For lovers of the great outdoors, the Denmark and Walpole areas are an adventure playground of national parks, state forests, wide sandy beaches, pretty picnic spots, tranquil rivers and inlets. It’s the perfect place to indulge your passion for bushwalking, bird watching, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Tall forests merge onto pristine white sandy beaches, across the ancient rocks and into the magnificent Southern Ocean. Nature lovers like this area for its pristine beaches, world-class walking trails, prolific wildlife, undulating landscape, ancient towering trees and wildflowers.
Join Simply Trekking in a small group (max 6) for a fun eight days where you will have time to enjoy this gorgeous coast with all the variety it can offer and have your best ever nature experience. Our hiking takes place on what is often considered the best section of the 1000km Bibbulmun Track.
Meeting place: Denmark 5pm Pre trek briefing day before start of trek
Day 1 15km. From our meeting point just outside of Denmark, we climb Mt Hallowell to explore the granite outcrops and take in the amazing views over the southern ocean and inland. Our trek takes us down past Monkey Rock with its wonderful views before we descend to our first campsite at William Bay National Park.
Day 2 15km. It is a short hike down to the crisp clear waters of Green Pool where you can enjoy a morning swim. We then walk the stretch of Mazzoletti Beach to camp under the peppermint trees at Parry Campsite.
Day 3. 15km. Today we hike over the headland to arrive at the picturesque Boat Harbour. Another perfect cove and our campsite is hidden away above the beach with views along the southern ocean.
Day 4. 18km. Climb above Boat Harbour, along the dune systems, walk some beach then inland again through Quarram Nature Reserve to walk amongst its unusual “brown” kangaroos. Summer time the Irwin Inlet is normally sanded over so we can enjoy a leisurely walk beside the ocean to arrive at Peaceful Bay, home of the best fish and chips. There is superb swimming in the calm crystal clear waters of the bay.
Day 5. 10km. It can be a late start so that you can enjoy the sunrise and perhaps have another swim. It is a short hike today of 10km along the beach, up and over the rocky outcrops then inland to climb up to Rame Head. This campsite is renown for the best sunsets and sunrises over the southern ocean.
Day 6. 18km. From the headland we hike along the top of Conspicious Cliffs, home to the “big right surf break”. After a lovely walk along the beach, we move inland along the coastal heath into the shade of the Valley of the Giants – big Karri and Tingle trees. Giants Hut is nestled amongst the old growth forest.
Day 7. 15km. 1.5km from our camp is the world renown Tree Top Walk. Here, you can ascend 40 metres into the forest canopy for a bird’s eye view of the tallest timber giants on Earth. Our hike today meanders beside the Frankland River and our hut is situated beside the river so you can cool off in its tranquil waters.
Day 8. 18km. On our last day, we descend with panoramic views over Nornalup Inlet to the quaint settlement of Walpole.
Your journey experience includes:
Ultralight Osprey adjustable backpack
Pack waterproof liner
Sleeping cocoon & tarp (your lightweight camping combo)
Pre-trek briefing via zoom
Face to face meeting (to collect trek gear)
8 x days of guided hiking
Optional extras: Transport Perth to Denmark and Walpole to Perth, Accommodation Denmark and Walpole, Barbecue meat for Peaceful Bay and Parry Beach, Dehydrated commercial meals for Bibbulmun Track campsites. We can transport your fresh food into Parry campsite.