We acknowledge the Aboriginal people of the Noongar nation as the Traditional Owners of the land through which these trails pass.
Works have now been completed on the relocation of the southern terminus for two of WA’s great long trails, the Bibbulmun Track walk trail and the Munda Biddi cycle trail.
Last month, Parks and Wildlife staff were out braving the wet weather in Albany to complete the final stage and realign both the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail to the new terminus. They removed the old trail markers and installed new markers along the new route, which now finishes on York Street outside the visitor centre, right in the middle of the Albany CBD.
No other place in the world has two iconic long-distance walk and cycle trails that have a terminus in the same location. The new southern terminus definitely now looks and feels like a more significant place to finish or start your long distance trail adventure. There is new decking, signage, interpretation panels, bike racks and bench seats outside the visitor centre, where trail-users can obtain information about meals, accommodation, transport and also use the washing amenities.
The City of Albany and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) see this relocation as an opportunity for local businesses and the community. All visiting backpackers and adventure cyclists will be contributing in some way to the local economy. It might also entice a few of the locals to take the journey themselves.
This was a joint project with contributions from the DBCA Parks and Wildlife Service through the WA Recovery Plan, the Great Southern Development Commission and the City of Albany. The terminus was constructed by local contractors, Colab Pty Ltd, and managed by City of Albany supervisors.
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