Cape to Cape ‘End-to-End’ 8 Day Classic Guided Experience

Experience the full diversity of the Track with an adventure of a lifetime on a Cape to Cape End-to-End Classic Guided Experience. Journey over 135km along the spectacular coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin sharing insights and knowledge with Track specialists, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours.

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 gourmet evening meals await you. Experience the finest local produce including Lamont’s CafeThe CommonCape Grace WinesVasse Felix EstateMargaret River Farmer’s MarketThe Larder, an evening caving expedition to an iconic Margaret River cave and a 5 course degustation at Margaret River’s No. 1 restaurant – Miki’s 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

Distance: 135km, walking 14 – 23km / day for 7 days

Accommodation: A private beach house in Gnarabup, on the coast of the beautiful Margaret River, with shared bedroom, bathroom facilities and common areas.

Difficulty: Moderate

Price: $2,150 per person (incl. GST) (single supplement available for $200 if you would like your own room)

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2017 Dates:

Spring

9th – 16th September 2017

16th – 23rd September 2017

23rd – 30th September 2017

7th – 14th October 2017

14th – 21st October 2017

21st – 28th October 2017

28th October – 4th November 2017

4th – 11th November 2017

2018 Dates:

Autumn

10th – 17th March 2018

31st March – 7th April 2018

7th – 14th April 2018

12th – 19th May 2018

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 local guides and managing director 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 centres on 7 days of walking over widely-varied terrain, which creates an array of sites and natural processes to wonder at. 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. This being said, you can always take a rest day, or a half day options on most days…

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 amidst the gorgeous natural surroundings of Gnarabup Beach.

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!

Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday: Walk Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup 13.75km

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. Todays walk 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 Caves’ which is perfect for an afternoon dip before checking in to your accommodation in Gnarabup.

Day 2 Sunday: Yallingup to Moses Rock 17.5km

From Yallingup pass over the granite headland at Torpedo Rock and on to the fabled Smiths Beach. After Smiths 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 southwest facing coast. Weave through stunning areas of limestone cliff and granite before ending at the stunted vegetation and granite fields at Moses Rock.

Day 3 Monday: Moses Rock to Gracetown 16km

Heading out from Moses Rock 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 Willyabrup 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 calm the mind!

Day 4 Tuesday: Gracetown to Gnarabup 20.5km

Beginning at the picturesque hamlet of Gracetown, follow the low coastline to thehistoric settlement of Ellensbrook. From Ellensbrook, the Track quickly leaves the coast and meanders 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: Gnarabup to Boranup Forest 22.5km

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 21.5km

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. 7km of beach 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 Friday: 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.

Day 8 Saturday: Departure Day

Depart Margaret River for Perth in Cape to Cape Explorer Tours’ transfer vehicle approx 9am via the renowned Margaret River Farmer’s Markets (dependent on flight times for all clients).

 Package Includes:

  • 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 fantastic accommodation in the Prevelly / Gnarabup area.
  • All catering with a focus on fresh and healthy food, using local produce and exploring the foodie delights of the region:
  • 7 x fresh breakfasts.
  • 7 x packed lunches on all walking days (including Day 1), including gourmet meat/ salad roll, juice and track snacks (lunch on final travel day is not included).
  • 6 x evening meals including one night 5 course Japanese degustation at award winning Miki’s Open Kitchen; 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, will be burnt to DVD and 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.

Everything you wish for….

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. Payments can be made by direct deposit; please email info@capetocapetours.com.au for bank details and booking terms and conditions.

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Tripadvisor review from Spring 2016