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Experience the Cape to Cape Self-Guided 5 Day ‘End-to-End’ Adventure at a Fast and Furious Pace!

44 Clarke Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia

Activity provided by Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

6 days (approx.) - English

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

Experience this epic five day express down Western Australia’s premier coastal long distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track. Variable terrain and awe-inspiring beauty will challenge your mind and fitness with this accelerated adventure!

Highlights
  • Experience a five-day express down Western Australia’s premier coastal long distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track.
  • Enjoy mouth watering catering from Margaret River and return to your beachside accommodation on this self-guided tour.
  • See the full 124km length of the Track, traversing wilderness ranging from epic beaches, towering Karri forest, ancient granite and limestone cliffs, and coastal heathland packed with wildflowers and orchids.
  • Package includes 5 days self-guided walking with distances from 23 to 33kms, with state of the art tracking service and emergency support.
  • Cape to Cape Explorer Tours deliver personalised and quality service – a fun, healthy holiday with great food, accommodation, company, scenery and a wonderful sense of accomplishment!
Description

Experience this epic five-day express down Western Australia’s premier coastal long distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track. Variable terrain and awe-inspiring beauty will challenge your mind and fitness with this accelerated adventure!

Enjoy mouth watering catering from Margaret River and return to your beachside accommodation on this self-guided tour after vigorous daily trekking of up to 29kms..

Your walk includes stunning and wild coastal landscapes, physical challenge, and delicious meals. Each day indulge in the fresh, local catering that Margaret River is famous for, and walk in the knowledge that your safety and comfort are being taken care of by Cape to Cape to Cape Explorer Tours.

You’ll see the full 124km length of the Track, traversing wilderness ranging from epic beaches, towering Karri forest, ancient granite and limestone cliffs, and coastal heathland packed with wildflowers and orchids.

Our professional, local guides have extensive knowledge and experience interpreting the natural beauty of the Track. We’ve been hiking, surfing, fishing, and foraging in this local environment all our lives – nobody knows the local spots, local stories, local food and local wildlife better than us! We are happy to share this knowledge with you whilst transferring you to the track each day.

DURATION: 6 days / 5 nights package 

DISTANCE: 124km, walking 23-29 km/day for 5 days 

DIFFICULTY: Moderate to hard 

PRICE: $2030 twin share, including GST. Single supplement for solo walkers available on request subject to availability, email us for details.

LOCATION: In the far south-west corner of Western Australia, a broad peninsula projects into the Indian Ocean – ancient, wild, and stunning. Running north to south along its western edge, is the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the setting of the Cape to Cape Walk Track, and backdrop to the Margaret River Region.

Beginning at Cape Naturaliste in the north, the Track meanders through windswept limestone ridges, deserted white beaches, giant granite marbles, and towering Karri forest to finish up at Cape Leeuwin in the south.

The Margaret River Region is renowned internationally for stunning scenery, world-class beaches, gourmet food, and fine wines.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

– Welcome session: Unique session with CCET staff to learn about the unique geology, flora and fauna with an insightful induction at the head of the track.

– 5 days self-guided walking with distances from 23 to 33kms, with state of the art tracking service and emergency support: all support staff carry first aid and communications equipment.

– 5 nights accommodation at coastal villas and apartments split between Smiths Beach and the coastal hamlet of Gnarabup

– 1 weekly supply box with a great variety of items for fresh and tasty breakfasts. Items are subject to change depending on availability and seasonality, but can include our in-house muesli blend and chia pudding; eggs and breakfast items such as mushrooms, spinach and cherry tomatoes; yoghurt, fresh fruit and wood fired bread.

– 5 packed lunches, including freshly prepared nutritious meat or salad roll and track snacks

– 3 delicious evening meals prepared by our in-house catering company; The other nights’ meals are left open for you to choose at a local restaurant (at your own cost)

– All vehicle transfers between the track and accommodation.

– Cape to Cape Explorer Tours daily custom track notes, maps and a complimentary copy of Jane Scott’s Cape to Cape Track guide book.

– All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support.

– Daily check ins, information and tips from our locally based Director and staff – Nobody knows the Cape to Cape Track like Cape to Cape Explorer Tours.

ITINERARY:

Day 1: 

Cape Naturaliste to Injidup 24km 

Begin the hike at Cape Naturaliste, the first section of the Cape to Cape Track. This starts with a gentle downhill stroll on the ‘access-for-all’ section of track to the stunning vistas of Sugar Loaf Rock. The Track then runs along an extended section of carved limestone sea cliffs before reaching the coastal hamlet of Yallingup. After Yallingup pass over the granite headland at Torpedo Rock and on to the fabled Smiths Beach. From Smiths the topography changes quickly as giant granite marbles dominate near Canal Rocks. Travel high over the ridge and past Rotary Lookout, before passing Wyadup rocks and dropping back down on to the beach at Injidup. 

Day 2: 

Injidup to Gracetown 23km 

Travel up high over the ridge, through the coastal tee tree and back onto the wild south-west facing coast. Weave through stunning areas of limestone cliff and granite before reaching the fantastic Moses Rock. The Track then rises high over several large limestone headlands before flattening out on Willyabrup Beach. A wonderfully constructed staircase then guides walkers up and onto the stunning sea cliffs that form the famous climbing buttresses of Wilyabrup Cliffs. After passing the cliffs, the Track drops back down onto the beach, passing the famous, though severe, surfing breaks of Gallows and Guillotines. The coast then turns decidedly rocky as it ducks and weaves over picturesque granite boulders and finally into the pretty hamlet of Gracetown. Relax here and enjoy an afternoon dip.

Day 3: 

Gracetown to Redgate 29km 

Beginning at the picturesque hamlet of Gracetown, follow the low coastline to the historic settlement of Ellensbrook. From Ellensbrook, the Track quickly leaves the coast and meanders through 5.5kms of sand dunes past the Meekadarbee Falls. Visit the isolated coves of Gnoocardup and the torquoise bay of Kilcarnup. Marvel at the centuries-old osprey nest in Horseshoe Bay and then take in some of the world’s finest surfing coastline at Prevelly. From the limestone ridge at Prevelly head down into the sheltered creekline of Boodjidup Brook. Continue on and experience the white sands of Boodjidup before reaching Redgate Beach. 

Day 4: 

Redgate to Hamelin Bay 28km 

Starting with what is one of the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track: follow the scenic coastal cliffs at Bob’s Hollow and Contos (although we may be biased as CCET have adopted and maintain this leg)! Enter the majestic Karri forest, home to the world’s third tallest hardwood! A longer day, but the solid track under foot and shade of the karri forest are a nice midday relief! Head south, back into the coastal heath, and down onto the stunningly beautiful Boranup Beach. 7kms of sand walking later, find the protected Hamelin Bay, home to some of the Cape’s friendliest stingrays who love a feed of freshly caught fish!

Day 5: 

Hamelin Bay to Cape Leeuwin 23km 

Continue on past the many islands and headlands until you arrive at the stunning Cosy Corner. The last leg of the Cape to Cape Track faces more into the south than the rest of the coast. True wilderness with limited road access, the sights are reserved for the local Hooded Plovers and you. Granite headlands are broken up by long sections of shoe-sucking sand. Formidable, but every step takes you closer to the mighty Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and the moment of celebration. 

Departure Day: Enjoy a leisurely morning and check out of your accommodation by 10:00am.

WHY CHOOSE CAPE TO CAPE EXPLORER TOURS?

At Cape to Cape Explorer Tours we pride ourselves on creating the highest quality Cape to Cape Track experience available. We are the Cape to Cape Track specialists!

An award-winning, local company, we support the Track and our community. Our guides and staff all live in the area, are professionally trained and have an intimate knowledge of the Track and the Margaret River region, not to mention a passion for walking.

We deliver personalised and quality service – a fun, healthy holiday with great food, accommodation, company, scenery and a wonderful sense of accomplishment! Your safety and satisfaction is our priority and our attention to detail and love of looking after all the ‘little things’ has led to many repeat customers and glowing reviews. We look forward to welcoming you to Margaret River and sharing the natural wonders of the region – especially the Cape to Cape Track with you!

Starting Location
44 Clarke Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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