Walpole Wilderness Gourmet Adventure

Duration

Multi-Day

Region

South West

Distance

54 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

The South Coast of WA is home to a pristine and rugged coastline, magnificent forests, turquoise bays, white sandy beaches and awe-inspiring scenery!

The Walpole Wilderness Gourmet Adventure has been carefully crafted to incorporate the best hiking trails, restaurants, wineries and attractions the South Coast Region has to offer.

Over six days, you will hike sections of the world-class Bibbulmun Track as well as summit Mt Frankland and Mt Lindesay. You will hike through majestic karri or tingle forests, summit mountains, experience stunning coastal clifftops, clamber over ancient granite boulders and even cruise the Nornalup Inlet.

Dining at only the best local restaurants such as Pepper & Salt and the Lake House Winery will give you the chance to ignite your senses and taste the regions’ best produce and wines.

You will stay at the picturesque William Bay Cottages in Denmark, which is situated on a 100 acre property and surrounded by beautiful lush bushland. The property neighbours Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks – two of WA’s most iconic beaches. This is the perfect base for the experience which will provide you the opportunity to switch off, relax and rejuvenate your soul.

Incorporating the incredible WOW Wilderness Cruise with Guide Gary Muir and the Treetop Walk deep in the Walpole Wilderness, this experience is the ultimate immersive way to discover the highlights of the region.

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

  • 5 days guided walking with Off The Beaten Track WA.
  • 5 nights shared accommodation at William Bay Cottages (extra charge for own room available).
  • All transfers to/from Perth. If you’d like to self-drive to/from South Coast, 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.
  • 5 dinners including 3 at at local restaurants including Pepper & Salt, Nornabar & Denmark Tavern.
  • 5 delicious packed lunches to enjoy on the trail or whilst we travel.
  • Grazing Board lunch at The Lake House.
  • WOW Wilderness Boat Cruise.
  • Entry into Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk.
  • Visit to Bartholomew’s Meadery & Duckett’s Mill for wine/mead/cheese tastings.
  • All National Park fees.
  • Complimentary use of hiking poles.
  • All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support.
  • Tour photos.

Day 1 – Friday

Mt Frankland Summit & Caldyanup Trail

We’ll depart Perth at 8am with our eyes set on Mt Frankland, stopping in Manjimup for a bite to eat along the way. We’ll stretch our legs with a hike up to Mt Frankland Summit and the Caldyanup Trail, before we head to our cottages at the William Bay Cottages near Denmark. Dinner tonight will be at Pepper & Salt in Denmark, so prepare for your tastebuds to be delighted!

 

Day 2 – Saturday

WOW Cruise, John Rate Lookout, Deep River & Tingle Tree to Coalmine Beach

Fuel up with a cooked breakfast made from ingredients in our breakfast basket before we hit the water with Gary Muir for a WOW Wilderness Boat Cruise of Nornalup Inlet, taking in the views and exploring coves, spotting stingrays and entertaining pelicans.

After the cruise, you will enjoy a packed lunch with a view at John Rate Lookout before heading tackle a small but mighty hike up Mt Clare and the Deep River Suspension Bridge. From here, we’ll visit the Tingle Tree where you will hike 7km along the iconic Bibbulmun Track to Coalmine Beach, enjoying afternoon tea at a Hilltop Lookout along the way.

From here, we head back into Nornalup, where we will enjoy dinner at Nornabar

 

Day 3 – Sunday

Valley of the Giants, Treetop Walk & Ancient Empire Walk & Conspicuous Cliffs

After another delicious breakfast, we’ll completely immerse ourselves in the Valley of the Giants Treetop. Walk & Ancient Empire Walk, with trees 75 metres high and over 400 years old waiting to welcome us along a sealed walkway. After meandering 40m above the ground through the Tree Top Walk, we will hike 17kms to Conspicuous Cliffs, enjoying a packed lunch on the trail. Finishing with bubbles on the deck at the end of a beautiful section of the Bibbulmun Track.

Dinner tonight will be served at our accommodation at William Bay Cottages in Denmark.

Day 4 – Monday

Mt Hallowell, Monkey Rock, Greens Pool & Elephant Rock

After enjoying another gourmet breakfast in your cottage, you will head to Denmark to hike 13kms on the Bibbulmun Track, from Mt Hallowell & Monkey Rock, enjoying a packed lunch on the summit then continuing to the stunning Greens Pool & Elephant Rock.

Following this, we head over to Bartholomews Meadery, where we will enjoy a mead tasting and admire the glass bee hive on display.

Dinner will be at the iconic Denmark Tavern.

 

Day 5 – Tuesday

Mt Lindesay, The Lake House, Ducketts Mill

Breakfast done the best way, before we hit the road and drive to Mt Lindesay to hike 10km to the summit, with views of the Stirling Range and Porongurups. You will enjoy morning tea whilst admiring the summit views. This hike is steep, but not technical, so achievable for most with a reasonable level of fitness.

From the dizzying heights, we will then head to The Lake House to enjoy a gourmet grazing board of local delights for lunch.

Continuing with the gourmet theme, you will then be taken to indulge in cheese, coffee and wine tastings at Duckett’s Mill.

Dinner will be a BBQ with salads and desserts enjoyed at William Bay Cottages.

 

Day 6 – Wednesday

Travel Day

After another delicious breakfast, we’ll check out of our accommodation and you will be driven back to Perth in the comfort of our Coach, with a stop along the way at Williams Woolshed for Lunch.

Arriving back at approx 3:00pm to OTBT HQ, you will be feeling refreshed, invigorated and completely relaxed after spending 6 days exploring WA’s Amazing South Coast Region, Off The Beaten Track style!

Fitness Level: The hikes are suitable for hikers with any level of experience and a reasonable level of fitness. We will be hiking up granite peaks, but you’ll be well supported by our Team.

Gradient/Terrain: Moderate

7:00am – Charter Bus Parking Area, Hay Street, Perth (Opposite Holiday Inn).
7:45am – Kwinana Train Station, Car Park 1, Drop off and pick up zone (Next to Taxi rank)

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

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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