Interactive panorama mapping for Bibb Track

Much of Western Australia’s iconic Bibbulmun Track is now on Google Street View.

Stretching 1000 kms from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to historic Albany in the south, the Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long-distance walk trails.

Bibbulmun track volunteers have worked in teams of 3-4 people, rotating during the day between the roles of carrying the 15kg camera/backpack unit, a walking support person, and driving the support vehicle between access points.

Since early 2018 when the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) started a partnership with Google to capture imagery on key tourist trails, 20 volunteers from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation have contributed hundreds of hours to collect the section by section footage of the track.

The Street View Trekker loaned to DBCA by Google captures 360-degree images of trails and other areas not accessible by the normal Street View vehicle. Support in accessing the more difficult sections was provided by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

The Bibbulmun Track, named after the Bibbulmun people of the State’s South West, is managed by the Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service within DBCA.  The Bibbulmun Track Foundation, an incorporated not-for-profit community-based organisation, provides support for the department in the management, maintenance and marketing of the track to ensure that it remains a long-distance walk trail of international significance and quality.

Sections of the Bibbulmun Track that can now be viewed on Google Street View are:

  • Northern Terminus to Harvey-Quindanning Road
  • Highlights sections: Trees Road to Harris Dam, Lyalls Log Road to Mumballup, Lowden-Grimwade Road to Kirup-Grimwade Road
  • Balingup to Chesapeake Road (east of Lake Maringup)
  • Highlights sections: Banksia Track to the east end of Mandalay Beach, Giant Tingle Tree to Nut Lookout, the canoe shed on the east side of the Irwin Inlet channel to the east end of Big Quarram Beach, William Bay Road to Denmark Rivermouth Trailhead, Tennessee Road South to Cosy Corner, Muttonbird Road to Sandpatch carpark, and Bayview Drive to the Southern Terminus.

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