Group-guided

OVERVIEW

Spanning Australia’s southwest edge from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste, the Cape to Cape track is the longest coastal walk in Australia, 135kms from start to finish. The extraordinary landscape offers great variety, spanning squeaky white sand beaches, secluded coves, towering forests and limestone caves.

The Cape to Cape track is a world class walk that traverses cliff-tops, deserted beaches, hamlets and villages, coastal heathlands, peppermint tree woodlands and majestic Karri forests with tall open stands of eucalypt, unique to the location.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAPE TO CAPE TRACK:

  • 2 experienced Auswalk guides
  • Fully inclusive – including all transport from Perth and on and off the track
  • 2 course dinners, walkers lunches and continental/cooked breakfasts each day
  • Glorious 8 days of pack for walking sleeping in a comfortable bed and the luxury of having a hot shower each day
  • Wine tasting – exploring the great wines of the Margaret River Region
  • Benefit of being located in the Margaret River an area renowned for its excellent food and wine
  • Security of walking with a company that has nearly 30 years’ experience in running group guided walking holidays

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 2495

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 255

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

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ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1
Perth to Prevelly via Margaret River

Starting in Perth at 8:00am, the first stop is the Margaret River Wine area for lunch. We then make our way to Cape Leeuwin, were we will enjoy a short walk along the first section of the Cape to Cape track. We then travel to our accommodation to settle in.

Walking: Easy / 4 km / 1.5 -2.0 hrs
Meals: Lunch and 2 course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly (ensuited rooms are available at an extra cost)

DAY 2
Skippy Rock Road to Cosy Corner

Today’s walk is fairly lengthy but is well worth the effort, the highlights include Cape Hamelin, where there is a beautiful bay surrounded by granite boulders, sandy Deepdene Beach and a coastal section with unusual solution holes in the limestone rocks. There’s epic views over the Indian ocean as you walk almost the whole way.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 17 km / 4.5-5.5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 3
Cosy Corner to Boranup Forest

Explore a secluded stretch of coastline beginning with Boranup Beach. The variety of landscape traversed today makes the walking even more of a delight. Walk comfortably through coastal heathlands, eucalyptus and peppermint woodlands. There’s a section with masses of grass trees and the first of the tall karri forests.

Walking: 22 km / Moderate to Challenging / 5.5-6.5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 4
Boranup Forest to Prevelly

One of the most spectacular sections of coastline includes a remarkable grotto and natural spring at Bob’s Hollow. The ever present azure blue Indian Ocean has a calming quality that works in concert with the walking. The scope of the offshore reefs and the massive seas give you the first indication as to why this is one of the most heralded surfing destinations in the world.

Walking: 22 km / Moderate to Challenging / 6 to 7 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 5
Prevelly to Ellensbrook Homestead

Walk straight from breakfast along the coast to cross Margaret River (tides permitting) through to Ellensbrook Historic Homestead.  Ocean views are plentiful whilst you walk amongst a variety of flowering shrubs. To finish off the walk you pass Meekadarabee Falls and even a small grotto where a mysterious story unfolds.

Walking: 14 km / Moderate / 4.5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 6
Ellensbrook Homestead to Moses Rock

Continue past Ellensbrook Homestead, a National Trust property where the original owners built a water wheel that’s still operational. Highlights include Wilyabrup Cliffs which are popular with rock climbers, massive granite outcrops and two superb capes. We walk past Gracetown a small settlement overlooking Cowaramup Bay. There’s an opportunity for a coffee break and then onto Moses Rock where we finish walking today.

Walking: 20 km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 7
Moses Rock to Yallingup

There’s a long distance to cover today, but it is scenic the entire way. Massive granite outcrops and two superb capes at Cape Clairault and Canal Rocks. The beaches here are also popular with surfers. Today’s walk ends in the small town of Yallingup.

Walking: 18.5 km / Moderate to Challenging / 5-6 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner in restaurant
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 8
Yallingup to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

The final section of walk passes Sugarloaf Rock, a summer home to red-tailed tropic birds. Much of the coast here is limestone, with short stretches of beach and low rocky areas and the ever present massive seas. The 135 kms Cape to Cape walk culminates around lunchtime at the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste thus completing the longest coastal walk in Australia. We then drive back to Perth arriving at approximately 5.45pm.

Walking: 14 km / Moderate / 5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Cooked breakfast and a walkers lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 2 professional and experienced guides
  • Fully inclusive – including all transport from Perth and on and off the track
  • 2 course dinners, walkers lunches and continental/cooked breakfasts each day
  • 8 days of pack free walking sleeping in a comfortable bed with the luxury of having a hot shower each day
  • Ensuite rooms available at an extra cost of between $300 to $325 per walker based on twin share accommodation
  • Wine tasting – exploring the great wines of the Margaret River Region
  • Benefit of being located in the Margaret River an area renowned for its excellent food and wine
  • Security of walking with a company that has nearly 30 years’ experience in running group guided walking holidays

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Enjoy a 2 course meal each night, either in-house prepared in conjunction with our guides and a renowned local caterer or out at local Margaret River restaurants. We also dine at a few select restaurants in the region. We start each day with a hearty breakfast provided communally in the beach house dining room. Walkers lunches are substantial with great variety ensuring that you’ll never go hungry. More importantly, we eat lunch at stunning natural locations on the Cape to Cape track that can only be reached by foot.

Walkers will enjoy staying in one centrally located accommodation each night, right next to the track and the beach. The living spaces and bathrooms in the beach house are shared. There are single supplement rooms available at an additional cost.

There are also limited private ensuite rooms available at a small extra cost of between $300 to $325 per walker (based on double/twin share accommodation). These are located in close walking proximity to the beach house. Dining will still be communal at the beach house. Contact our office for further details.

Alcohol and drinks are not included with meals (except for limited wine, tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

The walking is moderate to challenging but done at a pace that suits everyone. Walks consist of mostly coastal tracks with some bushland 4WD tracks and sections of beach. On average, we walk 16 km per day, with longer days reaching distances of up to 22 km. This is a rewarding expeditionary hike and at 135kms, making it Australia’s longest coastal walk.

Two professional and experienced guides, knowledgeable of the area and its natural surroundings can offer easier and more challenging walk options along the way.

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Perth, however we pick up and drop off from one central hotel the Miss Maud Swedish Hotel, 97 Murray Street, Perth. The tour starts at 8:00am at Miss Mauds. We arrive back in Perth at approximately 5.45pm on the last day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

 

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

walking holidays in australia

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INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

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  1. Bron L

    11 July, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    The Great Ocean Walk is iconic for a reason – the scenery is ever changing and spectacular. The countryside was full of surprises each day and there was massive variety along the walk, always on well marked tracks. Very few people so a real wilderness experience.
    The Auswalk guides were fantastic, professional, great fun, experienced and extremely knowledgable and passionate about the area. Everyone was encouraged to walk at their own pace, and if needed there was a ‘pull out’ point each day. There was plenty of info along the way without being intrusive.
    The meals at restaurants, and those prepared by the guides, were all superb and the accomodation was great – hot showers and comfortable beds were very welcome each night. Staying at the Cape Otway Lighthouse was a highlight!
    Fabulous experience – thoroughly recommended Auswalk and I will walk with them again!

  2. JennCamfromOz

    15 July, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    We did the unguided cape to cape in WA just after Easter – group of 4. The trip notes were well detailed and very comprehensive. Accommodation was of a high standard and provided meals were excellent. The scenery was so diverse, magnificent coastal views every day and we met a lot of friendly people along the daily treks. We took the option of a rest day at day 7 and spent the day in Margaret River, visiting the caves and Voyager winery for a fabulous lunch. Body was tired, so the rest day was welcomed and revived us for the rest of the walk. Would highly recommend Auswalks – they looked after every detail.

  3. Sharoninsc

    3 September, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Last October my husband and I joined others on the Great Ocean Walk organized by Auswalk. Every aspect of the trip, from initial inquiries to final steps, were superb. Since we live in the U.S. and had never walked in Australia, we count ourselves lucky to have found Auswalk. We had wonderful guides and the walk, itself, was as beautiful as predicted.

  4. selenaestelle

    2 October, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    AUSWALKS is a great walking company. I recently completed Cape to Cape inWestern Australia. It was a wonderful holiday. this company runs like a well oiled machine and always at the heart of their administration is the care and welfare of their walkers. There were 16 walkers in a group … In a very short time we had a great connection. Food and accommodation was great and the coast scenery breath taking. Well done!

  5. Lesley C

    28 April, 2016 at 4:12 AM
    5

    Our holidays always involve walking and as we are getting older we want to do it comfortably. Having done two walks with Auswalk ( Cape to Cape and Blue Mtns) we are happy to say they compare well with the best of the similar UK walking holidays . If anything accommodation better! The weather definitely is!
    Booking online was a delight with quick responses with one person. We value the self guided option – walking notes were good and up to date, hosts friendly and accommodating.

  6. triciagorman65

    25 August, 2016 at 9:29 PM
    5

    Auswalk helped make this walk unforgettable. The accommodation was first class. It is a great way to see WA coast

  7. Jennifer K

    20 September, 2016 at 6:24 AM
    5

    We walked the Cape to Cape with Auswalk. Terrific personalized support; seamless, transparent logistics with lovely people who have a trusting relationship with Auswalk; great accommodation and excellent food. Can’t say enough, will do as many more as my legs will allow!

  8. joanwD5272MV

    1 October, 2016 at 4:14 AM
    5

    Recently completed the Cape to Cape walk in Western Australia with Auswalk. Over 8 days we walked 135km. 2 Guides assisted the group of 19 people of varying levels of fitness. This was my first real hike and I totally enjoyed the walk and was very happy with the guides who were always ready to assist in any way to ensure the walk was a success for everyone. They even arranged a fun evening the last night handing out fun awards.

  9. meredith v

    4 December, 2016 at 3:03 AM
    5

    We did the 8 day option in November (including a rest day in Margaret River- highly recommended!). We were very lucky to have loads of wildflowers still blooming and pretty good weather – 2 hot days, 2 days with a bit of rain and wind. The walking is beautiful and achievable despite some soft sand beaches that are tough. The organisation by Auswalk is top notch, accommodation and food very good to excellent. An all round excellent holiday

  10. Roved

    21 April, 2017 at 6:53 AM
    5

    I’ve just returned home after completing the Auswalk self-guided Cape to Cape walk in WA. It was amazing!!! The walk itself is brilliant – while long (135kms over 7 days of walking) it was not too challenging and the coastal views, magnificently coloured waters, wild beaches… loved it all! And Auswalk organised it all magnificently. While we felt ‘alone’, it was great to know that someone was ‘keeping an eye’ on us, and that at the end of each day transport was waiting for us to take us to, or we walked directly into, extremely comfortable and welcoming accommodation. Food along the way was excellent too! This was my second self-guided walk with Auswalk; I am already planning my next one! I highly recommend this extremely helpful, reliable and personable company: I wouldn’t consider another company after the two great experiences I’ve had with them.

  11. JulieA600

    14 September, 2017 at 6:19 AM
    5

    For the first time, my husband and I decided to embark on a walking holiday. We weren’t sure if we would enjoy it.
    From beginning to end the whole trip was meticulously organised by Auswalk, we didn’t have to worry about a thing, they certainly paid great attention to every detail from the pick up to the drop off. The accomodation was varied. We stayed in 3 places, the first night average and subsequent nights excellent. The walking was at times challenging which created a cohesiveness within the group. The guides were encouraging and enormously attentive with great knowledge and enthusiasm. If you’ve never been on a walking holiday and even if you have we definitely recommend Auswalk.

  12. hjmZurich

    17 June, 2018 at 6:05 AM
    5

    “We did the Cape-to-Cape Track from south to north (Augusta to Bunker Bay) with Auswalk. We had a great time, good weather and two absolutely fantastic local drivers (Andrea and Andy) for pick-ups and drop-offs. Auswalk’s arrangements for accommodation in local high-end hotels and restaurants were all honoured: they were expecting us and never turned us away at the end of a 25-km day. The many pages of impeccable written information and instructions also worked out very well for the most part; only once in a while did they fail to get us off a sandy beach.
    Having said all that, and although we live in notoriously expensive Switzerland, we did wonder why Auswalk had to make arrangements with such expensive hotels and restaurants. In Switzerland, after a day of hiking, we prefer to stay and eat in a mid-price accommodation with other hikers, rather than in places where the other guests have spent the day playing golf or driving around wine-tasting.
    We appreciate Auswalk’s work in making our long-distance walk a success (except for the plastic sandwich boxes, etc.), but we would appreciate it even more (and award 5 stars) if there was a more reasonable self-catering or mid-price hotel option and thus a lower overall price for the holiday.”

  13. caroline_homer

    20 September, 2018 at 7:12 AM
    5

    We just finished the 10 day Cape to Cape walk in Western Australia as a group of 9. It was a wonderful experience. The organising was excellent, the accommodation really lovely and the food amazing. Our hosts along the way were great (special thanks to Andrea and Eion in Augusta) and to Andy from Busselton & South West Rent a Car for getting us to the beginning and taking us back and looking after us and our luggage along the way. We did a rest day on day 7 and had a wonderful (long) wine tasting and lunch at Howard’s Park in the Margaret River – a fabulous experience too but not a lot of steps that day!
    We woudl definitely recommend AusWalks to do self guided walks with no fuss!

Overview

OVERVIEW

Spanning Australia’s southwest edge from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste, the Cape to Cape track is the longest coastal walk in Australia, 135kms from start to finish. The extraordinary landscape offers great variety, spanning squeaky white sand beaches, secluded coves, towering forests and limestone caves.

The Cape to Cape track is a world class walk that traverses cliff-tops, deserted beaches, hamlets and villages, coastal heathlands, peppermint tree woodlands and majestic Karri forests with tall open stands of eucalypt, unique to the location.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAPE TO CAPE TRACK:

  • 2 experienced Auswalk guides
  • Fully inclusive – including all transport from Perth and on and off the track
  • 2 course dinners, walkers lunches and continental/cooked breakfasts each day
  • Glorious 8 days of pack for walking sleeping in a comfortable bed and the luxury of having a hot shower each day
  • Wine tasting – exploring the great wines of the Margaret River Region
  • Benefit of being located in the Margaret River an area renowned for its excellent food and wine
  • Security of walking with a company that has nearly 30 years’ experience in running group guided walking holidays

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 2495

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 255

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1
Perth to Prevelly via Margaret River

Starting in Perth at 8:00am, the first stop is the Margaret River Wine area for lunch. We then make our way to Cape Leeuwin, were we will enjoy a short walk along the first section of the Cape to Cape track. We then travel to our accommodation to settle in.

Walking: Easy / 4 km / 1.5 -2.0 hrs
Meals: Lunch and 2 course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly (ensuited rooms are available at an extra cost)

DAY 2
Skippy Rock Road to Cosy Corner

Today’s walk is fairly lengthy but is well worth the effort, the highlights include Cape Hamelin, where there is a beautiful bay surrounded by granite boulders, sandy Deepdene Beach and a coastal section with unusual solution holes in the limestone rocks. There’s epic views over the Indian ocean as you walk almost the whole way.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 17 km / 4.5-5.5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 3
Cosy Corner to Boranup Forest

Explore a secluded stretch of coastline beginning with Boranup Beach. The variety of landscape traversed today makes the walking even more of a delight. Walk comfortably through coastal heathlands, eucalyptus and peppermint woodlands. There’s a section with masses of grass trees and the first of the tall karri forests.

Walking: 22 km / Moderate to Challenging / 5.5-6.5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 4
Boranup Forest to Prevelly

One of the most spectacular sections of coastline includes a remarkable grotto and natural spring at Bob’s Hollow. The ever present azure blue Indian Ocean has a calming quality that works in concert with the walking. The scope of the offshore reefs and the massive seas give you the first indication as to why this is one of the most heralded surfing destinations in the world.

Walking: 22 km / Moderate to Challenging / 6 to 7 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 5
Prevelly to Ellensbrook Homestead

Walk straight from breakfast along the coast to cross Margaret River (tides permitting) through to Ellensbrook Historic Homestead.  Ocean views are plentiful whilst you walk amongst a variety of flowering shrubs. To finish off the walk you pass Meekadarabee Falls and even a small grotto where a mysterious story unfolds.

Walking: 14 km / Moderate / 4.5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 6
Ellensbrook Homestead to Moses Rock

Continue past Ellensbrook Homestead, a National Trust property where the original owners built a water wheel that’s still operational. Highlights include Wilyabrup Cliffs which are popular with rock climbers, massive granite outcrops and two superb capes. We walk past Gracetown a small settlement overlooking Cowaramup Bay. There’s an opportunity for a coffee break and then onto Moses Rock where we finish walking today.

Walking: 20 km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 7
Moses Rock to Yallingup

There’s a long distance to cover today, but it is scenic the entire way. Massive granite outcrops and two superb capes at Cape Clairault and Canal Rocks. The beaches here are also popular with surfers. Today’s walk ends in the small town of Yallingup.

Walking: 18.5 km / Moderate to Challenging / 5-6 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner in restaurant
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms in Prevelly

DAY 8
Yallingup to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

The final section of walk passes Sugarloaf Rock, a summer home to red-tailed tropic birds. Much of the coast here is limestone, with short stretches of beach and low rocky areas and the ever present massive seas. The 135 kms Cape to Cape walk culminates around lunchtime at the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste thus completing the longest coastal walk in Australia. We then drive back to Perth arriving at approximately 5.45pm.

Walking: 14 km / Moderate / 5 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Cooked breakfast and a walkers lunch

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 2 professional and experienced guides
  • Fully inclusive – including all transport from Perth and on and off the track
  • 2 course dinners, walkers lunches and continental/cooked breakfasts each day
  • 8 days of pack free walking sleeping in a comfortable bed with the luxury of having a hot shower each day
  • Ensuite rooms available at an extra cost of between $300 to $325 per walker based on twin share accommodation
  • Wine tasting – exploring the great wines of the Margaret River Region
  • Benefit of being located in the Margaret River an area renowned for its excellent food and wine
  • Security of walking with a company that has nearly 30 years’ experience in running group guided walking holidays
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Enjoy a 2 course meal each night, either in-house prepared in conjunction with our guides and a renowned local caterer or out at local Margaret River restaurants. We also dine at a few select restaurants in the region. We start each day with a hearty breakfast provided communally in the beach house dining room. Walkers lunches are substantial with great variety ensuring that you’ll never go hungry. More importantly, we eat lunch at stunning natural locations on the Cape to Cape track that can only be reached by foot.

Walkers will enjoy staying in one centrally located accommodation each night, right next to the track and the beach. The living spaces and bathrooms in the beach house are shared. There are single supplement rooms available at an additional cost.

There are also limited private ensuite rooms available at a small extra cost of between $300 to $325 per walker (based on double/twin share accommodation). These are located in close walking proximity to the beach house. Dining will still be communal at the beach house. Contact our office for further details.

Alcohol and drinks are not included with meals (except for limited wine, tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

GENERAL INFO

The walking is moderate to challenging but done at a pace that suits everyone. Walks consist of mostly coastal tracks with some bushland 4WD tracks and sections of beach. On average, we walk 16 km per day, with longer days reaching distances of up to 22 km. This is a rewarding expeditionary hike and at 135kms, making it Australia’s longest coastal walk.

Two professional and experienced guides, knowledgeable of the area and its natural surroundings can offer easier and more challenging walk options along the way.

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Perth, however we pick up and drop off from one central hotel the Miss Maud Swedish Hotel, 97 Murray Street, Perth. The tour starts at 8:00am at Miss Mauds. We arrive back in Perth at approximately 5.45pm on the last day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

 

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

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INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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  1. Bron L

    11 July, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    The Great Ocean Walk is iconic for a reason – the scenery is ever changing and spectacular. The countryside was full of surprises each day and there was massive variety along the walk, always on well marked tracks. Very few people so a real wilderness experience.
    The Auswalk guides were fantastic, professional, great fun, experienced and extremely knowledgable and passionate about the area. Everyone was encouraged to walk at their own pace, and if needed there was a ‘pull out’ point each day. There was plenty of info along the way without being intrusive.
    The meals at restaurants, and those prepared by the guides, were all superb and the accomodation was great – hot showers and comfortable beds were very welcome each night. Staying at the Cape Otway Lighthouse was a highlight!
    Fabulous experience – thoroughly recommended Auswalk and I will walk with them again!

  2. JennCamfromOz

    15 July, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    We did the unguided cape to cape in WA just after Easter – group of 4. The trip notes were well detailed and very comprehensive. Accommodation was of a high standard and provided meals were excellent. The scenery was so diverse, magnificent coastal views every day and we met a lot of friendly people along the daily treks. We took the option of a rest day at day 7 and spent the day in Margaret River, visiting the caves and Voyager winery for a fabulous lunch. Body was tired, so the rest day was welcomed and revived us for the rest of the walk. Would highly recommend Auswalks – they looked after every detail.

  3. Sharoninsc

    3 September, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Last October my husband and I joined others on the Great Ocean Walk organized by Auswalk. Every aspect of the trip, from initial inquiries to final steps, were superb. Since we live in the U.S. and had never walked in Australia, we count ourselves lucky to have found Auswalk. We had wonderful guides and the walk, itself, was as beautiful as predicted.

  4. selenaestelle

    2 October, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    AUSWALKS is a great walking company. I recently completed Cape to Cape inWestern Australia. It was a wonderful holiday. this company runs like a well oiled machine and always at the heart of their administration is the care and welfare of their walkers. There were 16 walkers in a group … In a very short time we had a great connection. Food and accommodation was great and the coast scenery breath taking. Well done!

  5. Lesley C

    28 April, 2016 at 4:12 AM
    5

    Our holidays always involve walking and as we are getting older we want to do it comfortably. Having done two walks with Auswalk ( Cape to Cape and Blue Mtns) we are happy to say they compare well with the best of the similar UK walking holidays . If anything accommodation better! The weather definitely is!
    Booking online was a delight with quick responses with one person. We value the self guided option – walking notes were good and up to date, hosts friendly and accommodating.

  6. triciagorman65

    25 August, 2016 at 9:29 PM
    5

    Auswalk helped make this walk unforgettable. The accommodation was first class. It is a great way to see WA coast

  7. Jennifer K

    20 September, 2016 at 6:24 AM
    5

    We walked the Cape to Cape with Auswalk. Terrific personalized support; seamless, transparent logistics with lovely people who have a trusting relationship with Auswalk; great accommodation and excellent food. Can’t say enough, will do as many more as my legs will allow!

  8. joanwD5272MV

    1 October, 2016 at 4:14 AM
    5

    Recently completed the Cape to Cape walk in Western Australia with Auswalk. Over 8 days we walked 135km. 2 Guides assisted the group of 19 people of varying levels of fitness. This was my first real hike and I totally enjoyed the walk and was very happy with the guides who were always ready to assist in any way to ensure the walk was a success for everyone. They even arranged a fun evening the last night handing out fun awards.

  9. meredith v

    4 December, 2016 at 3:03 AM
    5

    We did the 8 day option in November (including a rest day in Margaret River- highly recommended!). We were very lucky to have loads of wildflowers still blooming and pretty good weather – 2 hot days, 2 days with a bit of rain and wind. The walking is beautiful and achievable despite some soft sand beaches that are tough. The organisation by Auswalk is top notch, accommodation and food very good to excellent. An all round excellent holiday

  10. Roved

    21 April, 2017 at 6:53 AM
    5

    I’ve just returned home after completing the Auswalk self-guided Cape to Cape walk in WA. It was amazing!!! The walk itself is brilliant – while long (135kms over 7 days of walking) it was not too challenging and the coastal views, magnificently coloured waters, wild beaches… loved it all! And Auswalk organised it all magnificently. While we felt ‘alone’, it was great to know that someone was ‘keeping an eye’ on us, and that at the end of each day transport was waiting for us to take us to, or we walked directly into, extremely comfortable and welcoming accommodation. Food along the way was excellent too! This was my second self-guided walk with Auswalk; I am already planning my next one! I highly recommend this extremely helpful, reliable and personable company: I wouldn’t consider another company after the two great experiences I’ve had with them.

  11. JulieA600

    14 September, 2017 at 6:19 AM
    5

    For the first time, my husband and I decided to embark on a walking holiday. We weren’t sure if we would enjoy it.
    From beginning to end the whole trip was meticulously organised by Auswalk, we didn’t have to worry about a thing, they certainly paid great attention to every detail from the pick up to the drop off. The accomodation was varied. We stayed in 3 places, the first night average and subsequent nights excellent. The walking was at times challenging which created a cohesiveness within the group. The guides were encouraging and enormously attentive with great knowledge and enthusiasm. If you’ve never been on a walking holiday and even if you have we definitely recommend Auswalk.

  12. hjmZurich

    17 June, 2018 at 6:05 AM
    5

    “We did the Cape-to-Cape Track from south to north (Augusta to Bunker Bay) with Auswalk. We had a great time, good weather and two absolutely fantastic local drivers (Andrea and Andy) for pick-ups and drop-offs. Auswalk’s arrangements for accommodation in local high-end hotels and restaurants were all honoured: they were expecting us and never turned us away at the end of a 25-km day. The many pages of impeccable written information and instructions also worked out very well for the most part; only once in a while did they fail to get us off a sandy beach.
    Having said all that, and although we live in notoriously expensive Switzerland, we did wonder why Auswalk had to make arrangements with such expensive hotels and restaurants. In Switzerland, after a day of hiking, we prefer to stay and eat in a mid-price accommodation with other hikers, rather than in places where the other guests have spent the day playing golf or driving around wine-tasting.
    We appreciate Auswalk’s work in making our long-distance walk a success (except for the plastic sandwich boxes, etc.), but we would appreciate it even more (and award 5 stars) if there was a more reasonable self-catering or mid-price hotel option and thus a lower overall price for the holiday.”

  13. caroline_homer

    20 September, 2018 at 7:12 AM
    5

    We just finished the 10 day Cape to Cape walk in Western Australia as a group of 9. It was a wonderful experience. The organising was excellent, the accommodation really lovely and the food amazing. Our hosts along the way were great (special thanks to Andrea and Eion in Augusta) and to Andy from Busselton & South West Rent a Car for getting us to the beginning and taking us back and looking after us and our luggage along the way. We did a rest day on day 7 and had a wonderful (long) wine tasting and lunch at Howard’s Park in the Margaret River – a fabulous experience too but not a lot of steps that day!
    We woudl definitely recommend AusWalks to do self guided walks with no fuss!

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