Great Southern Walking Holiday
Albany Western Australia - Thu 7th September 2023

Max Participants:
Albany Western Australia
Thu 7th September 2023
Start Time:
End Time:
5:00pm approx
8 Days
7 Lunches 6 Dinners 7 Breakfasts
Hike Rating:
Grade 4
Non-Member Cost:
$2595.00 per person
Member Cost:
$2495.00 per person
Deposit Required:
Single Supplement:
From $450.00 per person
great southern hiking

Come and explore some of the best hiking trails in Western Australia during wildflower season!!  The hikes chosen are sure to ignite all your senses .... So much beauty! 


Together we exploring some of the best hiking trails in the Great Southern region of Western Australia during the WA Wildflower Season!  We've chosen a great cross-section of hiking trails that really provide you with a well rounded walking experience in this area, including a variety of flora & fauna, ever changing landscapes, spectacular views and plenty of history.


Brief overview of the Itinerary :

Day 1 - Drive from Perth to Porongurup National Park.  Hike Castle Rock & Granite Skywalk 4.7km return (Grade 4/5)

Day 2 - Mt Trio, Stirling Ranges 3.5km return (Grade 4)

Day 3 - Nancy Peak Circuit (Grade 4) & Devil’s Slide Spur Trail in the Porongurups 6.9km Loop (Grade 5) 

Day 4 - Bald Head, Torndirrup National Park 12.5km return (Grade 4)

Day 5 - Mt Martin, Gull Rock National Park 12.4km return (Grade 4)

Day 6 - Middleton Beach, Ellen Cove, Ataturk Monument - 2.3km one way walk (Grade 2)

            Baie des Deux Peuples Heritage Trail, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve - 6km return hike (Grade 3)

Day 7 - Luke Pen Walk Kalgan River - 12km return (Grade 3)

Day 8 - Albany to Perth


IMPORTANT TO NOTE PRIOR TO BOOKING:  This tour is suitable for those who are experienced hikers with a good level of fitness.  Some of the walks are short, however can be challenging given the style of terrain. 


Bald Head Trail
The Contrasts
Mount Martin Views
Admiring the beautiful views
Beautiful Orchids
WA Wildflower Season
Exploring the river
Stunning Bays and Beaches
On Top of Mt Trio
Castle Rock
Morning Tea Break


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Castle Rock & Granite Skywalk

● Mt Trio, Stirling Ranges

● Nancy Peak & Devils Slide, Porongurup National Park

● Bald Head, Torndirrup National Park

● Mt Martin, Gull Rock National Park

● Historical Albany

● Baie des Deux Peuples Heritage Trail

● Two Peoples Bay, Little Beach & Waterfall Beach

● Luke Pen Walk, Kalgan River

● The Adventurous Women Experience


Today we drive from Albany to Porongurup National Park, where our first hike of the tour commences. Don’t be fooled by the distance of this hike, it’s not for the faint hearted or those who have a fear of heights, as the trail is steep and requires some rock scrambling before ascending a ladder to the suspended walkway to get to the upper lookout at the summit. The most difficult part of the trail is the final climb to the Granite Skywalk, however access to the lower lookout is easier and you do not need to climb over rock or up ladders, if heights are not your thing!!

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comfortable Chalets, Porongurups

We’ll rise nice and early this morning to head into the Stirling Ranges for our hike up to the summit of Mt Trio. This hike is a short steep climb, with a total ascent of 400 metres and lots of steps along the way. Wildflowers, including the endemic mountain bells, are a feature of the hike, as well as sweeping views of Mount Toolbrunup and mountains to the south-west.

This-afternoon is at leisure back at our accommodation. Time to explore the nearby Porongurup Inn Shop & Tea Rooms, have a cold beverage or a game of pool at the Karri On Bar, or simply relax in your chalet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comfortable Chalets, Porongurups

This morning after checking out of our accommodation in the Porongurups, we head off to tackle two incredibly spectacular peaks. Nancy Peak Circuit, the summit sitting 652 above sea level and Devil's Slide which is the Porongurup Ranges highest peak, sitting at 670m above sea level.

Afterwards we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, then venture off to our accommodation in Albany where we will stay for the rest of the time while on tour.

Tonight we head to a local restaurant for dinner (Guest Own Expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Comfortable Apartments, Albany

Another fabulous day of hiking awaits us! The Bald Head Walking trail provides spectacular views of stunning coastal scenery of the Flinders Peninsula in Torndirrup National Park. Breathtaking views of the coastline along the trail and at the end of the track can be seen, including the Southern Ocean to the south and King George Sound to the north from the one location…. A photographer’s dream!

This walk is a strenuous return hike over Isthmus Hill and Limestone Head to Bald Head, however it’s well worth the effort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comfortable Apartments, Albany

This hike in Gull Rock National Park is in a beautiful coastal setting and offers outstanding views of Breaksea and Michaelmas islands, Albany’s harbours, the Torndirrup Peninsula and inland to the Stirling Ranges. It is a fabulous combination of coastal walking, wildflowers, spectacular views and gorgeous beaches to admire. There is also an extensive range of plant life including orchids, Banksia,Dryandra, Kingia and more … A botanical garden!

The trail consists of several short steep hills with rocky steps, granite outcrops and sandy tracks. At its furthest point Voyager Park directly opposite Emu Point provides a good picnic spot, where we’ll enjoy our lunch. After our hike, we return to our accommodation to recharge and relax!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comfortable Apartments, Albany

Starting our day with a gentle stroll from Middleton Beach to Ellen Cove Boardwalk and then onto Ataturk Monument (approx 2.3km), we meet our bus and drive to Two People’s Bay Nature Reserve where we’ll spend our day exploring postcard perfect beaches, pretty bays, rocky granite formations and wild coastline.

Our hike today is without doubt one of the best coastal walks in the Albany area …. The Baie des Deux Peuples Heritage Trail. Even though the trail is relatively short, the coastline is gorgeous and the wildflowers will be blooming, so you’ll want to slow the pace down to take it all in. The magic coves of Little Beach and Waterfall Beach are sure to delight with their white sands and turquoise water and weather permitting you may wish to enjoy a swim.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comfortable Apartments, Albany

Today is our last hiking day and we’ve chosen the Luke Pen Walk Trail, located along the Kalgan River to showcase yet another different landscape to those already walked on this tour.

This walk is a local favourite that closely follows the river, providing constantly changing views of the river, along with a mixture of vineyards, green pastures and eucalypt bushland. It’s a lovely shady walk and there’s plenty of opportunity to spy wildlife that inhabits the river environment including pelicans, ducks and cormorants. In the bush skirting the river Thornbills, Splendid and Red-winged Fairy wrens can often be spotted, as well as a diverse variety of wildflowers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comfortable Apartments, Albany

This morning after breakfast, it's time to pack up and head back to Perth, stopping en-route to have a couple of breaks, grab a cuppa and lunch.

Meals: Breakfast


Services of 2 Experienced Guides for 8 days

All Transport - 12 Seater Mini Bus (with luggage trailer)

10 Million Public Liability Insurance

Commercial Operator's Licence

Six National Park Entry Fees

All First Aid equipment including Sat Phone & PLB

All meals listed on the itinerary

Adventurous Women Memento

7 Lunches

6 Dinners

7 Breakfasts


Flights to Western Australia

Drinks - Non-Alcoholic & Alcoholic

Travel Insurance


All accommodation included in the cost of this tour is twin share with another guest in our group. 


The accommodation used is 4 Chalets and 4 Apartments, with 3 guests being allocated per chalet/apartment.  This means there is the option to have your own room at the additional cost of $450 for the duration of the tour (no ensuite ... shared bathroom with the other two guests in the same chalet as yourself).  There are only 4 of these available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

What To Bring/Wear

- Pre-departure information will be sent well in advance to help you prepare

Cancellation & Refunds

A deposit of $400 will secure your place on this tour and an invoice for the final balance will be sent to you 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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 - Full Refund Minus $50 admin fee

59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - Loss of Deposit

29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 100% of the Tour Cost / Deposit (whatever the greater amount paid)

Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour CostNo refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.

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