10 Day Great Southern Trek Tour

From: $1,890.00

Availability:  22 Apr, Oct 2025 (Oct date to be confirmed)

4-person tent with stretcher bed as per photos

Pay a deposit of $200.00 per person

7-day trek on the remote, wild Great Southern Region between Walpole to Albany on the Bibbulmun Track Self-Guided
Includes half day Wow cruise on the uique Nornalup Inlet followed by wine tasting at a local small winery the day before you start hiking and celebration accommodatiob in the Middleton Beach House at the end of your amazing 7 day hike.

Experience the vast and wild southern ocean landscape. Granite outcrops, tranquil rivers, wetlands and breathtaking beaches.  Walk into the majestic 100s of years old Tingle Forest and into the tree tops at the  Valley of the Giants. Enjoy the achievement of walking, bay after bay, all the way to Albany. We believe that this wild remote southern coast track is better, more stunning, wild and remote than the well known Cape to Cape Track. Come and see for yourself.

The trek starts on the pristine south coast beside the wide sweeping Nornalup Inlet.  You follow the Bibbulmun Track as it climbs gently up into the Valley of the Giants. A rest stop is at Frankland Hut beside the pretty Frankland River, a jewel in the Walpole Wilderness Area. Enjoy a stroll through the tree tops at the renowned Tree Top Walk then descend down to the coast through virgin forest.  The coastal sections are full of empty white sand beaches, inlet crossings, one that you may have to paddle across, cliffs tops with stunning ocean views and even a sea eagle or two, a photographers delight. Remote beaches, tranquil inlets, the crystal waters of greens pool and imposing granite peaks. You camp at secluded campsites, surrounded by a wild coastline, idyllic countryside, pristine national parks and natural bushland, blanketed with wildflowers. Your finish takes in breathtaking views over Princess Royal Harbour, Albany.

Itinerary: http://simplytrekking.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/7-day-Southern-Ocean-Itinerary-1.pdf

Small group.. if fully booked, email us to go on the waitlist

Tour cost includes  

WOW Cruise Walpole, Nornalup Inlet. https://www.wowwilderness.com.au/
Wine tasting at local Walpole winery https://www.debevino.com/
2 nights’ accommodation Tingle All Over Backpackers https://walpole.com.au/operator/tingle-all-over-budget-accommodation/
1 night accommodation Albany https://www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/wa/south-west/middleton-beach-holiday-park/accommodation/beach-house
6 nights’ accommodation in “walk in” single tent with stretcher bed.
Daily 2 pieces of fresh fruit and daily salad items, plus condiments
Transfers on arrival, during and end of tour
Daily on-ground support on weather patterns and Track conditions (we camp with you)
Assistance in downloading digital app that keeps you on the Track without the need for the internet
Custom made day by day walk booklet of the outstanding features on the Track
Emergency GPS communicator x 3 provided.

You supply:
Day pack
Your groceries (purchase IGA Walpole & Denmark)
Sleeping bag
Clothing, walk shoes & camp shoes

 Public Transport :  flights into Busselton require a stay overnight in Bunbury for connection to Walpole.
TransWA https://www.transwa.wa.gov.au/ daily

Terms & Conditions


Tour length: 7 days, 5-7 hours of walking per day, 8 nights

Difficulty:  Medium

Day prior to depart,  TransWA bus runs to Walpole every day arriving 3.52pm or 4.27pm. We will meet the bus and be parked outside the Walpole Visitors Centre (which is next to the bus stop). Hiking supplies can be bought at IGA Walpole after arrival and we will then transfer you to Coalmine Caravan Park.  If you arrive Walpole from Albany in the morning, we can transfer you to the caravan park at 3pm.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Hilltop Lookout to Tree Top Walk, Valley of the Giants   22 km  
Enjoy the views overlooking the Nornalup Inlet then start your hike into the forest to the ancient Giant Tingle Trees. Here you will learn about these fascinating and unique associations of trees, plants and animals. We continue on the Bibb Track through some of the best karri, tingle and sheoak forest anywhere in the southwest.  We have lovely glimpses into the Frankland River valley below and our next rest stop is at Frankland Campsite perched on this largely unspoilt river. The track meanders next to the Frankland River, crosses Sappers Bridge and re-enters the beautiful karri, tingle and sheoak forest to arrive at the spectacular Treetop Walk.

Day 2:  Valley of the Giants to Peaceful Bay   23km We start from Nutkin Lookout to enjoy the views east along the coast to which we will be descending to Conspicuous Beach. Here we rest on an elevated whale-watching flatform with great views over the beach and the bay beyond. After a short walk along the beach, we climb steeply, on steps, to a point close to the summit of Conspicuous Cliff. The track follows the cliff and has stunning ocean views until we descend to Rame Head campsite. From here we descend gently, walking past many small bays to arrive at the pretty sheltered settlement of Peaceful Bay, our campsite.

Day 3Peaceful Bay to Boat Harbour     22km  We depart our peaceful camp and today we are going remote and have two choices depending on the season.

Beach option: If the sandbar is in place on the Irwin Inlet, we have a stroll along the beach and then gently climb up from Quarram Beach. It is rugged but spectacular, with an almost endless stream of startling views along the coast in both directions, and inland over Owingup Swamp and the farmland further north. We finally arrive at Boat Harbour campsite and Boat Harbour itself, is one of the prettiest little bays anywhere on the south coast.

Paddle option: If the sandbar is not in place, then it is a very pretty trek up and down beside the Irwin Inlet to where the Bibbulmun Track canoes are stored.  The paddle itself, is an experience, the Inlet is wide and so pretty with lots of bird life. The following walk through the “showgrounds” is unique in WA, with its flora and its unusual and friendly caramel-colored kangaroos. We descend to Quarram Beach, enjoy the remoteness of only accessible by walkers, then ascend and enjoy the many startling views along the coast until we reach Boat Harbour campsite.  We descend to the calm swimmable waters of Boat Harbour, relax, then we are transferred a short distance to our campsite.

Day 4: Boat Harbour to Greens Pool 19km  We depart from Boat Harbour following the dramatic coastline and then ascend and descend on coastal dunes covered in shrubs which often have stunning displays of wildflowers. On the last dune we look down over the expanse of Parry Bay. We descend to walk the 7km on Mazzoletti Beach, including crossing Parry Inlet) to arrive at the famous iridescent waters of Greens Pool (great for swimming).

Day 5:  Greens Pool to Denmark    23km  From Greens Pool we go a little inland then descend to Lights Beach where there are numerous lovely views over William Bay, Madfish Bay, Lights Beach and the coast further afield. We turn north, through a farming property to ascend to Monkey Rock, a spectacular viewpoint high on the south side of the Mt Hallowell. A further climb through huge granite boulders and tall karri forest to finally descend down towards Denmark.

Day 6: Denmark to Cosy Corner beach campsite 21km  After our transfer from Denmark to the Bibbulmun Track, we climb gently onto the coastal escarpment and enter West Cape Howe National Park. Expansive ocean views and views inland to the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and even Mt Manypeaks east of Albany. This section of track also offers superb coastal walking, many panoramic vistas and passes through attractive coastal vegetation, granite outcrops and mature sheoaks to arrive at the idyllic Cosy Corner, Torbay. Our campsite is a short sand track off a very swimmable white sand beach.

Day 7: Cosy Corner to Albany 23km  The south coast beaches vary dramatically depending on the season and the prevailing weather. We cross Torbay Inlet along the sandbar, or we wade through shallow waters and continue along the expanse of beach to Mutton Bird Island. We climb stairs up to the lookout to enjoy the great views back along the expanse of Torbay and West Cape Howe. We stay up high along the weaving in and around the steeper ridges, with spectacular Southern Ocean vistas. There are many wooden seats providing welcome stopping points on the high ridges – the waters below are so clear, watch out for the dolphins surfing below. We enter Torndirrup National Park which produces a remarkable array of wildflowers and then turn north toward Albany. We enjoy views over Albany and the Princess Royal Harbour as we descend from the coastal dunes onto Frenchman Bay Road. Transfer to Albany town (or you can walk the 5km). Overnight Albany Caravan Park and celebration dinner at the restaurant/hotel of the groups choice.

TransWA runs a daily service to Perth departing at 8.30am


Ex Walpole your camp tour includes:

Trek poles and gaiters
Twin-share tent with above ground comfortable bed
Mattress and bottom sheet
Pillow and pillow slip
Duffle bag
Food thermal bag
Two pieces of fruit per day & daily salad
Camp stove, gas, cooking and & eating utensils

Please note that the dates shown do not include travel to and from Perth.

For terms & conditions


You will need:

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 6 Dinners

    barbecue meals that you prepare yourselves can be arranged.

BYO Gear

Day pack carry:

  • Day pack (we recommend Osprey)
  • Day pack waterproof cover
  • 2 x one litre water containers, plastic tonic or soda bottles are suitable
  • 2 sachets Hydrolyte Electrolytes
  • 2 hiking snacks and your lunch
  • Fixomul – small roll at chemist to prevent blisters
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent


Hike clothing:

  • 1 sunhat covering ears and neck
  • 1 pair hike boots or joggers – worn in and comfortable
  • 3 pairs wool socks (swap around)
  • 1 underwear for each day
  • 1 pair of long trousers or shorts – loose and lightweight
  • 1 long-sleeved top, shirt, or short-sleeved t-shirt. You wear the same one for at least 2 days
  • 1 long-sleeved jumper to wear while hiking – lightweight, we recommend wool
  • 1 lightweight rain jacket or poncho


Camp gear: (store in duffle bag provided to be transported by Simply Trekking)

  • Sleeping bag – warm, we recommend down (available to hire)
  • 1 warm jacket, thermal or polar fleece
  • 1 beanie & gloves if you feel the cold
  • 1 pair camp shoes – hiking sandals, runners
  • 2 loose-fitting pants for camp and sleeping
  • Hiking shirts – sufficient for a clean shirt for every 2nd day
  • 1 pair warm socks to keep feet warm and insects off your feet at night
  • Head torch
  • Personal toiletries – travel size
  • Hydrolyte electrolytes – sufficient for 2 per day


BYO Food for the trek

 Trek Snacks

Very important to eat only low GI whilst trekking to avoid energy highs & lows. Repack an assortment of snacks into daily snap lock bags – 150g per morning, 100g for afternoon (jerky is good for pm).

  • Nuts – almond, cashews, brazils, peanuts
  • Dried fruit – mango, apples, apricots, etc
  • Fruit leather
  • Health food bars (check sugar)
  • Rice crackers, biscuits
  • Jerky
  • Biltong


Lunch (Pack in large zip lock bags then prepare for each day hike at breakfast time. Make sure they are easy to prepare and eat on the trail.

  • Pita or mountain break (keeps well in sealed plastic)
  • Boiled eggs
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes
  • Tuna, beans, salad packets
  • Non-refrigerated cheese https://foodsforantiaging.com/6-cheeses-that-can-be-left-unrefrigerated/
  • Salami, mettwurst, kabana, fritz
  • Kupe mayonnaise (Japanese)
  • Jam, honey, peanut past
  • Dry crackers (Vita Wheats, Ryvita)


Breakfast (you need about 150g per morning)

  • Powdered milk
  • Porridge
  • Muslei
  • Cereal
  • Oat bars
  • Breakfast bars
  • Protein smoothies




  • Rice & Udon noodles
  • Rice & bean vermicelli noodles
  • Thin Hokkien Noodles
    Sachets of tuna/salmon (add to Asian noodles)
  • Dinner Winner
  • Couscous with herbs, nuts, seeds
  • Dried mushrooms & dehydrated peas
  • Fresh potatoes, carrots, corn, cabbage, tomatoes
  • Dehydrated peas
  • Deb dried potato with onion (use for energy and to thicken dinner)
  • Kewpie salad dressings
  • Spices to add to your food
  • Oil and condiments in small tight-lidded containers


  • Pancakes
  • Popcorn
  • marshmallows – campfire smores



How fit do you have to be?

Hiking with a day pack is open to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Multi day trekking is exhilarating, but it will have its challenges for you and to get the best out of the experience, we suggest that preparation prior is important. To really test your ability to handle soft sand beach walking, and some steep (but short) climbs over loose limestone, we recommend for your training, to get off footpaths and bitumen as much as possible. As we all have busy lives, it may be that you can only fit in 1 hour walk two or three times a week and you may have to do this close to home on flat paths, but that’s better than nothing.

Extended day hikes, along with the 2 to 3 times a week, we recommend fitting a few hikes of 15km or more, with a day pack so that you get accustomed to what you will be doing on the multi-day hiking tours. The Bibbulmun Track, out of Kalamunda, has plenty of ascents and descents to give you and your body a good tryout.

Hiking boots/shoes & wool socks
We strongly recommend that you have very well-worn-in boots that you have trained in. Completing extended walks, greater than 15km, will trial new socks and boots allowing for you to have a blister free hiking.

Blister prevention
Purchase a couple of small rolls of Fixomull (chemist). Cut pieces to size and stick them on your feet prior to hiking for blister prevention. Also, if whilst you’re hiking you feel “minor rubbing or a hot spot”, stop straight away and cover with Fixomull. The Fixomull breathes and will stay on your feet over several days even when you shower.

Camp shoes
We recommend that you bring suitable sandals as your camp shoes so that they could also be used on sandy stretches or if blisters occur with your main pair of shoes/boots.