Cape to Cape End-to-End Walking Experience
Cape to Cape End-to-End Walking Experience
Cape to Cape end-to-end ITINERARY
DAY 1 Perth - Cape Naturaliste - Yallingup (drive 290 kms - walk 14km)
We’ll pick you up in Perth or Fremantle and drive straight down to Cape Naturaliste stopping for lunch at Meelup Beach in Dunsborough – it is such a gorgeous spot. We’ll then drive up to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and sign your names on the Cape to Cape registration book before setting off on the first leg. The coastal scenery is a spectacular backdrop for this fairly easy, 14 km walk just to get into the swing of it. We’ll stop at Yallingup before being picked up and taken to your accommodation for a warm shower and hearty meal.
DAY 2 Yallingup - Moses Rock (18 km)
Day two’s magical coastal walk takes us through some easy beach walking on Smiths Beach before hiking high through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge to enjoy some great views of Canal Rocks. We’ll enjoy lunch at Injidup Beach then continue through to Quininup Falls, a sacred Aboriginal site. We’ll end the day’s walking at Moses Rock. There is a gorgeous spot just before Moses Rock with hundreds of grasstrees as a backdrop to low banksias and different types of acacias.
DAY 3 Moses Rock to Gracetown (16 km)
Walk over clifftops whilst looking down over the densely vegetated dunes to take in magnificent views north and south. Morning tea/lunch at the spectacular Wilyabrup cliffs and enjoy the rugged coastal scenery on our way towards Gracetown. Arriving at this iconic southwest surfing town you can enjoy a swim before being taken back to our accommodation.
DAY 4 Gracetown - Ellenbrook - Margaret River – Blackboy Hollow (walk 20.5 km)
Along the way to historic Ellenbrook, we may see dolphins or whales migrating north. After a quick rest & snack at the heritage estate, we continue past popular Joey’s Nose at Kilcarnup Beach and across the Margaret Rivermouth before continuing on to Blackboy Hollow.
DAY 5 – Boodjidup Creek - Redgate - Contos - Boranup Forest (22.5)
Day 5 will see us make an early start on this longest section of the walk and make our way down to Boodjidup Creek along a charming section that leads to this secluded spot. Continue towards Redgate, and slowly walk along the beach onto Bob’s Hollow where we break for morning tea in the shade of the cave wall. Spectacular views over Conto’s beach and so much floral diversity. This day’s hike provides a range of terrains, including low coastal heath, granite outcrops, forest and beach sands.
DAY 6 – Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner (21.5 km)
Enjoy the song of birds in the morning as we start our day in the Boranup Forest and spend a good portion of the day immersed in the beauty of the Karris before making our way to Boranup Beach and slowly walk the 7 km to the iconic Hamelin Bay; home to the famous eagle rays. We then make our way inland and into Cosy Corner to finish the day.
DAY 7 – Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – Augusta (21.5)
The last day of the Cape to Cape will start in Cosy Corner and with our legs strong from the previous days walking we will have no trouble completing the last 7 km of serious beach walking before climbing up to the spectacular Augusta Cliffs and winding our way through onto the last stretch of the track past Skippy Rock and finishing the Cape to Cape at the grand old Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
DAY 8 – Margaret River & back to Perth
Relax and enjoy a sleep in before heading into Gnarabup Beach for a scrumptious breakfast at the White Elephant Café and then head into Margaret River for a couple of hours of exploring and shopping.
Around 1:00pm, we will pick you up and make our way back to Perth where we will drop you off at your hotel.
We know that life can be unpredictable and you may need to change your plans and cancel your booking. If this happens please let us know no less than 31 days before your tour and we will be happy to give you a refund with only a cancellation fee of 20%. If you cancel 30 – 15 days before to the start of your tour, 50% will be refunded. Regrettably, if less than 15 days notice is given, we are unable to give you any refund. Where possible though, we will consider transfers to alternative dates.