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Undeniably spectacular is the Bibbulmun Track stretch through the West
Cape Howe National Park, noted for its impressive coastal and inland
views. Try a 9.5km day walk from Lowlands beach through to the West
Cape Howe National Park, and stop for lunch at the rest spot on the
clifftop. If you’ve got kids with you, there’s a 3km round trip from the
Tree-Top Walk through to the Giants campsite – so you get a two-in-
one attraction combo. If you want to spend some more time around the
Tree-Top Walk, try the 14km-return day walk to the Nut Road Lookout
it’s a comfortable journey, and there’s plenty to see. Make sure you
follow the disused railway lines through forest to the lookout, where
you’ll be rewarded with dazzling views of the south coast, with the small
settlement of Peaceful Bay just
visible. And try the two-day walk
from Walpole to Frankland – it’s just
a 17km hike each way, but allow at
least five hours to explore the forest
and riverbanks. Picnic halfway at
the Giant Tingle Tree picnic site and
spend the night at the Frankland
Campsite, voted one of the best
places to camp along the track.
Return to Walpole the next day – the
track really looks different on your
way back. NOTE 48 camping sites
are along the route, with a timber
shelter, picnic table, rainwater tank,
tent sites and a pit toilet.
BiBBulMun’S BeST WalKS
if you’re going to hit the famous 1000-kilometre track anywhere, it should be
through the Great southern – the views from the walpole to albany journey are
said by many to be the most stunning on the walk.
Detour off the Bibbulmun
to the Tree-Top Walk.
Bibbulmun sections: near Denmark; (inset) near Albany;
(below) in Walpole-Nornalup National Park.
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