It's April and the temperature has finally dropped to a manageable 28°C. Much better than the high 30's experienced recently. Funnily enough, the drop in temperature is also associated with some recent rain and an increase in humidity. Not ideal conditions for a long walk, but stuff it, I'm going for it.
Before setting out on the walk I have a confession to make. I have lived in Perth for over 3 years now and have enjoyed many walks around the area. However, as of yet I have not laid a single foot on the most famous hiking trail in all of Western Australia, The Bibbulmun Track. Why is it so famous? Because it's a 1000km track that leads from Kalamunda in Perth's east all the way down to Albany. Along the way it passes through some of the most scenic areas of Western Australia's south-east. How could I have waited so long to walk such a well-known path? Shame on me. Time to clean this stain from my hiking reputation.
I received most of my inspiration for walking the Bibbulmun Track from the blogs of The Life of Py and Walking Two by Two. Definitely visit these blogs if you want more info on hiking around Western Australia. Unfortunately, I don't own a car and I'm not really into camping, so a lot of the Bibbulmun Track is not accessible to a public transport rider like myself. However, the start of the Bibbulmun Track at Kalamunda is easily accessed by public transport from Perth City. Mundaring, although not on the Bibbulmun Track, is also accessible and is serviced by the Mundi Biddi Track which links to the Bibbulmun Track near Mundaring Weir. I decide to start my walk from Mundaring. From Perth Station I catch the train to Midland and then the 320 bus to Mundaring. It takes about one hour and twenty minutes.
A short walk from the bus stop is the Munda Biddi Trail. Or is it the KEP track? The Kattamorda Heritage Trail? There are trail markers for all three. Or is it as Google Maps calls it, the Mundaring Loop Trail? It appears that it's all four. So that's four trails at once. Four birds with one stone on this hike. I'll just call it the Munda Biddi Trail though.