Camel Farm to Hewett's Hill, via Bibbulmun
Starting from the Calamunnda Camel Farm on Paulls Valley Road, Paulls Valley, this walk leads to Hewett's Hill Hut and back via the Bibbulmun Track. This is a fantastic 5km beginner-friendly adventure along the iconic Bibbulmun Track, one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia. This section of the Bibbulmun Track winds through the towering tuart forests and magnificent jarrah trees of Beelu National Park, with beautiful birdlife and abundant native wildlife to be seen along the way. The sheer amount of wildflowers in the park makes the environment feel lively, and orchids play a big part in that. The Calamunnda Camel Farm is very popular on weekends, with many walkers stopping in for a coffee and a snack before or after setting out for a day of adventure. The farm also offers camel rides and other attractions to the general public. You'll make it to Hewet's Hill shortly after the farm. It is named after Peter Hewett, a man that was vital in getting the Bibbulmun Track built in the early days. Set up on a hill, the campsite has a lovely outlook over a gully in jarrah forest, and facilities include a three-sided timber shelter, long drop toilet, picnic tables and a rainwater tank that usually has water. If you're planning on staying overnight then be sure to bring a tent, as this is a very popular campsite given its easy access and short distance from various access points. This is an easy walk along a relatively flat trail with a slight incline on the return walk, suitable for beginners and families with kids. The trail is well signed, with the yellow triangular Waugal markers providing very clear directional information. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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