Great Walks has just returned from walking in WA with our good friends from Life's An Adventure.
We went there to experience the pack-free guided five-day Bibbulmun walk. It was an opportunity to see some of the best bits of the 1000km Bibbulmun Track – but with a few creature comforts thrown in, such as boutique accommodation and vineyard visits.
On day one we met up with other Life's An Adventure clients who had spent three days walking parts of the Cape to Cape Track and who would be joining us for the five-day Bibbulmun walk. These walkers were waiting for us on a Margaret River beach and from there we were whisked by helicopter to Leeuwin Estate for a bit of lunch, and a meet and greet.
When then hopped on a bus and headed south to Karri Valley Resort situated on pretty Lake Beedelup and surrounded by magnificent karri forest. The next morning after a lovely breakfast it was time to get walking.
Our first walk was a loop of Lake Beedelup to pretty Beedelup falls. There were signs for the Bibbulmun Track so we knew we were in the right place. There was plenty of flora to appreciate and also some lovely birdlife.
From the falls we headed by bus to marvel at the giant tingle trees, the world's largest trees. We walked through the Tingle Forest to Sappers Bridge. Our guide Scott had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area so there was plenty learn about.
On day three we left the bush and headed to WA's southern coast where our next three days of walking would be. This coastline is mighty and magnificent! From Conspicuous Beach to Peaceful Bay and from Shelley Beach to Elephant Rock this views were dramatic and the walking inspiring.
We meet several 'end-to-enders' – they're people who are walking the complete Bibbulmun Track in one go and we saw the lovely huts and shelters they'd be spending their nights in.
And even though we wouldn't be walking the full track we got to experience a small piece of this beautiful part of WA.The full story of our walk will be in the Aug-Sept issue of Great Walks.