OVERVIEW

The Bibbulmun Track from Walpole to Denmark showcases the incredible biodiversity of Western Australia and the uniqueness of this region.  Daily close encounters with towering forests of Karri, Tingle, Jarrah and Marri trees, mist-shrouded valleys and giant granite boulders are common. There are stacks of secluded coves, pristine beaches and gorgeous coastal heathland to explore. We’ve designed the walk to take in the diversity of landscape that this region is renowned for. Note, we have avoided walking on the beach sections. The track follows the cliff tops, via the stunning forest and includes many elevated vantage points like Monkey Rock.

This is a truly pristine wilderness, combining stunning coastal scenery and endemic flora and fauna. This is an environment that has been protected by vast distances and minimal human impact over millennia so expect the unexpected. If you have time why not tack a day on at Denmark and sample some of the wines from what is deemed to be one of the best wine growing regions in Australia. It’s certainly one of the prettiest.

Highlights:

  • 4 days of pure bliss walking one of the most remote destinations in Australia
  • Conspicuous Cliffs, Peaceful Bay, Giant Tingle Forest
  • Stunning wildflowers year-round
  • Isolated pristine beaches, idyllic coves, mist-shrouded valleys and massive forest
  • 24/7 support of our team on the ground along the way.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Chance to ride out on longer walks greater than 12km. A moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience is recommended.  C

PRICE FROM
$ 1855

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 485

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

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ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
WALPOLE

The walk starts in Walpole any time in the afternoon. Walpole is 420km south of Perth. Coach services operate daily. Named after the earliest indigenous inhabitants of South West Australia, the Bibbulmun Track is Australia’s longest walking trail at a distance of 1003 kilometres.

Walking: Easy / optional 10km / 3 hrs

Accommodation: Tree Tops Motel Walpole

DAY 2
WALPOLE TO FRANKLAND RIVER

The walking on the Bibbulmun Track begins from your accommodation in Walpole and heads along the edge of Coalmine Beach at Nornalup Inlet.  Fragrant groves of peppermint trees give way to the first of the magnificent karri forests as you climb to Hill Top Lookout. The expansive views back over the inlet at the mouth of the Frankland River are a highlight. It is onto the Giant Tingle Tree forest, massive buttressed Eucalyptus trees some of which have a hollowed-out base large enough to drive a truck through. This is just one of the endemic plants that you will find along the track.  75% of the southwest’s 7000 species of flowering plants are found nowhere else on earth except in this region. From the Tingle forest, the Bibbulmun slowly descends to the banks of the Frankland River.

Walking: Moderate / 21.3 km / 5–6 hrs / can be shortened to 12.6km / mostly easy walking with one short, well-graded hill and some rough track for the last 2km

Meals: Breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Tree Tops Motel Walpole

DAY 3
FRANKLAND RIVER TO FICIFOLIA RD

From the Frankland River, the track continues through Jarrah and Marri forest to the Tree Tops Walk, a 600m loop walk along a raised boardwalk, reaching a height of 40m above the ground. The Tree Tops Walk is optional but is well worth it. The views are astounding as you walk and the birds-eye view of the forest via a raised canopy boardwalk at tree level is quite unique. The track then finds its way through more Tingle trees at the Ancient Empire Walk. The Bibbulmun Track then winds its way downhill via stunning karri forest to your lodging.

Walking: Easy to moderate/ 20.7 km / 5–7 hrs / can be shortened to 10.3km

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: Remote chalets on the river

DAY 4
FICIFOLIA RD TO PEACEFUL BAY

Today you walk straight out of your accommodation and you’ll immediately be immersed in a forest of rare red flowering gums. From there it’s a gentle descent to the coast at the very picturesque Conspicuous Cliffs. The track picks its way along the spectacular cliff tops, passing many superb whale-watching lookouts. The walk terminates today in the laid-back beach settlement of Peaceful Bay, the home to about sixty very parochial locals and a whole lot of tourists during the holiday season. Don’t worry they love us walkers.

Walking: Moderate / 19.1 – 23.1 km / 5–7 hrs / can be shortened to 15.9km

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: Remote chalets on the river

DAY 5
WILLIAM BAY TO DENMARK VIA MOUNT HALLOWELL

There’s a short transfer to William Bay this morning. The track traverses the spectacular clifftops passing huge granite boulders. If you are up for it there’s time for a swim at Lake Williams before continuing to Lights Beach, one of our favourite beaches in Australia. The Bibbulmun then heads inland, climbing to the high vantage point at Monkey Rock. There are expansive views over Wilson Inlet and Denmark. The track makes its way to the highest point on this walk, the summit of Mt Hallowell via more karri forests and a jumble of granite tors. The track descends from Mount Hallowell down the other side and then it’s a gentle stroll into Denmark.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 15.3 km / approx. 5–6 hrs / can be shortened by about 6.5km

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and a three-course dinner

Accommodation: B&B in Denmark

DAY 6
DENMARK

The walk finishes in Denmark at your lodging after breakfast. Your accommodation hosts will be happy to drive you to the coach stop for public transport connections back to Perth or we will drop you back at your vehicle in Walpole.

Meals: Cooked breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • 5 breakfasts, 3 two-course dinners and 4 Walkers Lunches
  • All luggage transfers, we shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • 6 day walk with just a light pack for your lunch and water
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, Bibbulmun Track map, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

We have worked with our accommodation suppliers on this walk for decades and they love to host our walkers. They also often provide the meals so it works nicely. Even though it’s remote it’s still the first world, so please be assures your comfort is more than looked after, Denmark is one of the most attractive wine growing and making regions in Australia so maybe keep some room at the end of the walk. They are invested in making each days departure and arrival as smooth as possible. The accommodation each night is in remote cottages, lodges and a motel. All of the accommodations are in locations that showcase the region, are welcoming and an excellent place to rest and. As always the rooms have their own ensuite.

The two-course dinners and cooked breakfasts are all plentiful, with an emphasis on organic and regional food. Whilst you are walking you will be provided with an excellent Walkers Lunch and what’s more, you’ll get to eat it at some fabulous location on the Bibbulmun Track. A Walkers Lunch can be varied and can include a protein type salad, a sandwich or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or slice and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHTS 1 & 2

  • NIGHTS 3 & 4

  • NIGHT 5

GENERAL INFO

It is possible to catch public transport to the start of the walk-in Walpole. We will get you back to Walpole if you have a vehicle. The walking is mainly on flat well-defined tracks. You will walk on average 20kms a day through diverse landscapes that only the Bibbulmun can offer. We provide a Bibbulmun Track map however you will find the comprehensive notes more than enough to easily find your way.  This is a great opportunity for walkers to challenge themselves a bit.

September to November is great for walking this track and there are lots of wildflowers about. Summer can be quite warm then it cools down by March. Autumn is also brilliant for walking in this area. This trip is available all year round, but in the winter months between June to August, there can be prolonged wet spells making walking more challenging.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

By coach – 6  Day Itinerary

There is a train/coach service from Perth to Bunbury and then on to Walpole with TransWA. The daily service currently departs at 0900 (East Perth Terminal) or 0930 (Perth City Station) and arrives around 1600-1630. You should double-check all timings before purchasing an air ticket to Perth. Reservations for TransWA are essential and can be made up to three months in advance at www.transwa.wa.gov.au or by phoning 1300 662 205 (from anywhere in Australia). If you want to travel on concession rates be sure to phone well ahead for details of where to collect your tickets.

By air – 6  Day Itinerary

REX Airlines operates flights every day between Albany and Perth. For any enquiries regarding Rex Flights, (departures, arrivals and bookings) please ring Rex directly on 131 713. http://www.rex.com.au/Schedules/default.aspx

From Albany, you can then get a private transfer to Walpole by one of the taxi companies e.g. Albany Taxis, phone: 08 9844 4444 or Terry 08 98421605 or 0414684834. Note that it’s a long way, 119kms and takes about 1hr 40mins.

It is possible to catch public transport to Walpole and back out of Denmark to Perth. To get to Walpole involves swapping buses at Donnybrook, just past Bunbury, about an 8-hour journey with rest stops. It takes only 5 hours to drive from Perth to Walpole.  We will get you back to your vehicle if you leave it in Walpole. Or conversely, it can be left at the last accommodation in Denmark ready for you when you arrive on the last day. Speak to the office as to how this works. It is useful to have a vehicle if you want to hike the Stirling Ranges on the way back to Perth or visit the excellent wineries in Denmark.

By private car

6 Day Itinerary: If you are driving your own car, we recommend that you leave it in Walpole out the front of the motel and then we will take you back to Walpole at the end of the walk.

By hire car

Note that Avis and Budget offer one-way rentals from Perth to Albany, but not to Walpole so you would still need the private transfer mentioned above. Also, if you hire the car for just a day the fees are very high.

Travelling from the end of the walk

This trip finishes in Denmark. If you have a car in Walpole we will organise to drop you back there with a private transfer. If you arrived by public transport there is a bus that leaves in the morning. TransWA has a daily service currently departing Denmark around 09.20 and arriving in Perth City at approximately 17.15.

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s for more information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year. See graphs and details below for Albany W.A.

 

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance or at least cancellation insurance for all of our trips in Australia, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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DEPARTURE DATES

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    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1855

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $485
  • 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495

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Overview

OVERVIEW

The Bibbulmun Track from Walpole to Denmark showcases the incredible biodiversity of Western Australia and the uniqueness of this region.  Daily close encounters with towering forests of Karri, Tingle, Jarrah and Marri trees, mist-shrouded valleys and giant granite boulders are common. There are stacks of secluded coves, pristine beaches and gorgeous coastal heathland to explore. We’ve designed the walk to take in the diversity of landscape that this region is renowned for. Note, we have avoided walking on the beach sections. The track follows the cliff tops, via the stunning forest and includes many elevated vantage points like Monkey Rock.

This is a truly pristine wilderness, combining stunning coastal scenery and endemic flora and fauna. This is an environment that has been protected by vast distances and minimal human impact over millennia so expect the unexpected. If you have time why not tack a day on at Denmark and sample some of the wines from what is deemed to be one of the best wine growing regions in Australia. It’s certainly one of the prettiest.

Highlights:

  • 4 days of pure bliss walking one of the most remote destinations in Australia
  • Conspicuous Cliffs, Peaceful Bay, Giant Tingle Forest
  • Stunning wildflowers year-round
  • Isolated pristine beaches, idyllic coves, mist-shrouded valleys and massive forest
  • 24/7 support of our team on the ground along the way.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Chance to ride out on longer walks greater than 12km. A moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience is recommended.  C

PRICE FROM
$ 1855

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 485

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
WALPOLE

The walk starts in Walpole any time in the afternoon. Walpole is 420km south of Perth. Coach services operate daily. Named after the earliest indigenous inhabitants of South West Australia, the Bibbulmun Track is Australia’s longest walking trail at a distance of 1003 kilometres.

Walking: Easy / optional 10km / 3 hrs

Accommodation: Tree Tops Motel Walpole

DAY 2
WALPOLE TO FRANKLAND RIVER

The walking on the Bibbulmun Track begins from your accommodation in Walpole and heads along the edge of Coalmine Beach at Nornalup Inlet.  Fragrant groves of peppermint trees give way to the first of the magnificent karri forests as you climb to Hill Top Lookout. The expansive views back over the inlet at the mouth of the Frankland River are a highlight. It is onto the Giant Tingle Tree forest, massive buttressed Eucalyptus trees some of which have a hollowed-out base large enough to drive a truck through. This is just one of the endemic plants that you will find along the track.  75% of the southwest’s 7000 species of flowering plants are found nowhere else on earth except in this region. From the Tingle forest, the Bibbulmun slowly descends to the banks of the Frankland River.

Walking: Moderate / 21.3 km / 5–6 hrs / can be shortened to 12.6km / mostly easy walking with one short, well-graded hill and some rough track for the last 2km

Meals: Breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Tree Tops Motel Walpole

DAY 3
FRANKLAND RIVER TO FICIFOLIA RD

From the Frankland River, the track continues through Jarrah and Marri forest to the Tree Tops Walk, a 600m loop walk along a raised boardwalk, reaching a height of 40m above the ground. The Tree Tops Walk is optional but is well worth it. The views are astounding as you walk and the birds-eye view of the forest via a raised canopy boardwalk at tree level is quite unique. The track then finds its way through more Tingle trees at the Ancient Empire Walk. The Bibbulmun Track then winds its way downhill via stunning karri forest to your lodging.

Walking: Easy to moderate/ 20.7 km / 5–7 hrs / can be shortened to 10.3km

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: Remote chalets on the river

DAY 4
FICIFOLIA RD TO PEACEFUL BAY

Today you walk straight out of your accommodation and you’ll immediately be immersed in a forest of rare red flowering gums. From there it’s a gentle descent to the coast at the very picturesque Conspicuous Cliffs. The track picks its way along the spectacular cliff tops, passing many superb whale-watching lookouts. The walk terminates today in the laid-back beach settlement of Peaceful Bay, the home to about sixty very parochial locals and a whole lot of tourists during the holiday season. Don’t worry they love us walkers.

Walking: Moderate / 19.1 – 23.1 km / 5–7 hrs / can be shortened to 15.9km

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: Remote chalets on the river

DAY 5
WILLIAM BAY TO DENMARK VIA MOUNT HALLOWELL

There’s a short transfer to William Bay this morning. The track traverses the spectacular clifftops passing huge granite boulders. If you are up for it there’s time for a swim at Lake Williams before continuing to Lights Beach, one of our favourite beaches in Australia. The Bibbulmun then heads inland, climbing to the high vantage point at Monkey Rock. There are expansive views over Wilson Inlet and Denmark. The track makes its way to the highest point on this walk, the summit of Mt Hallowell via more karri forests and a jumble of granite tors. The track descends from Mount Hallowell down the other side and then it’s a gentle stroll into Denmark.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 15.3 km / approx. 5–6 hrs / can be shortened by about 6.5km

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and a three-course dinner

Accommodation: B&B in Denmark

DAY 6
DENMARK

The walk finishes in Denmark at your lodging after breakfast. Your accommodation hosts will be happy to drive you to the coach stop for public transport connections back to Perth or we will drop you back at your vehicle in Walpole.

Meals: Cooked breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • 5 breakfasts, 3 two-course dinners and 4 Walkers Lunches
  • All luggage transfers, we shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • 6 day walk with just a light pack for your lunch and water
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, Bibbulmun Track map, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

We have worked with our accommodation suppliers on this walk for decades and they love to host our walkers. They also often provide the meals so it works nicely. Even though it’s remote it’s still the first world, so please be assures your comfort is more than looked after, Denmark is one of the most attractive wine growing and making regions in Australia so maybe keep some room at the end of the walk. They are invested in making each days departure and arrival as smooth as possible. The accommodation each night is in remote cottages, lodges and a motel. All of the accommodations are in locations that showcase the region, are welcoming and an excellent place to rest and. As always the rooms have their own ensuite.

The two-course dinners and cooked breakfasts are all plentiful, with an emphasis on organic and regional food. Whilst you are walking you will be provided with an excellent Walkers Lunch and what’s more, you’ll get to eat it at some fabulous location on the Bibbulmun Track. A Walkers Lunch can be varied and can include a protein type salad, a sandwich or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or slice and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHTS 1 & 2

  • NIGHTS 3 & 4

  • NIGHT 5

General Info

GENERAL INFO

It is possible to catch public transport to the start of the walk-in Walpole. We will get you back to Walpole if you have a vehicle. The walking is mainly on flat well-defined tracks. You will walk on average 20kms a day through diverse landscapes that only the Bibbulmun can offer. We provide a Bibbulmun Track map however you will find the comprehensive notes more than enough to easily find your way.  This is a great opportunity for walkers to challenge themselves a bit.

September to November is great for walking this track and there are lots of wildflowers about. Summer can be quite warm then it cools down by March. Autumn is also brilliant for walking in this area. This trip is available all year round, but in the winter months between June to August, there can be prolonged wet spells making walking more challenging.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

By coach – 6  Day Itinerary

There is a train/coach service from Perth to Bunbury and then on to Walpole with TransWA. The daily service currently departs at 0900 (East Perth Terminal) or 0930 (Perth City Station) and arrives around 1600-1630. You should double-check all timings before purchasing an air ticket to Perth. Reservations for TransWA are essential and can be made up to three months in advance at www.transwa.wa.gov.au or by phoning 1300 662 205 (from anywhere in Australia). If you want to travel on concession rates be sure to phone well ahead for details of where to collect your tickets.

By air – 6  Day Itinerary

REX Airlines operates flights every day between Albany and Perth. For any enquiries regarding Rex Flights, (departures, arrivals and bookings) please ring Rex directly on 131 713. http://www.rex.com.au/Schedules/default.aspx

From Albany, you can then get a private transfer to Walpole by one of the taxi companies e.g. Albany Taxis, phone: 08 9844 4444 or Terry 08 98421605 or 0414684834. Note that it’s a long way, 119kms and takes about 1hr 40mins.

It is possible to catch public transport to Walpole and back out of Denmark to Perth. To get to Walpole involves swapping buses at Donnybrook, just past Bunbury, about an 8-hour journey with rest stops. It takes only 5 hours to drive from Perth to Walpole.  We will get you back to your vehicle if you leave it in Walpole. Or conversely, it can be left at the last accommodation in Denmark ready for you when you arrive on the last day. Speak to the office as to how this works. It is useful to have a vehicle if you want to hike the Stirling Ranges on the way back to Perth or visit the excellent wineries in Denmark.

By private car

6 Day Itinerary: If you are driving your own car, we recommend that you leave it in Walpole out the front of the motel and then we will take you back to Walpole at the end of the walk.

By hire car

Note that Avis and Budget offer one-way rentals from Perth to Albany, but not to Walpole so you would still need the private transfer mentioned above. Also, if you hire the car for just a day the fees are very high.

Travelling from the end of the walk

This trip finishes in Denmark. If you have a car in Walpole we will organise to drop you back there with a private transfer. If you arrived by public transport there is a bus that leaves in the morning. TransWA has a daily service currently departing Denmark around 09.20 and arriving in Perth City at approximately 17.15.

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s for more information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year. See graphs and details below for Albany W.A.

 

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance or at least cancellation insurance for all of our trips in Australia, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

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    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1855

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $485
  • 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
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