek Campsite Return
Access: Park at the Perth Hills National Park Centre.
Time: ~1.5 hours
Features: Track passes through jarrah and wandoo with interpretive signage about the forest along the way.
Calamunnda Camel Farm (Paulls Valley Rd) to Hewett's Hill Campsite Return
Access: Park at the Camel Farm carpark.
Time: ~3 hours
Features: Undulating terrain through jarrah and marri forest interspersed with sheoak and banksia. The campsite looks out over rocky outcrops.
Advanced day hikes
Suitable for families with children aged 8 years and over
Return walk from Sullivan Rock, Albany Hwy to Mt Cooke Campsite
Access: Park in the carpark at Sullivan Rock.
Time: ~4 hours
Features: Track follows old rail formations through an interesting creek system.
Option: Continue for ~2km ascending Mt Cooke for spectacular views.
All the walks listed below are covered by Map 1 Darling Range - which can be purchased online. It's also important to check track conditions - visit the Darling Range Section by Section Guide before you go.