We’re well into our bumper season of autumn hiking on the Cape to Cape Track – the Margaret River region’s famous coastal hike! Our autumn hiking season runs from March through to June. It’s when you can expect mild weather and blue skies. And, we recently published our autumn newsletter. If you missed it, read on for some of the highlights!

An amazing time to hike the Cape to Cape Track

“Autumn is one of the best times to hike in WA’s South-West,” says Gene Hardy. He’s the founder of Cape to Cape Explorer Tours – the only Margaret River-based company specialising in hiking experiences on the Track. “The Cape to Cape looks amazing at this time of year. And our guided or self-guided hikes are such a pleasure.

“We’ve still got some vacancies for our 8-day Guided End-to-End adventures departing April 22. That’s the week the world’s best surfers are also in town to compete in the Margaret River Pro. Plus, we also have some vacancies through the month of May.”

Other top autumn hikes in WA

Our newsletter also dives into some other great autumn hikes to tackle in Western Australia. If you’re looking for unique, diverse, undiscovered, natural experiences and love to travel on foot, Western Australia’s South West and Great Southern regions have loads to offer. As well as the Cape to Cape Track, check out these other great walks.

Bibbulmun Track: A 1,000-kilometre walking trail from the Perth Hills to the historic whaling town of Albany through ancient forests, river valleys and dramatic coastline.

Bluff Knoll: This breathtaking summit trail is renowned for spectacular views of this National Heritage-listed rugged mountain landscape.

Bald Head: Torndirrup National Park offers a unique hiking experience near historic Albany in the Great Southern region.

Noongar calendar: welcome to Djeran

The indigenous Noongar calendar has six seasons, and mid-way through autumn we are into the season known as Djeran.

Djeran brings a welcome break in the hot weather. A key indicator of the change of season are cool nights that bring dew in the morning. The winds change in their intensity, with lighter breezes. Keep an eye out for flying ants seen cruising on the gentler winds. Djeran is also a time of red flowers, especially the red flowering gum. Banksias also come into bloom, providing nectar for mammals and birds.

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