The Cape to Cape Track

In the far southwest corner of Western Australia, a broad peninsula projects into the Indian Ocean – ancient, wild and stunning. 

Running north to south along its edge is the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park: the setting of the 132km Cape to Cape Track and backdrop to the Margaret River region.

“Explore the true nature of the Margaret River region”

About the Track

The Cape to Cape Track stretches between lighthouses at Cape Naturaliste in the north and Cape Leeuwin in the south, where the Indian meets the Southern Ocean.

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.

Location

A three-hour drive south of the Western Australian capital, Perth, lies the famous wine, food and surf region of Margaret River.

It’s renowned for stunning scenery, world-class beaches, gourmet food and fine wines.

And it’s also home of the Cape to Cape Track – one of the nation’s best the multi-day hiking trails through a recognised global biodiversity hotspot.

When to hike

Hikers visit year-round, but spring is one of the most popular seasons. From September-December, stunning wildflowers bloom and whales frolic at sea.

Autumn is also a magical time to hike. From March-May, sunny skies, light winds and beautiful mild temperatures make walking the Track a dream.

Tackling the Cape to Cape Track requires a moderate level of fitness.

Why Hike with us

The Track is free to access and open to everyone. It’s possible to hike the trail unassisted, camping at designated areas and carrying food, water and a tent. But the terrain includes soft sand sections and beach crossings, making this a difficult proposition. 

With Cape to Cape Explorer Tours, experience the Track carrying just a day pack, with comfortable accommodation, catering, transfers and logistics taken care of. Choose from guided or self-guided experiences from 3 to 8 days. Or get a taste of the Track on a private day tour with our expert guides.

Fauna on the Track

Birdlife is plentiful thanks to the abundance of heathland and forest on the Track. Colourful residents include splendid and red-winged wrens, scarlet, white-breasted and yellow robins,  golden whistlers, New Holland honeyeaters and spinebills.  Spectacular birds of prey are often seen soaring over the cliffs while shore birds inhabit the rocks and beaches.

Numerous reptiles including colourful bobtail lizards and curious heath monitors can be seen, while mammals like the southern brown bandicoot, quenda, ring-tailed possums and western grey kangaroo also call the Track home.

Most of the 132km Track hugs the coastline, which is protected by the Ngari Capes Marine Park. It’s where pods of frolicking dolphins and majestic humpback and southern right whales can be spied. Oh, and don’t miss the friendly stingrays at Hamelin Bay! 

Flora on the Track

One of the wonders of walking the Cape to Cape Track is the variety and diversity of vegetation, from coastal heathland and inland loops through woodland and forest. The region of Western Australia’s southwest including the Cape to Cape Track is recognised by Conservation International as one of less than 40 global biodiversity hotspots. To quality, one of the criteria is having at least 1500 endemic species found nowhere else on the planet. This region has more than 3500!

During spring the landscape erupts in a sea of colour, with carpets of wildflowers from yellow through to pink and purple. You’ll see pink pimelea, bright buttercups and shark’s tooth acacia, interspersed with woody species such as the Rottnest tea-tree, peppermint trees and groves of fruiting quandong. 

The southern span of the Track is home to the stunning karri hardwoods in Boranup Forest – among the tallest flowering trees in the world. Don’t leave without hugging one! Many species of rare orchids can be found beneath the forest canopy, while other types grow among granite outcrops.  

Flora on the Track

One of the wonders of walking the Cape to Cape Track is the variety and diversity of vegetation, from coastal heathland and inland loops through woodland and forest. The region of Western Australia’s southwest including the Cape to Cape Track is recognised by Conservation International as one of less than 40 global biodiversity hotspots. To quality, one of the criteria is having at least 1500 endemic species found nowhere else on the planet. This region has more than 3500!

During spring the landscape erupts in a sea of colour, with carpets of wildflowers from yellow through to pink and purple. You’ll see pink pimelea, bright buttercups and shark’s tooth acacia, interspersed with woody species such as the Rottnest tea-tree, peppermint trees and groves of fruiting quandong. 

The southern span of the Track is home to the stunning karri hardwoods in Boranup Forest – among the tallest flowering trees in the world. Don’t leave without hugging one! Many species of rare orchids can be found beneath the forest canopy, while other types grow among granite outcrops.  

Terrain on the Track

The Cape to Cape Track is an exhilarating trek open to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. We’ve had clients from 12 to 87 hike with us! But it is also a challenging walk at times due to the diversity and nature of the terrain. The experience ranges from extended soft sand beach walks, through to steep (but short) climbs over loose limestone. It involves long, extended hikes that will challenge even the fittest in the group. As such, pre-trip preparation is strongly recommended to make the trip enjoyable and to reduce the risk of injury!

The distances you walk vary on which tour you choose from our range of guidedself-guided and day tours. Some are just a few hours long and designed for all levels of fitness. Others are 20-30km a day. 

Sarah W
Sarah W
07/07/2024
Mind and body looked after! My husband booked this for my birthday as we are keen walkers - we did the 14km walk with a guide - it was fantastic! not only was the view amazing but we learnt so much along the way - I would recommend to people who are curious!
jo H
jo H
23/06/2024
Absolutely wonderful walk The views were amazing, such an incredible walk. The support organised by Cape to Cape Explorer Tours was wonderful. They had thought about everything to make our walk so much more enjoyable. We didn't have to worry about accommodation, food or getting dropped off or picked up each day, they had it all planned. It allowed us to just walk and enjoy the incredible views of the whole track. Their staff were amazing. So friendly and helpful and very committed to an eco environment. I have recommend this group to my friends who are considering doing the walk.
Seeitbeforeitsgone
Seeitbeforeitsgone
06/06/2024
5-day Cape-to-cape highlights Cape to Cape made it possible for us to experience the track in comfort and within our time constraints. It's a beautiful hike, and Gene and his team take really good care of you. The food they provide is delicious and they have set up their trips to be as environmentally responsible as possible.
Freedom547922
Freedom547922
30/05/2024
Spectacular Such a well run and caring company, which ensured that our adventure was absolutely brilliant! All of the staff and guides are fantastic and you can tell the staff all enjoy working for Cape to Cape Explorer Tours too....always a great sign to me :)
Donna P
Donna P
27/05/2024
Beauty of the Land and Sea in WA An incredible journey from the beginning to the end with ‘postcard’ scenery at every corner. I had the privilege of hiking with a bunch of people (local and interstate) that kept me laughing all the way. A huge thank you to all the CCET team I met and the ones I didn’t - your countless hours of work were appreciated. My ‘glamping’ was very comfortable and all meals were amazing. This well organised adventure is provided by passionate, knowledgeable and entertaining humans. Thank you all !
Steve C
Steve C
25/05/2024
Absolutely Fabulous WOW, WOW, WOW. I have just completed the seven day end to end guided tour, and it was absolutely amazing. From the initial booking process, all the way from start to finish. This is an exceptional company which is run by passionate and amazing people. From my pickup in Perth to my drop off back in Perth, it was fantastic. The logistics involved in organising this guided hike ran like a well oiled machine. All the staff were absolutely amazing and extremely passionate about there jobs. From drivers to guides to the staff cooking and providing delicious meals every day to all the office staff, and our hosts at Surfpoint Resort, thank you, you are all amazing, I am hesitant to mention names individually as I don't want to miss anyone. Thany you, Thank you, Thank you. I can highly recommend Cape to Cape Explorer tours. And I will be back to do it again.
Leanne B
Leanne B
22/05/2024
Highly recommend Cape to Cape Explorer Tours Great experience with Cape to Cape Explorers Tours. Gene and his team could not do enough for us. Beautiful scenery and a challenging walk if you’re doing the entire track. Highly recommended!
SeaDiva
SeaDiva
16/05/2024
Best hiking tour in Australia Thank-you to everyone at CCET, what a professional, well run outfit. The Guides were incredible, mostly local, born and bred in the region, caring, knowledgable and incredibly passionate about the region. Each day has a different theme and the guides share internesting information relating to that days theme, so you were not only immersed in the beautiful landscape but came away learning so much about this much loved region. The food was incredible, the in house caterng was delicious, healthy, generous and offered great variety. But what made it even better was the opportunity to eat out at local pubs, breweries & wineries, sample local produce and experience a local farmers market. I came away feeling like I'd not just gone on a hike, but was able to really experience the Margaret river region. The accomdation was comfortable, spacious and clean. The staff have thought of everything you could possible need to make your stay comfortable and ensure you recovered each night and woke up refreshed and eager to get back out on the track each day. I cannot think of a thing that I wanted for the entire week. For me what sets CCET apart from other hiking tour providers was their care, generosity and flexibility. Sometimes one size does not fit all. A group hike will attract a range of people, of various ages, fitness and hiking ability. CCET were able adapt and accomodate a range of different needs and ensure got the most out of there adventure. I cannot recommend Cape to Cape ExplorerTours more highly, they are a 5 *operation.
Margaret A
Margaret A
13/05/2024
Fun walking experience I had an incredible time, the guides were professional, shared so much local knowledge and included surprises along the way. The food was delicious and you never went hungry. Accommodation was clean and well managed. I would definitely recommend you take on this adventure Margaret River is full of history and diverse landscapes.
O3232PRmaryf
O3232PRmaryf
13/05/2024
Just brilliant! Excellently organised trip, with great accomodation, food and transport. The track guides and support staff were all fantastic, leaving us to simply enjoy the gorgeous scenery and the experience! A total package . If you are thinking of walking the Cape, this is the group to do it with, whether you choose a guided walk or a self guided experience.

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Phone: 0459 452 038

Email:  info@capetocapetours.com.au

Office and postal address: 1/24 Auger Way West, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285

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