OVERVIEW

This is a selection of the best walks on Australia’s longest coastal walk the Cape to Cape. It traverses a landscape that offers a great variety of walking, including over pristine white sand of the deserted beaches that are impossible to get to other than by foot. Incredible views out over the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean are present most of the way.

We spend more of our time north of Margaret River where the walk traverses clifftops, deserted beaches, hamlets and villages, coastal heathlands, peppermint tree woodlands and majestic Karri forests. This walk also avoids the longest days on the beach. Being located in Margaret River an area renowned for its excellent lodging and dining experiences, adds another dimension to the overall experience. Why not add a day to visit the wineries.

Springtime wildflowers in vivid violet, topaz and crimson contrast the calming blue, green and whites of the natural scenery. And in autumn and winter whales frolic off the coast readying themselves for the long swim back south to Antarctica.

Highlights:

  • The best of the walks on the Cape to Cape
  • Private transfers whilst on the walk
  • Take advantage of being in the Margaret River area and all the great food and wine
  • Support of our experienced team on the ground all the way
  • End of each day have a hot shower in a comfortable room with an en suite
  • Chef-prepared dinners and breakfast

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

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

PRICE FROM
$ 1995

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

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

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

DAY 1
GNARABUP

Starts at Gnarabup anytime after 2pm. There’s no walking scheduled today, however, there is an excellent coastal walk and the gorgeous beach to explore.

Accommodation: Margarets Beach Resort in ensuited rooms

DAY 2
BORANUP FOREST TO GNARANBUP

Today we start in Boranup Forest in amongst a majestic karri forest native to this area. We hike to the coast and to Redgate passing Bob’s Hollow on the way, a favourite fishing hole for locals. We start this expedition with a bang as this is one of the most spectacular sections of coastline and includes a beautiful walk beside Boodjidup Brook, a meandering stream connecting Devil Pool with the ocean. The walk culminates with a views from the dunes over the coast and ends at your accommodation in the little town of Gnarabup

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 26.5 kms / 6–7 hrs/ a shorter option is available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Margarets Beach Resort in ensuited rooms

DAY 3
GNARABUP TO GRACETOWN

Today with a nice mix of walking along the coast and through inland forest. Walking out from your accommodation along the coast we promptly arrive at the Margaret River. This can be crossed on a sandbar, but if it is flowing heavily we have arranged other options. The walk continues past Ellensbrook Homestead, a National Trust property where the original owners built a homestead and an operational waterwheel. Limestone is plentiful in the area and today you’ll see Meekadarabee Falls disappearing into a cave.

Walking: Moderate / 22.2 kms / 5.5– 6.5 hrs/ a shorter option is available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Margarets Forest in ensuited rooms

DAY 4
WILYABRUP CLIFFS TO YALLINGUP

Today has the longest distance to cover, but it’s scenic the entire way. Highlights include Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs, huge granite outcrops and two superb capes at Cape Clairault and Canal Rocks. The beach names here indicate popularity with surfers – The Window, Wildcat and Honeycombs. The walk ends in the beautiful little sea side town of Yallingup at your accommodation

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 25 km / 7–8 hrs/ a shorter option is available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Caves or Seashells Yallingup in ensuited rooms

DAY 5
YALLINGUP TO CAPE NATURALISTE (& BUNKER BAY)

This is the final section of track. Walk once out of your accommodation all the way to Cape Naturaliste, then to Bunker Bay for the night. You’ll pass Sugarloaf Rock, summer home to red-tailed tropic birds. Much of the coast here is limestone cliff, with short beaches and low rocky areas. Along the way there are striking views of Sugarloaf Rock. You can celebrate tonight with a luxury stay at the Pullman Bunker Bay.

Walking: Moderate / 17 km / 4–5 hrs
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Pullman Bunker Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 6
BUNKER BAY AND YOUR ONWARD JOURNEY

Finish after breakfast at Pullman Bunker Bay with a transfer to Dunsborough for transport connections. Or you could ask for a late check-out and enjoy the resort facilities, have a spa or massage. Many people also like to extend their holiday with another rest day at Bunker Bay (we can arrange this for you).

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Luggage transport so you can walk pack free
  • Vehicle transfers
  • 5 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef-prepared cooked breakfasts, two course a la carte dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches
  • National park admission
  • Enjoy worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case , insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from our driver and representatives on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

All of the accommodations are of very good quality and include fabulous resorts like the Pullman at Bunker Bay and Caves House. All of the rooms have ensuites and are located in ideal locations, allowing us to limit your travel time in a vehicle. On most days you’re conveniently walking in and out of accommodations.

The two course a la carte dinners and cooked breakfasts are all prepared by professional chefs. There is also a focus on Margaret River regional food and wine.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Since the region is known for wine, we suggest taking a day off to visit local wineries.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

We walk the track from south to north to avoid the prevailing weather conditions. It starts in Gnarabup, about 3350km south of Perth. You can get there by public transport.

The holiday finishes in Bunker Bay / Dunsborough. If arriving by car, we recommend leaving it at the last accommodation at the northern end of the track then catching a bus to the township of Margaret River. A transfer will be waiting for you to take to your accommodation.

The walk is moderate to challenging with some long days. Full day walks average about 22km with 5 –7.5 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-walked paths, bush tracks and with a few 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 a rest day.

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

WEATHER

From March the temperature and humidity starts to drop and the walking is great. The middle of winter can be cold and wet and river crossings may be difficult. 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.

Cape to Cape climate chart

Source; BOM

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

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2020 - 20 Nov 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2055

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $525
  • 1 Mar 2021 - 20 Nov 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2095

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $525

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

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  1. 783jacquier

    2 May, 2018 at 11:03 AM
    5

    Hubby and I booked through Auswalks the self guided Cape to Cape walk in WA. Unfortunately day one my knee gave me grief walking in the sand, but the guys from Auswalks were fantastic. I rang them to let them know we couldn’t continue walking the trail and I could only walk on flat ground. Instead of being picked up and dropped off each day they organised a driver to pick us up and take us back to where our car was located, so we could do our own thing. We continued staying at all of the accommodation that was already pre-booked and continued with the catered food for breakfast, lunch and some dinners. All of which were excellent! We especially loved staying in Augusta and Margaret River. Generally the accommodation was in spacious self contained apartments all in great locations. The only accommodation that wasn’t spacious and self contained was one night at Caves House, we were glad it was only one night. We still managed to walk 80kms in 8 days walking some forest sections of the Cape to Cape as well as other flat trails and in this area there are no shortages of walks one can do in a day. Auswalks know their stuff, they are great with managing the whole trip from start to finish and any other requirements that’s needed, especially unplanned! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these guys, they are professional, organised and give great customer service.

  2. Fiona H

    13 May, 2018 at 2:24 PM
    5

    We have just completed the Cape to Cape Walk in WA with Auswalks – self guided but very capably assisted by the team from Auswalks. What fantastic organisation they offer – every detail has obviously been carefully researched and is tried and tested. We were grateful of the Auswalks suggestion in relation to transport from Perth to Augusta (thanks Andy from Busselton & South West Rent a Car) and enjoy the variety of accommodation which was provided for us. The meals provided were great and more than we needed for each day. The booking process was made easy by our dealings with Tash and Sanyana of Auswalks and we would highly recommend booking with Auswalks again. I had organised this trip as a bit of a surprise for my sister and her husband so all was done with the required secrecy and the information packs which arrived in the mail before our walk were very detailed and well thought out. Obviously Auswalks do their homework for all their walks and we would certainly consider a future walk with Auswalks. Many thanks for your professional service …. much appreciated.

  3. Sandra C

    13 October, 2018 at 9:01 AM
    5

    What an experience. The walk was amazing! Andy who dropped us off and picked us up was awesome. Accommodation, food and the local community were wonderful. Auswalk self guided notes were great and everything ran so smoothly. Thank you for an unbelievable walk

Overview

OVERVIEW

This is a selection of the best walks on Australia’s longest coastal walk the Cape to Cape. It traverses a landscape that offers a great variety of walking, including over pristine white sand of the deserted beaches that are impossible to get to other than by foot. Incredible views out over the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean are present most of the way.

We spend more of our time north of Margaret River where the walk traverses clifftops, deserted beaches, hamlets and villages, coastal heathlands, peppermint tree woodlands and majestic Karri forests. This walk also avoids the longest days on the beach. Being located in Margaret River an area renowned for its excellent lodging and dining experiences, adds another dimension to the overall experience. Why not add a day to visit the wineries.

Springtime wildflowers in vivid violet, topaz and crimson contrast the calming blue, green and whites of the natural scenery. And in autumn and winter whales frolic off the coast readying themselves for the long swim back south to Antarctica.

Highlights:

  • The best of the walks on the Cape to Cape
  • Private transfers whilst on the walk
  • Take advantage of being in the Margaret River area and all the great food and wine
  • Support of our experienced team on the ground all the way
  • End of each day have a hot shower in a comfortable room with an en suite
  • Chef-prepared dinners and breakfast

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

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

PRICE FROM
$ 1995

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

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 1
GNARABUP

Starts at Gnarabup anytime after 2pm. There’s no walking scheduled today, however, there is an excellent coastal walk and the gorgeous beach to explore.

Accommodation: Margarets Beach Resort in ensuited rooms

DAY 2
BORANUP FOREST TO GNARANBUP

Today we start in Boranup Forest in amongst a majestic karri forest native to this area. We hike to the coast and to Redgate passing Bob’s Hollow on the way, a favourite fishing hole for locals. We start this expedition with a bang as this is one of the most spectacular sections of coastline and includes a beautiful walk beside Boodjidup Brook, a meandering stream connecting Devil Pool with the ocean. The walk culminates with a views from the dunes over the coast and ends at your accommodation in the little town of Gnarabup

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 26.5 kms / 6–7 hrs/ a shorter option is available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Margarets Beach Resort in ensuited rooms

DAY 3
GNARABUP TO GRACETOWN

Today with a nice mix of walking along the coast and through inland forest. Walking out from your accommodation along the coast we promptly arrive at the Margaret River. This can be crossed on a sandbar, but if it is flowing heavily we have arranged other options. The walk continues past Ellensbrook Homestead, a National Trust property where the original owners built a homestead and an operational waterwheel. Limestone is plentiful in the area and today you’ll see Meekadarabee Falls disappearing into a cave.

Walking: Moderate / 22.2 kms / 5.5– 6.5 hrs/ a shorter option is available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Margarets Forest in ensuited rooms

DAY 4
WILYABRUP CLIFFS TO YALLINGUP

Today has the longest distance to cover, but it’s scenic the entire way. Highlights include Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs, huge granite outcrops and two superb capes at Cape Clairault and Canal Rocks. The beach names here indicate popularity with surfers – The Window, Wildcat and Honeycombs. The walk ends in the beautiful little sea side town of Yallingup at your accommodation

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 25 km / 7–8 hrs/ a shorter option is available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Caves or Seashells Yallingup in ensuited rooms

DAY 5
YALLINGUP TO CAPE NATURALISTE (& BUNKER BAY)

This is the final section of track. Walk once out of your accommodation all the way to Cape Naturaliste, then to Bunker Bay for the night. You’ll pass Sugarloaf Rock, summer home to red-tailed tropic birds. Much of the coast here is limestone cliff, with short beaches and low rocky areas. Along the way there are striking views of Sugarloaf Rock. You can celebrate tonight with a luxury stay at the Pullman Bunker Bay.

Walking: Moderate / 17 km / 4–5 hrs
Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Pullman Bunker Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 6
BUNKER BAY AND YOUR ONWARD JOURNEY

Finish after breakfast at Pullman Bunker Bay with a transfer to Dunsborough for transport connections. Or you could ask for a late check-out and enjoy the resort facilities, have a spa or massage. Many people also like to extend their holiday with another rest day at Bunker Bay (we can arrange this for you).

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Luggage transport so you can walk pack free
  • Vehicle transfers
  • 5 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef-prepared cooked breakfasts, two course a la carte dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches
  • National park admission
  • Enjoy worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case , insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from our driver and representatives on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

All of the accommodations are of very good quality and include fabulous resorts like the Pullman at Bunker Bay and Caves House. All of the rooms have ensuites and are located in ideal locations, allowing us to limit your travel time in a vehicle. On most days you’re conveniently walking in and out of accommodations.

The two course a la carte dinners and cooked breakfasts are all prepared by professional chefs. There is also a focus on Margaret River regional food and wine.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Since the region is known for wine, we suggest taking a day off to visit local wineries.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

GENERAL INFO

We walk the track from south to north to avoid the prevailing weather conditions. It starts in Gnarabup, about 3350km south of Perth. You can get there by public transport.

The holiday finishes in Bunker Bay / Dunsborough. If arriving by car, we recommend leaving it at the last accommodation at the northern end of the track then catching a bus to the township of Margaret River. A transfer will be waiting for you to take to your accommodation.

The walk is moderate to challenging with some long days. Full day walks average about 22km with 5 –7.5 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-walked paths, bush tracks and with a few 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 a rest day.

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

WEATHER

From March the temperature and humidity starts to drop and the walking is great. The middle of winter can be cold and wet and river crossings may be difficult. 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.

Cape to Cape climate chart

Source; BOM

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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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2019 - 20 Nov 2019
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1995

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Mar 2020 - 20 Nov 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2055

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $525
  • 1 Mar 2021 - 20 Nov 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2095

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $525
Reviews

REVIEWS

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  1. 783jacquier

    2 May, 2018 at 11:03 AM
    5

    Hubby and I booked through Auswalks the self guided Cape to Cape walk in WA. Unfortunately day one my knee gave me grief walking in the sand, but the guys from Auswalks were fantastic. I rang them to let them know we couldn’t continue walking the trail and I could only walk on flat ground. Instead of being picked up and dropped off each day they organised a driver to pick us up and take us back to where our car was located, so we could do our own thing. We continued staying at all of the accommodation that was already pre-booked and continued with the catered food for breakfast, lunch and some dinners. All of which were excellent! We especially loved staying in Augusta and Margaret River. Generally the accommodation was in spacious self contained apartments all in great locations. The only accommodation that wasn’t spacious and self contained was one night at Caves House, we were glad it was only one night. We still managed to walk 80kms in 8 days walking some forest sections of the Cape to Cape as well as other flat trails and in this area there are no shortages of walks one can do in a day. Auswalks know their stuff, they are great with managing the whole trip from start to finish and any other requirements that’s needed, especially unplanned! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these guys, they are professional, organised and give great customer service.

  2. Fiona H

    13 May, 2018 at 2:24 PM
    5

    We have just completed the Cape to Cape Walk in WA with Auswalks – self guided but very capably assisted by the team from Auswalks. What fantastic organisation they offer – every detail has obviously been carefully researched and is tried and tested. We were grateful of the Auswalks suggestion in relation to transport from Perth to Augusta (thanks Andy from Busselton & South West Rent a Car) and enjoy the variety of accommodation which was provided for us. The meals provided were great and more than we needed for each day. The booking process was made easy by our dealings with Tash and Sanyana of Auswalks and we would highly recommend booking with Auswalks again. I had organised this trip as a bit of a surprise for my sister and her husband so all was done with the required secrecy and the information packs which arrived in the mail before our walk were very detailed and well thought out. Obviously Auswalks do their homework for all their walks and we would certainly consider a future walk with Auswalks. Many thanks for your professional service …. much appreciated.

  3. Sandra C

    13 October, 2018 at 9:01 AM
    5

    What an experience. The walk was amazing! Andy who dropped us off and picked us up was awesome. Accommodation, food and the local community were wonderful. Auswalk self guided notes were great and everything ran so smoothly. Thank you for an unbelievable walk

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