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Hike Western Australia’s Cape to Cape Track

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Hike Western Australia’s Cape to Cape Track

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Description

Hike the Margaret River coastline legs and surround yourself with some of Western Australia’s best sights, from epic clifftop views to colourful wildflowers and dolphins leaping from the Indian Ocean. The Cape to Cape Track is widely regarded as one of Australia’s great walks and you’ll get to find out why with two expert local guides by your side. Forget about the details and focus on the track ahead of you and the scenery around you, while learning about the rich history and biodiversity of the region. From your base at a campground surrounded by Margaret River wine country, you’ll fully immerse yourself the diversity of this stunning region on foot.

Trip Name
Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track
Last Updated
2022-05-25
Days
7
Capacity
16
Highlights
  • Traverse this classic Western Australia track with not one but two expert local guides to share their knowledge about the region while taking care of the details along the way.
  • Take in epic views of the Margaret River coastline on a series of clifftop walks – it’s not uncommon to see dolphins or even whales in the Indian Ocean.
  • With all meals included (excluding lunch on the final day) you’ll enjoy wonderful fresh picnics in incredible locations, from lighthouse lookout points to peaceful brooks.
  • Explore diverse and beautiful landscapes by foot – from pristine white sand beaches and rugged cliffs to soaring karri forests, there’s always something amazing to look at.
  • Enjoy overnight stays in the same central campground near Margaret River which has its own permaculture farm and secluded campsites nestled under shady trees.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Perth to Margaret River
Welcome to Perth! Your day begins bright and early with a 7.45am pick up and four hour drive to Cape Naturaliste. Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is the perfect spot to enjoy a tasty picnic lunch and get to know your group. After you’ve enjoyed the view, hit the trail for the first leg of the Cape to Cape Track. With two expert guides leading the tour, you’ll enjoy more safety on the track, more flexibility with pacing and less waiting time for transfers and meals. We’ll start off easy with plenty of time to enjoy the views across clifftops and beaches and listen to the crashing waves before your walk finishes in Yallingup at around 5pm. At the end of each day, you will drive to Margaret River, where you will spend the evening, then return to where you left off to continue your walk each morning.
Day 2 - Yallingup to Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs
After a great night’s sleep at your eco-friendly campground which has extensive food gardens, a Farm Cafe, Yoga Barn and farm and forest walks, it’s time for a spectacular coastal section of the Cape to Cape Track. Begin your walk in Yallingup, passing by giant red granite boulders, pristine white sand beaches and a colourful collection of wildflowers along the way. Stop off at Injidup for lunch, a spot known for amazing surf and a natural spa. After lunch, pay a visit to the beautiful Quinninup Falls, then continue to the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs where today’s walk will come to an end.
Day 3 - Wilyabrup Cliffs to Margaret River Mouth
Today is a big one but there’s an option to shorten the walk if you aren’t sure 25 kms is for you. Hit the trail and enjoy more unforgettable views of the ever-changing coastal landscape, and the sight of the rugged red Wilyabrup Cliffs, then head to Gracetown’s sheltered bay. Continue walking through coastal heath to the Ellensbrook historic homestead where you can take a break in the delightful grounds before venturing inland to gain an appreciation of the area’s diverse landscape. Stop off for lunch then return to the coast and walk across a stretch of beach which leads you to the mouth of the Margaret River, where you may like to take a refreshing swim to round off the day.
Day 4 - Margaret River Mouth to Boranup Forest
After you’ve enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by your guides, you’ll enjoy gentle terrain and varied views on today’s walk. Head inland and stop by the Boodjidup Brook for a scenic morning tea before the trail heads back to the coast and travels across the beach. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a spot of lunch in Redgate then continue across the stunning clifftops to Contos Campground for afternoon tea. Then hit the trail once again for the final leg of the day, through the beautiful and shady Boranup Karri Forest. As always, a warm shower awaits and your guides will have a freshly cooked dinner on the table for you to enjoy tonight – the dream of every hiker!
Day 5 - Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner
Soak up the silence on a morning walk through karri forest and take in the scent of eucalyptus from the surrounding landscape. Today’s trail will lead you to the white sands of Hamelin Bay, where the water is an unbelievably bright shade of blue - a wonderful spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch, you’ll set off towards the Foul Bay Lighthouse. This hike is short yet challenging, but it’ll all be worth it once you see the fantastic views along the coast. Today’s walk will draw to a close in Cosy Corner.
Day 6 - Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin
Keep an eye out for blowholes as you walk along the limestone coastline and listen to the sea. After crossing a long stretch of beach, venture inland, then return to the coast at the historic Cape Leeuwin Water Wheel, the finishing point of the Cape to Cape Track. If time permits, walk up to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the perfect location to take a moment and reflect on all you’ve accomplished in the past week. Tonight you may like to head out for dinner with your group to celebrate the penultimate night of your trip and a wonderful walking adventure.
Day 7 - Margaret River to Perth
After all that walking you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lie in and a leisurely breakfast, then stroll into Margaret River to pick up lunch or some souvenirs to remember your adventure. Then it’s time to head back to where it all started and drive to Perth. You can expect to arrive at around 3pm, at which point your trip will come to an end.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
19-09-202225-09-2022AUD $ 1,796-
26-09-202202-10-2022AUD $ 1,796-
03-10-202209-10-2022AUD $ 1,904-
27-10-202202-11-2022AUD $ 1,850-
07-11-202213-11-2022AUD $ 1,850-
14-11-202220-11-2022AUD $ 1,850-
21-11-202227-11-2022AUD $ 1,850-
28-11-202204-12-2022AUD $ 1,796-
05-12-202211-12-2022AUD $ 1,796-
12-12-202218-12-2022AUD $ 1,796-

Accommodation

Camping (6 nights)

Transport

Private Vehicle,Walking

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