Arrivals & Departures Walk WA's Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun tracks in style

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Combine luxury accommodation with top-notch food and wine experiences plus the spectacular scenery of WA's South West on a walking holiday with a difference.

Want to explore some of the WA's great walking tracks without sacrificing comfort? That's what's on offer from local company Walk into Luxury, which has expanded its itineraries to include the Bibbulmun Track.

Adding to its luxury guided and self-guided private walks on the Cape to Cape Track in the Margaret River region, Walk into Luxury has launched new Bibbulmun walks along WA's south coast between Albany and Denmark.

The Bibbulmun Walk Albany and Denmark Icons trips is available as a private four-day, three-night walk and as an extended four-night option. It takes in wild coastline, bays and native bushland, with guests staying in luxury accommodation each night at the Beach House at Bayside in Albany and Cape Howe Cottages midway between the two towns.

"The four-day itinerary showcases three national parks – Torndirrup, West Cape Howe and Williams Bay – plus the must-see sights of Greens Pool, King George Sound, the Gap, the award-winning Denmark wine region, and the National Anzac Centre in Albany," says Walk into Luxury owner Nikki King.

The self-guided four-day option covers 43km of walking and includes gourmet food and wine experiences, with highlights including sunset drinks overlooking King George Sound and an in-villa dinner prepared with a private chef using local produce.

Walkers can also add a relaxing experience at Denmark's Floating Forest, with a session in a flotation tank and a massage, before enjoying a lunch with matched wine at Pepper and Salt restaurant at Forest Hill winery.

The four-day Bibbulmun walk costs $2390 per person twin share, or $2590 for the extended option, and includes luggage, track and airport transfers, plus maps, a custom backpack and more.

Walk into Luxury has also released a revised collection of private Cape to Cape walks, responding to what Ms King says is a demand for customised private walks catering to specific market segments such as families, retirees and professionals.

"The four-day Cape to Cape Family Escape is designed for couples seeking a luxury experience with the kids in tow, while the six-day Best of the Cape to Cape combines great walking with exclusive food and wine experiences plus the relaxed pace and flexibility to add a winery tour, massage, private chef dinner and choose your preferred accommodation package," she says.

"The six-day walk also includes a new luxury accommodation option at Gilgara Retreat, which is a historic Margaret River homestead with spa villas dotted around their picturesque grounds."

For walkers with less time, there's a three-day, two-night Walk into Luxury at Cape Lodge, which includes two days walking the Cape to Cape Track plus a five-course lunch with matched wines at Vasse Felix and two nights at Cape Lodge.

The company has also launched a new website for its popular four-day guided small-group Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk, which is part of the Great Walks of Australia collection. The tour departs weekly from March to June and from September to November; find more information at capetocapewalk.com.au.

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