Bibbulmun Track – Albany to Denmark

From
$2,649 AUD

Days

7 Days

Tour Type

Walking

From

$2,649 Twin Share

Start
Perth
Finish
Perth
Physical Rating
Easy/Moderate
Tour Distance
Approx. 78km
Group size
12
Code
BTALBDEN

Overview

This stretch of the Bibbulmun Track follows the magnificent southern coastline from Albany to Denmark. The rugged coastal scenery and spring wildflowers on this section of the Bibbulmun Track are some of the best in the whole of Western Australia! This relaxing escape offers the perfect blend of activity and rest. Most of the walks are fairly easy, ranging from 13 to 19 km per day. But there are some steep sections and some beach walking, just to keep it interesting! You'll have time on some afternoons to enjoy the lovely town of Denmark or simply enjoy the serenity of the forest chalets. The Albany to Denmark section of the Bibbulmun Track is a popular walk for wildflower enthusiasts and those looking for an active, but relaxing, escape. No camping or heavy backpacks. Return to comfortable accommodation each day.

Highlights of this walk

  • Spectacular wildflowers: Particularly during Spring departures, the banks of our trail are lined with wildflowers – some of Western Australia’s most iconic.
  • Walk along pristine beaches: Delight in a memorable 6 km stretch along Cosy Corner, where we’ll have some morning tea
  • Breathtaking Coastal Views: We visit many viewpoints where you can soak in coastal vistas that offer a panorama like no other.
  • Engage with History: As you tread along, you’ll come across the iconic wind farm, standing tall against the backdrop of the vast Southern Ocean.
  • Natural Amazing midday rest spots: Dive into serene spots like Shelter Island and Shelley Beach – perfect for a mid-journey respite or even a refreshing swim.
  • West Cape Howe National Park: A treasure trove of biodiversity and scenic splendour, adorned with an array of wildflowers.
  • Wilson Inlet: Conclude your walk along the peaceful banks of the Wilson Inlet, marking the perfect end to an exhilarating journey.

Itinerary

After our drive south, we will begin at the Southern Terminus of the Bibbulmun Track in Albany. From here we will follow alongside the picturesque Princess Royal Harbour.

Todays walk is only short but will whet your appetite for the beauty and surrounds that is to come.

After your walk you get settled in to your accommodation at Cosy Corner where you will stay for the duration of the tour.

Accommodation: Cosy Corner Seaview Apartments (or similar)

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 1 - Drive Perth to Albany, walk to Lilac's

Today we enter Torndirrup National Park before heading for the coast.

Look out for orchids along the sandy track up to the ridge, and there are some great views back over Albany town. After lunch you'll start to get some views of the Southern Ocean as we make our way toward the wind farm. Views along the cliffs here are spectacular!

Accommodation: Cosy Corner Seaview Apartments (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Lilac's to the Wind Farm

From the cliff-side wind turbines, we head west along the Bibbulmun Track with beautiful sweeping views of the coast. The wildflowers along this section are usually spectacular and the walking is fairly easy.

We finish at a lovely coastal bay with views of Shelter Island a great place for a swim, or just to cool off your feet.

Accommodation: Cosy Corner Seaview Apartments (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - The Wind Farm to Mutton Bird Rd

We start with a beach walk and cross the Torbay Inlet by foot.* Let your mind wander on the lovely 6 km beach walk into Cosy Corner where we'll have some morning tea.

After morning tea we head up through some interesting and varied environments. We walk through peaceful groves of trees; over granite outcrops with their sticky tail flowers on display; and we are treated to million dollar coastal views. Our walk ends at Shelley Beach where we might glimpse a hang glider soaring above the white sand beach.

*At this time of year a sandbar has usually formed over the mouth of the inlet but we may have to wade. It may be ankle to thigh deep. If the flow is too fast or the water too deep, we will walk an alternative route.

Accommodation: Cosy Corner Seaview Apartments (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Mutton Bird Rd to Shelley Beach

Today's walk is mostly within the spectacular West Cape Howe National Park, accompanied by a profusion of wildflowers.

There is a bit of up-hill walking early on especially one section with many stairs! After that it's fairly easy walking. We visit the West Cape Howe campsite, then it's all downhill to finish the day at the beautiful Lowlands Beach. Take a dip or just sit and take it all in.

Accommodation: Cosy Corner Seaview Apartments (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Shelley Beach to Lowlands

Expect some great scenery today as we alternate between coastal and inland views. We will pass through the Nullaki campsite and then it's an easy walk out to the peaceful Wilson Inlet.

We finish our walk in a cosy grove alongside the Inlet and celebrate a great week's walk on the Bibbulmun Track.

Accommodation: Cosy Corner Seaview Apartments (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Lowlands to Eden Rd

Before we head back to Perth today we have a few options. We can do a short walk around Mt Clarence or perhaps a quick visit to the Sandalwood factory in Mt Baker.

Enjoy lunch at Williams Woolshed (own expense) on our way back to Perth. We should arrive back in the city mid/late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Drive to Perth

Inclusions

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

  • All transport: private coach transport to and from Perth; as well as transport to and from the track each day.

Accommodation

  • Hotel (6 nights)

Included activities

  • Professional guiding and support each day

  • Emergency support: guides carry satellite phones and a full first aid kit

  • Excellent itinerary and planning drawn from 19 yrs experience

Dates & Availability

$2,649 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

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2 spots available

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per person twin share
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5 spots available

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6 spots available

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per person twin share
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14 spots available

$2,649 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

14 spots available

$2,649 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

14 spots available

Important Notes

  • This is one of our easier walking tours and a great tour to get started on. This section hugs the Albany to Denmark coastline most of the way and is fairly easy, with distances between 13 and 19 km per day.
  • Single Supplement: A single supplement is available, subject to availability at the time of booking. We won’t always be able to guarantee your own bathroom and king/queen beds with a single supplement due to the types of accommodation we use for group bookings. Often we stay at 2 or 3 bedroom chalets so that we can cook and have a common area for the group to relax and mingle at the end of your days walk. If having your own bathroom is important, give us a ring and we will see if it is possible.
  • Start & End Times: The trip has two pickup locations.
  • First Day Info: After we pick you up, we will make our way down to Albany, stopping for morning tea and lunch along the way. We have a short 4.5 km walk on the Bibbulmun Track before heading to our accommodation. Please come dressed in your walking attire with your day pack and water bottle ready to go. Your luggage will be stowed in a trailer and waiting for you at the accommodation when you return from your first days walk.
  • Meals: All meals are included, with the exception of lunch on the last day, when you can purchase a take away lunch, choosing from a wide variety of options in Denmark.
  • In the event of unforeseeable circumstances that require a modification to the itinerary or accommodation, we will make every effort to provide a suitable alternative.

FAQs

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Albany to Denmark Tour FAQs

Can I drive my own car down to Denmark?

Yes, we will arrange a time and a place to meet you on the first day of the tour.

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What is the accommodation like?

We use as couple of accommodation providers depending on availability and the size of the group. When we are sourcing accommodation for our tours we operate from strict guidelines. Good beds, great location, bathrooms close to bedrooms – these are all important however the number one factor we consider is balancing people’s need for private space whilst also having a communal space for socialising.

 

All linen and towels are provided.

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Why do you stay in one location? Does that mean we will be driving a lot?

The benefits of staying in one location far out weigh the benefits of moving. We find being able to unpack your bags once and get comfortable for the week is the way to go. Moving accommodation is no fun and it upsets the routine which you can otherwise develop staying in one place. The longest drive (on the second and last day) are only about 45 minutes and they are beautiful drives.

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How hard is Albany to Denmark?

This is one of our easier walks. The distances are fairly moderate and the terrain is easy. Most days we are on the track by 8:30/9am and finish up around 2:30/3pm.

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About Walking Tours In General

How hard are the walks?

The difficulty of the walks ranges from tour to tour, from easy to challenging. We design all of our walking tours to be achievable for those with a moderate level of fitness. We do recommend doing some training before most tours, because physical activity is always more enjoyable if you are physically prepared. We will send you information about how to train when you book.

When on tour we find that a positive mental attitude is most important and that if you focus on the scenery, the company and the moment, and not on the kilometres, then you find yourself reaching your destination with little problem. You can always have a day or sometimes an afternoon off to relax if you feel like it. If you have any concerns about your fitness or ability to complete a walk, give us a call or send us an email and we can talk you through it.

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Do I have to twin-share accommodation? Can I have my own room?

Our tour prices are based on rooms being twin share (two single beds in one room) or double (one double/queen bed in a room, shared by a couple). If you are travelling alone, we will place you in a room with someone of the same gender. If you have opted for a single supplement, this means you will have your own room but we won’t always be able to guarantee your own bathroom and king/queen bed due to the types of accommodation we use for group bookings. Often we stay at 2 or 3 bedroom chalets so that we can cook and have a common area for the group to relax and mingle at the end of your days walk. If having your own bathroom is important, give us a ring and we will see if it is possible.

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Will I hold up the group if I’m a slow walker?

We find a lot of people who haven’t been on a walking tour before worry about this, but it’s rarely an issue. We keep a comfortable steady pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery along the way. Usually the group will spread out over a couple of hundred metres as we walk.

Normal walking pace on a formed surface like a road or footpath is around 4.5 – 6 km per hour and we tend to average just over 3 km per hour on bush tracks. It’s not a stroll but it’s not a brisk walk either. If you feel you may be slower than this, try some longer training walks to increase your walking fitness.

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What is the average age of Inspiration Outdoors’ guests?

About 80% of our walkers are aged between 45 – 75, but we welcome all adults on our tours. We get a roughly 60/40 female to male split.

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What’s the food like? Can you cater for my dietary needs?

We serve simple, nutritious and delicious food on tour prepared by our guides, using fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. Sometimes we also eat out at restaurants. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and a two course evening meal are all included. We are happy to adapt our menu to suit many dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets – please ask when you book.

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Are your walking tours just for “bushwalkers”?

Our walks are for anyone who enjoys walking and nature – bushwalkers or not. Our walks are conducted in safe, supportive and fun environments and you don’t need specialised equipment or experience to undertake them. We give you information about what you will need to bring and how you should prepare for each tour and we’re always here to answer any questions or concerns.

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Do I have to walk every day on tour?

Of course not – it’s your holiday and you should do what you feel! Relax at the accommodation, come for a drive, get dropped off in town or go for a stroll of your own. On some days there is also the opportunity to walk for part of the day. This last option depends on whether there is vehicle access to the track.

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What do I have to carry when I walk?

Very little. A water bladder or bottles, lunch/snacks/fruit for the day. a rain jacket, some personal first aid supplies and, on some days, lunch. You will probably want a camera as well. We return to accommodation each evening so there is no need to carry a large backpack.

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If you need to cancel your tour;

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
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