We’ve just launched into a hiking bumper season of autumn on the Cape to Cape Track! Our autumn hiking season runs from March through to June, with mild weather and blue skies. And it’s a fabulous time to tackle Western Australia’s famous 124km coastal walking trail.

Why autumn on the Cape to Cape Track is so good

“Autumn is one of the best times to hike in WA’s South-West,” says Gene Hardy, founder of Cape to Cape Explorer Tours. “The Cape to Cape looks amazing at this time of year. And our guided or self-guided hikes are such a pleasure,” he says.

“If you want to tick the Cape to Cape off your bucket list this autumn, the good news is we’ve still got some vacancies for our 8-day Guided End-to-End adventures departing April 13, May 18 and May 25.”

Dates for our autumn season in the Margaret River region

Sunny skies, light breezes and beautiful mild weather make autumn a real treat for hiking the Cape to Cape. Our full schedule of autumn departures for our signatuve 8-Day Guided End-to-End adventures is:

March 2-9
March 9-16
March 16-23
March 23-30
Mar 30-April 6
April 6-13
April 13-20
April 20-27
April 27-May 4
May 4-11
May 11-18
May 18-25
May 25-June 1

Walking with the seasons in Western Australia

The indigenous Nyoongar calendar has six seasons, and right now we’re seeing the tail end of Bunuru. It’s nicknamed the second summer for its warm weather and sea breezes. But arriving soon for our autumn season on the Cape to Cape Track will be Djeran.

It 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 too, with lighter breezes.

Banksias blooming in time for happy hikers

During Djeran, 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. Plus, many banksias also come into bloom, providing nectar for mammals and birds.

How to book your Cape to Cape adventure

Book your self-guided adventure on the Cape to Cape Track. Or walk with our expert guides on our 8-Day Guided End-to-End adventure. Either way, we’ll see you on the Track soon!