There’s an abundance of mind-blowing fauna on the Cape to Cape Track for wildlife-mad hikers with a keen eye! Think mysterious land-based mammals. Incredible marine life. A stunning array of birds. And fascinating insect life. The Cape to Cape Track in the Margaret River region of Western Australia has it all!

Abundance of nature in the Margaret River region

For context, 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. All that nature means the Track is home to an incredibly rich diversity of wildlife, with a fascinating indigenous and European history thrown into the mix too.

Birds in abundance on the coast and in the karri forest

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.  Plus spectacular birds of prey are often seen soaring over the cliffs, while shore birds inhabit the rocks and beaches.

Reptiles and mammals to be spied among dunes, cliffs and forest

Numerous reptiles including colourful bobtail lizards and curious heath monitors can be seen. If you’re lucky, you might also encounter  mammals like the southern brown bandicoot, quenda, ring-tailed possums and western grey kangaroos, which also call the Cape to Cape region home.

Marine life a highlight of fauna on the Cape to Cape Track

Most of the 124km 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! 

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!