Get the best of both worlds on the Cape to Cape/Bibbulmun walk
One of Life’s An Adventure’s new pack-free guided walks for 2019 is their 8-day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk. No other walking tour company offers is great combo. On their own the Cape to Cape and the Bibbulmun Track showcase some of the Australia’s finest wilderness areas and coastal scenery but combined you not only get a taster for these two iconic walks you also get to try out some of what WA’s southwest is famous for – local wine and local cuisine!
The first 4 days are spent walking the best of the Cape to Cape walk in the Margaret River region, with its timeless landscapes of high limestone cliffs and pretty heathlands. From there you head to the Karri Valley near Pemberton to start the Bibbulmun walk. Experience the tranquility and beauty of the Karri and Tingle Forest as well as some of Australia’s most magnificent coastline.
We asked Life’s An Adventure’s Mark Norek about the interesting walking combo.
What was the idea behind combining the best of bits of two iconic WA walks?
Mark: Why come back and do the two walks separately… if you’re time-poor like me I like to do both at the same time. Also walking the whole of the Cape to Cape takes 8 days but I found 4 days was enough so I thought what about trying another area with the extra days you have.
This 8-day tour is one of your longer trips. Does that make the walk more challenging?
Mark: There is an easy day then a hard day. There is also the opportunity for a second guide to provide easy options if you want an easy or hard day.
We hear there’ll be some wine tasting along the way. Tell us about that.
Mark: There is wine tasting at Amelia Park, Leewuin Estate and others. We have several opportunities to spend a few hours each day to try wines after each day’s walk.
Life’s an adventure is all about the WOW factor. What’s one WOW factor on this trip?
Getting picked up by a helicopter on the beach on day four near Contos and lifted above the waves to Leewuin Estate is a highlight of a lifetime. We also have a cooking class run by a renowned local chef and winemaker from local winery Rickety Gate wines. We learn how to perfectly cook the local crayfish, marron – a real delicacy of these parts.