Experience Hiking – Social Series – She Seeks Adventure

Experience Hiking as part of our monthly social series in the She Seeks Adventure community.

A social adventure completely immersing yourself with like minded women in nature, hiking some of the best trails in the South West. Far from the busy crowds and stresses of everyday life, let us reconnect you with the natural world, enjoying a leisurely pace that soothes the soul, and discover the joy and wholesome experience of hiking.

Financial barriers are a big reason why some women are unable to join in on our epic adventures, so as part of our commitment to being inclusive we are offering monthly $10 social adventures.

Departs: Saturday 3rd October

Start/Finish Times: 8.00am - 12.00pm

Duration: 4hrs approx.

(There is a possibility of the experience taking longer so please take into consideration)

Distance: 13km

Location: Bibbulmun Track, Albany Wind Farm to Mutton Bird Beach

Enjoy a 13km guided hiking experience along a section of the Bibbulmun Track, beginning at the Albany Wind Farm and walking through to Muttonbird Beach following a sandy track winding through thick coastal scrub lined with Peppermint trees.

Group Size: Strictly maximum 15 people per experience.

Meet location:
Our meet location is at the Mutton Bird Beach Carpark. A bus will shuttle us to the Albany Wind Farm to begin.

Please arrive at the start 5-10mins prior to commencement.

Pricing: $10 per person

Whilst we would like to offer these social experiences free of charge, the admin work that goes on behind the scenes when people book and then cancel is hectic, so by applying a small fee to each experience means we attract those who are serious about our community. To show we are serious about building this strong community, the fees from our social adventures will be put into a slush fund, of which will be used to fund places on some of our larger experiences/adventures and retreats for those less fortunate.

Please note that prices exclude a booking fee which is added at time of checkout. We hope you understand that as a small family run business we simply are not able to absorb all costings and fees. Direct bookings via email do not attract this fee.

Please contact chelle@downunderdiscoveries.com if you wish to take up this option.

Highlights of the Experience

Leisurely Hiking Experience
Enjoy a leisurely hiking experience on one of the worlds longest hiking trails, the Bibbulmun Track. Far from the busy crowds and stresses of everyday life, let us reconnect you with the natural world and discover the joy and wholesome experience of hiking.

See Trail Info below.

Bibbulmun Track, Albany Wind Farm to Mutton Bird Beach Trail
Enjoy a 13km guided hiking experience along a section of the Bibbulmun Track, beginning at the Albany Wind Farm and walking through to Muttonbird Beach following a sandy track winding through thick coastal scrub lined with Peppermint trees. The trail takes walkers along the rugged coast providing spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. The trail is rated Grade 3 with no steep ascents or descents.

Hiking Experience
Whilst hiking experience is not a necessity, a basic level of fitness will make your experience a more pleasurable one.

Community
The chance to connect with other like-minded women, forming new friendships, nurturing your wild spirit. Connection with other women is something many of us are lacking yet when women reach out and connect with each other it not only changes their lives, but in turn can change the world.

Adventure Therapy
Immersing ourselves in adventure allows participants to take calculated risks and explore personal issues in a safe and supportive environment. Adventure therapy uses the experience itself to help individuals face and overcome emotional issues, addictions, behavioural problems, and many other challenges. It also helps participants develop important life skills that can benefit them throughout their lives.

Adventure Therapy can be fun, exciting, and challenging. It’s a great way to learn and practice new behaviours, improve your interpersonal skills, face your fears, overcome personal obstacles and challenges, and heal painful emotions.

Morning Tea
Sit back and let your taste-buds do the talking as we relax at a Bibbulmun Track hut, feasting on a selection of fresh fruit, slices, biscuits, and bliss balls infused with essential oils, along with a cup of blissful herbal tea.

(Whilst not compulsory a small donation on the day to cover morning tea is appreciated)

You may also bring your own if you prefer.

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

Important Information

Outdoor Adventuring does pose certain hazards even if participants do not recklessly place themselves in harm's way. Risks such as falling, slipping on loose gravel, sprains and insect/snakes bites are possible when exploring outdoors. We only partner with qualified and experienced business's to conduct our adventures with those risks and others in mind, and whilst the risk will always remain, we do exercise a high level of caution throughout the experience with safety of our clients being our highest priority. Each sessions begins with a thorough safety induction in relation to the activity being undertaken. Our guides are also fully qualified in Wilderness First Aid should the need arise.

Participants should note that any adventure travel involves a higher than normal risk and a signed release may be required from all participants before departure. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding our liability disclosure.

We do highly recommend travel insurance for any outdoor adventure experiences.

Fitness Level

She Seeks Adventure activities are all about getting women outdoors and to try new things. Each activity caters to all ages and levels of fitness. Our leaders will be with you all the way. See FAQs for more about fitness requirements.

Toilet Facilities:

There are toilets at the Bibbulmun Track Hut, approx half way so any other business along the way would need to be done in the 'bush toilet' so please have toilet paper/tissues and hand antiseptic with you just in case you cannot wait to reach the drop toilets.

COVID-19 Measures:

Down Under Discoveries has procedures in place for Healthy Hygience and Physical Distancing, having completed a Covid-19 Safety Plan, the COVID-19 hygiene training and has also received accreditation as a COVID-19 Clean Practising Business.

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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

  • Guide and facilitator support
  • Guided Hike
  • Nature Immersion
  • Community of like minded women
  • Morning Tea
  • Access to photos
  • All insurances

What to Bring

  • Water bottle or Camel Back with at least 2 litres of water per person
  • Sturdy shoes/Hiking Boots
  • Hiking Poles, not essential but may help
  • Suitable clothing - Hat, Jumper, Raincoat
  • Camera or Go Pro
  • Most importantly a great sense of adventure
As part of our commitment to conducting our nature-based tourism experiences in an environmentally sustainable manner we do ask that you consider using an Eco-friendly reusable water bottle (not plastic) and that any extra snack items you bring be in reusable containers. We do offer to take all rubbish at the end of the day to make sure it is recycled correctly.

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

* Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellations, lost property, medical evacuation, personal liability, lost deposits, etc.