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4-7 days track advice

Postby jlbmdm » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 4:58 am

Hello, I’m planning some trekkings in West Australia during last days of November and first week of December and I'm not sure which one do I prefer.
Options: Cape to Cape walk and/or some part of the Bibbulmun trail (near Walpole or the northern stages). Which one is more interesting? (landscape, wilderness, isolation, forests, flies etc.) Pros and cons?
I don't have a car in Australia, so my plan is to use public transportation.
Thank you in advance
Jose
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Re: 4-7 days track advice

Postby Mainley » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 9:50 pm

I have recently (September) walked the Cape to cape (North to South). It's a great walk and can comfortably be done in 7 days. We used public transport (Transwa road coach) to get Perth to Dunsborough and Augusta back to Perth - timetable and prices on transwa website. We took a taxi Dunsborough to Cape Naturaliste and hitched a ride from Cape Leeuwin to Augusta (8km). I would imagine water tanks would be ok end of November but maybe check with Friends of Cape to Cape.
Regardless I would take 3-4 litres a day minimum (it will probably be warm and walk is reasonably strenuous). You will need a tent as there are no shelters at camps. We saw some wise walkers with head fly nets ( bit naff but better than being driven demented by over friendly bugs).
Last week we walked Balingup - donnolly River Village on Bibb track - nice 3 day hike with 2 shelters- transwa run to Balingup and we used taxi DRV to Bridgetown for transwa back to Perth.
Hope this recent experience is some help to you
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Re: 4-7 days track advice

Postby jlbmdm » Wed 11 Nov, 2015 9:20 am

Thank you Mike for your response. I'll walk Cape to Cape South to North, begining 28th of November. I'll take with me protection against mosquitos and other bugs :)
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