Balmoral Track, Jarrahdale WA

Trip reports, stories, track notes. Multiple/large photos are OK in this forum.
Forum rules
Posting large/multiple images in this forum is OK. Please start topic titles with the name of the location or track.

For topics focussed on photos rather than the trip, please consider posting in the 'Gallery' forum instead.

This forum is for posting information about trips you have done, not for requesting information about a track or area.

Balmoral Track, Jarrahdale WA

Postby Redtail » Mon 20 Jun, 2016 9:19 pm

Having attempted the full Balmoral Track this past weekend, I'm wondering if anyone else has done it.

To be clear, I'm not referring to that section of the Munda Biddi bike track, but the actual walking track from Mundlimup to Sullivan Rock.

Armed with some decent maps, GPS planning and the local guide book, we managed to find most of it, albeit a little unloved and not at all maintained in some areas. It became very difficult to follow in the eastern section as we crossed Herold Rd, heading towards Sullivan Rock carpark. The track just disappears into the forest. Quite by accident, around there we found a solitary yellow marker, but sadly no others. We stayed on in the bush for a bit, but impending rain and darkness saw us head back to the road for the last 3.5km.

There appears to be a clear trail at the end by the Sullivan Rock carpark, right by a very large sign marking the track. I'm determined to go back one day and see if I can find the track heading back that way. Perhaps join it all up.

From the little I can find, it appears to have been marked back around 2000. It's still in the Jarrahdale Heritage Society guidebook, but I wouldn't recommend anyone use that as the sole descriptor.

If anyone's got an old map, or even a GPS plot, I'd be really interested to share.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick
User avatar
Atherosperma moschatum
Atherosperma moschatum
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat 13 Aug, 2011 12:06 am
Location: West of Perth
Region: Western Australia
Gender: Male

Return to SA, WA & NT Trip Reports & Track Notes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest