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Duration

7 Days

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Distance

124 kms

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Difficulty

Medium/Hard

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Tour

Group


Tour Description

Following the coastline of Western Australia’s beautiful South West is the 124km long Cape to Cape Track. The Cape to Cape is a spectacular multi-day hike that takes you along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. This world class and incredibly diverse trail features stunning scenery including coastal clifftops and headlands, caves, blow holes, pristine beaches, waterfalls, rock climbs, karri forest, a hidden oasis, river mouth crossings plus so much more.

Join Off the Beaten Track WA for an incredible End-to-End experience hiking West Australia’s premier coastal long distance trail, the Cape to Cape Track! You’ll stay in comfortable coastal accommodation, and enjoy gourmet catering from some of Margaret River’s very best providers. Carry only a day pack and enjoy a gourmet packed lunch on the trail each day as you completely immerse yourself in this amazing trail.

For more information about the Cape to Cape Track, check out our blog post from our epic adventure!

Off The Beaten Track WA provides a trained and experienced Guide/Host for our Hiking Experiences & Adventure Tours. We carry two-way communication devices, a personal location beacon when phone signal is not available and we’re a fully licensed, insured and accredited Western Australian tourism business providing hiking and adventure experiences with a twist!


Tour Highlights

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Hidden oasis at Boodjidup Brook
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Immerse yourself in the karri forest of Boranup
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Rugged limestone formations at Cape Mentelle
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Melaleuka groves near Contos Cliffs

Experience Includes

7 days guided walking with Off The Beaten Track WAsupported by local, expert company Cape to Cape Explorer Tours
8 nights shared accommodation at coastal beach resort (extra charge for own room available). Please note shared rooms have shared bathroom facilities
All transfers to/from Resort to Cape to Cape Track
A Breakfast basket stocked full of local produce including bread, eggs, spinach, mushrooms, cereals, milk, fruit etc so you can whip up your own delicious breakfast each morning in our on-site kitchen.
8 dinners incl celebration dinner on final night at The Common Bar & Bistro
7 delicious lunches, to eat on the Cape to Cape Track during your guided walks
A strong focus on fresh and healthy food, using local produce and exploring the foodie delights of the region
Photographs of your experience sent via dropbox post tour so you can share with your family and friends
Cape to Cape End-to-End certificate
All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support
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Itinerary

Pre-arrival day – Drive down from Perth and check into accommodation at Surfpoint Resort, right on the beach at Gnarabup. Go for a swim and then enjoy dinner provided at the Resort at 8pm service time (to allow those to get down from Perth after work).

Day 1 

Cape Naturaliste to Smiths Beach 16.75km 


Enjoy a continental breakfast at Surfpoint Resort, then a morning pick up by your driver at 8am, and you will hike on the fantastic stretch from Cape Naturaliste to Smiths Beach – 16.75km. 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.

Day 2
Smith’s Beach to Moses Rock 16km

From Smiths the topography changes quickly as giant granite marbles dominate near Canal Rocks. Travel high over the ridge and past Rotary Lookout, before dropping back down on to the beach at Injidup. 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 ending at the fantastic Moses Rock.

Day 3
Moses Rock to Gracetown 16.25kms

The Track 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 of Wilyabrup Cliffs. After passing the cliffs, the Track drops back down onto the beach, passing the famous, surfing breaks of Gallows and Guillotines. The coast then turns decidedly rocky as it weaves over picturesque granite boulders and finally into the pretty hamlet of Gracetown. Relax here and enjoy an afternoon dip before a CCET staff member will collect you with your dinner.

Day 4
Gracetown to Surfpoint Resort 21.5km

Gracetown to Ellensbrook. between Ellensbrook and Surf Point Resort at Gnarabup (15.5kms).  We will provide you with a delicious lunch to have out on the coastline. If the water levels are too high to cross the Margaret River Mouth in Prevelly by foot, we will be canoed across, adding an extra bit of excitement to your day! After hiking for the day return to the Resort for a delicious dinner.

Day 5 

Surfpoint Resort to Boranup Forest 22km

You will hike the highlight stretch of the Cape to Cape Track today, 22.5km in total, beginning at the Resort and then heading out along the ridge, up Boodjidup Brook and Beach and then onto the historic Redgate Beach – a local surfing and fishing favourite. Next is very likely one of the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track: the scenic coastal cliffs at Bob’s Hollow and Contos. Enter the majestic Karri filled Boranup Forest, home to the world’s third tallest hardwood. The solid track under foot and afternoon shade of the karri trees make it all seem easy!

Day 6 

Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner 20.5km

Start amongst the tall Karris of Boranup Forest, home to an array of wildlife and wildflowers in season. 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! Continue on past the many islands and headlands until you arrive at the stunning Cosy Corner. 

Day 7
Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin 20.5km

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 Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and the moment of celebration!

Day 8 

Pack up and head back to the city, refreshed and ready to tackle the new week with plenty of amazing memories and stories to tell!

Daily Distance: 124km, walking 16-22 km / day for 7 days 

Tour Terrain & Experience Level

Daily Distance: 124km, walking 16-22 km / day for 7 days 

Gradient/Terrain: Moderate 

Tour Departure Point

Departing from: Meet at Surfpoint Resort, Gnarabup Bay.

What to Bring?

Just bring a day pack, hiking gear and casual clothes for the evenings. A packing list will be emailed to you upon booking.

Pricing & Payment

Twin share, shared bathroom: $1,795pp
Twin share (queen) with ensuite: $1,995pp
Own Room with ensuite: $2,495pp

Payment: To secure your place on this tour you can either pay in full or pay a 33% deposit. With 66% of the tour amount due 90 days prior to tour departure and final payment due 30 days prior to tour departure.

Places are strictly limited. To join Off The Beaten Track WA for this Cape to Cape Weekender Tour BOOK NOW!

Booking & Cancellation Policy

No shows and cancellations received within 30 days of tour departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations received 30 days – 60 days prior to departure date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If more than 60 days notice provided a refund will be offered minus 15% fee retained to cover booking and administrative costs.

Tour Location

  • Alenka Burley AvatarAlenka Burley

    We had an excellent day of guided group walking with Off The Beaten Track on the old Eastern Railway trail,... read more - 22/06/2020 

    Ashleigh Panozzo AvatarAshleigh Panozzo

    Excellent experience on the Christmas Creek hike this morning.

    Thanks guys 🙂

    Ashleigh & Isaac - 06/06/2020 

    Leane Ibbotson AvatarLeane Ibbotson

    Had the best day yesterday doing the tunnel walk absoulutly loved it !! - 31/05/2020 

    Christie Coutsoulis AvatarChristie Coutsoulis

    Very professional, knowledgable, informative guides and great hiking experiences - 26/05/2020 

    Sarah Thompson AvatarSarah Thompson

    Fantastic hike with knowledgeable guides. 5* - 04/05/2020 

    Lucy Watson AvatarLucy Watson

    Professional and accommodating team members. Very helpful and friendly. Provided the opportunity to glimpse a little of... read more - 10/03/2020 

  • Cat Timms AvatarCat Timms

    Had a wonderful time at our sunrise yoga hike. The team chose a beautiful location and guided a soulful yoga... read more - 23/02/2020 

    Noleen Peter AvatarNoleen Peter

    Great time last night doing moonlight walk. Well organised and professional staff - 10/02/2020 

    Caroline Ann AvatarCaroline Ann

    Awesome crew, providing awesome experiences, highly recommend 😍 - 09/02/2020 

    Jeff Froster AvatarJeff Froster

    Great hike!! Magic moon 🌓 Tracy and her team had everything organised. What a welcoming community. If you are looking... read more - 09/02/2020 

    Kirsty Campbell AvatarKirsty Campbell

    Safe, supported and friendly; OTBT provided a great alternative to a night in front of a screen. The full moon... read more - 09/02/2020 

    Donna Robinson AvatarDonna Robinson

    Had my first walk with Tracy, Andrew and Claire tonight. Full moon meditation at Mt Vincent. Fabulous walk and well... read more - 08/02/2020 

  • Sharona Eden AvatarSharona Eden

    We did a Full Moon Hike with Tracey and her team. It was sensational! Highly recommend this service. Informative, supportive... read more - 08/02/2020 

    Barbara Stuart AvatarBarbara Stuart

    Lovely full moon 🌕 yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️ hike experience with OTBT last night.
    Lovely welcoming team members Clare & Aubrey and...
    read more - 12/01/2020 

    Sharon Kiriakidis AvatarSharon Kiriakidis

    I would probably have never climbed Mount Vincent if I hadn’t heard about Off the beaten track WA. It was... read more - 09/01/2020 

    Kelly Dunlop AvatarKelly Dunlop

    Amazing star gazing tour ! Well planned, awesome views with a informative qualified Astronomer. Friendly and caring Guides... read more - 25/11/2019 

    Daz DH AvatarDaz DH

    Had a great day hiking, finished off with abseiling. Guides were fantastic and made the whole morning enjoyable - 24/11/2019 

    Cheri Truscott AvatarCheri Truscott

    Great guides, awesome adventure - 11/11/2019 

  • Brooke Tonkin AvatarBrooke Tonkin

    I did the sunset Pilates hike with friends it was such an enjoyable afternoon. The most beautiful setting for Pilates... read more - 15/10/2019 

    Cindy Henderson AvatarCindy Henderson

    Had a lovely afternoon walk and Pilates with the most amazing view ever.

    The sunset nibbles were also great and...
    read more - 13/10/2019 

    Donna Di Bartolomeo AvatarDonna Di Bartolomeo

    There is something really special about hiking when you don't need to worry about which track or turn to take.... read more - 29/09/2019 

    Nicole Connolly AvatarNicole Connolly

    I’ve done two very different hikes this week with Off The Beaten Track. I did the R U Ok?... read more - 16/09/2019 

    Rachel Phelps AvatarRachel Phelps

    Have done a couple of hikes with OTBT and they are just fantastic. Very knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and just fun... read more - 15/09/2019 

    Petra Bailey AvatarPetra Bailey

    I did the endurance hike last weekend, great guide, fabulous walk, superb day, and a yummy morning tea to... read more - 29/08/2019 

  • Pek Luan Robertson AvatarPek Luan Robertson

    Recently I did the Mt Vincent and Mt Cuthbert hike with OTBT and had a fantastic time with them. Admittedly... read more - 24/08/2019 

    Janet Jerwood AvatarJanet Jerwood

    Tracy was fun, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the morning hiking with her and the group and would... read more - 23/08/2019 

    Carol O Brien AvatarCarol O Brien

    Great morning.
    Great hike xx - 17/08/2019 

    Tracy Stockdale AvatarTracy Stockdale

    Awesome morning today ladies it was a beautiful hike, the fitness was fun and morning tea was divine !... read more - 03/08/2019 

    Melanie McVicar AvatarMelanie McVicar

    Absolutely terrific day, excellent experience and a group of wonderful like minded souls to chat away with while exploring our... read more - 15/07/2019 

    Meridee Abbott AvatarMeridee Abbott

    Just did the waterfalls and rock hopping hike yesterday. The guides were simply lovely and the morning tea was amazing... read more - 11/07/2019 

COVID_19 Measures

We encourage all hikers to keep a distance of 1.5m away from others and utilise the hand sanitizer available whilst on our hikes. If you are unwell, please stay at home, and we’ll do the same. If the sharing of food is still not deemed safe by this event start date, trail snacks will be provide as an alternative to gourmet morning tea.