Day 1 – Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup
We meet at the pick-up point in Perth for the 7:00AM departure to make our way to the beautiful South West coasts of WA. Our hike starts at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse with boardwalks to Sugar Loaf Rock, from here the track journeys along the clifftops as we look over the Three Bears Beach before hitting the sand and dunes. The walking day finishes off with a few four-wheel drive tracks and then onto Yallingup for night 1. Today has been a good warm– up to our expedition as we rest and prepare for a big day walking tomorrow.
Day 2 – Yallingup to Moses Rocks
Today we experience effort for reward with one of the longest walking days on this expedition. This 23 km day displays the best that the WA coastline has to offer. From Yallingup, across Smith’s Beach to Canal Rocks and then onto Wyadup and Injidup beaches. With a mixture of four-wheel drive tracks and beaches after lunch, we reach the clifftop views of Moses Rocks. Our campsite this evening, Moses Rocks is a beautiful coastal campsite with stunning sunset views.
Day 3 – Moses Rocks to Ellensbrook Campsite
Our day starts with undulating tracks untill we meet Wilyabrup Brook. The Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs are what makes today spectacular. With a chance to explore the craggy cliffs we admire the raw nature of this area. Once our cliff walk ends, we head back down to the beach and traverse boulders as we make our way into Gracetown. From here we walk through dry and barren landscape that slowly becomes coastal sea scrub. As we get closer to the campsite, we check out the grotto and Meekadarabee Falls which are a delight to end the day. Camp is just a little further on.
Day 4 – Ellensbrook to Prevelly Caravan Park
Today’s walk follows many undulating walking tracks which make their way to Kilcarnup Beach. Dominated by dunes, we take it easy as we enter the scrublands and journey towards Horseshoe Bay. The top of the limestone cliffs is where we feel the power of the ocean and enjoy the secluded location we are walking through. Walking down and then along the beach, we cross the Margaret River with caution and care before making our way up to the Prevelly Caravan Park. Here we can have a swim at the beach, a hot shower and relax in the afternoon.
Day 5 – Prevelly to Contos Campsite
We wave goodbye to beautiful Prevelly and make our way towards Boodjidup Creek and the Frank Mouritz Bridge to start our 18km day. Our day will have a few challenging sections with long beaches and soft sand dunes, but the effort is worth it as the prospects of wildlife spotting and pristine beaches is always on offer. Once we are off the soft sand, surrounded by Melaleuca trees we make our way to the stunning Bobs Hollow and Contos Cliffs. Over the next few km’s you will be rewarded and inspired by the stunning clifftops. Not too far along is our campsite for the evening, Contos Campsite.
Day 6 – Contos Campsite to Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
We start our day with a stunning stroll through the Boranup Forest with its Karri trees. The ever-changing nature of this walk has us soon walking through a peppermint tree forest as we walk a few stretches of four-wheel drive tracks. Today’s reward is the pure white Hamelin Bay Beach with crystal clear water and you’ll understand why this is considered one of the best beaches in WA. We walk the beach towards Hamelin Bay Holiday Park where we spend the night. An amazing location.
Day 7 – Hamelin Bay to Cape Leeuwin
Today is our last day on the Cape to Cape track as this afternoon you will reach your final goal, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. With a hard day ahead, the knowledge that the end is near will keep you motivated and moving. Our day starts with a journey along Foul Bay and then several four-wheel drive tracks. We meet Foul Bay Lighthouse and then onto Cosy Corner. An adventurous spot as we get up close and personal with the ocean as we rock scurry along. The section across Deepdene Beach is really tough going but this being the last day will mean you’ll fly through it. Within a few km’s we pass Skippy Rock and then Quarry Bay as we etch closer and closer to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse … And there it is ! Congratulations … you have just completed the Cape to Cape Expedition !
Tonight we stay in Augusta and enjoy a celebratory meal togther at the famous local Hotel.
This morning we rise early for the most emotional experience of the trip as we join the local town for a moving Dawn Service at the Augusta War Memorial. Following the service we have breakfast before heading back to the drop off location in Perth.
- Complimentary transfer between a central location in Perth and the start/end of the trek.
- Head Guide – Travis Hocart.
- Support vehicle to transport your equipment and all gear/food in between campsites (you will need to carry a day pack containing the day’s supplies).
- 8 days fully guided with extensive emergency response procedures (satellite phone, first aid kit, two way radios).
- Use of private tent at bush camps and camp grounds.
- 6 trail breakfasts + cafe breakfast on the last morning.
- 6 trail dinners + last night’s dinner at a restaurant in Augusta.
- 7 trail lunches.
- Snack pack (including energy bars, fruit and nut mix).
- Use of camping kit – bowl, cup, utensils.
- Assistance for physical preparation and build up training.
YOUR TOTAL COSTS:
- Trek Price – $1790/pp
- Personal expenses for snacks, take away coffees etc.