Lizzy Alderson (Turtle Trekker )

Completed: 10 July 2019

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Lizzy Alderson
Turtle Trekker
  • Start date: 10 June 2015
  • Age When Completed: 25
  • Direction Walked: Sectional

General Comments

What a walk! I completed Kalamunda to Dwellingup and then Collie to Albany in one go in June/July 2015 and then came back and completed Collie to Dwellingup in July 2019. I have met some wonderful people on the track and also enjoyed the solitude of being in nature on my own for other parts of the walk.

Food/Supplies Comments

I was able to resupply in each town with some support from my Mum and Dad. Lived off the three P’s - a lot of porridge, peanut butter and pasta!

Favourite Section

Walpole to Denmark


The tame kangaroos and emus in Donnelly River, Pingerup Plains, seeing the ocean for the first time and the peace and quiet of the bush.

Personal Reactions

How lucky we are to have such a wonderful resource on our doorstep. There were highs and lows and sometimes you couldn’t wait to see that green roof of the hut but what a privilege to be able to enjoy the Bibbulmun. Thank you to the wonderful work of the Foundation and all the volunteers for their fantastic efforts to maintain such an incredible walking trail. Can’t wait to get back on and do my favourite parts again!


Startled lots of kangaroos and birds! Saw a few emus and echidnas and unfortunately a couple of foxes.

Your Best Equipment

Light weight down jacket - hardly weighed anything and was so warm.

Your Worst Equipment

3/4 length sleeping mat - should have committed to the full length mat!

Advice for Others

Take your time. You spot so many amazing sights when you take the time to look around and appreciate being out on the track.