Bald Head Walking Track, Torndirrup National Park, Western Australia
Great Walks of Australia member, Walk into Luxury have launched a new signature experience.
By Walk into Luxury
Published: 15 June, 2017
Walk into Luxury have released a new luxury walk along 43 kilometres of Bibbulman Track, winding along the wild cliff-top coastline, pristine bays and native bushland between Albany and Denmark. The four-day itinerary showcases the must-see sights of Greens Pool King George Sound, the Gap, the award-winning Denmark wine region, and the National Anzac Centre in Albany.
In conjunction with the Bibbulman walk release, Walk into Luxury has also launched two new experiences on the Cape to Cape Track — the three-day Walk into Luxury at Cape Lodge and six day Best of the Cape to Cape Walk.
New Bibbulmun Track walk
This is Walk into Luxury’s first walk based on the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia’s Great Southern region. The new luxury walking tour includes a private four day/three-night walk and an extended four-night option. The four-day Bibbulmun Walk covers the 43 kilometres of coastline between Albany and Denmark, allowing guests the luxury of retiring to luxury accommodation each night at two of the region’s best properties – the Beach House at Bayside and Cape Howe Cottages.
Gourmet food and wine and feature dining experiences are included, with highlights including sunset drinks overlooking King George Sound and an in-villa private chef dinner showcasing local produce. On day four guests may add a relaxation experience at Denmark’s Floating Forest, before enjoying a celebration lunch with wine matches at Pepper and Salt Restaurant, overlooking Forest Hill Estate. Luggage, track and airport transfers are included, along with maps, a custom backpack and other items required to complete the walk.
Bibbulmun Track itinerary
On your first day, you’ll arrive at Albany Airport in the early afternoon and be transferred to Torndirrup National Park for a short walk with afternoon tea on the track [five kilometres — challenging or easy option available], before experiencing the natural attractions, “The Gap” and “The Natural Bridge”.
After the walk, you’ll be transferred to Mount Clarence for welcome drinks overlooking Albany, King George Sound and the surrounding islands and bays.
After drinks, check-in to The Beach House at Bayside.
Start your day early with breakfast provided by The Beach House. Hop on the transfer to the Bibbulmun Track and walk from Sand Patch to Muttonbird Beach taking in Albany’s windmills, sweeping coastal vistas and Shelter Island (a nature reserve frequented by shearwaters and penguins). This walk is 12 kilometres.
Spend the afternoon relaxing or venture out to one of Albany’s many attractions, like the National Anzac Centre or award-winning Limeburner’s Distillery.
The night is free to enjoy dinner at a venue of your choice in Albany, or order from room service menu.
Start your day early with breakfast provided by The Beach House. Then transfer to Shelley Beach and walk the Bibbulmun Track through West Cape Howe NP to Lowlands Beach before journeying the last kilometre up the hill to your accommodation. This walk is 18 kilometres.
Check-in at Cape Howe Cottages where you’ll get to enjoy a private villa chef dinner with wine in your cottage.
Enjoy a gourmet breakfast hamper in your cottage before going to Lights Beach to walk the Bibbulmun Track to beautiful Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks within Williams Bay NP. This walk is 8 kilometres.
Transfer to Forest Hill Estate for a four-course lunch with wine matches at Pepper and Salt, where you will be personally looked after by renowned local chef, Silas Masih. After lunch, you have time for wine tastings at Forest Hill cellar door.
After Forest Hill, you’ll get a return transfer to Albany airport for a 5.40pm flight to Perth.
New suite of Cape to Cape private walks
Complementing the new Bibbulmun Walk, Walk into Luxury has released a revised suite of private Cape to Cape walk options in Margaret River. The new offering expands on the current four-day walk with a six-day option and a three-day option.
The six-day Best of the Cape to Cape walk includes amazing food and wine experiences plus the relaxed pace and flexibility to add a winery tour, massage, private chef dinner and choose your preferred accommodation package, to which Gilgara Retreat - the historic Margaret River homestead has been added.
For travellers with less time, the three day/two night Walk into Luxury at Cape Lodge pairs two days walking the Cape to Cape Track with a five-course lunch and wine matches at Vasse Felix and two nights at exclusive Cape Lodge.
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