Cape to Cape 8 Day Guided Walk
- Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
- Location: Margaret River, WA
- Product code: C2CE2E
Our guided tours break the 135 kms into 8 days of moderate sections varying from 14 to 25 km per day with a light pack carrying only what you need for the day. At the end of each day you will be driven to comfortable accommodation where you will enjoy fresh, locally catered meals.
Our guides, who will accompany you the whole distance, are not only experienced & Wilderness First Aid trained, they are also artists, philosophers, photographers, writers & environmentalists.
So you will be safe, encouraged and supported as well as inspired by their unique perspective and sensitivity while you complete one of Australia's most beautiful coastal hiking tracks.
Cape to Cape End to End
DAY 1 Perth - Cape Naturaliste - Yallingup (drive 290 kms - walk 14km)
We’ll pick you up in Perth or Fremantle and drive straight down to Cape Naturaliste stopping for lunch at Meelup Beach in Dunsborough – it is such a gorgeous spot. We’ll then drive up to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and sign your names on the Cape to Cape registration book before setting off on the first leg. The coastal scenery is a spectacular backdrop for this fairly easy, 14 km walk just to get into the swing of it. We’ll stop at Yallingup before being picked up and taken to your accommodation for a warm shower and hearty meal.
Yallingup - Moses Rock (18 km)
two’s magical coastal walk takes us through some easy beach walking on Smiths
Beach before hiking high through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge to enjoy some great
views of Canal Rocks. We’ll enjoy lunch at Injidup Beach then continue through
to Quininup Falls, a sacred Aboriginal site. We’ll end the day’s walking at
Moses Rock. There is a gorgeous stretch just before Moses Rock with hundreds of
grasstrees as a backdrop to low banksias, different types of acacias, and, as is common along different parts of the Cape to Cape, lot so orchids during the season.
DAY 3 Moses Rock to Gracetown (16 km)
over clifftops whilst looking down over the densely vegetated dunes to take in
magnificent views north and south. Morning tea/lunch at the spectacular
Wilyabrup cliffs and enjoy the rugged coastal scenery on our way towards
Gracetown. Arriving at this iconic southwest surfing town you can enjoy a swim
before being taken back to our accommodation.
Gracetown - Ellenbrook - Margaret River – Blackboy Hollow (walk 20.5 km)
the way to historic Ellenbrook, we may see dolphins or whales migrating north.
After a quick rest & snack at the heritage estate, we continue past popular
Joey’s Nose at Kilcarnup Beach and across the Margaret Rivermouth before
continuing on to Black Boy Hollow.
– Boodjidup Creek - Redgate - Conto's - Boranup Forest (22.5)
will see us make an early start on this longest section of the walk and make
our way down to Boodjidup Creek along a charming section that leads to this secluded
spot. Continue towards Redgate, and
slowly walk along the beach onto Bob’s Hollow where we break for morning tea in
the shade of the cave wall. Spectacular views over Conto’s beach and so much
floral diversity. This day’s hike provides a range of terrains, including low
coastal heath, granite outcrops, forest and beach sands.
– Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner (21.5 km)
Enjoy the song of birds in the morning as we start our
day in the Boranup Forest and spend a good portion of the day immersed in the
beauty of the Karris before making our way to Boranup Beach and slowly walk the
7 km to the iconic Hamelin Bay; home to the famous eagle rays. We then make our
way inland and into Cosy Corner to finish the day.
– Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – Augusta (21.5)
last day of the Cape to Cape will start in Cosy Corner and with our legs strong
from the previous days walking we will have no trouble completing the last 7 km
of serious beach walking before climbing up to the spectacular Augusta Cliffs
and winding our way through onto the last stretch of the track past Skippy Rock
and finishing the Cape to Cape at the grand old Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
– Margaret River & back to Perth
Relax and enjoy a sleep in before heading into
Gnarabup Beach for a scrumptious breakfast at the White Elephant Café and then
head into Margaret River for a couple of hours of exploring and shopping.
Around 1:00pm, we will pick you up and make our way
back to Perth where we will drop you off at your hotel.