Cape to Cape Guided 'End to End' 8 Day Classic Experience
- Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
- Product code: SJAG
Join our end-to-end, fully guided hike on the spectacular Cape to Cape Track. You'll traverse 124km over 7 days of hiking in wilderness ranging from epic beaches, towering karri forest, ancient granite and limestone cliffs, and coastal heathland packed with wildflowers and orchids.
This experience is based at shared accommodation in the wonderful beachside hamlet of Gnarabup. Participants will have access to their own twin share bedroom (single supplement for own room available), shared living spaces and shared bathroom facilities.Your walk includes stunning and wild coastal landscapes, physical challenge, new friendships and delicious meals. Experience the finest local produce including Lamont’s Cafe, The Common Bistro, Cape Grace Vineyard, Vasse Felix Estate, The Larder, Margaret River Farmers Market, and a superb 6 course degustation dinner at Margaret River’s No. 1 restaurant – Miki’s Japanese Open Kitchen.
Our professional, local guides have extensive knowledge and experience interpreting the natural beauty of the Track. And you can enjoy all this long distance walk has to offer without carrying a heavy pack. There are also ample options for half day / rest day if you feel the need – it is your holiday:)!
DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights package
DISTANCES: 124km, walking 13-21 km / day for 7 days
ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights in quality accommodation in the beachside hamlet of Gnarabup, on the coast of beautiful Margaret River, including spacious shared common areas and bathroom facilities.
FOOD: Experience the finest local produce including Lamont’s Cafe, The Common Bistro, Cape Grace Vineyard, Vasse Felix Estate, Margaret River Farmers Market, The Larder and a superb 6-course degustation dinner at Margaret River’s No. 1 restaurant – Miki’s Japanese Open Kitchen. Some meals are prepared by our in-houser catering team using only the freshest local ingredients. You'll also receive breakfast supplies for the week and fresh, healthy and hearty trail lunches each day.
PRICE: $2300 including GST per person
LOCATION: In the far south-west corner of Western Australia, a broad peninsula projects into the Indian Ocean – ancient, wild, and stunning. Running north to south along its western edge, is the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the setting of the Cape to Cape Walk Track, and backdrop to the Margaret River Region.
Beginning at Cape Naturaliste in the north, the Track meanders through windswept limestone ridges, deserted white beaches, giant granite marbles, and towering Karri forest to finish up at Cape Leeuwin in the south.
The Margaret River Region is renowned internationally for stunning scenery, world-class beaches, gourmet food, and fine wines.
- Complimentary transfers between our central pick up points in Perth* / the Perth Airport and Margaret River.
- 7 x days fully-guided walking, with full emergency support: trained guides carry first aid and communications equipment.
- Twice-daily vehicle transfers between the Track and accommodation.
- 7 x nights accommodation in twin-share beachside accommodation.
- Catering with a focus on fresh and healthy food, using local produce and exploring the foodie delights of the region.
- 1 x weekly supply box with a great variety of items for fresh and tasty daily breakfasts. Items depend on availability and seasonality, but include our in-house muesli blend and chia pudding; eggs and breakfast items such as mushrooms, spinach and cherry tomatoes; yoghurt, fresh fruit and wood fired bread; tea and coffee.
- 7 x packed lunches, including freshly prepared nutritious meat or salad roll and track snacks (lunch on final travel day is not included).
- 6 x evening meals, some at local restaurants and others prepared by our in-house catering company. The final night’s celebration dinner at a local restaurant is not included in the price.
- Opportunities to visit local wineries and purchase drinks of your choice.
- Photos taken throughout the week will be transferred via Dropbox with a link to the trip photos and final slideshow distributed to you after your walk.
- 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.
5th - 12th September 12th - 19th September 19th - 26th September 26th Sep-3rd October
3rd - 10th October 10th - 17th October 17th - 24th October 24th - 31st October
31st Oct - 7th November 7th - 14th November 14th - 21st November 21st - 28th November
6th - 13th March 13th - 20th March 20th - 27th March 27th March - 3rd April
17th - 24th April 24th April - 1st May 1st - 8th May 8th - 15th May
15th - 22nd May 22nd- 29th May
4th - 11th September 11th - 18th September 18th - 25th September 25th Sep - 2nd October
2nd - 9th October 9th - 16th October 16th - 23rd October 23rd - 30th October
30th Oct - 6th November 6th - 13th November 13th - 20th November 20th - 27th November
MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE
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.
Sleep – in style
Enjoy the full experience of the Cape to Cape Track – in comfort and style whilst only carrying a daypack with you - and return to amazing accommodation each night right by the beach. What a great authentic experience!
Day 1 Saturday: Walk Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup 13km
Enjoy complimentary morning pick up from Perth 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’.
Day 2 Sunday: Yallingup to Moses Rock 17km
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 Monday: Moses Rock to Gracetown 13kms
The Track rises high over several large limestone headlands before flattening out on Willyabrup 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 Tuesday: Gracetown to Prevelly 20km
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 torquoise bay of Kilcarnup. Marvel at the centuries-old osprey nest in Horseshoe Bay and then take in some of the world's finest surfing coastline at Prevelly.
Day 5 Wednesday: Prevelly Campsite to Boranup Forest 21.5km
From the limestone ridge at Prevelly head down into the sheltered creekline of Boodjidup Brook. Continue on and experience the white sands of Boodjidup 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!) Enter the majestic Karri forest, home to the world’s third tallest hardwood! A longer day, but the solid track under foot and afternoon shade of the karri forest make it all seem easy
Day 6 Thursday: Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner 20.5km
Start amongst the tall karris of 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 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 through the coastal heath and past Foul Bay lighthouse until you arrive at the stunning Cosy Corner.
Day 7 Friday: Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin 19km
The last leg of the Cape to Cape Track 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 you. Granite headlands are broken up by long sections of shoe-sucking sand. Formidable, but every step takes you closer to the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and the moment of celebration.
Day 8 Saturday: Departure Day
9am we depart for Perth via the Margaret River Farmer’s Market in the Cape to Cape to Cape Explorer Tours bus.
DEPOSIT AND BOOKING
The itinerary will remain flexible to ensure you safely and comfortably experience the best of the Cape to Cape Track – and get everything you wish for from your holiday.
We request a 30% deposit to confirm the booking and secure accommodation. Final payment is required 4 weeks before the trip commences.
WHY CHOOSE CAPE TO CAPE EXPLORER TOURS?
At Cape to Cape Explorer Tours we pride ourselves on creating the highest quality Cape to Cape Track experience available. We are the Cape to Cape Track specialists!
An award-winning, local company, we support the Track and our community. Our guides and staff all live in the area, are professionally trained and have an intimate knowledge of the Track and the Margaret River region, not to mention a passion for walking.
We deliver personalised and quality service – a fun, healthy holiday with great food, accommodation, company, scenery and a wonderful sense of accomplishment! Your safety and satisfaction is our priority and our attention to detail and love of looking after all the ‘little things’ has led to many repeat customers and glowing reviews. We look forward to welcoming you to Margaret River and sharing the natural wonders of the region – especially the Cape to Cape Track with you!