HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
Travelling to the Start of the walk
By coach – 9 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 – 9 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
9 Day Itinerary: If you are driving your own car, we recommend that you leave it in Albany and then take the early morning coach or a private transfer to Walpole. See above for details. You could leave your car at Albany airport or park it in the street near your Albany accommodation.
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
9 Day Itinerary: This trip finishes in Albany. You can fly to Perth with Skywest. Alternatively, TransWA has a daily service currently departing Albany around 08.00-08.30 and arriving in Perth City at 17.15. See details above. If you have a car in Walpole, there’s a coach service at 8.00 or 08.35 depending on the day of the week, arriving in Walpole at 09.43 or 10.18. Please check all timings carefully.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.