HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
Travelling to the Start of the walk
By public transport (coach/train) – 9 Day Itinerary
It is possible to catch public transport to Walpole and back out of Albany to Perth. To get to Walpole involves transiting through Bunbury, about a 6 hour journey on the GS3 Coach line (Perth to Albany, via Bunbury and Walpole). On the return to Perth from Albany, again, a combination of buses and trains which takes around 9 hours.
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 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.
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 – 9 Day Itinerary
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.
We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.
For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.
We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office. See the FAQ section for more information.