Overnight - Mount Cooke
Making the jump from day walks to an overnight walking adventure can be daunting for some, however it is one of the most unique and rewarding experiences. Our guided overnight walking trips are an amazing way to connect with nature, other people and most importantly, yourself!
Carrying everything you need for the night; you will walk on the Bibbulmun Track and then set up camp at one of the Bibbulmun Track hut sites. Experience setting up your tent in the beautiful bush setting, cooking your own food and learning more about overnight walks before returning the next day. The goal is to get you confident and ready to join others in overnight walks on our amazing Australian trails.
This walk on the Bibbulmun Track takes you to the highest point in the Darling Range. Mount Cooke summit is 582m above sea level (approximately 200m above the surrounding plateau) and is the highest granite monadnock in the Darling Range. Prepare for steep but short ascents/descents and great views of an ancient landscape. There is much more to explore just beyond the summit.
We'll walk in approx 7km and set up camp at Mt Cooke Campsite early afternoon and then we will walk another 4km up to the summit for sunset. Once we return, as a group we'll cook, eat and socialise together sharing stories around a campfire (when permitted) on previous adventures and passing on tips and tricks for multi-day walking. The following morning, we will again climb to the summit and enjoy sunrise (optional). After fuelling up with breakfast, we'll pack up and begin our walk back to the carpark.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
How to travel light and organise your pack the right way like a pro
How to care for your feet on long walks and what action to take if you get blisters
Choosing the right food to bring to give you energy, feel great and tackle any trail
What gear essentials will make your walking experience more enjoyable
Setting up your tent site, campsite etiquette and the philosophy of 'leave no trace'
Sunset from the summit
Sunrise from the summit (optional walk in the morning)
A safe walking experience with our insured, licensed professional guide
Local knowledge about the landscape, cultural history and flora and fauna of your surroundings
A cuppa on the trail
Guides carry emergency communication devices and first aid kits for your safety so you can relax and enjoy the scenery
WHAT DO I BRING ON THIS WALK
Water - at least 2-3 litres per person
Hat and sunscreen
Jacket, rain and/or warmer depending on weather
Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy enclosed footwear
Walking poles - not essential but if you have them please bring them
Snacks for two days to enjoy along the walk
Lunch for two days and dinner to eat at the campsite
A cup for a hot drink along the trail
Personal first aid
Camera to record your walking memories
ARE THERE BATHROOMS
There is a drop toilet located at the campsite (7km in).
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES
IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE
There is ample parking at the Sullivan Rock dirt carpark adjacent to Albany Highway. This is approximately 9km South of the Jarradale Road turnoff.
HOW DIFFICULT IS THE WALK
Grade Four is suitable for most ages and fitness levels, however it is recommended for people with some bushwalking or hiking experience and moderate levels of fitness.
The trail is made up of formed track, boardwalks, some rough surfaces and obstacles, with some short steep ascents and rocky underfoot.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY
a. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another event.
b. Cancellations received 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
c. No-shows and cancellations received within 2 days of event will incur a 100% cancellation fee
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