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, 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 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.
HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
This walk starts in Ganrabup 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.
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.
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 email@example.com, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.