Map of Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track including Australia

Discover a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Hike the Margaret River coastline legs and surround yourself with some of Western Australia’s best sights, from epic clifftop views to colourful wildflowers and dolphins leaping from the Indian Ocean. The Cape to Cape Track is widely regarded as one of Australia’s great walks and you’ll get to find out why with two expert local guides by your side. Forget about the details and focus on the track ahead of you and the scenery around you, while learning about the rich history and biodiversity of the region. From your bases at campgrounds surrounded by the Margaret River wine country, you’ll fully immerse yourself the diversity of this stunning region on foot.


Start
Perth, Australia
Finish
Perth, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Basix
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Code
PIXP
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 3, Max 16

Why you'll love this trip

  • Traverse this classic Western Australia track with not one but two expert local guides to share their knowledge about the region while taking care of the details along the way.

  • Take in epic views of the Margaret River coastline on a series of clifftop walks – it’s not uncommon to see dolphins or even whales in the Indian Ocean.

  • With all meals included (excluding dinner on day 6and lunch on the final day) you’ll enjoy wonderful fresh picnics in incredible locations, from lighthouse lookout points to peaceful brooks.

  • Explore diverse and beautiful landscapes by foot – from pristine white sand beaches and rugged cliffs to soaring karri forests, there’s always something amazing to look at.

  • Enjoy overnight stays in two central campgrounds located close to the trail heads for each day.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear, clothing for all types of Western Australian weather, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities and distances walked can be found in the daily itinerary.

  • This is a camping trip. While all necessary equipment is provided, you must feel comfortable sleeping in a (spacious) tent several nights in a row.

  • On some days there will be the option to walk a half day plus you will also have the option to skip walking for the day if you prefer. Your guide will attempt to find alternative activities where possible. Please note that the itinerary may change depending on local conditions and the weather.

Itinerary

Welcome to Perth! Your day begins bright and early with a 7.45am pick up and four hour drive to Cape Naturaliste. Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is the perfect spot to enjoy a tasty picnic lunch and get to know your group. After you’ve enjoyed the view, hit the trail for the first leg of the Cape to Cape Track. With two expert guides leading the tour, you’ll enjoy more safety on the track, more flexibility with pacing and less waiting time for transfers and meals. We’ll start off easy with plenty of time to enjoy the views across clifftops and beaches and listen to the crashing waves before your walk finishes in Yallingup at around 5pm. At the end of today continue to our camp site in Gracetown, where you will spend the evening.
Accommodation
  • Camping (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Trip pickup will be at 7:45am from the Perth Tourist Coach Stand at 490 Wellington Street, near the corner of William Street. Today's walk from Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup is approximately 14 km (9 miles).
Today it’s time for a spectacular coastal section of the Cape to Cape Track. Begin your walk back in Yallingup where you finished off yesterday, then pass by giant red granite boulders, pristine white sand beaches and a colourful collection of wildflowers along the way. Stop off at Injidup Bay for lunch, a spot known for amazing surf and a natural spa. After lunch, pay a visit to the beautiful Quinninup Falls, then continue to the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs where today’s walk will come to an end. Return to our base in Gracetown.
Accommodation
  • Camping (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Yallingup to Wilyabrup Cliffs Guided Hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s walk from Yallingup to the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs is approximately 23.5 km (14.5 miles) or there is an easier 10 km (6 mile) option.
Today is a big one but there’s an option to shorten the walk if you aren’t sure 25 km is for you. Hit the trail and enjoy more unforgettable views of the ever-changing coastal landscape, and the sight of the rugged red Wilyabrup Cliffs, then head to Gracetown’s sheltered bay. Continue walking through coastal heath to the Ellensbrook historic homestead where you can take a break in the delightful grounds before venturing inland to gain an appreciation of the area’s diverse landscape. Stop off for lunch then return to the coast and walk across a stretch of beach which leads you to the mouth of the Margaret River, where you may like to take a refreshing swim to round off the day. Return to Gracetown for the night.
Accommodation
  • Camping (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Wilyabrup Cliffs to Margaret River Mouth Guided Hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s walking distance from the Wilyabrup Cliffs to the Margaret River Mouth is approximately 25 km (15.5 miles).
After you’ve enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by your guides, you’ll enjoy gentle terrain and varied views on today’s walk. Head back to the mouth of the Margaret River, then start to head inland and stop by the Boodjidup Brook for a scenic morning tea before the trail heads back to the coast and travels across the beach. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a spot of lunch in Redgate then continue across the stunning clifftops to Contos Campground for afternoon tea. Hit the trail once again for the final leg of the day, through the beautiful and shady Boranup Karri Forest. Head to our campsite you will be staying at for the next 3 nights at Hamelin Bay, with its white sands, where the water is an unbelievably bright shade of blue. As always, a warm shower awaits and your guides will have a freshly cooked dinner on the table for you to enjoy tonight – the dream of every hiker!
Accommodation
  • Camping (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Margaret River Mouth to Boranup Forest Guided Hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s walk from the Margaret River Mouth to Boranup Forest is approximately 18 km (11 miles) or there is an easier 12 km (7.5 mile) option.
Head back to Boranup Forest where you left off yesterday. Soak up the silence on a morning walk through karri forest and take in the scent of eucalyptus from the surrounding landscape. Today’s trail will lead you to our base at Hamelin Bay - a wonderful spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch, you’ll set off towards the Foul Bay Lighthouse. This hike is short yet challenging, but it’ll all be worth it once you see the fantastic views along the coast. Today’s walk will draw to a close in Cosy Corner. Return to Hamlin Bay for the night.
Accommodation
  • Camping (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner Guided Hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s walk from Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner is approximately 21 km (13 miles) or there is an easier 14 km (9 mile) option.
Return to Cosy Corner to tackle the final bit of the Cape to Cape Track. Keep an eye out for blowholes as you walk along the limestone coastline and listen to the sea. After crossing a long stretch of beach, venture inland, then return to the coast at the historic Cape Leeuwin Water Wheel, the finishing point of the Cape to Cape Track. If time permits, walk up to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the perfect location to take a moment and reflect on all you’ve accomplished in the past week. Tonight you may like to head out for dinner (optional) with your group to celebrate the penultimate night of your trip and a wonderful walking adventure.
Accommodation
  • Camping (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s walk from Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin is approximately 21 km (13 miles).
After all that walking you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lie in and a leisurely breakfast. Perhaps take a last stroll down to the stunning beach of Hamelin Bay or simply kick back and relax. Then it’s time to head back to where it all started by driving back to Perth (approximately 4 hours) You can expect to arrive at around 3pm, at which point your trip will come to an end.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, walking

Accommodation

Camping (6 nights)

Included activities

  • Cape to Cape Track - Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup
  • Cape to Cape Track - Yallingup to Wilyabrup Cliffs Guided Hike
  • Cape to Cape Track - Wilyabrup Cliffs to Margaret River Mouth Guided Hike
  • Cape to Cape Track - Margaret River Mouth to Boranup Forest Guided Hike
  • Cape to Cape Track - Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner Guided Hike
  • Cape to Cape Track - Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin

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START & END TIMES
Pickup will be at 7:45am from the Perth Tourist Coach Stand at 490 Wellington Street, near the corner of William Street. You are expected to arrive back into Perth at approximately 3pm on the final day.

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