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Moderate to Challenging
Activities
  • 12 Days Walking
Accommodation
  • 11 nights accommodation

Price

12 daysfrom

$3295AUD

Trip Code: SOG6669

Bibbulmun Track Trip highlights


  • Trek the spectacular South West Australian coast and enjoy incredible coastal scenery
  • Walk amongst giant tingle and karri trees
  • Visit Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool - ideal sheltered spots for a swim
  • Forests, ocean and even a (small) mountain - this walk has it all!
  • Relax each evening in your well located accommodation
  • Spend time in the lovely small town of Denmark

The Bibbulmun Track is a popular Western Australia walking opportunity which explores the magnificent National Parks, Karri forests and pristine coastlines of the state's magnificent southern wilderness. This wonderful section of the Bibbulmun Track between Walpole and Albany is possibly the most scenic and varied section of the whole track. The walk takes in majestic forests, deserted beaches, magnificent bays and spectacular coastal cliffs. You'll visit the Valley of the Giants in Walpole and see the beautiful rock formations and tranquil waters of Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks near Denmark, and many sights between. The hills and some beach sand sections can add to the challenge of the walk but overall people with good fitness can join this trip. The beauty and variety of the walk make the effort all worthwhile. Each night, we return to our accommodation in either Walpole, DEnmark or Albany, where you can put your feet up and enjoy the hospitality. We look forward to sharing this beautiful part of Australia with you.

Itinerary

Depart Perth CBD at 8.30am. We will stop for morning tea and lunch on the way to Walpole. Starting from the centre of town, we just have a short walk planned for the afternoon, as a good chance to stretch the legs after the long bus ride. We will then settle in Walpole for the next four nights our accommodation where you can enjoy a glass of wine. Bayside Villas, Walpole

Meals:  L,D

A heart-starting ascent to start the day, up to Hilltop Lookout and the Giant Tingle Tree will rewards us with great views and amazing tingle trees, our constant companions for the rest of the day. The forest walk has a few ups and downs, but is mostly moderate. Bayside Villas, Walpole

Meals:  B,L,D

We will spend the morning in the forest, before we start making our way out towards the coast. Watch as the environment changes as we head down the hill towards the beckoning ocean. We will fall short of the ocean today, leaving it for tomorrow. Bayside Villas, Walpole

Meals:  B,L,D

A fabulous day! We will soon be getting glimpses of the ocean, and should arrive at Conspicuous Beach around morning tea time. From here, we will head up, and up, and up! towards the Rame head campsite. For the rest of the day, we are mostly close to the coast, and we will finish at Peaceful Bay which is an excellent swimming beach if the weather is warm. Bayside Villas, Walpole

Meals:  B,L,D

It’s a long but interesting day today. Vegetated dunes and an enchanting peppermint woodland bring us to the Irwin Inlet – where we get in the (very stable) canoes provided and paddle across. After crossing the inlet we walk through the Showgrounds , comprising grassy (and hence firm!) rolling dunes. A challenging walk, with spectacular inland and coastal views, brings us to Boat Harbour – a most fantastic bay that may tempt you into its tranquil waters. Koorabup, Denmark

Meals:  B,L

A wonderful walk along cliff-tops this morning gives us amazing views along the coast. After reaching Pt Hillier we descend to Parry’s Beach, a good spot for lunch. Then it’s an 8km walk along Mazzoletti Beach – but it’s usually firm! That takes us to the delightful William Bay with Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. Enjoy a swim or just soak your feet in what has to be one of the most scenic bays in Western Australia. Overnight Koorabup, Denmark

Meals:  B,L

A strenuous but thrilling day! First, we ascend Tower Hill and encounter some amazing granite boulders. Then it’s more ups and down through orchid country to Lights Beach. After a break at Lights Beach we have the walk up Mt Hallowell, with beautiful boulder formations and spectacular views over the Denmark area and coast. Thereafter it’s a slow descent to the inlet and an easy walk along it. Koorabup, Denmark

Meals:  B,L

Expect some great scenery today as we alternate between coastal and inland views. We will pass through the Nullaki campsite starting off with an easy walk by the peaceful Wilson Inlet. Koorabup, Denmark

Meals:  B,L

Today’s walk is mostly within the spectacular West Cape Howe National Park, accompanied by a profusion of wildflowers. There is a bit of up-hill walking early on especially one section with many stairs! After that it’s fairly easy walking. We visit the West Cape Howe campsite, then it’s all downhill to finish the day at the beautiful Shelley Beach. Take a dip or just sit and take it all in. Albany Best Western

Meals:  B,L

We start with a beach walk and cross the Torbay Inlet by foot*. Let your mind wander on the lovely 6 km beach walk into Cosy Corner where we’ll have some morning tea. After morning tea we head up through some interesting and varied environments. We walk through peaceful groves of trees; over granite outcrops with their sticky tail flowers on display; and we are treated to million dollar coastal views. Our walk ends at Shelley Beach where we might glimpse a hang glider soaring above the white sand beach. Albany Best Western

Meals:  B,L

From the cliff-side wind turbines, we head west along the Bibbulmun Track with beautiful sweeping views of the coast. The wildflowers along this section are usually spectacular and the walking is fairly easy. Look out for orchids along the sandy track up to the ridge, and there are some great views back over Albany town. After lunch you’ll start to get some views of the Southern Ocean as we make our way toward the wind farm. Views along the cliffs here are spectacular! Albany Best Western

Meals:  B,L

After our drive south, we will begin at the Southern Terminus of the Bibbulmun Track in Albany. From here we will follow alongside the picturesque Princess Royal Harbour. Enjoy lunch at Williams Woolshed (own expense) on our way back to Perth. We should arrive back in the city mid/late afternoon.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 4 dinners.
  • 11 nights comfortable accommodation as listed in the itinerary
  • Professional wilderness guide and support staff
  • All transport as listed by private coach
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Transport to/from Perth

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation in Perth before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry or postage
  • Day packs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation


Grading

Moderate to Challenging  
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This challenging but spectacular section of the Bibbulmun Track is possibly the best 11 consecutive days on the whole track! There are some steep sections and some sandy dune walking; however, you will be rewarded for your efforts with fantastic coastal scenery, brilliant wildflowers and the wonderful forest. Walking distances range from 18km to 21km per day. Suggested preparation: We recommend one hour of strenuous exercise 4 times per week (this can be cycling, jogging or walking) interspersed with relatively demanding bushwalks carrying a day pack. At least once a week, you should walk with a weighted day pack (5–7kg) for several hours for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. The best way to train for an active holiday is to simulate the activity you will be undertaking on the trip. Train for uneven terrain by finding a hilly, rough narrow bush track, and go for a lovely long walk in your trekking boots. Be sure to include some multi day walks in your training and if possible, sand walking.


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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Knuckey Private Bibbulmun Track, Walpole to Albany trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

There are some long days, steep hills and beach sand walking on this section from Walpole to Denmark. As with all Bibbulmun track walks, the tracks themselves are fantastic. Although there are some beach sections, rocks and hill, the terrain is not too difficult.

We recommended that you have a good level of fitness for this trip. Walking distances range from 18km to 21km per day, and you will walk carrying a day pack (weighing around 5-7kg). Thorough physical and mental preparation is important for your safe participation and enjoyment of this expedition. As with any active holiday, the fitter you are for the activity, the more you will enjoy it. In short, fitness enables you to do more, see more and simply relax more.

We leave Perth at 8am on day 1. With an early departure, we recommend a night in Perth before the tour for those coming from interstate or overseas.

The trip only runs in October and November as we believe this to be the best time to walk this section of the Bibbulmun Track. The wildflowers are spectacular at this time of year and temperatures usually aren't too high. Average temperatures during these months are as follows:

Oct: 9 min - 19 max

Nov: 12 min - 21 max


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Why cycle with us

SELF GUIDED EXPERTS

As the pioneers of self guided active travel in Australia you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.

TRUSTED LOCAL ADVICE

Our team is passionate about cycling and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for you.

Quality services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. We've sourced the highest quality bikes and most authentic accommodations so you can enjoy a stress free cycling trip.


Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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