We walk the track from south to north to avoid the prevailing weather conditions. It starts in Gnarabup, and you can get there by public transport, or alternatively, Jetstar operates flights from Melbourne to Busselton Margaret River on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
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 and then catching a bus to the township of Margaret River. You will need to arrange this taxi from Margaret River to Gnarabup. Alternatively, you can leave your car at the last accommodation and organise a private transfer to Gnarabup. For both options, please get in touch with the office for assistance.
The walk is moderate to challenging, with some long days. Full-day walks average about 22km, with 5 –7.5 hours of walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-walked paths, bush tracks and 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 besides the track, so we highly recommend incorporating a rest day.
For what to bring, please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.
HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
This walk starts in Gnarabup and ends in Bunker Bay near Dunsborough in the Margaret River region south of Perth. We don’t want to confuse you now. 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.
The cheap flight from Melbourne to Busselton is the easiest way to get there. Please feel free to contact the office at any time if you need more information now.
Spring and autumn are perfect times to walk on the Cape to Cape Track. Summer is too hot and with temperatures of over 35 degrees. No thanks! The average temperature in winter does, however, fall to 16 -17 degrees, so come prepared with warm clothes and good rain gear (realistically year-round). It is an epic of time to walk, and you will have the track to yourself. See the gear advice section in our FAQ for more information.
See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.
THE WALKING AND TRANSFERS
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 of walking daily. 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 incorporating a rest day.
Note: On some rare occasions, it may be necessary to be transferred with other walkers.
We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.
We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred by our suppliers and in the office. 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 detailed information pack and itinerary approximately six 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.