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Awesome autumn on the Cape to Cape Track

Awesome autumn on the Cape to Cape Track

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....

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Margaret River’s nature and wildlife

Margaret River’s nature and wildlife

Catching a glimpse of the Margaret River Region’s wildlife is truly something special. From elusive marsupials and shy slithering reptiles to the sweeping rays and dolphins that swim close to the shores, the wildlife in this region is unique and varied. But more and...

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Best swimming spots in the Margaret River region

Best swimming spots in the Margaret River region

When it comes to the best swimming spots in the Margaret River region and on the Cape to Cape Track, you’re spoilt for choice! Whether soaking up the sun. Diving into crystal clear waters. Snorkeling our underground playground. Having a paddle on a SUP. Or trying...

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Get off the beaten track in Margaret River

Get off the beaten track in Margaret River

Getting off the beaten track in Margaret River was the goal for travel writer Ute Junker when he teamed up with Cape to Cape Explorer Tours. This is Ute's story of an epic day out in the region! Best spots to cool off in the summer heat It’s a hot summer afternoon....

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Bibbulmun Track hike in pictures

Bibbulmun Track hike in pictures

Our guides have just returned from our latest Bibbulmun Track hike with a crew of stoked walkers who relished the experience. Here's their week in pictures, capturing some of the highlights of our 6-day guided "Walpole Wilderness Experience" hiking adventure on...

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Solo surfer on the Cape to Cape Track

Solo surfer on the Cape to Cape Track

The remarkable journey of a solo surfer hiking the Cape to Cape Track in the Margaret River Region, famous for waves and walking trails. Pete Gaell brings us - and his surfboard - on a 124km adventure! Completing the Cape to Cape Track - with a surfboard ‘Skate shoes...

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Cape to Cape youth camp a success

Cape to Cape youth camp a success

What an amazing week on the Cape to Cape youth camp with the kids from Martu Youth, who are part of the Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa group from the Pilbara in Western Australia's north! Our guides spent an inspirational week hiking the Cape to Cape Track as part of the camp...

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New faces on Cape to Cape team

New faces on Cape to Cape team

The Cape to Cape team continues to grow with more fabulous new talent joining the ranks of our experienced guides and drivers! We’ve recently welcomed Anu Grace and Ian Dignon to the team. They’re both amazing additions who are super talented at leading guided hikes....

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New season on Noongar calendar

New season on Noongar calendar

There are six seasons on the Noongar calendar which dictated the seasonal movements of the Margaret River region's indigenous people, the Wadandi or Saltwater People. And with hot summer weather arriving, we are now into the season known as Birak. There are many plant...

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Margaret River hiking dates for 2024

Margaret River hiking dates for 2024

Our Margaret River hiking dates are available now for guided trekking adventures on the Cape to Cape Track throughout 2024. There's never been a better time to tick Margaret River's iconic 124km hiking trail off your bucket list! Why hike the Cape to Cape Track with...

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Seasons greetings from the Cape to Cape team

Seasons greetings from the Cape to Cape team

Season's greetings from Cape to Cape Explorer Tours! And what a season it's been. It was our busiest yet, with hundreds of hikers coming to savour the 124km Cape to Cape Track during the spectacular spring wildflower season in the Margaret River region. Looking ahead...

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Snake-Necked Turtle rescue

Snake-Necked Turtle rescue

The Cape to Cape Explorer Tours team were involved in a dramatic rescue of a gorgeous Snake-Necked Turtle that our gides found injured and close to death. But this story has a happy ending with a successful release back into the wild! Injured Snack-Necked Turtle found...

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Joining the war on invasive weeds

Joining the war on invasive weeds

Snap off an arum lily to boost our bush – that’s the message from Nature Conservation Margaret River Region when it comes to problem invasive weeds known as arum lilies. And the team from Cape to Cape Explorer Tours are helping to lead the charge against weeds and...

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Sydney-Margaret River direct flights

Sydney-Margaret River direct flights

Calling all Sydneysiders - visiting the Cape to Cape Track just got a lot easier thanks to new Sydney-Margaret River direct flights. Jetstar announces new direct flights to WA Jetstar Airways announced it will commence direct flights from Sydney to Busselton. That's a...

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Big win at WA Tourism Awards

Big win at WA Tourism Awards

Our amazing accommodation hub Surfpoint Resort won gold in the 3-3.5 star accommodation category at the 2023 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards! We're on such a high and the entire team is stoked to add another gold to the awards cabinet. Surfpoint the perfect hiking hub...

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13th Cape to Cape hike!

13th Cape to Cape hike!

Keen hiker Julie Blackburn has just completed the Cape to Cape hike an incredible 13th time! She just can't get enough of Margaret River's iconic 124km hiking trail. She's done it solo, camping along the way. And she's done it with Cape to Cape Explorer Tours'...

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“Sensational” Cape to Cape walk

“Sensational” Cape to Cape walk

A group of mums from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia's Goldfields joined us for a "sensational" 3-day Cape to Cape walk. And they left us this amazing review on Tripadvisor of their expeirence on Margaret River's iconic multi-day coastal hiking trail. 3-day Smiths...

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Cape to Cape team welcomes new talent

Cape to Cape team welcomes new talent

The Cape to Cape Explorer Tours team continues to grow with more fabulous new talent joining the ranks of our experienced guides. We've welcomed Bree Zikmundovsky and Sophie van Nordenburg. They're both amazing ladies who are super talented at leading guided hikes....

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Surfpoint Resort stars in nature gardens festival

Surfpoint Resort stars in nature gardens festival

Our Cape to Cape Track hiking accommodation hub Surfpoint Resort is starring in Margaret River's biggest nature gardens event! It is one of seven inspiring nature and wildlife gardens open to the community when the annual Open Nature Gardens Weekend returns this...

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Our team joins biggest beach clean-up

Our team joins biggest beach clean-up

There’s a groundswell of registrations for the 2023 Tangaroa Blue WA Beach Clean-up. Volunteers are putting their hands up to clear litter from most beaches across the Margaret River region. And the guides and hikers from Cape to Cape Explorer Tours will be front and...

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Finalists in WA’s biggest tourism awards!

Finalists in WA’s biggest tourism awards!

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours and our accommodation hub Surfpoint Resort are finalists in the state's biggest tourism awards! And we couldn't be more proud to be gunning for gold medals once again in the Tourism Council of WA's Perth Airport Western Australia Tourism...

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Wildflowers: inspiring awe and wonder

Wildflowers: inspiring awe and wonder

Learn more about biodiversity hotspots, orchid evolution and ancient landscapes with two wildflower experts, including Cape to Cape Explorer Tours guide Trevor Paddenburg. Read on for the full story by Lizzy Pepper.  I've spent the winter months searching the ground...

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Cape to Cape named business of the year!

Cape to Cape named business of the year!

We’re stoked, proud, humbled and honoured to be named the Margaret River region's Business of the Year. And to take out the awards for the categories Environmental Excellence, Tourism Excellence and Robust & Remarkable at the Margaret River Business Network's 2023...

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Finalists in 5 tourism and business awards

Finalists in 5 tourism and business awards

We're rapt to be nominated as a finalist in five different categories in the Margaret River region's biggest tourism and business awards. That includes the categories Tourism Excellence, Environmental Excellence, Local Legends, Robust and Remarkable, and Access &...

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Best shoes for the Cape to Cape Track

Best shoes for the Cape to Cape Track

Best shoes for the Cape to Cape Track? Read on for the lowdown on the best footwear for hiking Margaret River's iconic 124km trail, the Cape to Cape Track. Should I wear hiking boots, trail runners, running shoes, thongs or even go the bare feet option on some...

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Margaret River wildflower season

Margaret River wildflower season

Margaret River wildflower season has arrived and here's your guide to seeing the most amazing floral displays in the South-West corner of WA. With September just a few days away, Western Australia’s wildflower season is well and truly underway. Carpets of colour are...

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Cape to Cape’s 5 stars on Tripadvisor

Cape to Cape’s 5 stars on Tripadvisor

We’ve had so many hikers rave about their experience tackling Margaret River’s Cape to Cape walk - and give us 5 stars on Tripadvisor. So we thought we’d share the love and share their insights into an adventure with Cape To Cape Explorer Tours! Their words aren’t...

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Caring for the Cape to Cape Track

Caring for the Cape to Cape Track

To coincide with Landcare Week 7-13 August 2023, writer and keen hiker Pete Geall talks with The Friends of the Cape To Cape Volunteers and shares some of his own experiences of the famous track. As an avid walker, I’ve been walking sections of the Cape to Cape (C2C)...

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Whale spotting in the Margaret River region

Whale spotting in the Margaret River region

Whale spotting in the Margaret River region: your guide to the best spots - including the Cape to Cape Track - to see these giants frolic. With spring approaching, it's a great time to spot majestic humpback and blue whales. They're migrating south from WA's warm...

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Walking with indigenous seasons

Walking with indigenous seasons

The indigenous Wadandi people of the Margaret River region observed six seasons, with Makuru under way now. It’s the wet season and also the season of fertility. The indigenoius seasons are closely linked to the flora, fauna, weather and connections when it comes to...

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Fungi and flowers of Boranup Forest

Fungi and flowers of Boranup Forest

The enchanted Boranup Forest must be one of the most magical sections the 124km Cape to Cape Track. And as well as the soaring karri trees overhead, there is a special ecosystem of flowers and fungi in the understorey for hikers to enjoy. Stroll beneath salmon pink...

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Cape to Cape Explorer Tours team grows

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours team grows

The Cape to Cape Explorer Tours team continues to grow with some great new talent joining the ranks of our experienced guides. We've welcomed James Hartley, who is the new king of the kids, running our schools program. And Andrew Green, a Margaret River veteran who...

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Gene Hardy story told in film

Gene Hardy story told in film

Gene Hardy story told in film: the fascinating story of the Cape To Cape Explorer Tours founder has been captured in a beautiful short video. If you're coming to hike the Cape to Cape Track with us this season, don't miss this clip to learn more about the Track and...

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Cape to Cape Track day hike

Cape to Cape Track day hike

Writer and adventurer Laura Waters joined Cape to Cape Explorer Tours on a Cape to Cape Track day hike. A great taster of the Cape to Cape Track! This is her story. I’m polishing off the last of my shakshuka at Smiths Beach Resort when my guide Andrew Haskell walks in...

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Margaret River’s best packaged tours

Margaret River’s best packaged tours

If you get low-key anxiety about missing out on incredible things to do when you’re on holiday, then an all-inclusive tour could be your new best friend. Our friends at The Margaret River Region have curated a list of our favourite all-inclusive adventures. We're...

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Hiking for a great cause

Hiking for a great cause

We love hiking for a great cause, so Cape to Cape Explorer Tours was proud to support a fundraiser for the Child In Need Institute India. Our founder Gene Hardy (pictured below) offered a day's guided hiking on the Cape to Cape Track for two people as part of an...

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Supporting a code for the coast

Supporting a code for the coast

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours was part of a recent Coastal Forum in the Margaret River region, discussing ways to care for our coast and develop a special code for the coast. The forum also had a focus on ensuring the Cape to Cape Track remains a top-quality wilderness...

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Exciting Cape to Cape Track upgrades

Exciting Cape to Cape Track upgrades

Exciting new Cape to Cape Track upgrades have been announced, making Western Australia's most popular multi-day hike even better! The WA Government has announced another $2.7 million to be spend on improvements to the 124km Track. It's been welcomed by Cape to Cape...

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Randall’s Golden Guide nomination

Randall’s Golden Guide nomination

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours guide Randall Smith has been nominated for a Golden Guide award in WA's top tourism awards. Randall will go up against a field of the state's best tourism guides for the FACET Golden Guide Award at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards. A...

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Schools on the Cape to Cape Track

Schools on the Cape to Cape Track

It's been a fantastic autumn hiking season for schools on the Cape to Cape Track! Our schools team (pictured below) is working hard to deliver engaging, meaningful and empowering itineraries and activities for young people in the WA, interstate and internationally....

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Fauna on the Cape to Cape Track

Fauna on the Cape to Cape Track

There's an abundance of mind-blowing fauna on the Cape to Cape Track for wildlife-mad hikers with a keen eye! Think mysterious land-based mammals. Incredible marine life. A stunning array of birds. And fascinating insect life. The Cape to Cape Track in the Margaret...

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Our guides caring for coast

Our guides caring for coast

Our guides were thrilled to join Nature Conservation Margaret River Region caring for coast and rehabilitating foreshore dunes recently! We joined an army of volunteers from the local community to carry out planting and brushing at Gnarabup headland, right near the...

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Cape to Cape northern and southern highlights

Cape to Cape northern and southern highlights

We've added two new walking tours on Margaret River's best hiking trail - the Cape to Cape northern and southern highlights tours. Both are self-guided, multi-day adventures on the 124km Cape to Cape Track in Western Australia's rugged South-West. "They're designed so...

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Awesome autumn hiking in WA

Awesome autumn hiking in WA

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...

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Walpole Wilderness Experience hike

Walpole Wilderness Experience hike

Oh what a feeling - we're on a high after our latest Walpole Wilderness Experience hike sampling the Bibbulmun Track on WA's south coast! Read on for a full run-down of the experience. Plus check out the group's awesome photos from their week in the wilderness.Guides...

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Walking from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin

Walking from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin

It's an epic feeling standing under Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse - the southern terminus of the Cape to Cape Track. And what a feeling for Claire Twohig and Tanya Peris, pictured here completing their Cape to Cape Track adventure! Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse tallest on...

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Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun back to back

Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun back to back

Meet Angie - she recently became the first person to complete our Cape to Cape Track and Bibbulmun Track guided hiking adventures back to back! What a cracking couple of weeks, first spent hiking the coastal Cape to Cape for 7 days. And then heading straight to...

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Guided hiking on the Cape to Cape

Guided hiking on the Cape to Cape

Such a lovely group of hikers for our first 8-Day Guided End-to-End adventure for the autumn season on the Cape to Cape Track! And what a stunning week of sunny skies and big smiles, with loads of wildlife spotted on the Track and in the ocean. Friendships forged...

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Helping endangered hooded plovers

Helping endangered hooded plovers

The Cape to Cape Explorer Tours team is helping to monitor endangered Hooded Plovers this season on the Cape to Cape Track. These charismatic shore birds are listed as critically endangered. But the Margaret River region and the 124km Cape to Cape Track is an...

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Maggie’s hike for mental health

Maggie’s hike for mental health

Meet Maggie, an inspirational lady who is tackling the Cape to Cape Track on a hike for mental health this April! She's opted for Cape to Cape Explorer Tours' 6-day self-guided end-to-end hike. And she's fundraising with Black Dog Institute, supporting research into...

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Sophie P
Sophie P
20/12/2023
Incredible experience - just do it Everything about my experience with Cape to Cape Explorers was absolutely incredible. Everyone I met was so friendly, generous with their time and local knowledge and went above and beyond to make sure I had an amazing time. Surfpoint resort is really comfortable (cosy and comfortable tent, clean hot showers, clean and very well equipped kitchen) and has a great atmosphere - it felt like home immediately. The food was plentiful and really delicious. Everyone who gave me a lift was really interesting to chat to and went to a lot of trouble to accommodate you in the collections and drop offs. The track itself is absolutely stunning and far exceeded my expectations. I was originally thinking about doing the hike myself without support but I'm really pleased I went with Cape to Cape Explorers because there are very few shops/cafes/water supplies enroute and it would be hard work hiking on sand with a big pack. If you are on the fence just do it. I finished today and would start again tomorrow if I could!
Martin Mansfield
Martin Mansfield
12/12/2023
A truly outstanding walk with Cape to Cape Explorer Tours The whole experience was amazing. Everything was so well organised and ran so smoothly: the efficient transport, the very comfortable accommodation, the really yummy food, etc, right down to organising a little birthday celebration for me. And the staff were all so friendly and welcoming. The various guides led us superbly each day, with great enthusiasm, knowledge and concern for our wellbeing. And the walk itself is absolutely amazing: so much wildlife, beautiful flora, magical beaches with a range of blue and green colours of the water, and the never-ending stunning views - wow! I could not recommend Cape to Cape Explorer Tours more highly - they were simply outstanding.
Andrew M
Andrew M
05/12/2023
So so good! My wife and I did the 5 day self-guided highlights trek. Put simply, it was awesome! We are still buzzing.
Roy B
Roy B
02/12/2023
Another fantastic tour with CCET Don't book with any other company - these guys are the best! This is my second trip with them and I have done a trip with another company. I met a great bunch of people when I did the Cape to Cape with CCET 2 years ago and the group I met have continued to be walking buddies. We decided to do the Walpole Wilderness Tour and once again, it was superb. Colin and Cath were great guides - so professional, organised and knowledgeable and like all the CCET guides, their knowledge comes from being local and having real love and care for the environment. In these days of poor customer service, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours shine like a beacon for caring about their customers be that food, accommodation, advice or whatever. They are brilliant and I will be using them again.
PhilGordon74
PhilGordon74
29/11/2023
The best company to use to do the Cape to Cape The best way to do the Cape to Cape track. All meals are provided and are healthy and delicious. You walk with a different guide each day who shares knowledge of either fauna, flora, geology, history, etc, with you as you walk. If you are reasonably fit, you will complete the hike successfully. We had 13 in our group, and 6 of us did the whole walk. Go in spring so you can see the incredible wild flowers and watch whales playing off shore. I can not say enough about how stunning the scenery is on the Cape to Cape. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can stay in a tent, room, or ensuite. I had the tent, and it was great. Spacious and comfortable. Shared kitchen in the resort, so pick your times to eat breakfast. Loads of food. You won't go hungry. I really enjoyed my walking week. A highlight of my life so far.
Sue B
Sue B
26/11/2023
Beautiful Cape Hike Really well organised. Stunning scenery every moment of the trail. The beaches were empty and breathtaking. Learnt loads about the geology, flora, fauna, marine life and most importantly that of the indigenous people. And food was plentiful & amazing
Jennie H
Jennie H
22/11/2023
What are you waiting for????‍♀️????????‍♀️???? ???????? Bravo to the whole team @ Cape to Cape Explorers ???????? This was by far my most exhilarating, rewarding, spiritual, therapeutic & enjoyable life experience to date. I was blessed to meet lovely people & left with new friends. The itinerary, accommodation, staff, food, scenery was all beyond my expectations. Don't hesitate at all about doing this stunning, amazing experience, get on & do it, you will not be dissapointed. I left this experience with far more than I could've imagined, it was honestly life changing for me. Thankyou & bless you all, you will see me again for sure????❤️
Emily H
Emily H
18/11/2023
Amazing cape to cape Did the 4 day highlights tour and omg it was amazing. So well organised, beautiful accommodation, easy with transfers to and from the track and the food was so great! Gene was really great too answering all my questions before the trip. Absolutely loved it thanks to the Explorer Tours team
Louise T
Louise T
13/11/2023
Definitely one for the bucket list! Could not fault anything about Cape to Cape Explorer Tours! The team do a fantastic job with food, lifts, accommodation and those little personal touches. The guides were amazing....so passionate, friendly and informative. One of the best experiences.
Jenni E
Jenni E
12/11/2023
Amazing Amazing guides, great food, amazing scenery, just an awesome walk all round. Cape to Cape Explorer tours are amazing.

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