Albany Bald Head OTBT
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Duration
2.5 Days

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Distance
20 kms

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Difficulty
Intermediate

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Tour
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Tour Description

Join Off the Beaten Track WA for a weekend coastal and mountain hiking experience in Amazing Albany! You’ll experience the ruggedly scenic Bald Head Walk Trail plus be completely immersed in the karri forests and mountain views of Nancy’s Peak and Devil’s Slide in the Porongurup National Park. Two amazing days on the trail complimented with central and comfortable accommodation and gourmet catering supplied by local providers.

This weekender will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed and ready to tackle the new week with plenty of amazing memories and stories to tell!

Off The Beaten Track WA provides a trained and experienced Guide/Host for our Hiking Experiences & Adventure Tours. We carry two-way communication devices, a personal location beacon when phone signal is not available and we’re a fully licensed, insured and accredited Western Australian tourism business providing hiking and adventure experiences with a twist!

Karri forest Porongurup


Experience Includes

2 days guided walking with Off The Beaten Track WA
2 nights shared accommodation at Best
Western Albany, (extra charge for own room available)
2 Cooked breakfasts incl tea/coffee
2 Dinners at local restaurants and bistros
2 delicious lunches, (one on track and one at a local winery) PLUS morning tea
All National Park fees
Complimentary use of hiking poles
All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support
Access to all tour photos
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

Pre-arrival day – Friday | We’ll depart Perth at 12pm with our eyes set on Amazing Albany. After checking in to our accommodation at Best Western Albany Motel & Apartments, you’ll have some free time to explore before we head into town for dinner at a local Bistro.

Day 1 – Saturday

Fuel up with a cooked breakfast at a nearby cafe before we head to Torndirrup National Park to hike the ruggedly spectacular 12.5km Bald Head Trail. The trail is made up of a combination of boardwalks, limestone paths, sandy walk ways and hard granite sections. You will require a relatively good level of fitness to undertake this trail, despite only being 12.5kms long it will take us about 5hrs to complete. After our hike, we’ll go visit the natural beauty of The Gap and Natural Bridge and watch the fierce waves crash against the rocks below. Our last stop for today will be the Albany Wind Farm before we head back to our accommodation to freshen up for dinner at a local restaurant. 

Day 2 – Sunday

After checking out of our accommodation, we’ll enjoy another delicious breakfast at Kate’s Place then head to the Porongurup National Park to tackle the stunning Nancy’s Peak & Devil’s Slide Trail. Commonly referred to as “The Porongurups”, this unique mountain range­ is approximately 12km long and was formed over 1200 million years ago, making it one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world! 

The energy of this ancient mountain range can be felt with your first steps into the dense karri forest that surrounds the base of the peaks. As you summit the giant granite peaks you will be left in awe at the stunning views of farmland across to Albany and the Stirling Range. After experiencing the peaks of the Porongurups, we’ll return to ground level and experience some local wines and a light lunch before we hit the road for our drive back to the big smoke! 

Tour Terrain & Experience Level

Fitness Level: A medium/high level of fitness is required for these hikes. We will be hiking 2 reasonably challenging trails over the weekend. However, we will be going at a pace where we enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

Tour Departure Point

Departing from: OTBT HQ – Serpentine, WA. Location will be provided once you have booked.

What to Bring?

A packing list will be provided upon booking. However a normal hiking day pack with water, first aid, camera, poles etc is all you’ll require for the hike then an overnight bag for your personal items.

Payment

Payment: To secure your place on this tour you can either pay in full or pay a 33% deposit. With 66% of the tour amount due 90 days prior to tour departure and final payment due 30 days prior to tour departure.

Places are strictly limited. To join Off The Beaten Track WA for this Cape to Cape Weekender Tour BOOK NOW!

Booking & Cancellation Policy

No-shows and cancellations received within 30 days of tour departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received 30-60 days prior to the tour departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received over 60 days prior to the tour departure will receive 0% cancellation fee and a full refund minus book/transaction fees.

Customers can transfer their booking to a friend or family member with no penalty but must advise in writing so Off The Beaten Track WA can provide confirmation information to this individual and ensure waivers are completed.

All bookings are made online via Rezdy Stripe or Paypal and are inclusive of GST and will incur a booking fee. The booking fee is non-refundable in the case of a cancellation.

If Off The Beaten Track WA cancels a tour you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another departure date or alternatively receive a full refund.

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COVID_19 Measures

We encourage all hikers to keep a distance of 1.5m away from others and utilise the hand sanitizer available whilst on our hikes. If you are unwell, please stay at home, and we’ll do the same. Please practice good hand hygiene whilst on our tours and before consuming any food or drinks.