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 subgroup of the Noongar, who 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.
Read about this amazing walk in this Feature from the September 2019 Edition of Great Walks Magazine:
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, stopping to enjoy a special highlight lunch at Leeuwin Estate Winery where you will indulge 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.
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people.
We are very proud of our talented team of guides who are passionate about the regions we travel to. 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.
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 your credit card fees!
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.
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 charming Tree Elle Retreat set in beautifully 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.
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.
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 an 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 distant views of the ocean. Tonight with enjoy a special celebratory dinner at Castille Winery featuring wonderful local produce and wines.
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 rocks 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. Afterward, we head to Albany where you will join your 5.25pm flight back to Perth arriving at 6.35pm. The end of a remarkable journey.
WHY NOT EXTEND YOUR WALK:
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.
We run a tour every month from September to May every year. We have the following departures available this season:
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|20th – 24th Apr||18th – 22nd May|
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Super Earlybird Prices
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EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: 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 the initial booking.
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
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