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5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Bibbulmun walk

A guided 5 day Pack Free walk

This fantastic 5 day Pack Free walk showcases the highlights of the long distance Bibbulmun Track in the South West region of Western Australia. The Bibbulmun track covers 1000kms from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to Albany. With a distance of over 1000kms, to do the walk in its entirety would take around 8 weeks, instead we have hand picked the best sections of this track to provide you with a sensational 5 day journey. The Bibbulmun track has a deep indigenous connection, the track derived its name from the Bibbulmun people, a sub group of the Noongar, whom originally populated the south west corner of the state.

Discover varied landscapes of the Bibbulmun track and wine regions. Walk through the stunning and tranquil South West Forests with their towering karri and tingle trees, including pretty Beedelup Falls near Pemberton. 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.

Local wineries, superb local produce and towering forests

A Pack Free Walking Holiday
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.

Carefully selected Accommodation
We carefully select all our accommodation to ensure you can indulge in creature comforts at the end of a day’s walk. Our first night is spent at the Karri Valley Resort perfectly located on the edge of Lake Beedelup surrounded by the magnificent Karri Forest, our guest will enjoy Lakeview Side Rooms with balconies over the water. Followed by 2 nights at Tree-Elle Retreat an oasis in a gorgeous garden setting. Our final accommodation is the charming Chimes Spa Retreat located high on the hills in the Great Southern Wine region offering wonderful views of the ocean.

Our Added “Wow” Factors
On a Life’s An Adventure walk we like to add those extras to make your journey a truly special experience. On our first day we travel via the famous Margaret River region, stoppping to enjoy a special highlight lunch at Leeuwin Estate Winery where you will ndulge in wonderful local produce and wines. During our stay at Tree Elle Retreat, our guests will participate in a superb cooking class with Chef Silas Masih, the renowned owner of local restaurant Pepper and Salt. Silas will provide a master cooking class using local produce to create the evening’s dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the master at work who will share a few of his culinary tricks and secrets.

Personalised Tours
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people.

Our Guides
We are very proud of our talented team of guides who are passionate about the regions we travel. 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.

Superb meals featuring local produce
We pride ourselves on supporting local businesses and providing our guests with sensational local produce that make the region unique. At Mount Shadforth we enjoy a superb la carte dinner perfectly matched with regional wine at Castelli Estate Winery. Whilst at Tree-Elle Retreat, Chef Silas will provide not only an exceptional dinner but a masterclass in cooking. We will even choose our own fish for the evening’s dinner from the local family fishermen.

Genuinely all-inclusive
We provide an all-inclusive holiday with no hidden extras. Regional wines are provided to enjoy with every evening meal, we even include a flight from Albany to Perth on your last day so you can avoid a long 5 hour drive back to Perth.  We won’t even charge you credit card fees!

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Why Choose Us

Pack Free Walk

Walk with as little as your camera & water

Margaret River Highlight Lunch

at Leeuwin Estate winery

Regional Wines

Included & Local Produce

Flight from Albany

Back to Perth

5 Day Bibbulmun walk Inclusions

Your 5 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight packs to carry
  • Transfer from Perth to Margaret River day 1
  • Flight from Albany to Perth last day of your walk
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • NO Credit Card Fees

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 1 night at the lakefront Karri Valley Resort
  • 2 nights at the charming Tree-Elle Retreat
  • 1 night at the boutique Chimes Spa Retreat

MEALS:

  • Special lunch at Leeuwin Estate Winery day 1
  • Special dinner at Castelli Estate Winery with regional wine
  • Special Master Cooking class & dinner by Chef Silas with wine
    PLUS…
  • 1 x a la carte restaurant dinner served with regional wine at the Karri Valley Resort
  • 1 x inhouse dinner using fresh local fish cooked by guides and served with wine
  • 4 x delicious lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • 4 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking

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Tour Itinerary

Day : Perth - Leeuwin Estate - Pemberton
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Be met in Perth by your transfer company at 9.30am and transferred to the famous wine region of Margaret River.  Here we will stop at Leeuwin Estate Winery where we will enjoy a magnificent lunch overlooking the stunning gardens and forest of the estate. After lunch we head to Pemberton region arriving late afternoon. Tonight we spend the night at the Karri Valley Resort situated on pretty Lake Beedelup and surrounded by magnificent Karri Forest. Enjoy a superb dinner in the restaurant served with local wines with stunning views across the lake.

Day 2: Beedelup Falls - Tingle Tree to Sappers Bridge
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the lake. This morning we walk a small section of the Bibbulmun track near our accommodation to pretty Beedelup falls. Marvel at the beautiful karri forest, bird life and the series of rocky cascades of the falls. Afterwards we continue on to the Giant Tingle Tree for the main walk of the day from through the Tingle Forest to Sappers Bridge. Would you believe the world’s largest forests are here! Our walk starts at the Giant Tingle Tree, a colossal buttressed eucalyptus tree with a hollowed-out base. While wandering through the Valley of the Giants, you will be amazed by the magnificent trees. The star of the Valley of the Giants is the red tingle tree. The red tingle tree is the biggest buttressing eucalypt with a base that can have a circumference of up to 20m. The karri tree is the tallest tree in Western Australia and the third tallest tree in the world. You will also wander past the yellow tingle trees and the marri trees. Afterwards we head to our accommodation at the charning Tree Elle Retreat set in beautiful manicured gardens. This charming accommodation is like a home away from home. Tonight as a special treat Chef Silas Masih will visit us at the accommodation of a master cooking class. Sit back with a glass of wine as Silas prepares dinner and provides some tricks and secrets to cooking fabulous meals. Afterwards enjoy dinner include regional wines from the area.

Day 3: Conspicuous Beach to Peaceful Bay
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Enjoy breakfast before we head out. Today’s part of the trail explores the stunning coastline from Conspicuous Beach to Peaceful Bay.  From Conspicuous Beach we meander along the limestone cliffs and granite headlands towards the top of Conspicuous Cliffs, where you can witness the breathtaking views of the coastal heathland containing swamp paperbark and the red flowering gum. We will end the days walk at the stunning Peaceful Bay. Peaceful Bay is a perfect place for a swim or to merely enjoy the astonishing coastline overlooking William Bay National Park. At Peaceful Bay we meet the local family fishermen and choose our fresh fish for tonight’s evening meal. (Other dinner options will be available for those who do not like fish). We head back to our accommodation at Tree Elle Retreat for dinner served with some wonderful South West Regional wines.

Day 4: Shelley Beach to Lowlands Beach
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before today’s walk will take you from Shelley Beach to Lowlands Beach. The walk will start at the stunning and powerful Shelley Beach. The beach is bordered by densely vegetated granite boulders. You will walk towards Lowlands Beach, which is a isolated beach surrounded by dune-draped slopes covered in vegetation. A freshwater creek flows across the beautiful white sand of the beach. The platforms at Lowlands Beach offer stunning views of the cliffs and sometimes even dolphins or whales. Afterwards we head to our accommodation is at the charming Chimes Spa Resort set high on Mount Shadworth with with distant views of the ocean. Tonight with enjoy a special celebratory dinner at Castille Winery featuring wonderful local produce and wines.

Day 5: Elephant Rocks to Monkey Rock
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Enjoy breakfast before heading out to the last of our walks. Today’s walk takes us from Elephant Rocks to Monkey Rock. We start our journey at magnificent Elephant Rocks. The huge granite boulders of Elephant Rocks resemble a herd of elephants bathing in the shallow waters of the sea. The track then meanders past enormous granite roks before reaching the lovely Lights Beach. From Lights Beach we wander towards Monkey Rock, where spectacular views over William Bay National Park and Ratcliffe Bay are awaiting.  After admiring the gorgeous views, we head to the charming Lakehouse Restaurant in Denmark for a delightful lunch overlooking the lake with local produce. Afterwards we head to Albany where you will join your 5.00pm flight back to Perth arriving at 6.50pm.

 

Please note this tour joins up with our Cape to Cape walk on day 1. For those wishing to do both the Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walks please see our 8 day itinerary. Click here.

Tour Accommodation

5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Karri Valley Resort

Lakeside Room

The Karri Valley Resort is positioned on the edge of gorgeous Lake Beedelup and encircled by towering Karri Forest. Dinner will be enjoyed in the Resort Restaurant with stunning views across the lake and featuring wonderful local produce and wines. Wake up to the tranquility of the forest at this remote nature retreat. Guests will stay in the charming Lakeside Rooms with balconies over the water.

Room bedding configurations in each room are one Queen and one single bed.

5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Tree Elle Retreat

Ideally located between Walpole and Denmark, the Tree Elle Retreat is the perfect location for our walking itinerary. This boutique accommodation is set amongst beautifully manicured lush gardens and feels like a home away from home. Depending on the total number, our guests wll stay in one or both of the below accommodations.

Room Configurations:

The Barnhouse
Three bathrooms
Room 1: Queen Bed
Room 2: Queen Bed
Room 3: 2 x single beds

The Lofthouse
Two bathrooms
Room 1: 1 x king bed or 2 single beds  (loft room overlooks loung below)
Room 2: 1 x queen bed
Room 3: 2 single beds

5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk
5 Day Bibbulmun walk

Chimes Spa Retreat

Garden Suite

This boutique Retreat is set in the heart of the Southern Wine Region on Mount Shadforth with views across the ocean. With an atmosphere of casual sophisication this is the ideal location to relax after a days walking. Our guests will stay in Garden Suites

Room configurations:
Most suites have queen beds
1 suite is available with 2 x single beds.
Note if we have more single ladies travelling together and require more twin beds we will utilize the Karri Mia Resort next door which is 20 metres from Chimes.

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Tour Availability

We run a tour every month from September to May every year. We have the following departures available this season:
2018:
15 October
15 November
10 December

2019:
11 February
11 March
8 April
13 May

To check real time availability on all our South West walking tours please see information below. Please feel free to contact us if you are after a special group departure date or we will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Private Groups:
Walks for private groups are available for 10 or more people on a date of your choice (subject to availability).
We advise groups booking early 6-12 months in advance, so we can secure accommodation for your preferred date. For private groups we also offer discounted rates and FREE walking shirts – click here for details. Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Earlybird Special Price Save $500 per person

Earlybird Specials are available on this seasons departures from September 2018 to April 2019. Save $500 per person or $1000 per couple when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Book by 31 October 2018. See special cancellation policy below.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 or more can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose a date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


Earlybird Special Price
$ 2795 /p

20 Sept - 30 Oct 2018

Pack free walk - no overnight packs to carry
Special Lunch Leeuwin Estate Winery
Special dinner at Castelli Estate Winery with regional wine
Special Master Cooking class & dinner by Chef Silas with wine
4 x wonderful dinners
Regional wines included with your evening meals
1 night at the lakefront Karri Valley Resort
2 nights at the charming Tree-Elle Retreat
1 night at boutique Chimes Spa Retreat
4 x hot and cold breakfasts
3 x lunches to enjoy whilst walking
Trail mix & fresh fruit
Professional Guides with a passion to make your tour exceptional
Transfers from Perth CBD to Margaret River
Flight fro Albany to Perth on last day of walk
National Parks Fees
NO Credit card fees apply

Earlybird Special $2795
Save $500 per person

Book & Pay in full at time of booking on specific departures only by 31 October 2018.

Normal Price  $3295
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

 

Private Group $2745
Save $550 per person
Available for special groups of 10-12 people. Departure of your choice. Book & Pay in full at time of booking by 31 October 2018.

Private Group Normal Price  $3245
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks priorto departure.

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Exclusive Private Group Departures

Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 8 or more subject to availability. For private groups we also offer discounted rates and FREE walking shirts – click here for details

Travel Insurance

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. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A $250 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place with final payments due 8 weeks prior to departure. (unless purchasing red hot specials or earlybird specials – in which case full payment is due to time of booking). Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at 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 this is on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card Fees Apply.
  • 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 time of initial booking.
  • EARLYBIRD CANCELLATION POLICY: 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.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to injury, minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085. (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
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  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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