25 years anniversary walk


The 25th Anniversary Walk  will follow the Augusta to Busselton Heritage Trail and the walk will go between Wednesday April 24 to Sunday May 5 2013, with  A Great Walk 25thAnniversary Festival and Re-union to be held on Saturday 4th May on the Mott family farm near Busselton.


The total length of the historic Heritage  trail is about 95 km. The 25th Anniversary Walk will take twelve days to traverse the route, a pace that will allow us time to hear about the Wadandi perspective on the trail and the changes brought by European settlement. as well as make personal connections with the various environments and each other. We will also spend time creating festivities for the final day and night which we hope will draw past and present walkers from afar.


People may join for a day or for the whole walk.


To facilitate camping, the walk will use only three campsites, each chosen to allow bussing of walkers to and from the trail. Each is a private farm that and all have welcomed the GWN to stay on their properties.


As usual there will be walks of varying lengths and pickups arranged for those not wishing to complete the full day. There will also be chances for swimming both in the rivers and the sea. We’re hoping to have visits from people from the Wardan Centre and locals who know the European history of the area. A particular focus of this walk will be the teaching and learning of performing arts leading up to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first Great Walk on the last day and night.


We hope you can come along on this walk and do let your friends and family know !


Find attached the registration and information pack for the Walk. Early Bird deadline (for a substantial discount) is April 1 so get your registrations in soon !


If the cost of fees are a problem for you and your family… please speak to me  on  – 0429 481 019 or after hours on 9848 1815 or by email  basils@wn.com.au    We are keen for everybody who wants to come on this walk to be able to do so.


Key contact numbers

·        Coordination and Route– Tim Dwyer  9284 0616 or 0437 286 462 mammoth@iinet.net.au
·        Registration –Kerry Spencer  9842 8959 or 0428 498 491  kerry.lee.spencer@gmail.com
·        25th Anniversary festivities Lumari McGuiness  0424 733 933  lumarimcg@yahoo.com.au


Basil Schur

Co-coordinator, Great Walk Networking

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For registration forms click below



GWN 25 th Anniversary Walk

Augusta to Busselton Heritage Trail

(Itinerary subject to modification)

Wednesday April 24 to Sunday May 5

Day 1 Wednesday 24th April 2013

Travel to first campsite 24 Road, Karridale.

Perth/Freo bus will leave from Pinakarri, Coop 4 Bottrill Street, Hamilton Hill, near Freo at 8.30am.

Denmark/Albany Bus will leave Albany by 8.30am from the Lunch Sandwish Shop, Chester Pass Road, near Roundabout.

Please bring your own lunch, water & snacks for the day. 

Day 2 Thursday 25th April

 Short walk from Augusta south on coast with beach swimming. Organise for the main walking. 

Day 3 Friday 26th April

Walk form the beginning of the heritage trail thru Augusta to Glenarty Road (about 10 k)

Day 4 Saturday 27th April

Walk from Glenarty Road to Alexander Bridge (15 k)

Day 5 Sunday 26th April

Walk from Alexander Bridge to Chapman Pool (15 k)

Move to second campsite on Rosa Glen Road.

 Day 6 Monday 29th April

Rest day – options for short walks and music workshops.

Day 7 Tuesday 30th April

Walk from Chapman Pool to Zion Road (15 k)

 Day 8 Wednesday 1st May

Walk from Zion Road to Canebreak Pool (15 k)

Move to third and final campsite, Jalbaragup Road.

Day 9 Thursday 2nd May

Walk from Canebreak Pool to Chapman Hill Road (15 k)

 Day 10 Friday 3rd May

Walk from Chapman Hill Road to Busselton. (15 k)

Day 11 Saturday 4th May

25th Anniversary Celbrations for all walkers past and present.

Day 12 Sunday 5th May

Depart camp for home.