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Discover Porongurup Range

Discover Porongurup Range

A full day tour exploring the many wonders of the Porongurup Mountain Range. Hike up to see massive ancient granite rock formations providing some of the best views in the south west, Sample award winning wines at some of the best wineries in Western Australia, Be awe inspired by breathtaking views of mountains and beautiful country landscape, Explore a unique natural attraction - Tree-In-The-Rock and learn about the Sandalwood Industry at Mt Romance - The Sandalwood Factory.

From AUD $95.00 per person

Departs: Wednesdays

Duration: 8hrs approx.

Location: Ex Albany - Heading through Porongurup Range and Mount Barker

Group Size: There is a minimum of 4 people required for this tour to run. Maximum 12 people per tour.

Pick-up / Drop-off Locations and Times:
Pick-up at 217 York St, Albany (outside Albany Visitors Centre) 8.15am
Drop-off at your hotel or 217 York St at approximately 4.00pm

Pricing:
Adult: $135pp (15 and over)
Child: $95pp (4-14 years)

Highlights of the Experience

Granite Skywalk, Castle Rock Hike
Challenge yourself with a hike up to see the massive ancient granite domes of Porongurup National Park.  Castle Rock sits on top a 2.2km steep trek up, meandering through tall Karri and Marri forest. The trek up includes viewing Balancing Rock and Karri Lookout where you have the option to rest before we continue on the Skywalk scramble, over and under large granite rocks, and up a 7m vertical ladder to the Granite Skywalk where you are more than rewarded with some of the most amazing views in the south west.

Ironwood Estate Wines
Located in the heart of the ancient Porongurup Range is Ironwood Estate Wines, a north sloping vineyard with a beautiful backdrop central to the Porongurup Twin Peaks. The panoramic picturesque views over the ‘lake’ adjacent to the vineyard to the distant Stirling Range and to the nearby elevated granite and timbered Porongurup Range National Park are the perfect backdrop for guests to sample quality fine wines and enjoy a light lunch.

Tree in the Rock
Wander through the ancient forest of Porongurup National Park and explore a unique natural attraction, the Tree-In-The-Rock. Situated along a short 100 metre trail through Karri and Marri Forest, the sight of a large mature karri tree clinging to its existence on a granite boulder, extending its roots down through a crevice really is something that must be experienced here in the south west.

Stirling Range Lookout
A quick pitstop at the Stirling Range lookout, located at the bottom of the Porongurup Range, provides you with a birds eye view of the magnificent Stirling Range National Park, one of Western Australia's few mountain wildernesses. Spanning sixty five kilometres from east to west, it really is a beautiful sight to witness from afar.

Dukes Vineyard
Our next port of call is for quality wine sampling at what is regarded as an outstanding winery by Halliday Wine Companion and has been five star rated since 2013, more recently being awarded 2019 Wine of the Year with their Riesling. With sweeping views of the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges, Duke's offers a million dollar view for you to take in while sampling some of Duke's outstanding Great Southern wines.

Plantagenet Wines
As a pioneer of the Great Southern region, Plantagenet’s reputation is celebrated for its rich heritage, expressive wines and family-owned sensibility, making it one of the most trusted wine brands in the country. On this stop, wine lovers will have the chance to sample some of the most highly awarded and sought after wines, both nationally and internationally.

Mount Barker Lookout
Mount Barker (aboriginal name Pwakkenbak) rises to about 147 meters above sea level and is strikingly adorned with the Mount Barker broadcast tower, one of the tallest unsupported structures in the Southern Hemisphere. Step onto the Rotary Club of Mount Barker Lookout and you can take in views forever, a great way for visitors to geographically orientate themselves.

Mount Romance - The Sandalwood Factory
Relax and indulge your senses with an educational tour of Mt Romance, The Sandalwood Factory. Learn about the unique history of the Sandalwood industry and the trees growth, harvest, distillation and manufacturing process of our locally made Sandalwood products. Wander, test and try the large range of Sandalwood beauty, body and skin care products and treat yourself to some luxury souvenirs for home.

Please contact Chelle on 0439463285 or via email chelle@downunderdiscoveries.com for all bookings and enquiries.

"I experienced the Kitty's Gorge hike with Chelle and a lovely group. The scenery is stunning and the recent rains turned on a lovely show of water falls."

- Linda - 

 

"I have done two moonlight forest immersion hikes now and each one has been a wonderful experience and grounding. A wonderful way to restore your energy amongst nature and be truly mindful".

- Luke R - 

 

Hi Chelle, I just wanted to write a quick msg to let you know how awesome it has been going on your group hikes. I have always wanted to do something in the outdoors which involved both weight loss and mental healing. I have slowly found something that has helped me establish who i am as a person as it has given me the clarity i been looking for, to find myself as a person. And I love myself for it! Thank you for creating such a great team environment for all fitness level, people that love to be one with nature, and for people that just need that time to find what they need 🙂 You rock!

-Larissa-

I joined the New Moon walk tonight at the Zigzag and had a great time. A short enough walk to do not being fit but long enough to get a workout. Amazing scenery and the end of hot tea and singing bowls was lovely. Highly recommend as a doable experience that is affordable and not hard for a usually sedentary person to achieve. Chelle and Dave were great hosts that have great experience to offer.

- Ruth - 

I highly recommend the 1 day tour to Perth Waterfalls with Chelle at DownUnderDiscover. As a foreign it was a pleasure to met a local with such sound knowledge of WA nature and the outdoors experiences. I enjoyed and learned a lot on this tour and the waterfalls were spectaculars.The tour is very well thought, and runs smoothly through the day with a great attention. We have time to ask questions, enjoy the walks without rushing and spend a wonderful day. For sure I will come back for another hike/outdoors experience.

- Olga - 

We had a wonderful morning on the recent Zig Zag Flora, Fauna & History Tour. There was an abundance of wildflowers to discover, learn about and photograph. Learning the history of the Zig Zag and early settlers was very interesting and gave us a new appreciation of the area. Our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great morning tea. Thank you for an excellent event.

- Adele - 

We had a beautiful evening walk with Chelle. The moon didn't quite make it through the clouds, but the energy was exquisite, and the guide, and company, lovely. Thoroughly recommend this experience, and I can't wait to try others, such as the New Moon walk.

- Jaki - 

Great walking tour in the hills. Loved the very knowledgeable Ken who walked us through the amazing flowers of the region. Highly recommended. Oooh and such a yummy lemon myrtle cake too.

- Trevor - 

The forest walk was amazing. I really enjoyed the meditation and connection exercises and the walk itself is very manageable. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes nature and walking!!

- Debbie - 

Mothers day Hike was for my daughter and I our first venture on to the Bibbulmun Track. From the start Chelle and her family crew made us feel very welcome. The Hike was relaxed and at a speed suitable for all ages .Chelle very informative about the trail and the surrounding plants and trees. Midway homemade scones and tea was a welcome break in the midst of beautiful tranquil surroundings. The mothers day flowers and chocolates at the end was also lovely surprise. We will definately be booking more hikes with Down Under Discoveries.

- Meg -

Fantastic hike, no pressure to rush. I absolutely loved the meditative forest immersion moment. Yummo handmade bushtucker morning tea was a real treat. The morning started off quite crisp and cool but brightened to a warm, clear day. Chelle, our guide is really knowledgeable but warm, approachable and has great people skills.When I can afford another hike, hopefully a night one, will definitely be choosing this lovely family run business.

- Sandie - 

Thanks Chelle at Down Under Discoveries, I had a really great time, learnt lots and didn't feel rushed or unsafe at any point! even with the snake trails � 
I couldn't do something like that on my own so it's great you've created something that gets people outside �
Lovely group of people and I look forward to my next adventure! ��

- Tamara -

I have joined Chelle on some amazing hikes around the Perth area. She is a fantastic guide with a depth of knowledge and a passion for the environment and for bringing it to people who might never get to enjoy the countryside. Albany Region, you are lucky to have her!!!

- Andrea, Perth -

Inclusions

What’s Included

  • Fully commentated tour on a comfortable bus with coach style reclining seats
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports for tech devices
  • Entry fee to Porongurup National Park
  • Wine Tasting & Light Lunch at Ironwood Estate Wines
  • Wine Tasting at Dukes Vineyard
  • Wine Tasting at Plantagenet Wines
  • Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea, Water for refilling your own bottle
  • Guided tour of Mt Romance - Sandalwood Factory
  • Photos posted on our Facebook Page
  • Drop-off at city hotels

What to Bring

  • Water bottle (we provide water refills throughout day)
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes for hiking
  • Day pack to carry water bottle while hiking
  • Camera
  • Spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance*
  • Most importantly a great sense of adventure
* Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellations, lost property, medical evacuation, personal liability, lost deposits, etc.

Terms and Conditions

Please go to the following link to read our Terms and Conditions before making a booking. This includes information about our Cancellation Policy.

Down Under Discoveries Terms and Conditions