Karri forest
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Duration
2.5 Days

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Distance
27 kms

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Difficulty
Beginner/
Intermediate

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Tour
Group


Tour Description

Join Off the Beaten Track WA for a weekend of hiking magic as we explore the Southern Forests! The Southern Forests and Valleys region is located in WA’s beautiful South West and features some of the tallest karri, jarrah, marri and tingle trees in WA. These sky-scraping trees have a lush understory with wildflowers, moss and fungi which makes for a delight when hiking through the forests. Off The Beaten Track WA has carefully crafted a very special Southern Forests Weekender featuring the best hiking trails around Pemberton, Western Australia. 

You’ll hike through the forests by day and relax and unwind in your chalet set amongst the karri trees by night! Plus dine at the best local wineries and restaurants including Karri Valley Resort and Treehouse Tapas Bar! Three amazing days hiking, complimented with stunning accommodation and gourmet catering supplied by local providers – this is the Southern Forests Weekender Experience!

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!


Experience Includes

2.5 days guided walking with Off The Beaten Track WA
2 nights shared accommodation at Karri Valley Resort, (extra charge for own room available)
All transfers to/from Perth. If you’d like to self-drive to/from Pemberton, please advise when booking in the ‘special requirements’ section
A breakfast basket filled with fresh breakfast ingredients such as eggs, bread, spreads, mushrooms, cereal, spinach, tea, coffee, milk etc.
2 dinners at local restaurants
3 delicious lunches
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

Day 1 | Friday

We’ll depart Perth at 10am with our eyes set on Pemberton, stopping at the Old Coast Rd Brewery in Myalup for a bite to eat along the way. We’ll stretch our legs with a short hike around Big Brook Dam before we head to our chalets at the Karri Valley Resort. Dinner tonight will be at the Treehouse Tapas Bar, so prepare for your tastebuds to be delighted!

Day 2 – Saturday

Fuel up with a cooked breakfast made from ingredients in our breakfast basket before we hit the trails for a 8km hike along the Bibbulmun Track. Today we start at the Gloucester Tree and finish at the picturesque Cascades. You’ll hike along a former railway filled with fungi and wildflowers, through lush karri forest, past moss covered logs and an abundance of fungi!

After we’ve worked up an appetite we’ll whisk you away to a local winery for lunch before we head back to the resort for some down time. Eager hikers may wish to join us for an optional 4km hike around the lake and to Beedalup Falls, others may just want to relax and take in the serenity on the deck overlooking the forest.

Tonight we enjoy two delicious courses at the Karri Valley Resort!

Day 3 – Sunday

After another delicious breakfast, we’ll check out of our accommodation, and we’ll completely immerse ourselves in a 11km loop trail in the Warren River National Park. You’ll be captivated by the towering karri trees as the trail loops and winds through the forest leading you over hills, down gullies, past the Warren River and across moss covered bridges. We’ll enjoy lunch at a local cafe before hitting the road and driving back to Perth.

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

Tour Terrain & Experience Level

Fitness Level: The hikes are suitable for hikers with any level of experience and a reasonable level of fitness.

Tour Departure Point

Departing from: OTBT HQ, Serpentine, WA

What to Bring?

A Guest Information Pack will be sent out upon registration which will include a packing list.

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.