Albany Natural Wonders Weekender




South West


24.5 km



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, 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 Albany Motel & Apartments (extra charge for own room available)
  • 2 breakfasts incl tea/coffee
  • 2 dinners at local restaurants / bistros
  • 3 delicious lunches
  • 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 Ye Olde Quindanning Inn for a delicious pizza lunch. After checking in to our accommodation at Albany Motel & Apartments, you’ll have some free time to explore before we head into town for dinner at a local Bistro.

Day 2 – 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 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. 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!

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)

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: 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.

Cancellations: 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 a full refund minus 15% administration fee.

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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