We hike the Cape to Cape walk from south to north to avoid the prevailing weather conditions. It starts in Augusta, about 350km south of Perth. You can get the Cape to Cape track by public or private transport by getting the bus from Perth Central Bus Station to Augusta. Please ask us for the transport information if you intend on using public transport. Alternatively, Jetstar operates flights from Melbourne to Busselton Margaret River on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. You will need to make your way from Busselton to Augusta.
The track is flat with some sandy sections. Most of the Cape to Cape track traverses the escarpments and hills that line the coast giving you great unobstructed views over the reef shelf and the Indian Ocean as you walk. The walk is moderate to challenging with some long days. Full-day walks average about 19km with 5 –7.5 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-walked paths, bush tracks and some sandy sections. This is a really great opportunity for fit walkers to challenge themselves. This is a reasonably long and challenging walk and we highly recommend that you incorporate a rest day.
For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
This walk starts in Augusta and ends in Bunker Bay near Dunsborough in the Margaret River region south of Perth. We don’t want to confuse you now. However, we do have detailed information on the many ways of how to get to and away from this walk with private and public transport, which we will provide post-booking. Please feel free to contact the office at any time if you need more information now.
From March the temperature and humidity start to drop and the walking is great. The middle of winter can be cold and wet and river crossings may be difficult, but the ave temperature is mild around 17 degrees. By September, springtime is in the air. This holiday is not available over the hot summer months of December to February
See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.
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 the FAQ section for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.