Located a five hour drive from Perth and an hour-and-a-half drive from Albany, Walpole is an ideal place to base yourself to explore the Walpole Wilderness including the Bibbulmun Track. The tiny town, which has a population of about 500, is located in a picturesque region where the cool waters of the Southern Ocean meet the tall, majestic forests. In addition to the Bibbulmun Track and other trails, Walpole offers paddling and other water-based activities on its unique inlets and rivers.
East of Walpole hikers can see the giant tingle trees and walk in the forest canopy at the Tree Top Walk. The Walpole to Denmark section offers some of the most challenging days on the entire Track including steep hills, long beaches, and soft sand dunes. Walkers are required to cross Irwin Inlet east of Peaceful Bay by canoe which can be difficult when it is windy. Just west of Denmark Green’s Pool is famous for its turquoise green waters and pristine white sandy beach. To the west, Mazzoletti Beach and Parry Inlet can be impassable during winter; an alternative route is marked on the map.
Peaceful Bay is a picturesque holiday spot on the edge of the Southern Ocean offering accommodation and some services to walkers.