Day 1: Drive Perth to Walpole and short walk
Depart Perth CBD at 8.30am. We will stop for morning tea and lunch on the way to Walpole. Starting from the centre of town, we just have a short walk planned for the afternoon, as a good chance to stretch the legs after the long bus ride. We will then settle in Walpole for the next four nights our accommodation where you can enjoy a glass of wine.
Day 2: South Coast Hwy to Box Hall
A heart-starting ascent to start the day, up to Hilltop Lookout and the Giant Tingle Tree will rewards us with great views and amazing tingle trees, our constant companions for the rest of the day. The forest walk has a few ups and downs, but is mostly moderate.
Day 4: Ficifolia Rd to Peaceful Bay
A fabulous day! We will soon be getting glimpses of the ocean, and should arrive at Conspicuous Beach around morning tea time. From here, we will head up, and up, and up! towards the Rame head campsite.
For the rest of the day, we are mostly close to the coast, and we will finish at Peaceful Bay which is an excellent swimming beach if the weather is warm.
Day 5: Peaceful Bay to Boat Harbour
It’s a long but interesting day today. Vegetated dunes and an enchanting peppermint woodland bring us to the Irwin Inlet – where we get in the (very stable) canoes provided and paddle across. After crossing the inlet we walk through the Showgrounds, comprising grassy (and hence firm!) rolling dunes.
A challenging walk, with spectacular inland and coastal views, brings us to Boat Harbour – a most fantastic bay that may tempt you into its tranquil waters.
Day 6: Boat Harbour to William Bay
A wonderful walk along cliff-tops this morning gives us amazing views along the coast.
After reaching Pt Hillier we descend to Parry’s Beach, a good spot for lunch. Then it’s an 8km walk along Mazzoletti Beach – but it’s usually firm! That takes us to the delightful William Bay with Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. Enjoy a swim or just soak your feet in what has to be one of the most scenic bays in Western Australia.
Day 7: William Bay to outskirts of Denmark
A strenuous but thrilling final day! First, we ascend Tower Hill and encounter some amazing granite boulders. Then it’s more ups and down through orchid country to Lights Beach. After a break at Lights Beach we have the walk up Mt Hallowell, with beautiful boulder formations and spectacular views over the Denmark area and coast. Thereafter it’s a slow descent to the inlet and an easy walk along it – right back to our home for the week at The Cove!
This evening we’ll celebrate your wonderful achievement together!