Peter Hearnden (Peter & Sandy)

Completed: 30 October 2012

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Peter Hearnden
Peter & Sandy
  • Start date: 5 September 2012
  • Age When Completed: 47
  • Direction Walked: North to South
  • Others in Group:

    Sandy Hearnden

General Comments

What a fantastic adventure.  We think back now about the journey and what we had achieved and just want to do it all over again.  Maybe one day soon?‬‬

Food/Supplies Comments

Dehydrated all our dinners and posted them onto the town information centres which was great.  Accessed all other food supplies in track towns and generally had no worries getting what we wanted.‬‬  Not a great deal at DRV.  Would recommend a food drop for some items.

Favourite Section

Very hard to say.  We enjoyed so much of the track with all sections having their highlights and challenges, but the southern sections from Walpole through to Albany were just awesome.‬‬


The track, the foundation facilities, the volunteer program, the friendships, the towns, the country, the scenery, and definitely sharing stories with other walkers over a meal with a cold beer.  There are so many that to choose one would be difficult to do.‬‬

Personal Reactions

We wish Queensland had something as epic as this!‬‬


Pretty much every thing we were told we would see we encountered at some time or another…except whales or dolphins on the southern coast.  Shame.  We looked long and hard but just the wrong season I guess.‬‬

Your Best Equipment

Definitely our tent.  We would pitch it under the shelters which kept us dry, warm and well sheltered through many a nasty storm.‬‬

Your Worst Equipment

Didn’t really have any.  We had pretty much sorted out our gear by Dwelleingup so everything we carried we used.  I guess if I had 1 thing it would be the brand new pole that broke on day 1 out of Kalamunda.‬‬

Advice for Others

Enjoy the stroll!  You’ll have the good days and the bad days, your feet will throb and ache and your body will question at times just what the hell you are doing.  But, when its all over, done and dusted, the great memories you’ll take with you will be worth every step you have taken.‬‬