Cape to Cape Track
Guided Walking Holiday
CAPE NATURALISTE | YALLINGUP | MOSES ROCK | GRACETOWN | MARGARET RIVER | BORANUP FOREST | CAPE LEEUWIN
The Cape to Cape Track meanders 135 km between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, sometimes along the beach, sometimes along cliff -tops, but nearly always with a view of the wonderful Margaret River coastline.
- Stunning coastal views from cliff top walks along the Cape to Cape track
- Boranup Forest famous for the Karri tree
- Cape Leeuwin, famous for its lighthouse
- Margaret River, a region of fine wines and fine food
Cape to Cape Track
Day 1 : Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup (14km walk)
Departing from Perth at 8am, you reach Cape Naturaliste by lunch time. Today’s walk on the Cape to Cape track is relatively easy with mostly cliff - top and some beach walking. Keep an eye out for dolphins! After your walk the bus will meet you at Yallingup for the drive to Margaret River.
Day 2 : Yallingup to Moses Rock (10/18km walk)
Some beach walking in the morning, and superb coastal views all day. Marvel at the beauty of the red granite boulders, white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Lunch at the surfing Mecca, Injidup, visit Quinninup Falls and finish with ocean views at Moses Rock.
Day 3 : Moses Rock to Gracetown (16km walk)
This is a great day and relatively easy; the magnificent sweeping views of the coast from cliff -top vantage points, and the towering red rocks of Willyabrup are two of many highlights. If the weather’s nice, you might enjoy a refreshing swim in the sheltered bay at Gracetown.
Day 4 : Gracetown to Margaret River Mouth (18km walk)
It’s fairly easy walking among coastal heath to Ellensbrook historic homestead then the track takes an inland route, which gives a good appreciation of the landscape away from the ocean for a while. After lunch your back on the coast, and a very pleasant beach walk takes you to Cape Mentelle. Finish the day at the Margaret River mouth.
Day 5 : Margaret River Mouth to Boranup Forest (14/25km walk)
A very varied day today. Head inland to start with before a beach walk takes you to Redgate for lunch and then a spectacular stretch of cliff -top walking sees you reach shady Contos Campground by afternoon tea. The final part of the day is through the cool peaceful forest on firm, easy tracks.
Day 6 : Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner (14/21km walk)
This morning continue through the karri forest before making your way down to the aqua-blue waters of Hamelin Bay. This 6 km beach stretch can be very enjoyable, with the right mindset. Enjoy the peace, the view and the moment as you walk into Hamelin Bay for a picnic lunch. After lunch it’s a short but challenging hike up to the tiny Foul Bay Lighthouse, with sweeping views back along the coast.
Day 7 : Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin (21km walk)
This can be an exciting last day, especially if it’s windy! Much of the walking is along a limestone ledge close to the sea, complete with blowholes! There is a long beach stretch where you can daydream about all that you’ve achieved this week. After that head inland, occasionally sighting the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, signalling the end of your walk. Your Cape to Cape track ‘end to end’ journey officially finishes at the Cape Leeuwin water wheel but you can take a walk up to the lighthouse, if time permits.
Day 8 : Return to Perth
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before visiting Margaret River where you can enjoy a coffee and perhaps a spot of shopping before returning to Perth for mid-afternoon.