We’ve tailor-made a guided 6-day, 5-night itinerary based at Walpole taking in a vast and wild landscape with tranquil forests, imposing granite peaks, peaceful rivers, wetlands and breathtaking beaches. It is also home to 400-year-old majestic tingle forests, which occur nowhere else in the world! Your adventure includes stunning and wild landscape, physical challenge, new friendships, great accommodation and delicious catering.
Plus, you’ll be hiking with our professional, local guides who have extensive knowledge and experience interpreting the natural beauty of the Track. They know and love the amazing flora and fauna of the region; its fascinating indigenous and colonial past; the geology and marine environment; and the local characters who call this rugged corner of the globe home.
Daily hikes range from 10-15km across a variety of terrain. And the experience includes some of Walpole’s most famous attractions. Marvel at the canopy of the tingle forest from a bird’s eye view as you tackle the Valley Of The Giants Tree Top Walk. And hit the estuarine waters with a WOW Wilderness Ecocruise, run by local legend Gary Muir.
DURATION: 7 days / 7 nights package
DISTANCES: Approx 50km, walking 10-15km per day on 4 hiking days
ACCOMMODATION: You’ll stay in deluxe accommodation at Coalmine Beach Holiday Park on the calm banks of the Narnalup Inlet, surrounded by five national parks. Sleep twin-share in your choice of either an ensuite studio cabin or a luxury glamping tent with queen bed and private ensuite (single supplement applies for solo travellers). You’ll return to the same amazing accommodation each night without the need to pack up and move each day.
FOOD: Enjoy delicious catering including healthy breakfasts, fresh and tasty Track lunches, and comforting dinners including some meals out at the region’s most loved restaurants. And you’ll only need to hike with a day pack, while we sort out daily Track transfers and all the logistics!
PRICE: $1950 per person including GST, based on twin-share
LOCATION: The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia.
The Track is for walkers only and is signposted with yellow triangular markers symbolising the Waugal, the rainbow serpent of the Aboriginal Dreaming. We’ve hand-picked some of the most spectacular sections to hike based out of Walpole, covering a total of approximately 50km in four days of hiking.
21st to 27th August 2021
BOOKING DETAILS: The itinerary will remain flexible to ensure you safely and comfortably experience the best of the Bibbulmun – and get everything you wish for from your holiday. We request a 30% deposit to confirm the booking and secure accommodation. Final payment is required 4 weeks before the trip commences.
WHY HIKE THE BIBBULMUN WITH US: At Bibbulmun Explorer Tours we pride ourselves on creating the highest quality Bibbulmun Track experience available. We are the Bib specialists!
We support the Track and our community. Our guides and staff invested in the future of the area, are professionally trained and have an intimate knowledge of the region, not to mention a passion for walking.
We deliver personalised and quality service – a fun, healthy holiday with great food, accommodation, company, scenery and a wonderful sense of accomplishment! Your safety and satisfaction is our priority and our attention to detail and love of looking after all the ‘little things’ has led to many repeat customers and glowing reviews. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the natural wonders of the region with you!
Plus, safety is our priority and our fully-trained guides carry first aid and emergency communications equipment should they be needed.
– 4 x days fully-guided walking, with full emergency support: trained guides carry first aid and communications equipment.
– all vehicle transfers between the Perth, the Track, local attractions and your accommodation each day.
– 5 x nights accommodation in twin-share estuary side accommodation, 1 nights breakfast and accomodation in Perth at start of experience.
– Catering with a focus on fresh and healthy food, using local produce and exploring the foodie delights of the region.
– 1 x weekly supply box with a great variety of items for fresh and tasty daily breakfasts. Items depend on availability and seasonality, but include our in-house muesli blend and chia pudding; eggs and breakfast items such as mushrooms, spinach and cherry tomatoes; yoghurt, fresh fruit and wood fired bread; tea and coffee.
– 4 x lunches, including freshly prepared nutritious rolls or wraps, and track snacks including morning tea each day (lunch on arrival and departure days is not included).
– 6 x evening meals, some at local restaurants and others prepared by our in-house catering company.
– Entry into the Valley Of The Giants Tree Top Walk and your ticket on the WOW Walpole Ecocruise
– Photos taken throughout the week by your guides will be transferred via Dropbox with a link to the trip photos and final slideshow distributed to you after your walk.
– Bibbulmun Track completion certificate.
– All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support, including intimate knowledge of weather patterns and Track conditions.
21st August – Day 1:
Meet in Perth at the Perth Ambassador Hotel and all head out to dinner tonight.
22nd August – Day 2 and group barbecue.
Enjoy breakfast this morning at the hotel and then be driven with Bibbulman Explorer Tours air-conditioned coach to the Walpole region, 415km south of Perth, and check in at Coalmine Beach Holiday Park. Stop on the way for lunch (own cost), before relaxing and unwinding for the afternoon while enjoying a delicious group barbecue with fresh salads prepared for you at the camp kitchen. Meet your guides and fellow hikers and receive a briefing on the week ahead. You’ll also receive a hamper packed with all your breakfast needs for the week.
23rd August – Day 3: Coalmine Beach-Walpole loop plus river cruise. 10.5km.
Prepare your breakfast from your supplied hamper and hop on the bus for a transfer to the John Rate Lookout. Named after a district forester who discovered a new species on tingle tree, the lookout offers great views over Walpole and the coastline you will be hiking. Set out on a 6.5km downhill walk into Walpole township, finishing at the Nornalup Inlet. Here, we join local legend Gary Muir for a 2-hour WOW Wilderness Ecocruise (you’ll even see your accommodation from the water during the trip). Tuck into a tasty picnic lunch waiting for you on the banks of the inlet after the cruise. In the afternoon, hike on the Bibbulmun Track for 4km, walking into your accommodation. Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared at your accommodation.
24th August – Day 4: Tingle forest experience with Tree Top Walk. 10-12km.
Enjoy breakfast from your supply hamper and get ready to experience the magic of the tingle forest! We walk out of our accommodation on the Bibbulmun Track for an exhilarating 7km – it’s mostly up hill but the spectacular views are worth every step. Stop at several look-outs for plenty of Instagram moments. Plunge into the forest, stopping at the Giant Tingle Tree. It’s a towering red tingle tree hollowed out by fire. From here, it’s onto the bus for a 10-minute drive to the magical Circular Pool on the Frankland River. Strip off for a well-earned swim or stroll on one of the short walks here. Enjoy another delicious lunch under the forest canopy. Then, it’s on to the Valley Of The Giants Tree Top Walk. this world-renowned attraction is a 600m walkway soaring 40m into the tree tops, with more excellent walking trails on the ground meandering among the tingles. On the way home, we stop for an early diner at Nornabar, a beautiful little café and restaurant right on the Franklin River whose Sri Lankan chefs do a mean curry!
25th August – Day 5: Bush to beach – and a swim. 15km.
After breakfast at Coalmine Beach and a short bus ride back to the Valley Of The Giants, we’re back on the Bibbulmun Track where we left off the day before. Today’s hike is 15km, walking out of the forest (mostly downhill!) to Conspicious Cliff, home to unspoiled beach, limestone cliffs and granite headlands. Enjoy lunch on the Track while taking in the epic coastal scenery, with the option for a swim at cap off the day. Relax back at the accommodation and sit down to a tasty dinner prepared for you.
26th August – Day 6: Walking by the seaside – with fish and chips. 15km.
Breakfast and morning transfer back to Conspicious Cliff, where we hike by the seaside on the Bibbulmun Track through a series of gorgeous bays. Hugging the coast for a total of 15km, we finish at the aptly-named Peaceful Bay. Enjoy lunch on the Track and then tuck into a sunset seafood dinner at the fabulous Peaceful Bay Fish n Chips restaurant.
27th August – Day 7: Departure day.
Wake up, enjoy breakfast and check out of your accommodation. Head home with Bibbulman Explorer Tours coach.