Categories of walks
All the walks can be done by anyone with average fitness and some regular walking experience. The length is from 9 to 16 kilometers but can be shortened if desired; there are options if all agree, to vary our route for a special interest on the way. It is about enjoying the walk and experiencing the varying landscapes, taking time to see the secretive wildlife watching us. It is not competitive. No one will be left behind or pressured.
Flexibility if all agree
The 3 walks: walk one, two and three are connecting and part/middle section of the cape to cape long distance walk. Starting with Willyabrup and ending at Lake Cave . However individually we can alter them if all want to. If you are a private group you can consider this when booking and talk to/ contact me first. There is 10% off group bookings of 10 or more. 10 persons is my group limit but could stretch to 12 if it means not leaving someone out.
What you need to bring
You will need some decent walking shoes or boots also make your walk more comfortable. You’ll also need a wide brim hat preferably. As we are close to the hole in the ozone layer here in the South West, it’s easy to get sunburned even when it’s a cloudy day. Sunscreen, Long trousers a water bottle to carry 2 to 3 liters of water preferably in a backpack.
Snakes: we do sometimes share our paths with snakes and as long as we look out for them in the path in front we will be fine, we wait and make some noise they will move on without any harm done.
How to get to Margaret River - it's about 300km south of Perth
From Perth International Airport there are a few different options:
Southwest Coaches goes into the airport to pick up and drop off 2 or 3 times a day. www.southwestcoachlines.com.au
There is an airport shuttle, Dunsborough Taxis, that have a decent deal, they pick up 3 times a day and very much a private taxi, but you need to book at least 24 hours before and they don’t work Saturday and Sunday www.southwestairporttransfers.com.au
If you are staying in the city: There is a bus and train combined service from Perth train station (not East Perth) but needs booking in advance: www.transwa.com.au and look for the Australind train to Bunbury with a connection to Margaret River by bus. This train is a pleasant journey through old timber towns and then in Bunbury siding, the TRANSWA bus onward is waiting for you; only the morning 9:30am train has a connection though.
Or you can book and rent a car from the airport, there are many so have a look at the airports’ website. Some are quite good value.
There is a regular bus from the airport to the city center takes 20 to 30 minutes.
Contact me if you need help making bookings.
Accommodation in Perth
There is an abundance of hotels, hostels, and Airbnb, contact me if you need help or if you’re unsure.
Accommodation in Margaret River:
Again, there is lots of choice in accommodation. 2 pub Hotels, there are some very nice Airbnbs in and out of town, quite a few backpacker hostels including a YHA in the town center. Bed and Breakfasts. Let me know if you need my help with recommendations and booking.