7 May 2010
Currently the route, whose name means ‘path through the forest’ in the local Noongar Aboriginal language, runs 498 km from Mundaring, in the Perth hills, to Nannup, east of Margaret River.
The next section of the path from Nannup to Manjimup opens in September 2010 and when the entire trail is completed in 2012 it will link Perth with Albany on the south coast and become one of the world’s longest off-roads cycle trails.
Utilising a network of bush tracks, firebreaks and disused railway formations through eucalypt and jarrah forests and river valleys, the track has sections suitable for cyclists of all ages and experience levels.
Weaving through the bushland, cyclists can spot western brush wallabies, kangaroos and brushtail possums as well as a spectacular range of wildflowers.