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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 Surfpoint at 7pm.

Day 1 

Cape Naturaliste to Smiths Beach 17 kms 

Kicking off your 7 day hiking adventure from the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse you will begin your journey gently by following the boardwalks downhill to Sugar Loaf Rock. The track then takes you up on top of coastal clifftops then out on to Three Bears Beach before heading up a steep sand dune and back along the ridge. 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

You’ll start the day by following the coastline around Smith’s Beach to Canal Rocks then onto Wyadup and Injidup Beach. The coastline here is superb! The trail takes you on a short steep scramble up some rocks from Smith’s Beach to Canal Rocks Rd, which is short but oh so sweet and the views from the top are impeccable! Up to the Rotary Lookout and through the coatal shrubs to Wyadup Rocks and Injidup Beach. Sit under the melaleuca trees at Injidup and watch the waves crashing in. Hike along some 4wd tracks past Cape Clairaut you will eventually reach a beach section near Quinninup Falls then an almighty calf burning climb up the escalator sand dune! The climb will be worth the coastal clifftop views of Moses Rock at the top.

Day 3
Moses Rock to Gracetown 16kms

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.

Day 4
Gracetown to Surfpoint Resort 21.5km

Leaving Gracetown, you will pass the memorial from the 1996 limestone cliff collapse where a number of children and adults sadly lost their lives. Reading the memorial and learning about the tragedy is really moving. As you head away from Gracetown, you will have entered a desolate lunar landscape with limestone craters that morph into coastal scrubland. Before long you reach the Ellensbrook Homestead, which is a beautiful heritage listed home surrounded by National Park. The Cape to Cape walk trail leads you to an awesome grotto and the delightful Meekadarbee Falls then Ellensbrook campsite.

From the campsite, you’ll tackle a long slow hill which leads you to an undulating dirt track that takes you through scrubland with a series of switchbacks. Eventually you will arrive at Joey’s Nose and the beautiful Kilcarnup Beach. At the end of the beach you follow the sand dunes up through some scrubland to Horseshoe Bay – my favourite part of the entire Cape to Cape! Not far to go and you’ll cross the Margaret River Mouth safely and from here you are only a short 2 km stroll along the coast back to Surfpoint.

Day 5 

Surfpoint Resort to Boranup Forest 23km

Today we walk out of Surfpoint resort and head inland to the beautiful views over the plains before heading down the 365 log steps that lead you to a hidden oasis called Boodjidup Creek and the Frank Mouritz Bridge. Heading along the track through some sand dunes (watch out for emus through this section) will lead you to the very sloped, narrow and boggy Boodjidup Beach! They say that no 1km of the Cape to Cape is like the last – they sure got that right!

From Red Gate beach you re-enter the Melaleuca trees and hike along the ridge until you get to the famous chain! After climbing down the chain you’ll be greeted by one of the best sections of the Cape to Cape: the scenic Bobs Hollow and Contos Cliffs. Enjoy the views of the turquoise waters as you traverse along the top of the cliffs to Contos campground. From here you will 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 21km

Today we start in the thick of the Boranup Forest, home to an array of wildlife and wildflowers! Head south, back into the coastal heath, and down onto the stunningly beautiful Boranup Beach.

7kms of sand walking along the pristine white beach and crystal clear waters will lead you to 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 of Foul Bay before a narrow trail takes you through peppermint trees along an undulating track that leads to Foul bay Lighthouse and Cosy Corner.

Day 7
Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin 20.5km

Cosy Corner is definitely a highlight of the entire track – you have to navigate along rocky ledges and around blowholes which makes it such an exciting section! Listening to the sound the waves make against the rocks underneath you is really awesome and don’t be surprised if you get sea sprayed! After passing Elephant Rock you’ll find yourself on Deepdene Beach – a 6km beach which can be boggy at times. You will leave the beach and climb up the sand dunes and away from the sound of the waves crashing. 

Narrow single tracks lead you to Skippy Rock and from here there is only 3kms remaining of your amazing adventure! As you reach Quarry Bay you have one last small beach section then over some rocks and up to the car park. And there she is – the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse! You have just hiked 124kms from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin – Congratulations! Tonight we celebrate at The Common Bar & Bistro!

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 30-60 days prior to the tour departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received over 60 days prior to the tour departure will receive 0% cancellation fee and a full refund minus book/transaction fees.

Customers can transfer their booking to a friend or family member with no penalty but must advise in writing so Off The Beaten Track WA can provide confirmation information to this individual and ensure waivers are completed.

All bookings are made online via Rezdy Stripe or Paypal and are inclusive of GST and will incur a booking fee. The booking fee is non-refundable in the case of a cancellation.

If Off The Beaten Track WA cancels a tour you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another departure date or alternatively receive a full refund.

Tour Location

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    Excellent experience on the Christmas Creek hike this morning.

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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.