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I have made my booking, what happens now?

You have just taken the first step towards having an awesome OTBT experience! A few days before the event, you will receive an email from us confirming the meeting point, time, what to bring and an update on weather conditions. If at any point you want to find out more about the adventure that awaits you, please contact us.

How fit do I need to be to come along on an OTBT experience?

Most of our experiences are suitable for all fitness levels. We do offer the use of hiking poles and take regular breaks to allow rest time if it is needed. Some of our hikes (such as Endurance Training Hikes) are a little harder and do require a reasonable level of fitness to achieve, but these are aimed at hikers who are wanting to step up there game.

Do we carry the yoga mats with us on a pilates or yoga hike?

Yes we sure do! Please make sure your mat has a strap or you can wedge it in your back pack so you don’t have to carry it.

How do I give feedback?

We love feedback! You can chat to us on the day of your event, contact us through Facebook, through our website by clicking here, write us an email and send to offthebeatentrackwa@gmail.com or give us a call on 0417 128 896. We are always happy to talk to our clients!

Do you offer private bookings?

Yes, absolutely. OTBT can tailor an experience just for you. Just contact us to find out more!

Are you a licensed business?

Yes! OTBT holds a Commercial Operators License with DBCA, is Tourism Accredited with the Tourism Council of Western Australia and is an insured outdoor adventure business.

What are some dog friendly trails in or around Perth?

  • 60 Foot Falls, Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
  • Lesmurdie Falls, Lesmurdie
  • Point Peron Coastal Trail, Rockingham
  • Aboriginal Heritage Trail, Spectacles Wetlands
  • Bells Rapids, Brigadoon
  • Noble Falls, Gidgegannup
  • Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda
  • Jorgensen Park, Kalamunda
  • Jarrahdale Railway Heritage Trail, Jarrahdale

What are some family friendly trails in or around Perth?

  • Rocky Pools Walk Trail, Kalamunda
  • 60 Foot Falls, Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
  • Stacey’s Loop, Jarrahdale
  • Lesmurdie Falls, Lesmurdie
  • Marrinyup Falls, Dwellingup
  • Point Peron Coastal Trail, Rockingham
  • Aboriginal Heritage Trail, Spectacles Wetlands
  • Baldwins Bluff, Serpentine
  • Bells Rapids, Brigadoon
  • Noble Falls, Gidgegannup
  • Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda

What are the 7 principles of Leave No Trace?

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimise campfire impacts
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

What is Dieback?

Dieback (Phytophthora Cinnamomi) is a pathogen that lives in soil, water and plant material and attacks plant roots restricting the uptake of water and nutrients. It is a huge threat to Australia’s biodiversity and very prominent in WA, particularly the South West. Dieback is not easily detected as infected plants can often be mistaken to be dying from drought.

Human activity such as hiking causes the greatest spread of Dieback. There is no known cure so we must help restrict the spread and protect the bush land that we love.

  • Clean your footwear before hitting the trails
  • Use boot cleaning stations where available
  • Try to remove mud and soil when it is dry with a brush
  • Pay attention to the information signs in Dieback risk areas
  • The Bibbulmun track is only for feet (no wheels).

Please remember ‘every step counts’ so keep yours clean!

How do I book a tour or experience?

Our booking system is super easy! Simply visit our Tour & Experiences page, select which tour you’d like to join us for, the date and click ‘book now’. Simply complete the online form and follow the payment instructions and BOOM! You’re all booked! You will receive an email from us to confirm your booking, but please don’t print this (save the trees)!

How do I pay?

Booking is easy through our online booking system. You can either opt to pay via credit card (stripe) or paypal. If you’re booking on one of our weekenders or multi-day trips, you have the options of payment instalments too!

Are there any age limits?

Absolutely not! There are no age limits on adventure! You just need to be able to manage the distance and the terrain. Each tour page will tell you the distance and the level of difficulty.

What should I bring?

Each experience is different depending on the duration and distance hiked/biked. You can expect to need to bring a small backpack with 2-3ltrs water, camera, head torch (for night tours), yoga mat (for yoga and pilates), a good attitude and a big smile!

Do you cancel the hike if it’s raining?

We will only cancel a hike if it is unsafe to proceed. Hiking in the rain is awesome and very refreshing! Hiking in a torrential downpour with strong winds however poses a risk. We make the tough calls and will always advise you via email if we need to postpone with as much notice as possible.

I’ve bought tickets but now I can’t attend. What’s your refund policy?

We have a different policy for day tours and multi-day trips, so please refer to the webpage of your tour and scroll down to the Booking & Cancellation Policy section.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our group size down to ensure you receive a really special experience. We take no more than 20 guests, but for a lot of our experiences we keep things to a maximum of 10 guests.

How safe is it to hike regarding Covid? (covid cancellation policy)

Yes, being outdoors is the safest place to be during COVID. We do ask our guests to maintain 1.5m social distancing and practice good hand hygiene throughout our tours and experiences. If you’re unwell, please stay home and we’ll do the same too.

Do I need special shoes and/or clothing to hike?

If you’re a beginner some comfortable activewear is all you need to get out on the trails. As you become a more avid hiker we recommend long loose pants and upgrading the sneakers to hiking boots/shoes as they have better grip. Don’t forget to Slip Slop Slap too!

Should I worry about wildlife?

Nope, that’s our job! Our guides will keep a look out for any risks and provide you with clear instructions if our paths were to cross an animal that has the potential to cause harm (which is rare). Most of the time we see happy bouncing kangaroos, cockatoos, emus, eagles and lizards which we admire from afar so we don’t disturb them.

Will there be toilets?

Sometimes there may be toilets depending on the trail. But more often than not we use the facili-trees to do our bush tinkles! We highly recommend you bringing a little zip lock bag for your used toilet paper and leave no trace! PS We carry a trowel if you need it!

I have never hiked before, where should I start?

We have plenty of beginner friendly experiences. You can check out the Tour terrain & Experience level on the individual tours page and can filter your search by distance from our category page.

I don’t have a friend or partner to join me, is it ok to attend your tours solo?

Yes of course! But be warned, you won’t be alone for very long. We have an amazing community of regular hikers that will soon become your buddies too!