Camel Farm to Hewett's Hill, via Bibbulmun

1 h, 2 h to 2 days

40 min to 1 h

5 km
return

↑ 140 m
↓ -140 m

Moderate track
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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Paulls Valley Road & Bibbulmun Track (-31.9649079,116.1064715)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Roe Highway, 3
  • Turn on to Kalamunda Road then drive for 220 m
  • Keep left onto Kalamunda Road and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Continue onto Kalamunda Road, 41 and drive for another 3.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Kalamunda Road, 41 and drive for another 430 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Canning Road, 41 and drive for another 120 m
  • Turn left onto Haynes Street and drive for another 270 m
  • Turn right onto Railway Road and drive for another 235 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Mundaring Weir Road and drive for another 7.6 km
  • Turn left onto Paulls Valley Road and drive for another 650 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Calamunnda Camel Farm on Paulls Valley Road, Paulls Valley, head through the parking area at the farm, keeping the fence to your right. At the end of the fence, head out the farm through the metal gate and veer left onto the dirt track, following the red 'Bibbulmun Track' signs. Follow the Bibbulmun Track ahead to continue the hike to Hewett's Hill.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Paulls Valley Road & Bibbulmun Track Start heading along Bibbulmun Track (a walking track).
After 45 m pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the "Camel Farm" (20 m on your left).
After another 75 m turn left, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 530 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Asher Road & Bibbulmun Track) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 600 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 125 m (at the intersection of Quicke Road & Bibbulmun Track) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 305 m turn right.
After another 60 m come to "Hewett's Hill Campsite".
Campsite managed byDepartment of Parks & Wildlife. This is a free campsite.
About 50 m past the end is a toilet.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.5 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Camel Farm to Hewett's Hill, via Bibbulmun


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5 km
Time 1 h, 2 h to 2 days
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 2.5 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.7 km apart with the largest gap of 2.5 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
45 m[toilet]
Camp site
2.5 kmHewett's Hill Campsite
Toilet
2.5 km[toilet]
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