Walpole Wilderness to the Highlights of Denmark

A full day tour exploring The Amazing South Coast through the heart of the Walpole Wilderness, exploring the Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, Fernhook Falls and the Swarbrick Art Trail, The Giant Tingle in the karri forest through to walking with the Valley of The Giants and Ancient Forest, admiring the turquoise waters of Greens Pool, marvelling at the unique granite boulders that shape Elephant Rocks and sampling fine wine, cheese and honey.

Adventure Awaits!

From AUD $145.00 per person

Departs: Fridays on demand (Other days available on request with minimum numbers)

Duration: 11.5hrs approx.

Location: Ex Albany - Heading through the Walpole Wilderness. Denmark Visitor Centre pickups available on request.

Group Size: There is a minimum of 2 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
Drop-off at your hotel or 217 York St at approximately 5.30pm

Pricing:
Adult: $185pp (15 and over)
Child: $145pp (4-14 years)
Family: $620.00 (2A+2C)

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.

A $2 contribution to Greenfleet is made on behalf of each of our guests as part of our Carbon Offset Program, contributing to the restoration of our Australian forests. See here for more details.

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.

Fernhook Falls
Witness the Deep River tumbling over the rocks through a number of lush pools set amongst a remote patch of native forest dominated by impressive karri, jarrah and tingle trees within Mount Frankland South National Park. The froth and bubbles of Fernhook Falls creates a peaceful serenity as walkers explore the walktrails and boardwalks. The mood of the Deep River at Fernhook Falls depends on the season. In winter, the water gushes furiously over the granite boulders creating a whitewash of froth. In summer, the flow is reduced to a trickle and Rowell’s Pool is a calm, tranquil place.

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.

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.

Bartholomews Meadery
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 water encircled by a protective barrier of rocks, making it an ideal swimming spot.

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

Important Information

Exploring the outdoors 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. Our guides are qualified and experienced, conducting our tours 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. Our guides are also fully qualified in Wilderness First Aid should the need arise.

We do highly recommend travel insurance for any tour experiences.

Fitness Level:

Most of our experiences are suitable for those with a good level of fitness. We do encourage you to be fit and well enough to make the most of the experiences we have on offer. Note, for the safety of all passengers, we reserve the right to prevent passengers from participating in some activities. Those with injuries should contact us directly before making a booking.

Toilet Facilities:

There are toilet facilities provided throughout the experience.

Unfavourable Weather:

Please note that unless a severe weather warning is forecast, this experience will go ahead. A little rain won't hurt anyone and we just ask that you dress accordingly.

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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- 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 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 and Meadery.
  • $2 donation made to Greenfleet as part of our Carbon Offset Program
  • 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.
  • Camera
  • Spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance*
  • 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.

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

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