Testimonials

Find out what trekkers have to say about their journeys with Simply Trekking

I have just returned from a 3 day hike on part of the Bibbulmun track with Marie as required for my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of hiking and being 'one with the bush' for 3 days. The facilities that I borrowed off Marie were in excellent condition and worked without any problems. I was given very clear instructions on how to set up my cocoon and tarp by Marie and had no trouble doing it. I didn't feel pressured to walk at a certain pace and felt free to stop and take pictures, walk in silence or walk and talk and just enjoy the experience. The track was easy to walk through and clearly defined and I felt confident when it came to leading. Unfortunately there wasn't as much wildlife, but the walk clearly made up for it! We did a reasonable amount of kilometers each day and had a well deserved rest in the huts and at the campsites dipping our feet in the river and playing card games. I got to know Marie very well during the 3 days and even got to know a couple of new card games I hadn't played before. I would definitely recommend Simply Trekking to anyone who would like to complete Duke of Edinburgh camps or just enjoy a hike in the bush. Thanks a million Marie I look forward to participating in upcoming camps with you again! Emma
Emma - South West 3 Day Teen trek
January 2021, Perth
Marie was an absolute delightful guide. I along with 3 fellow hikers hiked on the Cape to Cape track where you can see magnificent scenery. Marie was able to guide me and help me obtain the skills and experience i needed for my Duke of Edinburgh silver award. I highly recommend Simply Trekking to all who want to enjoy a nice hike or to do their Duke of Ed, Marie took great care of me and my friends and I learnt alot from both experiences.
Alan - Cape to Cape 3 Day Teen Trek
December 2020, Perth
I recently did the Cape to Cape 3 Day Trek with Marie, and since it was my first trek, I knew I had a lot of things to learn. Marie was an outstanding guide and taught me a lot, from setting up tarps to cooking meals! My group and I even had a chance to navigate ourselves through paths; the coastal scenery and wildlife were plentiful and beautiful to observe. It was especially great to have a few days off to experience what seemed like a whole new world, away from the city lights and noises. All in all, the trek was first rate and extremely enjoyable; hats off to Marie and Simply Trekking, I highly recommend the trek and am sure other treks are as good or even better
Chen - Cape to Cape 3 Day Teen Trek
December 2020, Perth
Marie is literally the sweetest person ever, she guided us for the days at the cape to cape trek and then gave us free time for the rest of it. It was flexible as we got to dictate what we did and we learn along the way new things. The gear is amazingly light and new. Its very modern and it is easy to use. There is was a lot of flexibility on the trek and we got to have input into how we wished to go and what we wanted to do.
Lucius - Cape to Cape 3 Day Teen Trek
November 2020, Perth
I did the three day cape to cape walk. On the first day we took a taxi to cape naturalists and walked to Yallingup. We took breaks frequently, ate dinner at the pub and stayed in the caravan park. The next day we took a taxi to smiths beach and walked to Moses rock campsite, about 18k. The walk long but the scenery is incredible, walking past Quinnup falls and breaks are frequent. We watched the sunset and slept to the sound of the ocean. On the final day we walked to Gracetown and ate lunch there. The scenery is incredible as you walk past rivers and across rocks. Over the three days Marie’s advice and guidance meant we were always safe. Overall the walk was an incredible experience and the views were some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. Well worth it.
Kiran - Cape to Cape 3 Day Teen Trek
November 2020, Perth
Marie was an amazing person and guide. Really friendly and knowledgeable and just an overall pleasure to be around. Great view and a must do for anyone who enjoys the costal view and hiking. Equipment is supplied and is relatively new but equipment is always necessary as you do tend to stop at some if the amazing facilities on the way. Along the way you will break frequently which makes the walk more enjoyable and it is a good time to full absorb the view and socialise. Overall, really enjoyable and is a recommendation for anyone who is looking to relax or just to explore the beauty of the coast.
Anthony - Cape to Cape 3 Day Teen Trek
November 2020, Perth
Marie has guided our Duke of Edinburgh participants on their Silver and their Gold journeys and on both occasions the students have returned with glowing recommendations for Marie. The part we love the most is she allows the students to develop in a supportive environment - at nights the students set up camp on their own and cook for themselves while knowing Marie was close by if there was a problem. The personal development in the students over the two journeys has been exponential. We are grateful to Marie for being so patient and supportive of our students during their Duke of Edinburgh journeys
Sue Bamford - South West 5 day and Winter Mountain 7 Day Teen Trek
November 2019, July 2020 - MLC DukeofEd Co-ordinator
It has been quite a relaxed trek and we have been able to take in the beautiful wildlife around us away from the distractions of school life. We enjoyed meeting lots of different trekkers along the way and hearing their stories around the campfire. We have been lucky to see lots of kangaroos and even a possum last! We have had 2 incredible guides who trekked with us, helped us with any difficulties, taught us about camping and hiking skills, while still allowing us to be independent. We highly recommend this hike to any students who want to get outdoors, even with prior experience.
MLC Teens - Winter Mountain 7 Day Teen Trek
July 2020, Perth