A full day tour exploring the amazing south coast from the Walpole Wilderness exploring the Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, to the Swarbrick Art Trail and Giant Tingle in the karri forest to walking through the Valley of The Giants and Ancient Forest, admiring rugged Conspicuous Cliffs and Greens Pool, marvelling at the unique Elephant Rocks and sampling fine wine, cheese, honey and chocolates.
From AUD $165.00 per person
Departs: Tours available Fridays On Demand
Duration: 11hrs approx.
Location: Ex Albany - Heading west along the Amazing South Coast
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) 6.00am - Yes it's an early start but I promise you it will be worth it:)
Drop-off at your hotel or 217 York St at approximately 5.00pm
Adult: $195pp (15 and over)
Child: $165pp (4-14 years)
Family: $645.00 (2A+2C)
Highlights of the Experience
Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout
Explore Mount Frankland, one of 7 national parks in the 360 000 hectare land that is 'Walpole Wilderness'. It's also one of 3 major sites that form the 'Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre'. Enjoy a short 600m return leisurely stroll to the Wilderness Lookout where you are blessed with uninterrupted views of the Walpole Wilderness from high above the forest floor.
Swarbrick Art Trail
Discover the diversity of people's relationships with the Walpole Wilderness area through time via the Swarbrick Art Trail, another major site of the Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre. Take a stroll through some of the states oldest karri forest, keeping an open mind as you explore the selection of art exhibits which have been designed to challenge your perception of wilderness.
Giant Tingle Tree
Walk beneath the site of a huge fire-hollowed red tingle tree, the Giant Tingle, the largest living eucalypt known in the world. With a diameter of 24 metres wide it really is a must do experience as you stand underneath looking up in awe of it's sheer grand beauty.
Valley of the Giants
Experience ancient beauty as you get up close and personal with 400 year old giants of the forest, walking high amongst the tree tops on the suspended walkway rising 40m from the ground below. The 600m walk gives you a birds eye view of some of the tallest timber giants on earth.
Follow the link walk trail down into the Ancient Empire, where a sealed trail meanders across the forest floor between 400 year old red tingle trees. Interpretative information along the trail tells you the story of the lost era of Gondwana.
Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the southern coastline as we follow a section of the Bibbulmun Track to the Whale Lookout over Conspicuous Cliffs where you will find an unspoiled beach, limestone cliffs, and granite headlands. The lookout provides spectacular views and the chance to witness the antics of migrating whales in winter and spring.
Ducketts Mill Wines & Denmark Farmhouse Cheese
Wine and cheese, they go together and complement each other perfectly so our lunch stop is at the 4 ½ Star winery Ducketts Mill which is set in the picturesque Scotsdale Valley of Denmark. Sample Artisan wines made from the rich soils of Duckett’s Mill vineyard, tasty hand made cheese, farmhouse preserves and now its tantalising fudge.
Visit and experience mead, varietal honeys and honey ice cream at the internationally known and awarded Bartholomews Meadery. One of the few meaderies in Australia, it is a must see destination offering tastings, samples and the chance to see a glass beehive where you can spot the queen bee herself at work. Visiting the Meadery is a taste, sight and smell sensation!
Green's Pool & Elephant Rocks
Explore two of the main attractions in William Bay National Park, Green's Pool and Elephant Cove where you will marvel at the natural beauty of Elephant Rocks, round-topped granite rocks which look exactly like a herd of elephants, paddling in the shallow waters of the cove. Greens Pool is regarded as one of Western Australia’s most tranquil and beautiful beaches attracting visitors from all over the world with it's pure white beaches and calm, crystal clear wateren circled by a protective barrier of rocks, making it an ideal swimming spot.
Denmark Chocolate Company
Tantalise your tastebuds with finely crafted chocolate products at Western Australia’s first licensed chocolate lounge. Soothe the soul and stimulate the palate by sampling handmade chocolates with choice local wines, selected imported beers and a range of liqueurs. Get the perfect pairing and you have “a match made in heaven”. Walk the 'Chocolate Timeline' and learn about the rich history of chocolate from its origins in the Americas to its European industrialisation. Information panels have been positioned throughout the extensive gardens in chronological order. You will recognise many of the famous names and learn how they made chocolate the universally adored product that it is today.
(Please note: This stop is not available during May and November due to it being closed. Instead we arrive back at Albany a little bit earlier)
Please contact Chelle on 0439463285 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 -
- 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 all National Parks
- Entry fee to Valley of the Giants and Ancient Forest
- Bushtucker inspired morning tea
- Water for refilling your own bottle
- Gourmet lunch at Ducketts Mill Wines
- Tasting and Samples at Winery, Farmhouse Cheese, Meadery and Chocolate Company.
- 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
- Bathers, Towel and change of clothes (in case you choose to take a quick dip at Green's Pool.
- 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.