This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Walpole. To help you make friends with Walpole before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Walpole is located on the South West coast of Western Australia, and is surrounded by forested wilderness, and a coastline with beaches and inlets. Walpole is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding wilderness area, which is home to many native and endemic Australian flora and fauna species (in particular, many marsupial species, such as kangaroos, can be found in this region, including the endangered numbat). Also not far from the town of Walpole is the "Valley of the Giants," with its infamous tree-top walk, where visitors have the opportunity to walk above the forest canopy and admire the view from above. There is also the opportunity to arrange day trips to Mount Frankland, which offers many bushwalking or hiking trails for people of all fitness levels and ages.
There are many different accommodation options for all types of travelers and budgets. For budget travelers there are a few Walpole hostel options, as well as some lodges, which offer dorm rooms. Camping is also a option, however if you're camping please note that it is only legal to camp in designated camping sites. This law is strongly reinforced by the police, and hefty fines could be received if you are caught not complying with the law.
Hostels in Walpole are usually spacious, with outside as well as inside communal areas. Some hostels even provide communal barbecues. Most Walpole hostels will offer information about local attractions, day trips, rental equipment, and local events. Breakfast is not always included in the price, and restaurants can be quite expensive. If you're on a tight budget, it is worth looking for a Walpole hostel or lodge that has a fully equipped communal kitchen. Likewise, Wi-Fi isn’t always available, and sometimes only available at an additional cost. Overall hostels in Walpole are of a high standard, and provide the usual amenities and services.
Written by local enthusiast for Walpole hostelsKelly Sheldrick