Progress of the Albany Terminus

We acknowledge the Minang people of the Noongar nation as the Traditional Owners of the land through which these trails pass.

Amidst all the recent wind and rain, DBCA’s Long Trails Coordinator Stephen King and Project Manager Jarred Pedro were out braving the weather in Albany to realign both the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail.

This is a joint project with funding from DBCA, through the WA Recovery Plan and the Great Southern Development Commission, and managed by the City of Albany.

They have removed the old Waugals and trail markers and fixed realigned trail markers along a new designated path into Albany to now finish at the new southern terminus on York St, outside the Albany Visitor Centre, in the middle of Albany’s CBD.

While not quite finished, the new southern terminus definitely looks and feels like a more substantial and consequential place to finish – or start – your walk on the Bibbulmun or your cycle on the Munda Biddi.

It is also hoped that the new terminus will get the good people of Albany’s attention and have them wondering where all these fit looking backpackers or adventure cyclists have come from, or are going to, and how much they are contributing to the Great Southern economy. And maybe, it might entice a few of them to try the journey themselves!

It is important that we position the Long Trails in the public’s mind as the start, or finish, of big adventures undertaken by those who respond to a challenge, and of journeys of importance in the lives of those traversing the land.

The extreme weather this winter has contributed to delaying the progress of the project and it is now expected to be completed by the mid to end of August.

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