Starting from Pioneer Museum, Northcliffe, this walk takes you on a circuit through coastal swamp vegetation. This walk is for the ones that are looking for a quick, effortless escape to the forest. You can opt to have a picnic in Arcadia picnic spot in the middle of the forest. It is possible to spot bright red bottlebrushes along the walk during the summer. There are only gentle hilly sections, but the path can be slippery during the winter as there are rocky sections. No bushwalking experience is required. 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.
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.
Turn on to Middleton Road, 10 then drive for 25.5 km
Turn left onto Wheatley Coast Road, 10, 259 and drive for another 2.4 km
Continue onto Windy Harbour Road and drive for another 70 m
Turn left and drive for another 25 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From behind the Northcliffe Pioneer Museum, head towards the red directional sign (Kalamunda - Town Centre - Albany) along the dirt path. Cross over the railroad tracks and pass by the said sign to your left. Head along the dirt track gently downhill and come to the 4-way intersection. Continue straight and pass by the green wooden "Bardi Creek Trail - 1.4 km 40 Min Return" sign (to your right) to continue along Bardi Creek Circuit (clockwise).....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Bibbulmun Track.
There is a playground (about 65 m back from the start).
After 770 m find the "Acacia Picnic Spot".
Acacia Picnic Spot
Acacia Picnic Spot
Turn sharp right.
After another 460 m continue straight.
After another 135 m veer right.
After another 360 m turn right.
After another 170 m turn sharp right.
After another 670 m turn right, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 400 m pass the picnic table (60 m on your left).
After another 20 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Bardi Creek Circuit
45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)