Augusta To Busselton Heritage Trail
Perth Western Australia - Fri 9th April 2021

Max Participants:
10
Location:
Perth Western Australia
Date:
Fri 9th April 2021
Start Time:
7:30am
End Time:
6:00pm
Duration:
5 Days
Meals:
5 Lunches 4 Dinners 4 Breakfasts
Non-Member Cost:
$1750.00 per person based on twin share
Member Cost:
$1650.00 per person based on twin share
Deposit Required:
$400.00
Single Supplement:
From $450.00 per person
Tagged:
heritage hiking

The Heritage Trail covers the 100km from Augusta to Busselton and traces the early history of the area through the movements of the Bussell and Molloy families who settled in Augusta in May, 1830 and subsequently moved up the coast looking for suitable agricultural land. 

 

Many of you are no doubt aware that Western Australia boasts a couple of well known long distance hiking trails in this region - The Bibbulmun Track and the well travelled Cape to Cape Track, but very little is known about this trail.  It was created for the bicentenary of Australian colonisation in 1988, but it's been neglected over the years and almost forgotten, so we're extremely excited to be sharing it with a select few, walking the highlights, sharing the history, connection to country and exploring stories that remain untold. 

 

Adventurous Women have put together a fabulous experience retracing the footsteps of the pioneers, showcasing the best walking sections, with visits to all the historical sites and points of interest along the way, exploring towns at either end and in between, traversing farmlands, river pools, bush and backroads.

 

This experience is for those who are interested in history and beautiful walking trails, coupled with easy to moderate walking days, no heavy backpacks, nice lodgings, good food and good company .. and maybe a cheeky vino or two as the accommodation is right on the doorstep of a winery!! 

Gallery

Beauty of the Forest
Pretty riverside pools
Hidden away

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Itinerary

This morning we collect you from the Perth CBD and travel to Augusta where we enjoy lunch on the foreshore. Today's walk commences where the first settlers landed in Augusta in 1830 and is the start of the Heritage trail. Visiting the early pioneer sites as you walk around the inlet, our guides will provide an insight into the life of the early settlers including the Molloy and the Bussell families.

Once we've finished our walk this afternoon, we head off to our accommodation and settle in for the next four nights. Our Guides will prepare dinner, while you relax, take a stroll around the property, or maybe indulge in a spa!

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

We continue on the Heritage trail from near where we finished yesterday. The terrain now changes as we move away from the Blackwood river and into areas of farmland where we've gained permission from private landowners to enter, so we can retrace this lovely section. A couple of surprises along the way and a visit to another historical site will provide you with lots to talk about around the dinner table tonight.

Once again after a satisfying day, we head back to our accommodation to relax in stunning surrounds.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The next section crosses farmland, then returns to the bush as we make our way back to the Blackwood River, near an area that was used as a rest stop for pioneers travelling north. Another delightful part of the trail that's sure to please.

Our afternoon will be spent exploring the quirky little township of Witchcliffe and surrounds, before heading back to our accommodation. For those who would like to partake in a little local Margaret River wine-tasting we can accommodate. For those who aren't wanting this option, maybe you can duck off now and enjoy time to yourself ... spa, book, nap??

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We pick up the trail today a bit further north from where we finished, making our way to another pool along the river and later visiting a significant water crossing that the pioneers used in their journey north . Our Guides will provide some interesting and little known facts on the location.....plenty to explore today.

After another wonderful day on the trail, it's back to base for chill time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We pick up the Heritage trail out of Busselton and en-route visit the site of historical homes where two well-known pioneer families settled after their relocation from Augusta to Busselton. We then continue the short drive into Busselton and then commence walking to visit several sites related to the pioneers and their life in this region, before finishing at the trailhead.

After celebrating our retracing of this very little known trail, we then travel back from Busselton to Perth and say our goodbyes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Includes

Two Adventurous Women Guides

Public Liability Insurance

Commercial Operators License

Full first aid kit, satellite phone & emergency beacon

All transport to/from Perth and to/from trail each day

Quality 3 Course Meals, fruit and daily snacks

Fully self contained 4 Star cottage twin share accommodation in rural setting, surrounded by forest and native wildlife (single supp available at additional cost)

Photo's of Your Experience

5 Lunches

4 Dinners

4 Breakfasts

Excludes

Items of a personal nature

Travel insurance

Meals not on the itinerary

Accommodation

Surrounded by trees and wildlife, the group is spread over 4 cottages on a lovely property with the Margaret River Region.  Each cottage as 2 separate bedrooms, one bedroom with two single beds and the main bedroom with an en-suite featuring a double spa bath.


Names will be drawn out of a hat and you'll be sharing with another lady from the group unless you specifically have requested to share with a friend or family for the duration or you've requested the single supplement (additional cost of $450) to guarantee your own room.

 


What To Bring/Wear

- A gear list will be sent out mid to late February

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Loss of deposit (unless a replacement can be found)
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% Of The Tour Cost (as above)
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of The Tour Cost (as above)
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

SHOULD TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BE IMPOSED DUE TO COVID-19 MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO TRAVEL, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND IF THE TOUR DEPARTURE IS 14 DAYS OR MORE.  UNDER 14 DAYS, WE WILL ISSUE YOU WITH A CREDIT TO THE SAME VALUE, WITH A 3 YEAR VALIDITY.

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.


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