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 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 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:

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

WALK OVERVIEW

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

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1895

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 455

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

  • 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 south west’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 / 19.6km / 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: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Tree Tops Motel Walpole

DAY 3
FRANKLAND RIVER TO NUTKIN LODGE

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/ 18.1km / 5–6 hrs / can be shortened to 10.3km

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and three-course organic dinner

Accommodation: Remote cottages near Conspicuous Cliffs

DAY 4
NUTKIN LODGE 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 its 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 / 25.1km / 6–7 hrs / can be shortened to 15.9km

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and three-course organic dinner

Accommodation: Remote cottages near Conspicuous Cliffs

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 / 17.6km / approx. 4.5–5 hrs / can be shortened by about 6.5km

Meals: Cooked 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 your vehicle.

Meals: Cooked breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • 5 cooked breakfasts and 3 multi-course dinners and 4 comprehensive 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

The friendly locals we work with for accommodation, meals and transfers are attentive to your itinerary and eager to help make your departure and arrival each day as smooth as possible. The accommodation each night is in motels and some remote cottages and lodges. All of these are in great locations providing a welcoming and comfortable base to rest, relax and recount the day’s highlights. All rooms have their own ensuite.

The two course dinners and cooked breakfasts are all generous, with a focus on organic and regional food and wine. Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

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

GENERAL INFO

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.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, 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 FAQ’s 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.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $455
  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1955

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $485
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 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 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:

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

WALK OVERVIEW

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

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1895

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 455

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 south west’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 / 19.6km / 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: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Tree Tops Motel Walpole

DAY 3
FRANKLAND RIVER TO NUTKIN LODGE

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/ 18.1km / 5–6 hrs / can be shortened to 10.3km

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and three-course organic dinner

Accommodation: Remote cottages near Conspicuous Cliffs

DAY 4
NUTKIN LODGE 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 its 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 / 25.1km / 6–7 hrs / can be shortened to 15.9km

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and three-course organic dinner

Accommodation: Remote cottages near Conspicuous Cliffs

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 / 17.6km / approx. 4.5–5 hrs / can be shortened by about 6.5km

Meals: Cooked 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 your vehicle.

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 cooked breakfasts and 3 multi-course dinners and 4 comprehensive 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

The friendly locals we work with for accommodation, meals and transfers are attentive to your itinerary and eager to help make your departure and arrival each day as smooth as possible. The accommodation each night is in motels and some remote cottages and lodges. All of these are in great locations providing a welcoming and comfortable base to rest, relax and recount the day’s highlights. All rooms have their own ensuite.

The two course dinners and cooked breakfasts are all generous, with a focus on organic and regional food and wine. Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

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

General Info

GENERAL INFO

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.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, 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 FAQ’s 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.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $455
  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1955

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $485

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