Snakes on the Cape to Cape Track

snakes on the Cape to Cape Track

Our hikers often ask about snakes on the Cape to Cape Track. The Track runs through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, which is a pristine coastal wilderness and a recognised World Biodiversity Hotspot. That means it’s packed full of wildlife, and snakes have their role to play in a healthy and balanced ecosystem. . Luckily, snakes […]

Hamelin Bay stingrays delight summer visitors

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There is wildlife in abundance along Margaret River’s Cape to Cape Track but the Hamelin Bay stingrays are sure to rank as one of the highlights. And this summer they’ve been wowing visitors who can see and interact with the rays most mornings in the crystals-clear waters of this popular beach just south of Margaret […]

Feature Species: Western Ringtail Possum

How gorgeous is this video of a baby Western Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis)? These little guys are ranked as Critically Endangered using the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) criteria and are endemic to the southwest ecoregion, which means that they are found nowhere else in the world! The Western Ringtail is a nocturnal […]

Feature Species: Slender Tree Frog (Litoria adelaidensis)

So far this summer has shaped up to be one of rather tropical characteristics. Warm days, high humidity and unseasonal summer rains in the southwest have created the perfect breeding ground for an array of insects. With all the extra water around this summer, the insectivorous Slender Tree Frog, along with many other native frogs […]

Not all snakes are dangerous!

The Elapognathus coronets (Western crowned snake) is commonly spotted by our walkers on the Cape to Cape Track. Growing up to 70cm’s in length, this small snake will usually freeze when approached but will timidly squirm away with any sudden movement. Active throughout most of the year they can often be found sun baking on flattened sedge or […]

Our Great Friends of the Iconic Track

Last month members from the not-for-profit organisation, Friends of the Cape to Cape Track (FOCCT), joined Cape to Cape Explorer Tours on an eight day guided end to end walk of the Track. Jenny Kikeros, FOCCT member and nature enthusiast was amongst those who walked the whole Track over 8 days. “I have been a […]

‘Jewel of the Capes’ tour a Wildlife Bonanza

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours flagship one day tour, the Jewel of the Capes, provided a number of wildlife encounters and other highlights for six lucky participants during a recent mid-week custom tour. ‘September in Margaret River has been exceptionally wet this year and it’s fantastic to see the surrounding bushland and coastal heath looking […]