A half day hiking eco tour immersing yourselves in the hidden gems of the Porongurup Range. Join Down Under Discoveries as they take you on their unique Hidden Gems of the Porongurup Range Half Day Hike. A special invitation to "Find yourself in the Porongurups", exploring the hidden gems of one of the worlds most ancient mountain ranges with a passionate local, eager to share with you what makes these ancient ranges so special.
From AUD $30.00 per person
Departs: Selected Sundays, Next departure 22nd December
Duration: 6hrs approx.
Location: Ex Porongurup Tea Rooms - Heading around and through the Porongurup Ranges
Group Size: There is a minimum of 4 people required for this tour to run. Maximum 13 people per tour.
Pick-up / Drop-off Locations and Times:
Pick-up at Porongurup Tea Rooms: 6.00am
Drop-off at Porongurup Tea Rooms: 12.00pm approx (completely dependant on pace of hikers)
Albany Pick-up/Drop-off on special request for an additional small fee
Adult: $65.00pp (15 and over)
Child: $30.00pp (4-14 years)
Highlights of the Experience
Morning Glory at Angwin Peak
As we make our way up Angwin Peak, our guests start to get a sense of just how special the Porongurup Mountain Range really is. Sitting back looking out over the landscape is truly an immersive experience as we watch the surrounding plains, farmland and mountain peaks come alive ready for a new day.
The curved slopes of Gibraltar Rock, aka Elephant Rock are just one of the many stand out features that welcome visitors to the range, as they make their way along Porongurup Rd, but few are given the opportunity to see this granite peak up close, in all its glory. A short ascent takes hikers slightly off the beaten track as we make our way along the narrow trail winding through the natural bush up to the prominent rock face.
Climbing to new heights
Climb to new heights as we take a short stroll ascending one of the western slopes of the range up to a communications tower above that offers the most amazing views of an incredible diverse landscape below. They say the hardest climbs provide the most outstanding views and this climb is no different, providing a new perspective of the range, including the eastern slopes of Devils Slide.
Nature Immersion in the Karri Forrest at a Historical Hut
Take a step back in time as we explore a historical hut, set within the beautiful Karri forest on the south side of the Porongurup Range. Furnished with a Metters No.1 stove and a galvanised iron fireplace. The hut was made in 1955 using two separate singlemen's quarters and has been used by many nature lovers over the years, with some saying that a baby has even been delivered there.
Picnic Rock, Hidden Caves and Hanging Rock
Experience some of the hidden treasures in this ancient Porongurup Mountain Range that only locals know about. Your nature guide Chelle leads the way through the natural bushland, sharing with you two secret locations on the north side named by locals as Picnic Rock and Hanging Rock. If you think Castle Rock is magnificent, wait until you are completely immersed in what makes Porongurup so special.
Bushtucker Inspired Morning Tea
Sit back and enjoy a Bushtucker inspired morning tea including a variety of Bushtucker infused slices, biscuits and bliss balls, washing it down with a cup of Warndu Bushtucker herbal tea.
Please contact Chelle on 0439463285 or via email email@example.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!
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 -
- Guided hiking experience throughout the Porongurup Range
- Pickup/Drop off from Porongurup Tea Rooms
- Travel between locations in a comfortable coach style bus
- Entry fee to Porongurup National Park
- Bushtucker Inspired Morning Tea
- Photos posted on our Facebook Page
- Drop-off at city hotels
What to Bring
- Water bottle, Camel Back (we provide water refills throughout day)
- Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes
- 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.