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 Explorer Tours founder Gene Hardy. He said it would enhance the hiking experience for our guided and self-guided walking tours.

Track surface and infrastructure upgrades to improve hiking

WA Government ministers Roger Cook and Reece Whitby released a joint statement outlining an allocation of $2 million for enhancing the Cape to Cape Track experience. That includes improvements to the track surface, infrastructure upgrades, trail realignments to protect culturally sensitive sites and erosion management. Another $700,000 will be spent on visitor signage. Works on the track improvements will begin later this year and are expected to be complete mid-2025.

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park a tourism drawcard

Margaret River-Busselton Tourism Association chairman Stuart Hicks said the Track was home to significant environmental and cultural values. It traverses the limestone ridge and beaches of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, following the coast from Cape Naturaliste down to Cape Leeuwin.

“The Track also provides the setting for some of our region’s most sophisticated tourism experiences, which are instrumental in raising awareness of the destination among interstate and international audiences,” he said. “The Government’s commitment will assist the Track to fulfil its potential as a five-star walk trail, offering infrastructure, facilities and interpretation that are on par with other iconic walk trails around the world.

“In celebrating this milestone, it is important to acknowledge the dedication and stewardship of local not-for-profit group, Friends of the Cape to Cape Track, who over the last 25 years have helped to maintain the Track with the minimal resources available to them.”

Cape to Cape Track upgrades a win for the Margaret River region

Located in the south-west corner of Western Australia, the Cape to Cape Track is one of the nation’s best multi-day hikes. It meanders through towering forests. Dreamy white-sand beaches. Six hundred million-year-old granite cliffs and marbles. And scenic coastal paths lined with the region’s iconic orchids and wildflowers. You’ll spy humpback whales leaping and surfers riding giant waves. The Track is also home to an incredibly rich diversity of wildlife, with a fascinating indigenous and European history.

Retaining the natural assets of the Cape to Cape Track

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours’ Gene Hardy said the Track was already an incredible asset for hikers. But he said the upgrades would only improve the experience for people walking the coastal trail. “I’m really excited to see more protection for our natural assets,” Gene says. “There is fierce erosion in some areas and we can’t keep enjoying and using the Track to the same level without some additional protection. I’m really hoping the funds are used to target some of those areas. At the same time we want the Track to remain as natural as possible.”

To experience the Cape to Cape Track, 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. And we’ll see you on the Track soon!