Nobody knows the Cape to Cape Track like we do

At Cape to Cape Explorer Tours, we pride ourselves on creating the highest quality experiences on Western Australia’s premier multi-day hiking trails – the Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun tracks.

An award-winning, local company, we support the envrionment and our community. Our guides and staff all live in the area, are professionally trained and have an intimate knowledge of the region, plus a passion for walking and people.

“Explore the true nature of Western Australia”


We aim to offer a holiday experience that makes a positive impact on the natural environment and our community – among a long list of environmentally conscious and socially responsible practices, we actively contribute to management of the Track and sit on the committee of the Friends of the Cape to Cape Track volunteer group. We aim for low food miles with our catering. We have a ‘buy local’ policy. We choose minimal and recycled packaging. We’re partners with and practice the principles of the Leave No Trace Foundation. And we’ve achieved Advanced EcoAccreditation – the national benchmark for environmentally aware tourism operators.


Cape to Cape Explorer Tours deliver a personalized and quality service – a fun, healthy holiday with great food, accommodation, company, scenery and a wonderful sense of accomplishment! Your safety and satisfaction are our priority and our attention to detail and love of looking after all the ‘little things’ have 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 – and especially the Cape to Cape Track – with you! 

Acknowledgment of country

At Cape to Cape Explorer Tours we acknowledge Country as both the environment in which we live and work, and its own entity.

Country does not just mean the forest, creeks, rock outcrops, beaches, hills and waterholes but in fact all living things. It incorporates people, plants, climate, soil and animals. It embraces the seasons, stories and creation spirits. Country is a way of believing and a place of belonging.

 We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this Country, the Wadandi People of the Noongar Nation, past, present and emerging. We walk through Country with a sense of awe, respect and sensitivity to Country’s sustained existence and preservation.

Our Proudest award wins!

Cape To Cape Explorer Tours has twice taken out the highest honours in Western Australia in the Ecotourism category, winning gold in 2017 and 2018 at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards against some of the finest operators in a state recognised globally for its top-quality tourism.

We’ve also twice won bronze in Ecotourism (2019 and 2021). Meanwhile, our accommodation hub SurfPoint Resort won gold in the 3-3.5 Star Accommodation category in 2021, going on to win bronze in the same category at the Australian Tourism Awards. 

Read all about our latest wins at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards in our blog HERE.

OTHER Annual Awards          and Achievements

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013-202
  • Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards 2019 silver in Standard Accommodation for our hiking accommodation hub SurfPoint Resort
  • Telstra Margaret River Region Business Awards 2019 Winner of Robust and Remarkable category; Finalist for Excellence in Digital Business
  • Managing Director Gene Hardy named Margaret River Region Businessperson of the Year 2019
  • Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards 2017 Silver in Chinese Tourism; Bronze in Tour and Transport Operators; Finalist in the FACET Golden Guide Award
  • The Margaret River Region Business Awards 2017 Winner of Environmental Excellence; Finalist for Best Small Business; Finalist for Excellence in Tourism
  • Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards 2015 Silver in Tour and Transport Operators
  • The Margaret River Region Business Awards 2015 Winner in Tourism; Winner of the  Industry Development Award
  • Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards 2014 Finalist in Ecotourism
  • The Margaret River Region Business Awards 2014 Finalist in Small Business of the Year; Finalist for Tourism Excellence

About the Explorer Tours Group

To ensure the highest quality of guest service, our group offers more than simply hiking and adventure tours on and around the Cape to Cape Track.

Our own in-house catering company means we provide meals, lunches and Track snacks that are delicious, healthy and nutritious.

Our accommodation at beautiful Gnarabup Beach has become the overnighting hub for hikers in the region, and for families enjoying beautiful Margaret River.

And our gift hamper company means you’re covered for the perfect gift from this foodies paradise too!

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

An award winning, proudly Margaret River-based company that specialises in providing authentic and awe-inspiring, guided and self-guided, eco-conscious experiences on the Cape to Cape Track. Boasting a collaboration of integrated services, CCET provides high quality guiding, transport, accommodation and catering. Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is an environmentally responsible and conscientious operator: we have hiked, surfed, fished, and foraged in this area all of our lives. Nobody knows the Cape to Cape Track like we do!

Cape to Cape Moveable feast

Our in-house catering operation is dedicated to providing guests with delicious, freshly prepared lunches, dinners and food experiences while on tour with us. The South-West region of WA is a foodies’ delight. And having our own catering team means we can provide our guests with varied lunch and dinner options. Meals are specially planned with hiking in mind to rejuvenate and feed the body after a day on the Track. You’ll enjoy “eat in” dinners by Moveable Feast. Plus have the opportunity to dine at some of Margaret River’s top rated restaurants and craft breweries. It’s the perfect balance!

Bibbulmun Explorer Tours

If you’ve hiked the Cape to Cape Track with Cape to Cape Explorer Tours and love what we do, this is the next adventure for you! Our Bibbulmun Explorer Tours arm of the business run out-of-this-world hiking adventures on the Bibbulmun Track, with the same amazing focus on quality adventures for small groups. Experiences include comfortable accommodation at Coalmine Beach Holiday Park right on the Bibbulmun Track, with expert guiding, tasty catering featuring the best of the south coast’s local produce, and daily transfers.

Surfpoint Resort

Hosts the Cape to Cape Explorer Tours glamping experience, and in addition it offers gusts a choice of 26 king, twin-share and family rooms in a luxury 3.5-star resort setting. Clean, comfortable and friendly, it’s the perfect base to explore Western Australia’s south west region. We cater to all visitors, including couples, families, large and small groups, and solo travellers. Guests have access to a fully-equipped communal kitchen, living/dining room with fireplace and coffee machine, swimming pool and BBQ. We’re 500m from Gnarabup Beach, 1km from the famous Main Break surf spot, and 11.5km from Margaret River township. SurfPoint ticks all the boxes!

Margaret River Hampers

Specialise in bespoke gift hampers from our stunning region. And they’re packed with gourmet and delicious items from local artisan producers. These hampers are inspired by the Margaret River region’s pristine beaches. Majestic forests. Award-winning vineyards. And the incredible diversity of talented local people. We take pride in showcasing amazing products (and bespoke keepsakes) in a range of more than two dozen hampers. So choose the one that’s perfect for you, or make the perfect statement as a gift to a loved one!

Maureen W
Maureen W
An April hike. The team provided great info, which made planning and preparation easier. We did the self guided and self catered option. At all times the team were available and happy to assist. The weather was unseasonably hot and dry. The tracks were dry sand, which made hiking more difficult. We had asked for options, to shorten the track a couple of kms and the team responded happily. The drivers were happy to answer any questions about the track, flora and fauna and were so enthusiastic. The accommodation was comfortable too. The track itself was amazing, the views stunning. Cape to Cape Explorer tours made our hike memorable and happy to recommend this tour group. Thank you.
Nerine L
Nerine L
An immersive and worry free 8 days. The communication, organisation, transport, accommodation and catering were faultless. I loved how passionate and knowledgeable all staff were.
Naomi M
Naomi M
Doing the Cape to Cape Trail in WA with peace of mind and a team of incredible individuals Wow! Where do I start?!? I don't typically write reviews but after our amazing experience with Cape to Cape Explorer Tours (CCET) I was compelled to share a positive review as a way to show our appreciation to Gene and his team of incredible individuals and to help inform others who are considering undertaking the Cape to Cape trail. CCET exceeded our expectations on many occasions and using their initials, I'll highlight what my mum and I really appreciated about the way they looked after us; Considerate - CCET thought of EVERTHING you need to have peace of mind while you trek the Cape to Cape trail. From detailed directions, logistics, fabulous accommodation to providing food that was delicious, nutritious and VERY satisfying. And when we threw an unintended curve ball into the mix, they were super solution orientated! Caring and Friendly - Everyone was so helpful and approachable. From before our tour started, through-out and beyond, they were proactive in making sure we were Ok and that our experience was positive. Enthusiastic about sharing what they know to help you understand the landscape, how to use the map app effectively, and learn about the popular and interesting local attractions. Terrific experience - combining all the above elements, mum and I had a Terrific experience exploring the beautiful Margaret River Region with Cape to Cape Explorer Tours. Whenever we had the opportunity out on the trail, we promptly sang high praises for CCET and will continue to recommend CCET to anyone considering doing the Cape to Cape Trail in WA with peace of mind.
Jay W
Jay W
Five stars from cape to cape to cape Actually, we went in June of 2022 but neglected to post our review here until now. Cape-to-Cape was terrific. The guides were informative. The service superb. The food supplied each more than could be expected for hikes. The materials supplied were just right. We can't recommend them highly enough.
Kath B
Kath B
7 day guided An amazing experience made even better by the guides and the resort staff. Every little thing was considered and every effort made to ensure we were comfortable. The track was beautiful and the guides knowledge of the local area was second to none.
Rebecca S
Rebecca S
Professional organisation with heart and soul.. Such a professional organisation with heart. I would totally recommend this company to care for your every need. All you have to do is turn up and walk and take in the beautiful scenery. Wonderful guides and accommodation. I cannot fault the whole experience they provide. . Thank you.
Kendra F
Kendra F
Incredible experience! I can't say enough good things about this organization! Our point person , Gene, was fantastic-- always quick to respond to questions or concerns. From the beginning of our bookings until the last day of departure, he took great care of us. The accommodations at Surfpoint are one of the nicest "backpackers" hotels at which I've stayed. Great shared kitchen and comfy beds. My friends and I completed a four day Cape highlights trek itinerary. The Cape is gorgeous this time of year with autumn colors and hospitable weather. Admittedly, my friends and I had some difficulty completing the day's planned hikes on time because we are slow and stopped to take photos ALOT. This was easily remedied on day three by shortening our daily km plan-- which Gene and his helpful staff members Sophie and Glen helped us to sort out. This allowed us to enjoy a morning hike whilst still having time in the afternoon to enjoy other "off track" Margaret River attractions. Finally, the staff at Cape to Cape are first class. Sophie and Glen are simply just lovely people who want to help you make your time truly enjoyable. They have a great deal of local knowledge and really seem to enjoy what they do! If you're thinking of doing the C2C, just go ahead and book the trip--now. You won't regret it.
An Amazing Adventure What an absolutely amazing adventure. CCET definitely nailed all wants and needs on our group based guided tour. As a couple joining a tour of 11 we loved every minute from pickup in Perth to drop off. Our guides were knowledgeable, extremely helpful and fun. They obviously love what they do. The accommodation was great and, as an appreciator of food, I must send out a massive callout to the catering crew. The wonderful thing about this tour is it allowed us to simply walk and enjoy the beauty of the area. CCET took great care of the rest. RECOMMEND RECOMMEND RECOMMEND. Thanks CCET - Adrian and Shara.
Kim A
Kim A
Beautiful walk in a stunning part of the world Our group of four did the self guided 4 day highlight tour. We did upgrade our accommodation in Smiths beach to the Smiths Beach Resort which was wonderful , so the accomodation in Margaret River was a little less impressive after that. The daily instructions and pick ups / drops offs went pretty smoothly for us. The lunches were great and the dinners proved were ok . We were happy that we had a car so we could go out and sample some great restaurants in the area. Dont be fooled by the kms. It is harder than it seems as one is walking on sandy track for a lot of the time of it so it seems a lot longer / harder. We all found it a bit challenging even though we could walk the same amount of kms easily on firm track . Having said that , it was terrific and I highly recommend doing it ! If you have any issues , the staff are incredibly responsive and helpful.
Christine S
Christine S
Fabulous experience 10/10 We did a self guided walk over 6 days, so pretty tough, both in distance and terrain, averaging 20 km per day. The scenery and beaches are serenely beautiful. It was my first time in WA and I'm already planning to come back with more friends. The Cape to Cape team are happy, professional and incredibly accommodating in any situation. I One member of our group couldn't physically do the entire days walking, so Gene personally rang her and worked out a way to enable her to join the group for part of the walk each day. The food each day was fresh, healthy and yummy ???? 10/10 The guys from Cape to Cape love what they do and have a genuine passion to make your experience on the walk 10/10. Special shout out to Colin (Foxy?) and Lester who shuttled us around each day and shared they're local knowledge of the area, with great pride!

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Office and postal address: 1/24 Auger Way West, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285