Have you been following the Trail Towns series on SBS television?
This time ‘Vandy and Deetz explore the iconic trails of the Southern Forests and Valleys, located around 200 km south of Perth and 50km inland from Margaret River and Busselton. This area is dotted with little towns, most of them connected by the Munda Biddi Trail. Think lush forests, a region bursting with fresh food and epic mountain biking.’
Join them on a journey through Western Australia’s Southern Forests here or...
Photo - Rod Annear
…. set out on your own epic adventure.
Here are a few of the places Vandy and Deetz visited and a bit more information about them.
THE MIGHTY MUNDA BIDDI
The mighty Munda Biddi Trail stretches 1000km from Mundaring near Perth all the way to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia and passes through some amazing little towns along the way. For more info about riding on the Munda Biddi Trail go to https://trailswa.com.au/trails/munda-biddi-trail
Photo - Rod Annear
GOLDEN VALLEY TREE PARK BALINGUP
Golden Valley Tree Park is best visited in the autumn when the deciduous trees are ablaze with colour as they prepare to drop their leaves for the cold of winter. There are several trails within the park and the long distance Bibbulmun Track passes through the park as it heads south for Balingup
GREENBUSHES LOOP TRAIL AND GREENBUSHES POOL
The Greenbushes Loop is a challenging 16 kilometre hike starting in the heart of Greenbushes before venturing out into the bush towards historic town sites. Utilising a section of the Bibbulmun Track, this trail won’t disappoint and is well worth the detour if you are planning a holiday in the South West.
Photo - Mark Pybus
SHANNON NP BRIDLE TRAILS
Former residents of the Shannon Mill town can remember the great excitement of seeing the drovers and their cattle pass through this area. They recall the rattle of the timbers as the cattle crossed the bridge over the Shannon River. Sometimes the drovers would let the town children ride their horses for a short distance. Then, the children would follow them up the road, walking behind the cattle. Today, you can explore the forest along three shorter trails.
PEMBERTON MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
The Pemberton Mountain Bike Park is set in the heart of the giant Karri forests. The backdrop is stunning - and the trails aren't too bad either! Look out for Bloody Mary and Black and Blue. You will find the trail head at the iconic Pemberton Pool right in town and there are trails for beginners to pros.
NANNUP - THE OLD TIMBERLINE AND SIDINGS TRAILS
The Old Timberline and Sidings Rail Trails combine to form the 37 km Timberline Loop. You can choose a half day mountain bike ride or 2 day hiking trip, camping out along the way, following the path of wood powered steam driven locomotives from the forest to the Barrabup Mill and later Nannup Mill.
BLACKWOOD RIVER VALLEY FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRAIL
The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the south west. The region produces one of the widest ranges of food in Western Australia. Get set to experience what the region has to offer on the stunning Blackwood River Valley Food and Beverage Trail.
Photo – The Cidery Tasting Glasses
OK, so where first?
If you still need more ideas visit https://trailswa.com.au/
We look forward to seeing you on a trail somewhere in Western Australia!