Q: WHERE IS THE CAPE TO CAPE WALK?
The Cape to Cape walk is a 135 km trail located between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the far south west corner of Western Australia. It is approximately 260 kms from Perth and will take around 3 hours by vehicle.
Did you know that this region is recognised worldwide as Australia's biodiversity hotspot?
Q: WHAT IS A SELF-GUIDED WALK?
A self-guided walk is designed for walkers who prefer to be independent. Travelling self-guided allows you to walk from place to place progressing from one accommodation to the next at your own pace with who you want when you want. You can Enjoy Worry-Free Navigation. Our detailed maps and route notes ensure that you'll easily find your way, whether you're a beginner or veteran explorer—no compass or GPS needed. The paths are signposted irregularly. However, it's a reasonably well-defined trail, so with the comprehensive notes, no technical expertise is required. Our self-guided trips offer the freedom to enjoy the splendid isolation of the trail, without the heavy weight of a pack on your back.
Q: HOW CHALLENGING IS THE WALK?
The walk is moderate to challenging with some long days. Full day walks average about 19 km with 5 –7.5 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-walked paths, bush tracks and with a few long sandy sections. This is a really great opportunity for fit walkers to challenge themselves. This is a beautiful area with many fabulous attractions other than the track so we highly recommend that you incorporate
Q: CAN I COMPLETE THIS SELF-GUIDED TRIP ALONE?
Our Cape to Cape walks can be offered to solo walkers to tackle alone. An additional fee to cover the cost of the transfers will apply. (To find out more please call our friendly team). Please also consider the following:
• Am I an experienced walker?
• Have I completed multi-day walks in recent times?
• Do I have a reasonable amount of first aid knowledge?
• Will I be comfortable alone in some fairly remote areas?
• Will I be able to cope with the possibility of a close encounter with snakes, ants, leeches, wasps, bees and ticks?
Q: DO I HAVE TO PAY A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FEE IF I'M A SOLO WALKER?
Australian hotel accommodations (like the ones we use) charge the same, or just about the same price, regardless of whether there is one or two people in the room. This means that to cover the cost of the accommodation for your trip we do need to pass on a single supplement surcharge. This isn't a cost that we make any margin on and it is simply to cover the fact that the total room cost isn't being apportioned over two walkers.
Q: CAN YOU PROVIDE ME WITH A PERSONAL LOCATOR BEACON (EPIRB)
We want to ensure that you are kept safe should an emergency situation arise. A fully refundable fee (deposit) for the EPIRB (PLB) (upon return of the beacon) will apply. To find out more please contact our friendly team.
Q: WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION?
It is essential that you carry a mobile phone (or satellite phone) on this holiday. If you have any serious problems, please contact Australia's emergency services directly on phone number 000. Please contact our support people on the ground if you need assistance that doesn't require emergency services intervention. These numbers will be provided in your walk notes.
Q: IF REQUIRED WILL THERE BE SUPPORT ON THE GROUND?
We know that you need 24/7 support and safety. You definitely won't be on your own during this self-guided walking adventure. Our local partners are the best people to contact if you have an issue on the walk. They are just a call away to help out if needed, no matter where you are or what the hour is. Auswalk is also there to assist; we will monitor your progress and can be contacted. We have carefully planned every aspect of your journey, from the best walking to seamless luggage transfers that whisk your bags from accommodation to accommodation while you're out walking so that you can walk hassle and stress-free.
Q: WHAT LEVEL OF ACCOMMODATION DO YOU PROVIDE?
All the accommodations have been chosen to reflect the character of the region. Accommodations can range from quality hotel rooms, studio apartments, chalets, units and villas; you can be assured that wherever you stay, you will be warmly welcomed. Most importantly, accommodations are in great locations and have all the necessary facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
You may like to add a rest day to your itinerary so that you can explore the magnificent Margaret River region. It is the wine and food capital of WA so there is an abundance of wineries, breweries and restaurants to visit. Perhaps you would like to head underground and visit one of this area’s magical caves.
Q: CAN YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
On our walks, we can cater for specific dietary requirements. Please kindly provide this information when completing your booking form and only provide us with a list of your allergies or those food items that you absolutely cannot eat.
Q: WILL I HAVE WI-FI ACCESS?
Wi-Fi access will be available at most accommodations along the track.
Q: HOW DO I GET ON AND OFF THE TRACK?
Some days you will walk directly out of your accommodation and or into your evening's accommodation. On the days where this isn't possible, we will provide the appropriate transfers for you on and off the track. Our transfer providers are locals and know the area you're walking in intimately. In many cases, they offer a wealth of knowledge on your destination having lived there for many years (sometimes all their life).
Q: WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN MY PRE-DEPARTURE PACK?
You will receive an information pack before departure, including:
• Map, Map case, luggage tag and pen
• Insulated lunch bag, expandable lunch box, reusable cutlery and other useful bits and pieces
• Comprehensive track notes developed by and authored by Auswalk with all the detail that will be needed to walk the Cape to Cape track
Your pre-departure pack will be mailed around 6 weeks prior to departure after full payment has been made