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D’entracasteaux NP Wilderness Walk

Postby Ollybolly » Thu 09 May, 2024 12:14 am

Hi all,

Later this month I’m starting a walk from Augusta east towards Walpole along the coast. I plan to complete it in 2-3 stretches during 2024.

If anybody has done all or part of this walk i’d love to hear about your experiences and if you have an advice on what to expect, what to take, how to prepare etc. I have done a fair bit of walking before, and spend time on the south coast often, but this part of the coast is very tucked away except for locals, fishermen and 4wd enthusiasts.

There was some good discussion on the WA Walk Masterplan thread. I’m just seeing if anybody else has knowledge to share before I head off.
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Re: D’entracasteaux NP Wilderness Walk

Postby Aushiker » Thu 09 May, 2024 8:17 am

Ollybolly wrote:There was some good discussion on the WA Walk Masterplan thread. I’m just seeing if anybody else has knowledge to share before I head off.


Do you by chance have a link to this thread? My searching is not coming up with the goods. TIA.
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Re: D’entracasteaux NP Wilderness Walk

Postby north-north-west » Thu 09 May, 2024 8:31 am

Aushiker wrote:
Ollybolly wrote:There was some good discussion on the WA Walk Masterplan thread. I’m just seeing if anybody else has knowledge to share before I head off.

Do you by chance have a link to this thread? My searching is not coming up with the goods. TIA.


https://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=28155
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Re: D’entracasteaux NP Wilderness Walk

Postby Aushiker » Thu 09 May, 2024 11:11 am

north-north-west wrote:
Aushiker wrote:
Ollybolly wrote:There was some good discussion on the WA Walk Masterplan thread. I’m just seeing if anybody else has knowledge to share before I head off.

Do you by chance have a link to this thread? My searching is not coming up with the goods. TIA.


https://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=28155


Thanks.
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Re: D’entracasteaux NP Wilderness Walk

Postby Ollybolly » Sun 30 Jun, 2024 2:35 pm

Reposting to this more focused thread:

Hi all,
Just reporting that I recently returned from walking between Augusta and Windy Harbour. It was part one of my intended Augusta-Walpole D’Entracasteaux wild coast walk.
It was suitably wild and amazing. I did it with my son over 8 days. 135km of mostly firm and wide beach but some inland walking too. Many highlights, but I particularly liked the camps at Meerup River and Doggerup Creek. As predicted there isn’t much water to be found (not counting the rain!), and especially for the first half it’s advisable to carry 2-3 days water. I hope to provide a more detailed account soon.

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Photo: Day 8. The final push looking east across Salmon Beach to Pt D’Entracasteaux.
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