Day 1: Drive from Perth + 12 km walk into Pemberton
From Perth head towards Pemberton, stopping for homemade morning tea and lunch on the way. The afternoon’s walk starts at the trailhead in Pemberton. We’ll walk through the back streets of this lazy town and then into the forest, passing the 68 metre-high Gloucester Tree. The rest of the walk is mostly through lovely karri forest on firm trails, with a few hills thrown in. The bus will be waiting at the end to take us back to our accommodation.
Day 2: Gloucester Rd to Moons Crossing
We have a few ups and downs today as we make our way toward and along the rugged Warren River valley. Much of the day is spent following the meanderings of the Warren River under the cool canopy of the karri forest sometimes close to the river’s banks and sometimes higher along the ridges.
You’ll enjoy a healthy picnic lunch beside the Warren River. Walkers may choose to pull out here if they wish (approx 10 km) and stay with the bus to meet the rest of the group at Moons Crossing. Otherwise, continue on and enjoy a marvellous section of track.
Day 3: Moons Crossing to Lane Pool Rd
We leave the Warren River behind and make our way south today. We will skirt around a number of private properties but remain mostly within karri forest. We plan to have lunch at the Schafer Campsite where you can cool your feet, or even swim in the nearby dam. After lunch it’s only three km to where we will finish our walk for the day.
Day 4: Lane Pool Rd to Northcliffe
Today’s walk is quite easy, with much of the walk following quiet rural roads. Enjoy tree-lined lanes, open views across private farmland and a walk through the Northcliffe Forest Park.
We finish our sectional walk in Northcliffe where we will celebrate our achievement and enjoy a lunch together at the pub (own expense). We plan to arrive in Perth by about 6 pm.