Blogs from the Track

Read our latest blogs from the incredible Cape to Cape Track in the Margaret River Region. We try to regularly add stories about the Track, including interesting animals we come across such as the Brush-tailed Phascogale, the latest wildflowers in bloom, and the fascinating people we support undertaking this walk.

The Gene Hardy story told in film

Gene Hardy story

The fascinating story of Cape To Cape Explorer Tours founder Gene Hardy has been captured in a beautifully filmed short video by Tourism Western Australia. Click HERE to watch “Margaret River Made Me: The Gene Hardy Story”. Gene counts himself as one of the luckiest men alive. Born and bred in Margaret River, his childhood […]

Borneo hiking adventure dates set for 2020

Borneo hiking adventure

Dates are set for our August 2020 Borneo hiking adventure – book your spot now! If you’ve imagined trekking through virgin jungle. Delving into fascinating history. Treading paths where head-hunters roamed. Or visiting the world’s largest cave made famous by David Attenborough. Then this adventure is for you! Borneo Explorer Tours was founded by Cape to Cape Explorer Tours managing […]

Lost And Found find wellness in Margaret River

Wellness in Margaret River

A Margaret River wellness retreat has left these ladies feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle anything. The group, from Sydney-based Lost And Found Wellness Adventures, are hiking the Margaret River region’s Cape to Cape Track. And they’re doing daily yoga sessions at SurfPoint Resort. Not to mention visiting some of Margaret River’s world famous wineries […]

Self-guiding success on Margaret River’s best hike

Margaret River's best hike

Brian and Jen Gilbert attempted to hike the Cape to Cape Track carrying all their own gear – but soon found out some assistance was in order. The Perth couple were holidaying in Western Australia’s south-west when they decided to tackle Margaret River’s best hike. But after two days of carrying fully-loaded packs on the […]

Cricket royalty bowled over by Cape to Cape Track

Cape to Cape Track

Former Australian Test cricket fast bowler Ross Duncan trekked Margaret River’s spectacular Cape to Cape Track this week. And he said he was bowled over by its rugged beauty, inspiring scenery and carpets of wildflowers. Ross and his wife Gayle jetted into Western Australia from their home in Brisbane to tackle Margaret River’s best long distance coastal […]

Cape to Vine Tour showcases best of Margaret River

Cape to Vine Tour

Cape To Cape Explorer Tours‘ one day Cape to Vine Tour proved the best way to see Margaret River for visiting Americans John and Diana Fleeman. Jetting in from Miami, Florida, the Fleemans wanted to experience the very best of the region in just one day. They opted for the Cape to Vine Tour. It […]

International students take to Cape to Cape Track

international students visit Margaret River

It was a melding of cultures when Aboriginal elder Bill Webb met students from the Chinese International School in Margaret River this week. The 18 high school students aged 15-16 and three teaching staff joined Cape To Cape Explorer Tours to hike the 135km length of the Margaret River region’s stunning Cape to Cape Track. […]

Margaret River healing for kids affected by cancer

CanTeen kids visit Margaret River

THEY surfed, hiked, laughed and bonded – and for a few moments Margaret River helped ease the anguish of being affected by cancer. Cape to Cape Explorer Tours was stoked and humbled to team up with the youth cancer service CanTeen to host our second adventure camp for more than 30 young people aged 12-17 […]

Overcoming injury to tackle Margaret River’s best hike

Margaret River's best hike

Severe injuries from a cycling crash almost ended Louise Richards’ hopes of tackling Margaret River’s best hike. But this week the Sydney nurse ticked the iconic 135km Cape to Cape Track off her bucket list. She joined five other hikers on Cape To Cape Explorer Tours’ second fully guided hike of the spring 2019 season. […]

West Australian Tourism Awards finalist nomination

awards nomination

We’re proud, humbled and super stoked to be named a finalist in the Ecotourism category for the 2019 Perth Airport West Australian Tourism Awards. If we win, it’ll be the third year in a row that Cape To Cape Explorer Tours is named the best ecotourism business in Western Australia! We’re going up against some of […]

Giaan Rooney makes splash on Cape to Cape Track

Margaret River Giaan Rooney

We had a brush with fame when swim champ turned TV presenter Giaan Rooney checked out the Margaret River region’s Cape to Cape Track. Rooney was with Cape To Cape Explorer Tours founder and general manager Gene Hardy. He showed the former Olympian some of the most scenic parts of the spectacular coastal hiking trail. […]

Cape to Cape Track tops adventure list

cape to cape track

This New Zealand couple are touring the state to see the best of Western Australia, and the Cape to Cape Track is top of the list. Deb and Patrick Thorp are on a month-long holiday, exploring from Kalbarri in WA’s Gascoyne region south to Perth and Margaret River. Then it’s on to Albany on the […]

Play, adventure and movement for mental health

Gene Hardy story

Movement, play, adventure and exploration can have incredible benefits for our mental health. That’s the message from Cape To Cape Explorer Tours founder and managing director Gene Hardy. He penned these inspiring words for the group Movement For Mental Health. Gene loves surfing bone-crunching waves around Margaret River and trekking through the epic vistas offered […]

Friendship and fitness on Margaret River’s best walk

Margaret River's best walk

Lasting friendships were formed as a group of 11 hikers spent seven days trekking together on Margaret River’s best walk. The hikers spanned five decades in age but came together for the common purpose of completing the Cape to Cape Track. It’s 135km of coastal wilderness, starting at Yallingup’s Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and culminating at […]

Age no barrier to Cape to Cape walk

age is no barrier on Cape to Cape walk

This intrepid couple proved age is no barrier to achieving a bucket-list goal like hiking the Cape to Cape walk. What an inspiration are John Steel, 87, and his wife Ros, 78, who have just finished the 135km-long Cape to Cape Track in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The retirees, from Gippsland in […]

Nature buffs love Cape to Cape Track

Cape to Cape Track

Nature buffs Jan Edwards and Susanne De Ferranti are in awe of the Cape to Cape Track and the floral diversity and beauty it boasts. “We saw fields of flowers. It was really amazing,” Jan said after her second day on the Margaret River region’s favourite walking track. “The banksia and the orchids are particularly […]

Blooming soon: wildflower season in Margaret River

Wildflowers in Margaret River

Western Australia’s wildflower season is well and truly underway, with carpets blooming in the state’s north. And as the weather warms up in the Margaret River region, wildflowers will soon be blooming across the south-west of the state too. That means the Cape To Cape Track will erupt in its annual spectacular display. And treat […]

Reconnect with nature – and spot whales!

Reconnect with nature

Hiking the Cape to Cape Track is the ultimate way to switch off from the pressures of life and reconnect with nature and the great outdoors. Just ask Andy Bilson. He’s a emeritus professor at the UK’s University of Central Lancashire. And a world-renowned campaigner for child protection reform. His views are regularly reported on […]

Latest news from the Track

Gene Hardy in Borneo

Did you miss our Spring 2019 newsletter? It’s got all the latest news from the Cape to Cape Track. Some cracking case studies of hikers who completed the trek. How Cape to Cape Explorer Tours nabbed some more awards. And the lowdown on our sister company, Borneo Explorer Tours, and how you can join a […]

Birthday bliss on the Cape to Cape Track

What a great way for Perth hiker Hugh Scott to usher in his 34th birthday – with a 22km hike along the Cape to Cape Track with his partner Sophie. The pair recently spent seven days hiking the entire 135km Track in the Margaret River region from Yallingup to Augusta, through one off the world’s […]

Big awards win for Cape To Cape Explorer Tours

Cape To Cape Explorer Tours staff at the Margaret River Business Awards

WE’RE honoured and still on a massive high after Cape To Cape Explorer Tours took out two major awards at last night’s Margaret River Business Awards. We scooped the “Robust and Remarkable Award” for an established business with more than eight employees that continues to thrive, excel and grow. And then Cape To Cape Explorer […]

Cape To Cape Explorer Tours guide Meg shortlisted for tourism accolade

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours guide Megan Pardoe canoeing across the Margaret River

Huge congrats to one of our most-loved guides and Cape To Cape Explorer Tours operations manager Megan Pardoe. She’s a finalist in the Sir David Brand Young Achiever Medal! We already know she’s awesome. But being shortlisted for this Tourism Council Western Australia award means she’s been recognised by her peers for her ongoing contribution to the WA tourism industry. Anyone […]

Winter solitude on the Cape to Cape Track

Hikers Berneice Loch, Theresia Tina and Moira Treason on the Cape to Cape Track, a truly magical Margaret River experience.
The threesome braved a few patches of wind and rain. But they said the payoff was hours of solitude on the Cape to Cape Track and the backdrop of a wild and beautiful Indian Ocean.

“We struck some weather here and there but the days were essentially beautiful. The country itself was first and foremost absolutely beautiful,” Berneice says.

“The waves, the coast, and the beauty and the amazing colours of the sea are what stands out in my mind. The sea and the waves were coming in very hard but it was really very beautiful.”

CAPE TO CAPE WEEKENDER

Weekend hike on the Cape to Cape

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – A WEEKEND HIKE Join Off the Beaten Track WA and Cape to Cape Explorer Tours for weekend coastal experience hiking tour on West Australia’s premier coastal long distance trail, the Cape to Cape Track! Stay in comfortable coastal accommodation, enjoy gourmet catering from Cape to Cape Movable Feast along with some […]

PROTECT WORLD WILDLIFE

Protect wildlife

  Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is proud to be contributing to the World Wildlife Fund and their extensive work to protect and save the endangered Green Sea Turtle. Sea turtles are dependent on beaches for nesting. Uncontrolled coastal development, vehicle traffic on beaches, and other human activities have directly destroyed or disturbed sea turtle nesting beaches […]

Accommodation on the Cape to Cape Track

Camp site on the Cape to cape Track

Where to stay on the Cape to Cape Track The 130km Cape to Cape Track traverses the length of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and overlooks the adjoining Ngari Capes Marine Park, alternating spectacular sweeping cliff-top views with stretches of pristine beach. At any time of the year there’s a good chance of seeing dolphins, and between June and September whales pass close to […]

WALKING THE CAPE TO CAPE

Cape to Cape Track

WALKING THE CAPE TO CAPE – A PERSONAL JOURNEY  WALKING THE CAPE TO CAPE TRACK? To get started Hiking, you need things in both the physical and mental realms. Did you feel surprised about the “mental” part of beginner hiking tips? Hold that thought! The physical requirements! 1. comfortable footwear, 2. a way to carry […]

Hiking Margaret River

Hiking Margaret River – meet our guides Hiking Margaret River – if you’ve toured with us, you know our guides make the difference between a gratifying trip and a memorable lifetime adventure. Simply put, our guides are the best in the business. Painstakingly recruited and selected, our guides bring a set of traits that foster […]

WINTER 1 DAY CAPE EXPERIENCES – We have a selection of WOW experiences to delight you over the Winter months.

As you explore the banks of the Margaret River, your expert guide will share with you the fascinating properties of not only the surrounding wildflowers, but also bush plants, the bizarre creatures that dwell in the river (such as the endangered Hairy Marron and the prehistoric vampire fish), and the story behind the failed seduction that […]

ULTIMATE ‘LUXURY’ 4 DAY 3 NIGHT CAPE TO CAPE EXPLORER TOUR

Your walk includes stunning and wild coastal landscapes, physical challenge and new friendships, without carrying a heavy pack.   Experience the finest local produce from Lamonts Café and Restaurant, Leeuwin Estate Winery, Cape Grace Winery, Windance Winery, Margaret River Farmers Market and local gourmet caterers Moveable Feast. A scenic HELICOPTER journey will wing you into […]

2019 CAPE TO CAPE GUIDED END TO END TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!!

GUIDED WALK TOUR DATES 2019  Experience the full diversity of the Cape to Cape Track with an adventure of a lifetime on a Guided End-to-End experience. Journey over 135km along the spectacular coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin. Autumn Perfect hiking weather, with lovely light breezes, a glassy ocean, and surfers performing on distant waves. […]

3 Day Smiths Spectacular – for those short on time!

Join Cape to Cape Explorer Tours for a three day coastal experience on the most spectacular sections of Western Australia’s premier coastal long distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track. Stay in 5 star luxury coastal accommodation, enjoy gourmet catering from local producers, including renowned Lamont’s Restaurant and Cafe, along with some of Margaret River’s very […]

3 Day Glamping on the Cape to Cape

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours and Wild Goose Camping have banded together to bring you a fantastic glamping weekend full of adventure, food and beachside relaxation. Staying in the beautiful coastal hamlet of Prevelly, this tour includes plenty of time for your own R&R, as well as two fantastic adventures to experience some of the highlights of the Cape […]