Season’s greetings from Cape to Cape Explorer Tours
The newsletter kicks off with a message from Gene Hardy, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours managing director. He says: “Season’s greetings from Cape to Cape Explorer Tours! And what a season it’s been – our busiest ever, with hundreds of hikers coming to experience the Cape to Cape Track during our spectacular spring wildflower season.
“Now we’re looking ahead to autumn 2023, which is booking up fast. March, April & May is the best time of year weather-wise in the Margaret River region. You can expect sunny days, mild temps and light winds. It’s an epic time to hike either guided or self-guided on our celebrated 124km multi-day coastal hiking trail!
“Plus, we’re heading back to the Bibbulmun Track on WA’s wild south coast with dates throughout 2023 for our 6-Day guided Walpole Wilderness Experience trips. The next trip is departing February 18. That’s a magic time to hike under the canopy of ancient tingle forest. Spots still available!
Cape to Cape hiking dates released for the year ahead
In other Cape to Cape Track news, we’ve released our hiking dates for the year ahead. These dates are for our Guided 8-Day End-to-End adventures during the upcoming autumn season. The dates are:
March 25-April 1
April 29-May 6
May 20- 27
Hiking in the Noongar season of Birak
The latest Cape to Cape Track newsletter also highlights the current season we’re in on the Noongar calendar. It is known as Birak. During Birak, the rain eases and the warm weather really starts to take hold. Meanwhile, afternoons are cooled by SW sea breezes.
Traditionally this was the fire season. Reliable easterly winds in the morning and sea breezes in the afternoon meant that this was burning time for Noongar people, and they would burn the country in mosaic patterns. Their motivation was fuel reduction, increasing the grazing pastures for animals, aiding seed germination, and making it easy to move across country.
Fledglings venture out of nests in Birak, though some are still staying close to their parents, particularly magpies and parrots. Reptiles meanwhile shed their old skin for a new one. With the rising temperatures and the decreasing rainfall, it’s also a time for the baby frogs to complete their transformation into adulthood.
Brilliant Bree joins the Cape to Cape Explorer Tours team
Our newsletter always features a shout-out to one of our team members. This time the spotlight was on Bree. She’s our newest recruit. And she’s doing an ace job guiding our hikers on the Cape to Cape Track. Plus driving our guided and self-guided hikers to and from the start and finish of each day’s hiking adventure!
We’ve loved having Bree join our A-team. She’s always ready with a smile, a laugh, a helping hand and plenty of top tips and inside info for each day on the Track. If you’re headed our way to hike WA’s epic 124km coastal trail, be sure to say g’day to Bree when you meet her!