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8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

A guided 8 day Pack Free walk

This fantastic 8 day Pack Free walk showcases the two best walking trails of the South West region of Western Australia… the Cape to Cape and the Bibbulmun tracks. With a combined distance of over 1100kms, to do both walks would normally take around 9 weeks, instead, we have hand-picked the best sections of both tracks to provide you with an inspiring 8-day journey.

Our 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. Indulge in superb Margaret River wines as well as local produce and for a truly unforgettable journey, we will pick you up at the end of your walk on the beachfront by helicopter and transport you to Leeuwin Estate winery for a superb lunch with wines.

From here we head to the Karri Valley near Pemberton to start our Bibbulmun walking experience. Experience the tranquillity and beauty of the Karri and Tingle Forest as well as some of Australia’s most magnificent coastline. With such a diversity of landscapes and experiences, the entire South West region is sure to enchant all your senses.

Wine tasting, helicopter, walking and so much more

A Pack Free Walking Holiday
We specialise in providing Pack Free walking holidays across Australia. Our focus is allowing our guests to walk with as little as their water and camera so they can truly immerse themselves in the landscapes without the burden of carrying a heavy pack of clothes. Leave the logistics to us, knowing we take care of your luggage and all your walking experience details.

Wonderful Handpicked  Accommodation
We carefully select all our accommodation to ensure you can indulge in creature comforts at the end of a day’s walk. Spend three nights at the exclusive 5-star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort overlooking Bunker Bay. The Resort features a stunning Infinity Pool, as well as a superb bar and restaurant featuring modern Australian cuisine. Located on the edge of Lake Beedelup and surrounded by the magnificent Karri Forest, we enjoy a superb night at the Karri Valley Resort, before 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
At Life’s An Adventure we want to make your journey truly inspirational, that’s why we always include ‘Wow Factors’ on every tour.  In the Margaret River region, we have included a special helicopter flight to enrich your experience. Our helicopter will meet us on the beach at the end of our walk day 4 and whisk us away for an amazing flight to the famous Leeuwin Estate Winery.  On arrival, we will enjoy a fabulous celebratory lunch with Leeuwin Estate wines. Whilst on night 5 of our walk, guests will enjoy a superb cooking class with Chef Silas Masih, the renowned owner of local restaurant Pepper and Salt. Silas will join us at our accommodation to 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 as he shares 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
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.

Superb meals featuring local produce
With so much fabulous local produce available in this area your tastebuds will be enjoying a holiday of their own. From the wines of the Margaret River to locally caught fish from Denmark, you’ll indulge in sensational high-quality local produce that makes this region unique. During our stay at Tree-Elle Retreat, Chef Silas will provide not only an exceptional dinner but a masterclass in cooking, at Walpole we select our own fish for the evening’s dinner from the local family fishermen, whilst in Denmark, we enjoy dinner at a local Winery.

Genuinely all-inclusive
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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Why Choose Us

8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk Inclusions

Your 8 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight packs to carry
  • Helicopter Flight from the beach to the winery
  • 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:

  • 3  nights at the architecturally designed 5 star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
  • 1 night at the lakefront Karri Valley Resort
  • 2 nights at the charming Tree-Elle Retreat
  • 1 night at boutique Chimes Spa Retreat

MEALS:

  • Local wines served with all evening meals
  • Special dinner at a local Winery Restaurant, Margaret River
  • Special celebratory lunch at Leeuwin Estate Winery
  • Special dinner at Castelli Estate Winery with regional wine
  • Special Master Cooking class & dinner by Chef Silas with wine
    PLUS…
  • 4 x a la carte restaurant dinners served with regional wine
  • 1 x inhouse dinner using fresh local fish cooked by guides and served with wine
  • 6 x delicious lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • 6 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking

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Tour Itinerary

Day One - Injidup to Smiths Beach
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

Meet your guides in the foyer of the Holiday Inn Perth CBD at 7.30am for your transfer to Margaret River. (Approximately 3 hours drive). Today enjoy a relaxing walk from Injidup to Smiths Beach. Meander past vibrant granite formations, lagoon-like bays and limestone cliffs. Take in the remarkable Canal Rocks and the numerous picturesque lookouts, while you wander through scenic bushland. Upon arrival at beautiful Smiths Beach, you will be met by our representative and enjoy a short transfer to our accommodation for the next two nights at the superb Pullman Bunker Bay Resort. Enjoy free time to take a swim in the infinity pool or relax in our villa before joining the group for dinner in the charming Other Side of the Moon Restaurant, enjoy a la carte dining accompanied with Margaret River regional wines. A great way to finish the day.

Please note guests are able to opt out of any day’s walking and remain with our logistics guide to do sightseeing (or at the accommodation where there is a two-night stay)

Day Two: Cape Naturaliste to Smiths Beach
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out from our accommodation to start our walk. Today’s walk will take you from Cape Naturaliste lighthouse back to Smiths. You will start off at the beautiful cliff-top scenery of Cape Naturaliste and meander towards the spectacular panoramas of Sugar Loaf Rock. Sugar Loaf Rock is a remarkable granite island-like rock formation situated in the ocean and it is the summer residence for red-tailed tropic birds. The coast mainly exists of the limestone cliffs, short beaches and low rocky areas. After continuing form Sugar Loaf Rock you will carry on towards the coastal hamlet of Yallingup while strolling along an extended section of carved limestone sea cliffs. After Yallingup, you will wander over the granite headland at Torpedo Rock before reaching the legendary Smiths Beach. Return to our accommodation with time to relax. Tonight we enjoy a sensational dinner at a local winery, accompanied by wonderful wines from the estate.

Day Three: Moses Rock to Gracetown.
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

After a lovely breakfast, we transfer to the start of our walk at Moses Rock. Today our walk will take us from Moses Rock to Grace Town. During this walk, you will marvel at the glorious panoramas of the coast from cliff-top lookouts and the looming granite-gneiss of Wilyabrup. You will pass through the low heath and low granite headland, known as Whaleback. Before reaching Gracetown, you will wander through an enchanting section with lichen-covered rocks and heaps of pink fairy orchids in spring. Afterwards, enjoy a short transfer back to the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort. Enjoy free time before catching up with fellow passengers for a superb dinner including local wines.

Day 4: Redgate Beach to Contos Beach - Leeuwin Estate - Pemberton
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

6kms. 3 hours with break.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we head out for our walk. Today we start at the favourite local surfing and fishing spot, the historic Redgate Beach. During the walk, we enjoy beautiful views in both directions from granite outcrops and we might even spot some kangaroos. The walk from Bob’s Hollow to Contos is possibly the most impressive section of the Cape to Cape Track, with breathtaking panoramas north and south. A helicopter will be waiting for us on the beach at the end of our walk. From the sand, we’ll whisk you away for an impressive transfer us to the famous Leeuwin Estate. Along the way, we can appreciate stunning aerial views of the coastline. We arrive above a beautiful Karri forest into Leeuwin Estate we will enjoy a magnificent lunch overlooking the stunning gardens and forest of the estate. After lunch we farewell our Cape to Cape walk and head to Pemberton to the start of our Bibbulmun walking section of our holiday. Tonight we spend the night at the Karri Valley Resort situated on pretty Lake Beedelup and surrounded by magnificent Karri Forest. Tonight enjoy dinner in the restaurant with stunning views across the lake.

Day 5: Beedelup Falls - Tingle Tree to Sappers Bridge
8 Day Cape to Cape and 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 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.

Day 6: Shelley Beach to Lowlands Beach
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

After breakfast, we head out for today’s walk 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 transfer to our accommodation at the charing Chimes Spa Retreat. Enjoy time to relax before a special dinner at a nearby local winery. Castille Estate has sweeping views over the hills dotted with vines and the wines here are sensational.

Day 7: Conspicuous Beach to Peaceful Bay
8 Day Cape to Cape and 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 8: Elephant Rocks to Monkey Rock
8 Day Cape to Cape and 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 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. Afterwards, we head to Albany where you will join your flight back to Perth at 5.00pm arriving at 6.50pm.

Tour Accommodation

8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk

5 star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

2 bedroom Villa

You’ll be delighted by the 5-star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort as soon as you enter the main foyer with its striking stonework perfectly complimenting the stunning high pitched wood ceilings. The Resort features impressive ocean views and a spectacular infinity pool, a wonderful location to return to after a day’s walking. The delightful lounge and bar in the main building with their cosy fireplaces are a great place to relax and meet up pre-dinner. Dinners will be a la carte dinner in the Resort’s “Other Side of the Moon” Restaurant featuring modern Australian Cuisine and accompanied by Margaret River wines.

Our guests will stay in 2 bedroom villas featuring cathedral ceilings, limestone feature walls timber, floors kitchen, 2 bathrooms lounge and dining area, laundry and a private terrace with garden views.
Accommodation based on 4 people sharing a villa (2 people per bedroom).

ROOM UPGRADES AT THE PULLMAN BUNKER BAY:

Upgrade to a one bedroom Garden View Studio Villa. (King bed or two singles). Based on 2 people twin share   Add $136
Singles wanting their own room in the two bedroom villa.       Add $353
Subject to availability at time of booking.

8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and 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 tranquillity 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.

8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and 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 will stay in one or both of the below accommodations.

Room Configurations:

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

The Lofthouse
Two bathrooms
Room 1: 1 x king bed (loft room overlooks dining below)
Room 2: 2 x extra large single beds (loft room overlooks lounge below)
Room 3: 1 x king bed or 2 x single beds

8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun walk
8 Day Cape to Cape and 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 day of 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 doors 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.

DEPARTURE DATES
Spot Special Discounts Available on all these dates
8 November 2019
17 April 2020
15 May 2020 – Please note this departure has no helicopter and is, therefore, $100 cheaper than the normal price

To check real-time availability on all our South West walking tours please see the 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

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NEXT SEASON: (Sept 2020 to May 2021)
Super Earlybird Specials – Save $300 per person off Normal Pricing, when you book and pay in full at time of booking

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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

Spot Special Prices

Spot Special discounts are available on this season's remaining dates from November 2019 to May 2020.
Save $150 per person or $300 per couple.

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


Spot Special Price
$ 5345 /p

Past Passengers $5245

SPOT SPECIAL DISCOUNT
SAVE UP TO $150 per person

Book and pay in full
at time of booking on Nov ’10 to May 2020 departures
Earlybird Price
……$5345
Past Passenger Price ……$5245
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NORMAL PRICES
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Normal Price
……………$5495
Past Passenger Price ..$5395
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PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.
Group Earlybird Price…. $5290
Book & Pay in full at time of booking before 31 July 2019.

Group Normal Price…. $5445
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously

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ROOM UPGRADES:

Upgrade to a one bedroom Garden View Studio Villa at Pullman Bunker Bay for 3 nights. Based on 2 people twin share   Add $136
Singles wanting their own room in the two bedroom chalet.       Add $808
Subject to availability at time of booking.

Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: In order to receive the $100 Past Passenger Discount, you must state on your booking each tour you have been on with Life’s An Adventure and what year, so we can cross check these details for each client. Please note our Reservation staff will apply this discount manually, so select “Deposit Only”  at the booking checkout stage (even if choosing a Super Earlybird price) and will send you a payment link for the remaining payment once the discount is applied.

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 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 NIB 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 the time of booking). Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks 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 this is 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 Fees Apply.
  • 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.
  • Please note if the helicopter flight does not go ahead a $200 credit will be applied to your next booking. No refunds are available.

Cancellation Policy

  • Where the helicopter flight is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour. However, a $100 credit note will be given for your next tour.
  • Click here to view Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel.

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