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teve Sertis is the Events Manager and Lead Guide at the
Bibbulmun Track Foundation. Over the last 13 years, he has
walked the Track end-to-end several times and knows intimately
its many and varied sections. Steve also maintains a section and
a campsite south-east of Perth. His inspiration comes from a deep and
absolute passion for the environment, and reconnecting people with
nature, through a belief that disassociation with nature has contributed
to many of our environmental problems.
This highlights itinerary has been carefully compiled to enable people to
experience a cross-section of the Bibbulmun Track, from the spectacular
ocean views and coastal heath-lands in the far south, through the
magnificent karri and tingle forest, and up to the rolling hills and jarrah
forests in the northern section.
DAY 1 | Drive from Perth to Albany, visit Mt Clarence
Leaving Perth by 7.30am, we travelled south along the Albany
Highway via the township of Williams stopping at the Country
Kitchen in Kojonup for lunch.
Located 409km south east of Perth, Albany is Western Australia’s
oldest settlement. During the 1840s and 1850s, whaling was the main
industry. From the top of Mt Clarence we had clear and sweeping views
across Middleton Beach and Emu Point to Mt Manypeaks in the east, over
King George Sound to the south east, and across Princess Royal Harbour
toward the old whaling station and the Albany Wind Farm to the south
west. We were blessed with our first wildlife encounter on our descent.
Not far from the war memorial were a number of King’s Skinks (Egernia
kingii). A little further on we saw a Quenda (Southern Brown Bandicoot)
foraging in the undergrowth.
& BRIGHT BLUE SKIES
The brilliant white sandy beaches of Australia’s
South West are some of the most impressive
in the world. Whether you’re swimming,
surfing, fishing or beachcombing, the beaches
are a natural playground teeming with endless
fascination. And most notably the region is
lucky enough to have a Mediterranean climate
with plenty of sunny days to truly enjoy this
stunning holiday destination.
For information on itinerary planning, things
to see and do and accommodation options,
visit australiassouthwest.com and
download the interactive holiday planner.
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