Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast

Trip Code: PJXI

Why we love it

Escape the everyday, get active, and take the time to reconnect with nature in one of Australia’s – and the world’s – most beautiful and diverse regions., There’s no need for a map or GPS on this walking trip – with an expert local leader that knows the area inside-out, all you have to do is enjoy the journey., Explore diverse and beautiful landscapes by foot – from pristine white sand beaches and rugged cliffs to a limestone ‘forest’, there’s always something amazing to look at., Take in the beauty of a landscape carpeted with colourful everlasting flowers at Coalseam Conservation Park, one of the top spots in Western Australia for wildflower viewing., With all meals included (excluding lunch on the final day) you’ll enjoy wonderful fresh picnics in incredible locations, from lookout points to pristine beaches.

Is this trip right for me?

This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear, clothing for all types of weather, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.

This trip is operated and run by Inspiration Outdoors, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

On some days there will be the option to walk a half day, and you will always have the option to sit out on walking for the day. Your guide will attempt to find alternative activities where possible.

Important information

START & END TIMES
The trip pickup will be at 7:45am from the Tourist Bus Stop at 37 Beaufort Street near the corner of James Street. Please be on time as we will depart Perth right away. The trip finishes at Denham Airport after lunch. We recommend booking a flight after 1:30pm on the last day.

RETURNING TO PERTH
There is the option for you to book a return road-transfer to Perth. This will leave Denham just after lunch and drive to Geraldton for the night. The next day after breakfast (included with accommodation), you will drive straight to Perth where you will be dropped off at the same pickup locations from Day 1. Meals (apart from breakfast) are not included in the cost for this transfer. We recommend you book a night's stay in Perth or Fremantle as we suggest not to book flights that evening as we cannot guarantee the return time due to traffic or other conditions out of our control. We recommend you book this service at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated and run by Inspiration Outdoors, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

What to bring/pack

ESSENTIAL ITEMS
• Day-pack - with a thick waist strap to help take some weight off your shoulders. In wet weather, a
waterproof cover or a bin bag to wrap your belongings in can be handy
• Shorts/long pants and shirts for walking - as many sets as you wish! Quick-dry material is best,
especially for trousers. Don't wear jeans walking.
• Socks - whichever thickness you're comfortable walking in and as many pairs as you like
• Boots/shoes for walking (make sure you wear them in well- see note on footwear below)
• Windcheater or lightweight jumper for walking
• Waterproof jacket*
• Sun protection - hat (secure fitting and/or with chin strap), sun cream, sun glasses
• Casual clothes for evenings
• Torch/headlamp (can be handy when twin sharing for getting up at night)
• Any preferred first aid supplies - such as your favourite blister treatment! (Your guide will carry a full first-aid kit)
• Water bottle/s or camelback - 2 to 3 litre capacity
*You have to expect some bad weather at any time of the year down here so bring wet weather gear even if the forecast is fine.

OPTIONAL ITEMS:
• Waterproof pants. Some people love them and some hate them - personally, we don't wear them but there have been times when we have wished for a pair!
• Head Fly net
• Camera and charger/batteries
• Gaiters for snake bite protection are recommended unless you are wearing long pants and long socks. They're also good for keeping dirt out of your shoes.
• Sandals for the beach in the Abrolhos Islands
• Bathers and towel
• Small towel to carry during the day
• Snacks and alcohol - there will be time to purchase more during the week if you need to. Some people like to have some snacks for the trail including muesli bars, nuts, lollies or other special things.
• Walking poles
• A lunch container (with freezer brick and fork for salads if desired) and/or Beeswax wrap. Gladwrap will otherwise be provided.

Physical rating

3

The itinerary has been designed to be very achievable to those of reasonable fitness. A positive mental attitude is most important. If you focus on the scenery, the company and the moment, not on the kilometres, then you find yourself reaching your destination with little problem. If you have done some training prior to the walk you will enjoy it all the more.

The best way to prepare physically for the trip is to walk, walk and walk some more - preferably on rocky surfaces and over a variety of terrain. Try to walk frequently. Even walking around your suburb will get you walk-fit. By the start of the tour you should be able to comfortably walk 10km. For instance, walking 3km four times a week, and 5km once a week, is a great help.

We know that this type of preparation is difficult to fit into a busy schedule. If you don't have the time to do long walks, we recommend doing regular stair walking sessions. If you're doing short training sessions, make sure you get yourself puffed and sweaty. Otherwise you won't benefit from your efforts. And start walking in the shoes you will wear on the walk now!

Joining your group

Tourist Bus Stop, 37 Beaufort Street near the corner of James Street, Perth, AUSTRALIA

Alternate Joining Point

For trips departing on the following dates
use this joining point.
20 Aug 2024 (PJXI240820)
30 Aug 2024 (PJXI240830)
Perth Tourist Coach Stand
490 Wellington Street
Perth
AUSTRALIA

Joining instructions

The trip pickup will be at 7:45am from the Tourist Bus Stop at 37 Beaufort Street near the corner of James Street. Please make sure you are on time as we will depart Perth right away.

Finishing your trip

Denham, , Denham, AUSTRALIA

Alternate Finish Point


Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 7

Lunches included: 8

Dinners included: 7

Breakfasts are simple and healthy, with cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast, juice, teas and coffee available.
Tasty and varied lunches are prepared daily by your guides. They may include fresh salads, slices, cold meats, cheese, spreads and breads - either enjoyed as a picnic with the bus or a packed lunch out on the track. In the evenings your guides will prepare some nibbles for you to enjoy before going out. Dinner is a two course meal. and will either be at a local establishment or at the hotel restaurant. Each day your guide will carry tea, coffee and a home-made cake for morning tea. Fruit is also available for you to take with you. If you need additional snacks e.g. muesli bars, chocolate etc you will need to supply those. There will be time for you to purchase supplies during the week. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements when you book.

Climate & seasonal information

The weather in Spring is quite mild with warm sunny days and cool nights.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid local operator : Available for phone call on +30 697 800 6335 

1300 544 882 or +61 8 6219 5164

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