The fifth section is along the southern ocean coastline. It is sandy, has beach walking but it is wild, powerful and beautiful.
Peaceful Bay to Denmark – 3 days trek
Day 1. Peaceful Bay to Boat Harbour (23km)
The distance can be less if the sand bar is in place and you walk along the beach but if not we paddle across the Irwin Inlet and along the sand dunes and finally to arrive at the hut overlooking boat harbour, nice swimming if you have the energy to walk down and swim. The next morning is also nice to swim, watch for surges and rips.
Day 2. Boat Harbour to William Bay (20.4km)
It is gentle walk down to Parry campground. This is a lovely tree shaded campsite to camp overnight, relieve your feet. Next day walk Mazzoletti Beach at low tide and allow yourself time to explore the beautiful Green Pools and Elephant Rocks before you ascend off the beach up to the hut.
Day 3. William Bay to Denmark ( 20km)
We walk along the coast with views and then ascend challenging Mt Hallowell before descending into Denmark.
Denmark to Albany – 4/5 days trek
Day 1 Denmark to Nullaki to West Cape Howe (17km plus 5km)
Taxi is often the only way to start on this section as there may be no other way of getting on the other side of Wilson Inlet. You can be dropped off 5km from Nullaki and walk through to pretty West Cape Howe.
Day 2. West Cape Howe to Torbay (16.5km)
Today’s hike is very scenic, you hike along the coast with spectacular views up and down the coast and also inland. Torbay campsite has great views over the bay from the top picnic table superb for sunset photos.
Day 3. Torbay to Mutton Bird (12.4km)
Descend down to the beach and enjoy a saunter in the sand, hopefully the sandbank will be across the Torbay Inlet or shallow enough for you to be able to wade. Mutton Bird island especially great for swimming.
Day 4. Mutton Bird to Sandpatch (12.4km)
A spectacular section as the Track wends its way between the wind farm and the coastal cliffs. You may with to walk all the way into Albany from here but then again may wish to enjoy “one more” night on the track before being back in a busy town.
Day 5 Sandpatch to Albany (12.5km)
From here you enter the Torndirrup National Park through low hardy vegetation with a remarkable array of flowers, descending to Albany with views over Albany and Princess Royal Harbour and do your final hike into Albany to sign off at the Southern Terminus and celebrations.
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