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 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 winds between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, on the traditional lands of the Wardandi peoples, and is widely regarded as one of Australia’s great walks. 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 with two expert leaders by your side. From your base at a motel surrounded by Margaret River wine country, you’ll fully immerse yourself in the diversity of this stunning region on foot.


Start
Perth, Australia
Finish
Perth, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Original
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Code
PJXP
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

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 along the way.

  • With all meals included (excluding 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 the same comfortable, centrally located accommodation in Margaret River.

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 weather, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.

  • This trip is operated and run by Inspiration Outdoors, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 20 Mar 2023 to 31 Mar 2024.
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Your adventure begins in Perth (Boorloo in the language of the local Whadjuk Nyoongar people, who are the traditional owners of the land on which Perth is now located). Your day begins bright and early with pick up in Perth before driving 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 and more flexibility with pacing. 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 the end of each day, you will drive to Margaret River, where you will spend the evening, then return to where you left off to continue your walk each morning.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
This trip starts on Day 1 at 7.45am from the Perth Tourist Coach Stand at 490 Wellington Street, near the corner of William Street. Please be on time as we will depart Perth right away. Today’s walk is approximately 14 kilometres. Today’s walk from Cape Naturaliste includes Grade 2-3 (easy - moderate) sections, such as the accessible trail from the Lighthouse to Sugarloaf Rock, taking around 5 hours.
After a great night’s sleep and hearty breakfast, you’ll head back to Yallingup to take off from where we finished yesterday. Begin your walk in Yallingup, passing by giant red granite boulders, pristine white sand beaches and a colourful collection of wildflowers along the way. Stop off at Injidup 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 Moses Rock and enjoy the vast ocean views, rocky outcrops and tidal pools.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Yallingup to Moses Rock
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today there are options of walks from 10km - 18km that include some soft beach sand sections, rocky streches and some long stair climbs.
After breakfast, we set out on a relatively easy walk today, with just a few hills and sandy patches to keep things exciting. You’ll take in sweeping views across the coast from cliff-top vantage points perfectly positioned along our walk. Plus, discover the little-known granite cliffs of Willyabrup. Standing 40 metres high above the surging white-wash ocean below, the cliffs stand proudly with a red glow. If the weather is nice, you might choose to cool off with a refreshing dip in the sheltered bay in Gracetown at the end of today’s walk – the perfect way to end the day.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Moses Rock to Gracetown
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
We walk for a total of around 16km today, climbing a few hills and crossing some sandy patches.
Today, embark on an easy walk among coastal heath to Ellensbrook historic homestead, a historic house nestled into a protected coastal site. Enjoy morning tea at this quaint spot and then hit the inland trail for the second leg of today’s journey. After lunch, we’re soon back on the coastline and a pleasant walk along the beach transports you to Cape Mentelle, where today’s walk comes to an end. A great way to finish the day – you might like to take a dip at the Margaret River mouth to cool off and wind down before heading back to your accommodation.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Gracetown to Margaret River
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
There are options of walks from 12km - 20km today.
After you’ve tucked into a delicious breakfast prepared by your guides, you’ll enjoy gentle terrain and varied views on today’s walk. 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. Then hit the trail once again for the final leg of the day, through the beautiful and shady Boranup Karri Forest. As always, a warm shower and freshly cooked dinner awaits – the dream of every hiker!
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Margaret River to Boranup Forest
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today we have the option of walking between 14km - 24km.
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 the white sands of Hamelin Bay, where the water is an unbelievably bright shade of blue - a wonderful spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch, you’ll set off toward 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.
Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
There are options for walking 14km or 20km today, with 6km of the route being a challenging 6km beach stretch.
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 and catch glimpses of the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the finishing point of the Cape to Cape Track. This is the perfect location to take a moment and reflect on all you’ve accomplished in the past week. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your group to celebrate the penultimate night of your trip and a wonderful walking adventure.

Accommodation
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape to Cape Track - Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today's walk is 21km total
After all that walking, you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lie-in and a leisurely breakfast today. Then stroll into Margaret River to pick up lunch or some souvenirs to remember your adventure. Then it’s time to head back to where it all started and drive to Perth. You can expect to arrive around mid-afternoon, at which point your trip will come to an end.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, walking

Accommodation

Motel (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Cape to Cape Track - Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup
  • Cape to Cape Track - Yallingup to Moses Rock
  • Cape to Cape Track - Moses Rock to Gracetown
  • Cape to Cape Track - Gracetown to Margaret River
  • Cape to Cape Track - Margaret River to Boranup Forest
  • Cape to Cape Track - Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner
  • Cape to Cape Track - Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips that start on or before 31 December 2022 are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy.

START & END TIMES
The trip starts on Day 1 at 7.45am from the Perth Tourist Coach Stand at 490 Wellington Street, near the corner of William Street and finishes finishes in Perth at approximately 3pm on Day 8

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement that covers all nights is available for this trip (subject to availability).

OPERATOR
This trip is operated and run by Inspiration Outdoors, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

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