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Alkoomi, Bobtail Ridge, Ferngrove and Frankland
Estate are all rated five stars according to James
Halliday, with numerous outstanding wines to
All four have cellar doors and have picnic
facilities on the grounds, Bobtail Ridge does
provide light lunches and Frankland Estate can
cater for small groups with advance notice.
One of the world's greatest long distance walk
trails, the Bibbulmun really hits its stride in the
Great Southern -- affording some of the most
stunning views of the 1000km track.
Entering through Walpole, the track snakes
its way through the Valley of the Giants, running
along the coast through Denmark where it finishes
The most spectacular stretch of the Bibbulmun
is reputed to be through the West Cape Howe
National Park -- it boasts impressive coastal and
Try a 9.5km day walk from Lowlands beach
through to the West Cape Howe National Park
to make the most of it, and have lunch at the
Bibbulmun Track situated on the cliff top.
Cohesive self-guided day walk map packs
are available through The Bibbulmun Track
Foundation (08) 9481 0551) for the Walpole and
Denmark/Albany regions, and they include a map,
walk notes and descriptions for eight walks of
If you've got kids in tow, there's a three
kilometre round trip from the Tree Top Walk
through to the Giants campsite -- a perfect
combination of two attractions in one.
To make a little more of your Tree Top
experience, the 14km return day walk to Nut
Road Lookout is a comfortable day trip with
plenty to see.
Follow disused railway lines through tingle and
karri forest to the lookout, where you'll rewarded
with dazzling views of the south coast, with the
small settlement of Peaceful Bay just visible.
If you're more of the intrepid, self-sufficient
EXPLORER'S PARADISE: (clockwise
from below) Giant tingle tree;
Poacher's Ridge cafe; Bibbulmun
Track shelter; Cape Howe Heath on
the Bibbulmun Track.
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