Join Simply Trekking on the best of the Bibbulmun Track. Stunning coastal views and the Valley of the Giants.
Our trek starts on the beach at Peaceful Bay and climbs gently up to the headland with panoramic views over the southern ocean. We move inland along the coastal heath to the shade of the Valley of the Giants – big Karri and Tingle trees. The track meanders next to the Frankland River and the hut is nestled into the trees with decking extending to the rivers edge. This hut is often voted the best of the track. We descend with views of the Walpole inlet to camp overnight at a caravan park (yes flushing toilets & showers). On our last day the track takes us east along the inlet to gently climb Mt Clare then morning tea snack at Mt Clare hut amongst the tingle trees. We descend steeply from Mt Clare under thick forest to the picturesque swing bridge over Deep River and Nuyts Wilderness carpark.
During summer, we choose to walk the exposed coastal tracks in the early morning moving into the shade of the forest. Average Jan temperature for Walpole is 25.
The first two days are the practice where the participants learn the necessary camping and trekking skills. The next three days are their qualifying days. Small group only, 2 guides, each walking day is about 3-4 hours and we stop every hour for a break. We stay at Bibbulmun Track campsites which have a three sided hut, toilet and rainwater tank. Walpole, we camp at the caravan park.
Trek suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award Practice & Qualifying.
Camp site at Peaceful Bay is booked for Sunday night, so that we can start trekking by 8am on Monday morning. Finish is at Mt Clare/Deep River Carpark by 12noon on Friday. We can arrange for transport into Walpole for parents to meet with teens on Friday afternoon.
$550 per person
Your teen’s journey experience includes:
Ultralight Osprey adjustable backpack
Sleeping cocoon & tarp
Pre-trek briefing via zoom (2+ weeks prior)
Face to face meeting (3 days prior to collect trek gear and any last minute questions)
5 x days of guided hiking
After trek ORB assessment