Want to see the entire length of the stunning Cape to Cape Track, stay in gorgeous coastal accommodation, enjoy fresh catering from the Margaret River region and not have any single walk day more than 21km long while carrying only a day pack? Then this is the Cape to Cape self guided tour for you!
Experience the full diversity of the Track with an adventure of a lifetime on a Cape to Cape End-to-End self-guided hike. Journey over 124km along the spectacular coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin sharing insights and knowledge with Track specialists, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours. And enjoy the best of Margaret River produce with all your meals taken care of!
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.
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 and from the track each day.
DURATION: 7 days / 7 nights package
DISTANCE: 124km, walking 13-21 km/day for 7 days
PRICE: $2,195pp 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.
– 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.
– 7 days self-guided walking with state of the art tracking service and emergency support: all support staff carry first aid and communications equipment.
– 7 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 daily 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; tea & coffee.
– 7 packed lunches, including freshly prepared nutritious meat or salad roll and track snacks
– 4 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.
Cape Naturaliste to Smiths Beach 16km
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. Walk in to your accommodation at Smiths Beach this afternoon and settle in.
Smiths Beach to Moses Rock 14km
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 where a CCET staff member will collect you and return you to your accommodation with your evening meal.
Moses Rock to Gracetown 13kms
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.
Gracetown to Prevelly 21km
Pack up your gear this morning as you will be moving accommodation today. Your walk begins at the picturesque hamlet of Gracetown, following the coastline to the historic settlement of Ellensbrook. From Ellensbrook, the Track quickly leaves the coast and meanders through sand dunes and past Ellensbrook homestead and 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. You will walk into your new accommodation in the coastal settlement of Gnarabup this afternoon.
Prevelly to Boranup Forest 21km
From the limestone ridge at Prevelly head down into the sheltered creek line of Boodjidup Brook. Continue on and experience the white sands of Boodjidup before reaching historic Redgate Beach. 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 (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 afternoon shade of the karri forest make it all seem easy! A CCET staff member will collect you from the forest with a delicious meal for you to enjoy in the comfort of your accommodation.
Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner 20km
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. Here, you will be collected with a meal to reheat in your room.
Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin 20km
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!
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!