Wildflower season blooming on the Cape to Cape Track
The sun is shining, whales are migrating and wildflowers are about to bloom – meaning a superlative spring season for hiking on Western Australia’s premier multi-day hiking trail, the Cape to Cape Track!
Our latest newsletter reveals that, until a few months ago, our spring season from September to Christmas was fully booked. But we’ve now got new availability on both our 8-day Guided End-to-End Adventures as well as our self-guided tours ranging from 3 to 7 days, with distances to suit every fitness level.
“Spring is our most popular season on the calendar, when the Track puts on a breathtaking display of orchids and endemic wildflowers,” says Cape to Cape Explorer Tours founder Gene Hardy.
“Add in frolicking whales, surfers riding Indian Ocean swells and warming weather and you’ve got all the ingredients for a dream hiking holiday.”
Coastal accommodation and great catering to make your holiday a memorable one!
As always, our tours come with fabulous coastal accommodation, delicious catering made in-house using the best Margaret River produce, and all transfers and logistics. These spots won’t last long, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Our spring departures for our signature guided end-to-end hikes are:
4th – 11th September
11th – 18th September
18th – 25th September
25th Sep – 2nd October
2nd – 9th October
9th – 16th October
16th – 23rd October
23rd – 30th October
30th Oct – 6th November
6th – 13th November
13th – 20th November
20th – 27th November
27th Nov – 4th Dec
If you prefer to walk the Track self-guided, we’ve also got plenty of options for you! Our newsletter covers the starting days of the week for our self-guided tours, which are:
7 Day End-to-End Starting every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
6 Day End-to-End Starting every Monday and Thursday
5 Day Fast n Furious Starting every Monday and Thursday
5 Day Highlights Starting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
4 Day Highlights Starting every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
3 Day Smiths Spectacular Starting every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Bibbulmun Track dates announced for 2022
Meanwhile, our spring newsletter has all the details about our guided Bibbulmun Track 6-Day Hiking Adventures with six new dates released for 2022. They’re timed when the Walpole Wilderness Area on WA’s South Coast is at its most show-stopping for hiking beneath the canopy of ancient tingle trees.
As we come into spring on both the Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun Tracks, it’s the season of Kambarang to the indigenous Wadandi people of the Margaret River region. It’s when we see an abundance of colours and flowers explode into life.
The yellows of acacias abound, along with banksias and smaller delicate flowering plants including the kangaroo paw and orchids. Balgas or grass trees start to flower, especially if recently burnt. One of the most striking floral displays is the mooja or Australian Christmas Tree, with bright orange and yellow flowers.
Meanwhile, reptiles start to awaken from their hibernation and look to make the most of the warmth, while birds are raising young. Overall, it’s a time of transformation with the welcome warm change in the weather!