Albany Natural Wonders Weekender

Duration

Multi-Day

Region

South West

Distance

24.5 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the breathtaking wilderness of Albany, Western Australia, where the untamed beauty of nature awaits.

You’ll be greeted by the refreshing sea breeze and a sense of anticipation as you plunge into a captivating hiking weekender that will take you along the iconic Bald Head Trail and into the enchanting Porongurup Range. This extraordinary expedition will be filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, delectable culinary delights at local bistros and restaurants, premium accommodation at Hilton Garden Inn Albany and remarkable encounters with natural wonders.

Discover the charming coastal town of Albany, its history and heritage as you explore on this walking holiday weekend escape.

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 days guided walking with Off The Beaten Track WA
  • 2 nights shared accommodation at Hilton Garden Inn Albany (extra charge for own room available)
  • 2 breakfasts incl tea/coffee
  • 2 dinners at local boutique restaurants
  • 3 delicious lunches including 1 at Quindanning Inn
  • Morning tea each day
  • All National Park fees
  • Complimentary use of hiking poles
  • All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support
  • Access to all tour photos

Day 1 – Friday

We’ll depart Perth and travel down to the Great Southern, stopping at historic Ye Olde Quindanning Inn for a delicious pizza lunch. After checking in to our accommodation at the 4 star Hilton Garden Inn Albany, you’ll have some free time to explore amazing Albany before we head into town for dinner at a local Bistro.

Day 2 – Saturday

Fuel up with a cooked breakfast at a nearby café 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 5-6hrs to complete. After our hike, we’ll 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 3 – Sunday

After checking out of our accommodation, we’ll enjoy another delicious breakfast 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. We’ll enjoy lunch on a mountain today and breathe in that gorgeous fresh air and take in the spectacular views before we descend back to ground level. After experiencing the peaks of the Porongurups, we’ll return to ground level and experience some local wines before we hit the road for our drive back to the big smoke!

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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.

9:00am – Charter Bus Parking Area, Hay Street, Perth (Opposite Holiday Inn).
9:45am – Kwinana Train Station, Car Park 1, Drop off and pick up zone (Next to Taxi rank)

All transfers to/from Perth. If you’d like to self-drive to/from Albany, please advise when booking in the ‘special requirements’ section

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.

Suitable for people living with a cognitive disability/autism, and low hearing. May also be suitable for some people with low vision or other disabilities; please contact us to discuss your ability and we will do our best to adapt our experience so you can join in the adventure!

Payment: To secure your place on this tour you can either pay in full or pay a 20% deposit. With the balance due 30 days prior to tour departure. Payment requests will be emailed at intervals leading up to your departure to make paying off the balance more manageable.

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