This fantastic 5 day Pack Free walk showcases the highlights of the long-distance Bibbulmun Track in the South West region of Western Australia. The Bibbulmun track covers 1000kms from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to Albany. With a distance of over 1000kms, to do the walk in its entirety would take around 8 weeks, instead, we have hand-picked the best sections of this track to provide you with a sensational 5-day journey. The Bibbulmun Track has a deep indigenous connection, the track derived its name from the Bibbulmun people, a subgroup of the Noongar, who originally populated the south-west corner of the state.
Discover varied landscapes of the Bibbulmun track and wine regions. Walk through the stunning and tranquil South West Forests with their towering karri and tingle trees, including pretty Beedelup Falls near Pemberton. Explore some of Australia’s most magnificent coastline with their giant granite boulders, stunning beaches and flowering heathlands. You will be staying at the best boutique accommodation and sampling some of the finest wines and produce of this region. WA’s South Coast is sure to enchant your every sense.
Carry as little as your water and lunch
Our speciality is Pack Free walking holidays allowing our guests to walk with as little as their water and camera. No need to carry a heavy pack with clothes and gear, we will take care of moving your bags from accommodation to accommodation, leaving you free to immerse yourself in the environment
In the forest on the edge of Lake Beedelup
The Karri Valley Resort is positioned on the edge of gorgeous Lake Beedelup and encircled by towering Karri Forest. Dinner will be enjoyed in the Resort Restaurant with stunning views across the lake and featuring wonderful local produce and wines. Wake up to the tranquillity of the forest at this remote nature retreat. Guests will stay in the charming Lakeside Rooms with balconies over the water.
Room bedding configurations in each room are one Queen and one single bed.
Ideally located close to the trails
Ideally located between Walpole and Denmark, the Tree Elle Retreat is the perfect location for our walking itinerary. This boutique accommodation is set amongst beautifully manicured lush gardens and feels like a home away from home. Depending on the total number, our guests will stay in one or both of the below accommodations.
Room 1: Queen Bed with balcony
Room 2: Queen Bed
Room 3: 2 x single beds
Room 1: 1 x king bed (loft room overlooks dining below)
Room 2: 2 x extra large single beds (loft room overlooks lounge below)
Room 3: 1 x king bed or 2 x single beds
In the heart of the Southern Wine region
This boutique Retreat is set in the heart of the Southern Wine Region on Mount Shadforth with views across the ocean. With an atmosphere of casual sophistication, this is the ideal location to relax after a day of walking. Our guests will stay in Garden Suites
Room Configurations: Most suites have queen beds. 1 suite is available with 2 x single beds. Note if we have more single ladies travelling together and require more twin beds we will utilize the Karri Mia Resort next doors which is 20 metres from Chimes.
Margaret River Winey & Private Chef Dinner
On a Life’s An Adventure walk we like to add those extras to make your journey a truly special experience. On our first day, we travel via the famous Margaret River region, stopping to enjoy a special highlight lunch at Leeuwin Estate Winery where you will indulge in wonderful local produce and wines. During our stay at Tree Elle Retreat, our guests will participate in a superb cooking class with Chef Silas Masih, the renowned owner of local restaurant Pepper and Salt. Silas will provide a master cooking class using local produce to create the evening’s dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the master at work who will share a few of his culinary tricks and secrets.
A maximum of 12 guests
We keep our group sizes small and personalised with a maximum of 12 guests per trip, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.
and regional produce
We pride ourselves on supporting local businesses and providing our guests with sensational local produce that make the region unique. At Mount Shadforth we enjoy dinner and wines at the vibrant Boston Brewery. Whilst at Tree-Elle Retreat, Chef Silas will provide not only an exceptional dinner but a masterclass in cooking. We will even choose our own fish for the evening’s dinner from the local family fishermen. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.
Chief Experience Officers
Our talented team of guides pride themselves on their passion for each region. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. They are committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching and memorable walking experience.
Nothing more to pay
There’s nothing more frustrating than paying for a tour to find out you have to pay additional money for transfers, wine, restaurant meals or even credit card fees. On a Life’s An Adventure walking holiday, we ensure we provide an all-inclusive holiday with no hidden extras. Regional wines are provided to enjoy with every evening meal, transfers from Perth are also included and on our last day, we even include a flight from Albany to Perth so you avoid a long arduous drive back. There’s even no charge for credit card fees when booking.
SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Holiday Inn Perth.
DEPARTURE TIME: 9.30am
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 3 hour transfer from Perth to Leeuwin Estate for lunch to meet the rest of the group completing the Cape to Cape walk. Afternoon: 1 hr 30 minute transfer from Leeuwin Estate to accommodation.
ITINERARY: Be met in Perth by your transfer company at 9.30am and transferred to the famous wine region of Margaret River. Here we will stop at Leeuwin Estate Winery where we will enjoy a magnificent lunch overlooking the stunning gardens and forest of the estate. After lunch, we head to Pemberton region arriving late afternoon. Tonight we spend the night at the Karri Valley Resort situated on pretty Lake Beedelup and surrounded by magnificent Karri Forest. Relax on your bedroom balcony which overhanging the lake and soak up the stunning views. Tonight enjoy a superb dinner in the restaurant served with local wines with stunning views across the lake.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 8 minute transfer from accommodation to the trail. Followed by 1 hour and 45-minute transfer to the Giant Tingle Tree. Afternoon: 18 minute transfer from our the end of our walk to the accommodation.
TRACK DETAILS: 11kms. 5.5 hours with breaks. Medium walk. Grade 2
WALK ITINERARY: Wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the lake. This morning we walk a small section of the Bibbulmun track near our accommodation to pretty Beedelup Falls. Marvel at the beautiful Karri forest, birdlife and the series of rocky cascades of the falls. Afterwards, we continue on to the Giant Tingle Tree for the main walk of the day from through the Tingle Forest to Sappers Bridge. Would you believe the world’s largest forests are here! Our walk starts at the Giant Tingle Tree, a colossal buttressed eucalyptus tree with a hollowed-out base. While wandering through the Valley of the Giants, you will be amazed by the magnificent trees. The star of the Valley of the Giants is the red tingle tree. The red tingle tree is the biggest buttressing eucalypt with a base that can have a circumference of up to 20m. The karri tree is the tallest tree in Western Australia and the third tallest tree in the world. You will also wander past the yellow tingle trees and the marri trees. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation at the charming Tree Elle Retreat set in beautifully manicured gardens. This charming accommodation is like a home away from home. Tonight as a special treat Chef Silas Masih will visit us at the accommodation of a master cooking class. Sit back with a glass of wine as Silas prepares dinner and provides some tricks and secrets to cooking fabulous meals. Afterwards, enjoy dinner include regional wines from the area.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 13 minute transfer from accommodation to the trail. Afternoon: 10 minute transfer from the end of our walk to the accommodation.
TRACK DETAILS: 16kms. 8 hours with breaks. Medium walk. Grade 3
WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast before we head out. Today’s part of the trail explores the stunning coastline from Conspicuous Beach to Peaceful Bay. From Conspicuous Beach we meander along the limestone cliffs and granite headlands towards the top of Conspicuous Cliffs, where you can witness the breathtaking views of the coastal heathland containing swamp paperbark and the red flowering gum. We will end the days walk at the stunning Peaceful Bay. Peaceful Bay is a perfect place for a swim or to merely enjoy the astonishing coastline overlooking William Bay National Park. At Peaceful Bay we meet the local family fishermen and choose our fresh fish for tonight’s evening meal. (Other dinner options will be available for those who do not like fish). We head back to our accommodation at Tree Elle Retreat for dinner served with some wonderful South West Regional wines.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 29 minute transfer from accommodation to the trail. Afternoon: 31 minute transfer from the end of our walk to the accommodation.
TRACK DETAILS: 18kms. 9 hours with breaks. medium
WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before today’s walk will take you from Shelley Beach to Lowlands Beach. The walk will start at the stunning and powerful Shelley Beach. The beach is bordered by densely vegetated granite boulders. You will walk towards Lowlands Beach, which is an isolated beach surrounded by dune-draped slopes covered in vegetation. A freshwater creek flows across the beautiful white sand of the beach. The platforms at Lowlands Beach offer stunning views of the cliffs and sometimes even dolphins or whales. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation is at the charming Chimes Spa Resort set high on Mount Shadworth with distant views of the ocean. Tonight with enjoy a special celebratory dinner at Castille Winery featuring wonderful local produce and wines.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 18 minute transfer from accommodation to the trail. Afternoon: 54 minute transfer from the Lakehouse Restaurant to Albany to join flight back to Perth.
TRACK DETAILS: 8kms. 4 hours walking with breaks. Easy walk with Grade 2.
WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast before heading out to the last of our walks. Today’s walk takes us from Elephant Rocks to Monkey Rock. We start our journey at magnificent Elephant Rocks. The huge granite boulders of Elephant Rocks resemble a herd of elephants bathing in the shallow waters of the sea. The track then meanders past enormous granite rocks before reaching the lovely Lights Beach. From Lights Beach, we wander towards Monkey Rock, where spectacular views over William Bay National Park and Ratcliffe Bay are awaiting. After admiring the gorgeous views, we head to the charming Lakehouse Restaurant in Denmark for a delightful lunch overlooking the lake with local produce. Afterwards, we head to Albany where you will join your 5.25 pm flight back to Perth arriving at 6.35 pm. The end of a remarkable journey.
FINISH TIME: Arrive at Perth airport at 6.35pm, where tour concludes.
Short note to thank you for a terrific itinerary and choice of accommodations. We got back from Australia having had the best 'real' holiday in years. Loved it! The order of the trip was perfect and all the hotel bookings worked seamlessly.
We had a wonderful time! We so appreciate your arranging everything for us. It all went very smoothly. We just had to show up where and when you told us to. It took away any stress to this leg of our journey.
At long last & very overdue, we wish to thank you very much for all the bookings you made on our behalf for our adventure. We were pleased with all the accommodation bookings you made, we particularly noted we got what we asked for, walk in showers, twin beds & all clean & tidy. Thanks Madi, well done!!
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