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5 Day Stirling Ranges walk

Stirling Ranges Walk

A guided 5 day Pack-Free walk

This fantastic 5 day Pack Free walk showcases the highlights of the Stirling Ranges in the South West region of Western Australia. The Stirling Range National Park is the only major mountain range in Western Australia’s southern portion. Sharp cliff walls, sheltering gullies, breathtaking views, and a great diversity of unusual and colourful wildflowers characterise the rocky summits, which reach more than 1000 metres above sea level. With 1500 species, the park is one of the world’s most important flora hotspots, with many of them growing nowhere else. Explore some of Australia’s most magnificent coastline with their giant granite boulders, stunning beaches and flowering heathlands. You will be staying at the best boutique accommodation and sampling some of the finest wines and produce of this region. WA’s South Coast is sure to enchant your every sense.

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A Pack Free Walking Holiday

Carry as little as your water and lunch

Our speciality is Pack Free walking holidays allowing our guests to walk with as little as their water and camera. No need to carry a heavy pack with clothes and gear, we will take care of moving your bags from accommodation to accommodation, leaving you free to immerse yourself in the environment.

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Dog Rock Motel

1 night stay

The Dog Rock Motel is located in the heart of Albany’s historic and cultural district, and across from the famous local landmark, the natural granite Dog Rock. The city centre, shopping district, York Street, Visitor Centre, Anzac Peace Park, Museum, and the Brig Amity are all within walking distance. The popular and beautiful Middleton Beach is about a 5-minute drive away.

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Kendenup Lodge and Cottages

3 nights stay

Kendenup Lodge and Cottages overlooks sun-kissed paddocks, 40acres of natural bushland and the towering Stirling Range. The perfect setting to unwind after a full day of walking. Ideally located 30 minutes north of Albany and a stone’s throw from Mount Barker’s award-winning wine country. All rooms in the lodges and cottages are air-conditioned, have a flat-screen TV, ironing facilities and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms offer mountain views. Guests can relax by the fireplace in the shared lounge. Mountain bikes are available for hire.

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Personalised Tours

A maximum of 12 guests

We keep our group sizes small and personalised with a maximum of 12 guests per trip, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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Superb Local wines

and regional produce

We pride ourselves on supporting local businesses and providing our guests with sensational local produce that make the region unique.

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Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our talented team of guides pride themselves on their passion for each region. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. They are committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching and memorable walking experience.

 

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Genuinely all-inclusive

Nothing more to pay

There’s nothing more frustrating than paying for a tour to find out you have to pay additional money for transfers, wine, restaurant meals or even credit card fees. On a Life’s An Adventure walking holiday, we ensure we provide an all-inclusive holiday with no hidden extras. Regional wines are provided to enjoy with every evening meal, transfers from Perth are also included and on our last day, we even include a flight from Albany to Perth so you avoid a long arduous drive back.  There’s even no charge for credit card fees when booking.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
5 Day Stirling Ranges walk

Your 5 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight packs to carry
  • All transfer to/ from Perth
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • NO Credit Card Fees

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 1 night Dog Rock Motel, Albany
  • 3 nights Kendenup Lodge and Cottages

MEALS:

  • 4 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • Daily delicious lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • 4 x dinners either in-house or at local restaurants served with regional wine
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking
Day 1: Perth to Albany
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SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: DoubleTree Hotel Northbridge, Perth.

DEPARTURE TIME: 9am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 4-hour 50-minute transfer from Perth to Albany

WALK ITINERARY: Be met in Perth by your transfer company at 9.00am at the DoubleTree Hotel Northbridge, Perth and transferred to Albany. On arrival we’ll head to our accommodation for the night at The Dog Rock Motel. The motel is located in the heart of Albany’s historic and cultural district, and across from the famous local landmark, the natural granite Dog Rock. The city centre, shopping district, York Street, Visitor Centre, Anzac Peace Park, Museum, and the Brig Amity are all within walking distance. The popular and beautiful Middleton Beach is about a 5-minute drive away. Later in the afternoon we’ll meet the rest of the group completing the Cape, Bibbulmun and Stirling walk. Tonight enjoy an a la carte dinner at a local restaurant served with regional wines.

Day 2: Albany to Stirling Ranges via Porongorup National Park
5 Day Stirling Ranges walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 40-minute transfer from accommodation to the trail in Porongorup National Park. Afternoon: 35-minute transfer from the end of the trail to Kendenup Lodge.

TRACK DETAILS: 4kms. 2.5 hours with breaks on the Castle Rock Walk. Medium/Difficult grade. 5km Nancy’s Peak Circuit. 3-4hours. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Both tracks are suitable for most fitness levels. Tracks may have short steep hill sections with some rough surfaces. The summits are between 570 – 652 metres.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning enjoy breakfast at nearby café at Middleton Beach before being transferred to the Castle Rock Trail in Porongurup National Park. The trail begins at the Castle Rock picnic spot and climbs through jarrah, marri, and karri forest to the base of Castle Rock and the lower lookout. A steeper and more difficult ascent, which includes scrambling over rocks and scaling a 6m ladder, leads to the Granite Skywalk, an incredible steel structure that winds its way around the massive granite dome, providing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Well worth the climb for the stunning views! After our walkers lunch we will continue on to Nancy’s Peak Circuit. A walk in a granite landscape that traverses the major peak in the Porongurup Ranges, 23 kilometres from Mount Barker. The views are spectacular, with the Stirling Ranges visible to the north and the Southern Ocean visible on a clear day, in addition to the grandeur of the moss-covered granite boulders and lush vegetation. After both of these incredible walks we will head to Kendenup Lodge and Cottages, our accommodation for the next 3 nights, where we’ll enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by breathtaking views of the Stirling Ranges. The perfect setting to unwind after a full day of walking.

 

Day 3: Bluff Knoll, Stirling Ranges
5 Day Stirling Ranges walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1 hour transfer from accommodation to Bluff Knoll Trailhead. Afternoon: Drive: 1 hour transfer from trail end to Kendenup Lodge and Cottages.

TRACK DETAILS: 6.8kms Bluff Knoll Trailhead 4-5 hours with breaks and lunch. Medium grade.

TERRAIN: This moderate trail is well signed and takes you to the top of Bluff Knoll, 1098 metres above sea level, via a steep path with numerous step to negotiate.

WALK ITINERARY: The Stirling Range National Park’s most popular path is Bluff Knoll. This is a 6.8km moderate return walk to the highest peak in the south-west, reaching a height of 1073m and expansive views over the surrounding region. This walk will take us around 4-5 hours including tea break and lunch. Starting at the Bluff Knoll car park’s southern end, the walk descends to a creek before ascending to a mountain saddle with spectacular views over the ridge to the south coast. The trail then turns left and climbs the ridge to the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree vistas. Along the way there should be many wildflowers to enjoy in an environment unique to this part of the state including Mountain Bells and the Queen of Sheba Orchid. Once back at Kendenup Lodge and Cottages we’ll enjoy some downtime before having dinner served with regional wines.

Day 4: Mt Hassell and Talyuberlup
5 Day Stirling Ranges walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1 hour transfer from accommodation to Mt Hassell trailhead. Afternoon: Drive: 40-minutes transfer from trail end at Talyuberlup trailhead Walk to Kendenup Lodge and Cottages.

TRACK DETAILS: 2.9kms Mt Hassell trailhead. 3 hours with breaks. Medium/Difficult grade. 2.6kms Talyuberlup walk. 3 hours with breaks. Difficult grade.

TERRAIN: Hassel trailhead peaks at 847 metres. It starts gently, has sections of scree and then requires a rocky scramble to the top. Talyuberlup Trailhead is a steep and challenging hike to a rock covered peak.

WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast we’ll drive to the start of our first walk today at Mt Hassell, another fabulous walk in the Stirling Ranges. The trail up Mt Hassell has fewer steps than some of the other peaks, beginning gently and then followed by steeper sections of scree. At a height of 700 metres there is a large flat rock, beyond which the trail becomes steeper and requires some rock scrambling. Ripple marks can be seen on the rocks on Mt Hassell, evidence that the ranges were once covered by a shallow sea. As with all of the peaks in the Stirling Ranges, wildlfowers are to be seen most of the year. After our walkers lunch we drive a short distance to Talyuberlup trailhead Walk, the most dramatic rocky peak in the Stirling Ranges. Whilst only 783 metres high, it has been described as having a castle-like summit. The trail firstly winds through an area of low woodland and further on rises steeply up a gully before it heads for the base of the cliffs and then along a cliff line. It enters a large cave underneath the summit, from where you emerge onto the peak of Talyuberlup. Another day of spectacular vistas and incredible walks we’ll head back to Kendenup Lodge and Cottages for our final night and enjoy dinner whilst reminiscing about our experiences.

Day 5: Mt Trio and back to Perth
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 45-minute transfer from accommodation to Mt Trio. Lunch: 1.5-hours transfer from Mt Trio to Black Cockatoo café at The Kodja Place, Kojonup. Afternoon: Drive: 3-hours transfer from Kojonup to Perth.

TRACK DETAILS: 3.5kms Mt Trio. 2-3 hours with breaks. Medium/Difficult grade.

TERRAIN: This is a short and steep hike has a total ascent of 400 metres and lots of steps along the way.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, we’ll drive to our final walk of this fantastic journey at Mt Trio. Mt Trio, as the name suggests, comprises of three peaks where the walk firstly climbs steeply from the parking area to a saddle between the east peak and the north peak. Further on it becomes more gentle towards the highest (northern) point at 856 metres where there are excellent views from the top when the weather is clear. Apart from many other wildflowers Mt Trio is known for its bright red mountain bell, Darwinia lejostyla. After enjoying this fabulous walk we’ll drive to Kojonup where we will have a celebratory lunch at Black Cockatoo café at The Kodja Place, Kojonup. The Kodja Place is a visitor and cultural centre that tells the inside story of Australian country life from Kojonup’s Noongar-Aboriginal and settler cultures. From Kojonup we’ll drive 3-hors back to Perth where the journey ends.

FINISH TIME: Arrive at Perth airport at approximately 6:30pm.

WHY NOT EXTEND YOUR WALK:
Please note this tour joins up with our 9-day Bibbulmun and Stirling walk on day 1.
For those wishing to also include the Bibbulmun portion please see our 9-day itinerary. Click here.

Tour Availability

We run regular monthly tours from September to May every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a specials savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

DeparturesAvailable Specials /Notes
2022 DATES:
18 Mar 2022 Available Earlybird Special
15 Apr 2022 Available Earlybird Special

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8-10 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Super Earlybirds save $300 per person. (Past Passengers save $400 per person)

Super Earlybird savings of $300 per person when you book and pay at time of booking. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice subject to availability.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 1699 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

DEPARTURES
Mar to May 2022

Super Earlybird Price*……$1699
Normal Price………………. $1999

*Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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$ 1599 /p

Guests that have travelled with us before

DEPARTURES
Mar to May 2022

Super Earlybird Price*……$1599
Normal Price………………. $1899

*Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Private Groups Super Earlybird Price
$ 1899 /p

Your own Private Group of 8-10 guests

PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

DEPARTURES
Mar to May 2022

Super Earlybird Price*……$1599
Normal Price………………. $1899

*Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups. 

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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

Singles wanting their own room.       Add $210
Subject to availability at time of booking.

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For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Booking Guarantee click here.

Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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