A big high five to these three couples who just completed the 124km Cape to Cape Track! They finished seven days of hiking in the Margaret River region to reach the biggest lighthouse on mainland Australia – mighty Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Southern oceans meet!
Well done to Dianne and Mark Doick, Jenny and Dean Brooks, and Sharyn and Doug Bandy, who are all mates and members of the Trigg Surf Life Saving Club in Perth. Epic effort completing our Cape to Cape Track 7-Day End-to-End self-guided adventure!
“Stunning” hiking on the Cape to Cape Track
“It was stunning, absolutely stunning,” said Sharyn, right after she touched Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to complete the final day of the trek. “It’s hard to explain. Every day had something wonderful.”
Among the group’s highlights was walking atop Contos Cliffs and taking in the stunning Indian Ocean vistas. And plunging into the Boranup Forest, with hundreds of towering karri trees, on Day 6 of their adventure. “We also loved reaching Hamlin Bay, where we had a swim and got to touch the sting rays which swim back and forth along the beach,” Sharyn says.
Bucket list goal ticked off the list
For Sharyn, 66, and Doug, 70, hiking the Cape to Cape Track was a dream 20 years in the making. “We first planned to come and do the walk two decades ago. But it never happened because of kids and money. Now here we are – we’ve done it!” says Sharyn.
They also loved the coastal accommodation, as well as our delicious catering, done in-house. For Doug and Sharyn, hiking with their good friends Dianne, Mark, Jenny and Dean brought the trip to life and added to the fun. “It was much much better than I thought. Hiking with a great group of friends made it much better for us. They were supporting us and we were all encouraging each other. It was perfect really!”
Rusty spider orchid