"Move for Mental Health" Cape to Cape Guided 'End to End' 8 Day Experience based at Surfpoint Resort
- Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
- Location: Margaret River, WA
- Product code: MMHJAGSP
Come adventure with us as we walk from lighthouse to lighthouse, along stunning coastal landscape from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin. This hike allows each hiker the opportunity to experience and explore how movement/exercise can be a powerful coping strategy in the journey to recovery and everyday survival in our modern busy world.
Hiking with us you will be joining a global social initiative, Move For Mental Health, an initiative created to raise awareness & encourage people to move and get out in nature more to boost mental wellbeing or reduce the symptoms of mental illness.
While not compulsory, each participant has the option to raise $1000+ for The Gidget Foundation, a not for profit who supports expecting and new parents who are struggling emotionally with post natal depression/anxiety. PNDA affects 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers. Each $1000 raised by the team helps provide a year's worth of quality psychological care to a family through their #starttalking service. Last year we raised $34,000:)!
For more information on sponsorship and fundraising contact Kylianne on email@example.com
The Cape to Cape Experience:
Stunning and wild coastal landscapes, physical challenge, new friendships and gourmet evening meals await you. Our professional, local guides have extensive knowledge and experience interpreting the natural beauty of the Track. Take your Cape to Cape track experience to another level by enjoying the good cooking and comforts of CCET’s trackside base camps. Imagine walking into a camp that is all ready for you – including hot showers, campfire and delicious meals – all this while carrying only a daypack throughout the day.
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights package
Distance: 135km, walking 16 – 22km/day over 7 days
Accommodation: Fully catered accommodation at our own resort, including hot showers, coffee facilities, delicious meals. The base price includes twin share accomodation with spotlessly clean shared bathroom facilities.
Price: From $1850 per person (incl. GST)
Upgrade available to own room w private bathroom ($2300)
10th November -17th November 2019
Share Knowledge and Insights…
Cape to Cape Explorer Tours specialise in providing memorable experiences on the world-renowned Cape to Cape Track. Our highly qualified guides are friendly, energetic and entertaining, with a wealth of knowledge to share about the geology, ecology, biodiversity, culture and history of the Track. Enjoy the insights and discussions that will add a whole extra layer of meaning to your journey – stimulate your muscles and mind!
Go the distance, safely…
Enjoy this long distance walk in good company and with peace of mind: safety is our priority. Our fully-trained guides carry first aid and emergency communications equipment. The Cape to Cape Track End-to-End Experience includes 7 days of walking over widely-varied terrain ranging from towering karri forest, rugged limestone sea cliffs, deserted beaches, and granite outcrops. The Experience is a moderate walk covering 16-22km each day; a sound level of fitness is recommended prior to undertaking the journey. Being as fit as you can will ensure you get the most out of your trip.
Walking up an appetite…
Margaret River is renowned for fresh, healthy produce – and wine! Savour delicious and nourishing meals and track snacks prepared for you each day; indulge in boutique wine, olive and cheese tastings. Refresh your body with a dip in the ocean and sleep well in your comfortable lodgings in natural surroundings.
Minimal impact, maximum enjoyment & satisfaction…
Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is an environmentally responsible and conscientious operator: we live here and we know, love and support this coastline. While the focus is on walking the Track, our little surprises and extras will make this a trip to remember!
Day 1 Sunday 10th November: Walk Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup 13.75km
Enjoy complimentary morning pick up from Perth CBD in Cape to Cape Explorer Tours’ transfer vehicle straight down to begin walking from Cape Naturaliste. The first section of the Cape to Cape Track begins with a gentle down hill stroll on the ‘access-for-all’ section of track to the stunning vistas of Sugar Loaf Rock. The Track then runs along an extended section of carved limestone sea cliffs before reaching the coastal hamlet of Yallingup – ‘The Place of Love’. At the end of the day you'll be driven to our "home base" to shower, relax, and enjoy a beautiful meal together.
Day 2 Monday 11th November: Yallingup to Moses Rock 18.75km
From Yallingup pass over the granite headland at Torpedo Rock and on to the fabled Smiths Beach. After Smith’s Beach the topography changes quickly as giant granite marbles dominate near Canal Rocks. Travel high over the ridge and past Rotary Lookout, before dropping back down on to the beach at Injidup. Travel up high over the ridge, through the coastal tee tree and back onto the wild south-west facing coast. Weave through stunning areas of limestone cliff and granite before walking through the stunted vegetation and granite fields of Moses Rock.
Day 3 Tuesday 12th November: Moses Rock to Gracetown 16.25kms
This morning the Track rises high over several large limestone headlands before flattening out on Wilyabrup Beach. A wonderfully constructed staircase then guides walkers up and onto the stunning sea cliffs that form the famous climbing buttresses of Wilyabrup Cliffs. After passing the cliffs, the Track drops back down onto the beach, passing the famous, though severe, surfing breaks of Gallows and Guillotines. The coast then turns decidedly rocky as it ducks and weaves over picturesque granite boulders and finally into the pretty hamlet of Gracetown. Relax here and enjoy an afternoon swim to sooth the muscles and mind!
Day 4 Wednesday 13th November: Gracetown to Prevelly 21km
Beginning at the picturesque hamlet of Gracetown, follow the low coastline to the historic settlement of Ellensbrook. From Ellensbrook, the Track quickly leaves the coast and meanders through sand dunes and past Ellensbrook homestead and Meekadarbee Falls. Visit the isolated coves of Gnoocardup and turquoise bay of Kilcarnup. Marvel at the centuries-old osprey nest in Horseshoe Bay.
Day 5 Thursday 14th November: Prevelly to Boranup Forest 22.5km
Take in some of the world’s finest surfing coastline from the limestone ridge at Prevelly then head down into the sheltered creekline of Boodjidup Brook. Continue on and experience the white sands of Boodjidup Beach before reaching historic Redgate Beach. Next is very likely one of the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track: the scenic coastal cliffs at Bob’s Hollow and Contos (although we may be biased as CCET have adopted and maintain this leg!). Walk into base camp nestled under the WA Peppermint trees, keep an eye out for emus, possums and even phascogales in one the south west’s best campsites.
Day 6 Friday 15th November: Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner 21km
Within minutes of heading out from camp, the track reveals yet another side of its beauty and personality with the a dramatic vegetation change seeing the whole morning spent under the canopy of Jarrah, Marri and Karri trees as you soak up the beauty of the famous Boranup Forest – home to an array of wildlife and wildflowers in season. Head south, back into the coastal heath, and down onto the stunningly beautiful and often deserted Boranup Beach. 7kms of sand walking later, find the protected Hamelin Bay, home to some of the Cape’s friendliest stingrays who love a feed of freshly caught fish! Continue on past the many islands and headlands until you arrive at the stunning Cosy Corner.
Day 7 Saturday 16th November: Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin 21.5km
The last leg of the Cape to Cape Track, this stretch faces more into the south than the rest of the coast. True wilderness with limited road access, the sights are reserved for the local hooded plovers and walkers. Granite headlands are broken up by long sections of shoe-sucking sand. Formidable, but every step takes you closer to the Leeuwin lighthouse and the moment of celebration. We'll head out for an epic celebration meal tonight with an accompanying slide show of the week's photos! Each participant will get to take a copy of this home.
Day 8 Sunday 17th: Departure Day
Depart Surfpoint Resort via Margaret River townsite for Perth in Cape to Cape Explorer Tours’ transfer vehicle approx 9am.
- Complimentary transfers between our central pick up points in Perth* / the Perth Airport and Margaret River.
- x 7 days fully-guided walking, with full emergency support: expert local guides carry first aid and communications equipment.
- x 7 nights fully catered resort based accommodation at Surfpoint Resort.
- All catering with a focus on fresh and healthy food, using local produce and exploring the foodie delights of the region:
- x 7 fresh breakfasts.
- x 7 packed lunches, including gourmet meat/ salad roll, juice and track snacks (lunch on travel days are not included)
- x 6 evening meals; the final night’s celebration dinner at a local restaurant is not included.
- Alcoholic beverages are not included, but opportunities will be provided for you to visit local wineries and purchase beverages of your choice.
- A selection of your walking experiences’ best photos will be collected during the week, and uploaded to the internet to be distributed to you after your walk free of charge.
- Cape to Cape Track completion certificate.
- All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support, including intimate knowledge of weather patterns, creek crossings and Track conditions.