Self-guided

OVERVIEW

Walk the Cape to Cape Track from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste with a light daypack and in comfort. Stay in fabulous accommodations like the Pullman at Bunker Bay, Caves House, a resort in Gnarabup and beautiful apartments in Augusta and Margaret River. We walk in out of accommodation most days, this way you spend way less time in a vehicle being transferred to and from the track. The restaurant 2-course dinners supplied are prepared by professional chefs. Enjoy the private transfers with Auswalk’s local guide who understands the track and can assist you with daily planning if you need it.

This extraordinary landscape offers great variety, spanning squeaky white sand beaches, secluded coves, towering forests and limestone caves. The surrounding offshore reefs, points and headlands are coveted by local surfers for their quality surf breaks.

Heading north on the Cape to Cape Track, the walk traverses clifftops, deserted beaches and villages. Coastal heathlands, peppermint tree woodlands and majestic Karri forests with tall open stands of eucalypt area also unique to this walk.

Highlights:

  • Hike this world-class 135km track from Lighthouse to Lighthouse, a great challenge
  • We supply accommodation before and after the walk as we know people like to enjoy the experience and not feel rushed. The Pullman Bunker Bay the last accommodation is drop-dead beautiful, why no add an extra night
  • Stay in excellent accommodations along the track with the added benefit of being located in the Margaret River area renowned for its excellent lodging, wineries and dining experiences.
  • All dinners supplied are prepared for you so you can relax in style.
  • Support of our local team and driver on the ground all the way

 

 

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
9 or 10 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

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

PRICE FROM
$ 2695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 795

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 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9

DAY 1
AUGUSTA

The Cape to Cape walk starts in Augusta, your accommodation will be ready any time after 2pm. There’s no walking scheduled today, however, there is an excellent riverside walk that will occupy a couple of hours, otherwise you could catch a taxi to Cape Leeuwin and do the lighthouse tour.

Walking: Easy / 3–5km / 1 hr

Meals: two course dinner

Accommodation: Augusta in an excellent apartment with ensuited rooms

DAY 2
CAPE LEEUWIN TO COSY CORNER

The Cape to Cape walk starts at Cape Leeuwin where you should have your photo taken at the lighthouse. It then continues to the petrified water-wheel and heads northwards. Highlights today include Cape Hamelin where there is a beautiful bay surrounded by granite boulders and a coastal section with unusual solution holes in the limestone rocks.

Walking: Moderate / 21.5km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Augusta in an excellent apartment with ensuited rooms

DAY 3
COSY CORNER TO BORANUP FOREST

Today’s walking is along a fairly remote stretch of coastline commencing with the long Boranup Beach. The remainder is easy walking through coastal heathlands, eucalyptus and peppermint woodlands. There is also a section with masses of grass trees and the first of the tall karri forests.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 22.5km / 5–6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Augusta in an excellent apartment with ensuited rooms

DAY 4
BORANUP FOREST TO GNARABUP

Today’s walk traverses 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. Much of the walk makes it’s way through karri forest once again until you arrive at the Indian Ocean. From here the track follows the contours of the coastline all the way to your accommodation.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 22.5km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation:  Gnarabup in ensuited rooms

DAY 5
GNARABUP TO ELLENSBROOK HOMESTEAD

This is the lightest day from a walking perspective but none the less still a real day of highlights. There is a nice mix of walking along the coast and through inland forest. Today’s walk also crosses the mouth of Margaret River. This can be crossed on a sandbar, but if it is flowing heavily we will have arranged other options.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 14.7km / 4– 5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Margaret River in ensuited rooms

DAY 6
ELLENSBROOK TO WILYABRUP

The Cape to Cape track continues past Ellensbrook Homestead, a National Trust property where the original owners also built an operational waterwheel. Limestone is plentiful in the area and today you’ll see Meekadarabee Falls disappearing into a cave. There is also a coffee opportunity at Gracetown, a small settlement overlooking Cowaramup Bay.

Optional rest day: You may wish to incorporate an additional day to rest tomorrow before tackling the longest day on the track. This is the wine and food capital of Western Australia so there are a plethora of wineries to visit, to eat lunch at and relax. The Chocolate factory is also a great place to spend those well earned calories you’ve walked off.

Walking: Moderate / 17.5kms / 4.5–5.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Margaret River in ensuited rooms

DAY 7
WILYABRUP  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.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 25km / 7–8 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Caves or Seashells Yallingup in ensuited rooms

DAY 8
YALLINGUP TO CAPE NATURALSITE AND BUNKER BAY

This is the final section of the Cape to Cape walk. Hike from Canal Rocks Rd 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 successfully walking the longest coastal track in Australia, the Cape to Cape Track, with a luxury stay at the Pullman Bunker Bay.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 17km / 4–5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Pullman Bunker Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 9
PULLMAN BUNKER BAY AND END OF WALK

The walk finishes 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

  •  8 or 9 nights’ in beautiful accommodations along the track with ensuites (spend way less time being transferred in a vehicle)
  • Walk the entire Cape to Cape Track from end to end pack free
  • Meet and greet with our local representative in Augusta
  • Cooked breakfasts and substantial Walkers Lunches each day and 6 two-course a la carte dinners
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from our driver/guide and local support team on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

All of the accommodations are of very good quality and including the fabulous Pullman at Bunker Bay and Caves or Seashells in Yallingup. In Gnarabup you also stay at a resort. In Margaret River and Augusta we stay in excellent apartments. All of the rooms have ensuites and are located in ideal locations, allowing us to limit your travel time in a vehicle. On many of the days you are conveniently walking in and out of accommodations. Please see more detail on the day by day summary of accommodation.

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 on the Cape to Cape walk 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).

  • Day 1, 2 and 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5 and 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

GENERAL INFO

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. Please ask us for the transport information.

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 Augusta. This will make things easier at the end of your holiday. Full details will be provided.

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 with 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.

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 - 24 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $795

    9 Day

  • 1 Mar 2021 - 24 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $795

    9 Day

  • 1 Mar 2022 - 24 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2795

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $795

    9 Day

  • 1 Mar 2020 - 24 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $895

    10 Day

  • 1 Mar 2021 - 24 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $895

    10 Day

  • 1 Mar 2022 - 24 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2955

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $895

    10 Day

FAQS

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)

If you are a solo walker we want to ensure that you are kept safe should an emergency situation arise. A fully refundable fee (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

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Overview

OVERVIEW

Walk the Cape to Cape Track from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste with a light daypack and in comfort. Stay in fabulous accommodations like the Pullman at Bunker Bay, Caves House, a resort in Gnarabup and beautiful apartments in Augusta and Margaret River. We walk in out of accommodation most days, this way you spend way less time in a vehicle being transferred to and from the track. The restaurant 2-course dinners supplied are prepared by professional chefs. Enjoy the private transfers with Auswalk’s local guide who understands the track and can assist you with daily planning if you need it.

This extraordinary landscape offers great variety, spanning squeaky white sand beaches, secluded coves, towering forests and limestone caves. The surrounding offshore reefs, points and headlands are coveted by local surfers for their quality surf breaks.

Heading north on the Cape to Cape Track, the walk traverses clifftops, deserted beaches and villages. Coastal heathlands, peppermint tree woodlands and majestic Karri forests with tall open stands of eucalypt area also unique to this walk.

Highlights:

  • Hike this world-class 135km track from Lighthouse to Lighthouse, a great challenge
  • We supply accommodation before and after the walk as we know people like to enjoy the experience and not feel rushed. The Pullman Bunker Bay the last accommodation is drop-dead beautiful, why no add an extra night
  • Stay in excellent accommodations along the track with the added benefit of being located in the Margaret River area renowned for its excellent lodging, wineries and dining experiences.
  • All dinners supplied are prepared for you so you can relax in style.
  • Support of our local team and driver on the ground all the way

 

 

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
9 or 10 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

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

PRICE FROM
$ 2695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 795

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 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9

DAY 1
AUGUSTA

The Cape to Cape walk starts in Augusta, your accommodation will be ready any time after 2pm. There’s no walking scheduled today, however, there is an excellent riverside walk that will occupy a couple of hours, otherwise you could catch a taxi to Cape Leeuwin and do the lighthouse tour.

Walking: Easy / 3–5km / 1 hr

Meals: two course dinner

Accommodation: Augusta in an excellent apartment with ensuited rooms

DAY 2
CAPE LEEUWIN TO COSY CORNER

The Cape to Cape walk starts at Cape Leeuwin where you should have your photo taken at the lighthouse. It then continues to the petrified water-wheel and heads northwards. Highlights today include Cape Hamelin where there is a beautiful bay surrounded by granite boulders and a coastal section with unusual solution holes in the limestone rocks.

Walking: Moderate / 21.5km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Augusta in an excellent apartment with ensuited rooms

DAY 3
COSY CORNER TO BORANUP FOREST

Today’s walking is along a fairly remote stretch of coastline commencing with the long Boranup Beach. The remainder is easy walking through coastal heathlands, eucalyptus and peppermint woodlands. There is also a section with masses of grass trees and the first of the tall karri forests.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 22.5km / 5–6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Augusta in an excellent apartment with ensuited rooms

DAY 4
BORANUP FOREST TO GNARABUP

Today’s walk traverses 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. Much of the walk makes it’s way through karri forest once again until you arrive at the Indian Ocean. From here the track follows the contours of the coastline all the way to your accommodation.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 22.5km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation:  Gnarabup in ensuited rooms

DAY 5
GNARABUP TO ELLENSBROOK HOMESTEAD

This is the lightest day from a walking perspective but none the less still a real day of highlights. There is a nice mix of walking along the coast and through inland forest. Today’s walk also crosses the mouth of Margaret River. This can be crossed on a sandbar, but if it is flowing heavily we will have arranged other options.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 14.7km / 4– 5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Margaret River in ensuited rooms

DAY 6
ELLENSBROOK TO WILYABRUP

The Cape to Cape track continues past Ellensbrook Homestead, a National Trust property where the original owners also built an operational waterwheel. Limestone is plentiful in the area and today you’ll see Meekadarabee Falls disappearing into a cave. There is also a coffee opportunity at Gracetown, a small settlement overlooking Cowaramup Bay.

Optional rest day: You may wish to incorporate an additional day to rest tomorrow before tackling the longest day on the track. This is the wine and food capital of Western Australia so there are a plethora of wineries to visit, to eat lunch at and relax. The Chocolate factory is also a great place to spend those well earned calories you’ve walked off.

Walking: Moderate / 17.5kms / 4.5–5.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Margaret River in ensuited rooms

DAY 7
WILYABRUP  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.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 25km / 7–8 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Caves or Seashells Yallingup in ensuited rooms

DAY 8
YALLINGUP TO CAPE NATURALSITE AND BUNKER BAY

This is the final section of the Cape to Cape walk. Hike from Canal Rocks Rd 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 successfully walking the longest coastal track in Australia, the Cape to Cape Track, with a luxury stay at the Pullman Bunker Bay.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 17km / 4–5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Pullman Bunker Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 9
PULLMAN BUNKER BAY AND END OF WALK

The walk finishes 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

  •  8 or 9 nights’ in beautiful accommodations along the track with ensuites (spend way less time being transferred in a vehicle)
  • Walk the entire Cape to Cape Track from end to end pack free
  • Meet and greet with our local representative in Augusta
  • Cooked breakfasts and substantial Walkers Lunches each day and 6 two-course a la carte dinners
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from our driver/guide and local support team on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

All of the accommodations are of very good quality and including the fabulous Pullman at Bunker Bay and Caves or Seashells in Yallingup. In Gnarabup you also stay at a resort. In Margaret River and Augusta we stay in excellent apartments. All of the rooms have ensuites and are located in ideal locations, allowing us to limit your travel time in a vehicle. On many of the days you are conveniently walking in and out of accommodations. Please see more detail on the day by day summary of accommodation.

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 on the Cape to Cape walk 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).

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  • Day 4

  • Day 5 and 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

General Info

GENERAL INFO

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. Please ask us for the transport information.

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 Augusta. This will make things easier at the end of your holiday. Full details will be provided.

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 with 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.

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

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

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  • 1 Mar 2020 - 24 Dec 2020
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    $2695

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    $795
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    $795
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    $2795

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    $795
  • 1 Mar 2020 - 24 Dec 2020
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    $2895

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    $895
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    $2955

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Faqs

FAQS

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)

If you are a solo walker we want to ensure that you are kept safe should an emergency situation arise. A fully refundable fee (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

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