Matt Hildebrant

Completed: 27 February 2021

  • Start date: 21 November 2016
  • Age When Completed: 46
  • Direction Walked: Sectional
  • Others in Group:

    Ben Nixon, George Purser

General Comments

Walking the track has enabled me to get to know many different students from different parts of the state and beyond.  By completing sections of the track over many years, hopefully, I have imbued persistence and commitment to the boys.

Food/Supplies Comments

Fresh is always best.  I’ll never forget the salami wraps.

Favourite Section

Walpole to Peaceful Bay


The diversity in the landscape is incredible, from towering Tingle trees to rugged coastlines.

Personal Reactions

Walking through the Pingerup Plains in August was interesting.  Mt Chance on sunset, unbelievable.


saw a bit, but not as much as what I thought, especially snakes.

Your Best Equipment

Aarn Backpack and my books (Salomon Quest 4D).

Your Worst Equipment

The shoes on my first section, half a size too small.

Advice for Others

It took me 5 years to complete, there is need to rush?