Perth-Albany 4WD track open in time for summer holidays

Tom ZaunmayrThe West Australian
WA 4WD Association chairman Bruce Brinkley at the start of the Mundaring to Albany track.
Camera IconWA 4WD Association chairman Bruce Brinkley at the start of the Mundaring to Albany track. Credit: Picture: Tom Zaunmayr, Tom Zaunmayr.

A four-wheel-drive route linking more than 900km of tracks from Perth to Albany has been unveiled in time for summer adventurers.

The Mundaring to Albany route, dubbed the MundAl Track, weaves through Collie, Dwellingup and Boyup Brook before heading through the southern forests to Albany.

It takes drivers through forest roads, farmland, river crossings, lakes and small country towns and is accessible for most four-wheel and all-wheel drives, including caravans and camper trailers.

WA 4WD Association chairman Bruce Brinkley said the track was the culmination of 10 years of work to create a route akin to the Bibbulmun for four-wheel-drivers.

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“It is a real combination of dirt tracks, some bush tracks and every now and then a few stretches of bitumen to get you on to the next area,” he said.

“It was a little bit daunting now and then not knowing whether or not the effort would work, but the response since Friday morning has been overwhelming.

“It is a means to get to these different areas where there is an enormous amount to see and do.”

Mr Brinkley said the MundAl had intentionally avoided the coast to get people exploring new areas away from the crowds.

The MundAl is the first stage of a 4500km project which will eventually see Perth, Albany, Kalgoorlie and the Mid West linked up by a four-wheel-drive route.

It is hoped 4WD club members will be able to use the full circle route by Easter, before being opened to the public at next year’s Perth 4WD and adventure show.

There are no maps for the track, with travellers instead downloading waypoints from the WA 4WD Association website.

After weaving through the South West, the MundAl Track will take drivers around the Tone-Perup Nature Reserve and into the Southern Forests west of Lake Muir.

It will then head east towards Mt Romance and Mt Lindesay National Park before finishing up at Elleker.

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