Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Charity Trek

Cape to Cape Track, Western Australia

October 30 – November 6, 2022  |  8 days – 7 nights

YOUR ITINERARY

Sun 30th Oct (Day 1): Perth – Prevelly Caravan Park

Arrive at Prevelly Caravan Park this afternoon or evening either using your own transport or travel with the crew from KC Expeditions.

Mon 31st (Day 2): Cape Naturaliste – Injidup (24km)

Our hike starts at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse with boardwalks to Sugar Loaf Rock, before we follow clifftops trails and a small section of beach before arriving at beautiful Yallingup. We then cross Torpedo Rock and cruise the sand at Smith’s Beach prior to arriving at the giant granite overlooking Canal Rocks. Our descent allows us stunning views of Wyadup beach, followed by a sand walk along Injidup Beach to our pick-up point at the car park.

Tues 1st Nov (Day 3): Injidup – Gracetown (23km)

From Injidup, we trek up high over the ridge, through the coastal tee tree and back onto the wild south-west facing coast. Weave through stunning areas of limestone cliff and granite before reaching Moses Rock where the locals are often out carving the south-west swell. We venture up over several large limestone headlands before flattening out on Willyabrup Beach. A wonderfully constructed staircase then guides walkers up and onto the stunning sea cliffs of Wilyabrup Cliffs. After passing the cliffs, the track drops back down onto the beach, passing the famous surfing breaks of Gallows and Guillotines. The coast then turns decidedly rocky as it weaves over picturesque granite boulders and finally into the delightful hamlet of Gracetown and its captivating bay.

Wed 2nd Nov (Day 4): Gracetown – Prevelly (21km)

Setting out from Gracetown, we trek through low lying coastal sea scrub which allow stunning ocean views. After arriving at the historic settlement of Ellensbrook, we sample living history with the quaint homestead which is still well maintained and welcomes visitors.  We then walk past the Meekadarbee Falls before venturing slightly inland over undulating sandy trails.  Visit the isolated coves of Gnoocardup, Kilcarnup and the beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Crossing the famous Margaret River then has us a stepping stone away from our base camp at Prevelly Caravan Park.

Thur 3rd Nov (Day 5): Prevelly – Boranup Forest (21km)

We start our day under the canopy and head down into the sheltered creek line of Boodjidup Brook and the enchanting Frank Mouritz Bridge. Our day will have a few challenging sections of soft sand as we traverse Redgate Beach. We step off the sand and are then surrounded by Melaleuca trees as we make our way over the scenic coastal cliffs at Bob’s Hollow and Contos. Our world changes somewhat as we enter the majestic Karri forest, home to the world’s third tallest hardwood! A longer day, but the solid track under foot and afternoon shade of the karri forest allows a delightful conclusion to this section.

Fri 4th Nov (Day 6): Boranup Forest – Cosy Corner (20km)

A cool start to the day under the Boranup Forest canopy soon has us back into the coastal heath, and down onto the stunningly beautiful Boranup Beach. 7kms of sand walking later, we arrive at calm and tranquil Hamelin Bay, home to some of the Cape’s friendliest stingrays who love a feed of freshly caught fish! Our views take in the many islands and headlands before arriving at the stunning Cosy Corner.

Sat 5th Nov (Day 7): Cosy Corner – Cape Leeuwin (20km)

Today is our last day on the Cape-to-Cape track and with a hard day ahead, the knowledge that the end is near will keep you motivated and moving. Our day starts by getting up close and personal with the ocean as we rock scurry along next to active blowholes. The next section across Deepdene Beach is tough going but this being the last day will have you motivated and inspired to keep the momentum going!  Within a few km’s we pass Skippy Rock and then Quarry Bay as we etch closer and closer to Cape Leeuwin. We are challenged right to the very end with a long sandy track section before we reach our final destination … The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse !!Congratulations, you have just walked the entire Cape to Cape Track!

We spend the night in Augusta and enjoy a celebratory meal together at the famous local hotel.

Sun 6th Nov (Day 8): Augusta to Perth

This morning we rise for a well-earned cafe breakfast and relaxing stroll through beautiful Augusta. As we venture back to Perth, we will stop at the iconic Busselton Jetty for a morning tea break and some final moments of reflection on this epic journey.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 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.
  • 6 breakfasts + cafe breakfast on the last morning.
  • 6 dinners
  • 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 – $1995/pp
  • Personal expenses for snacks, take away coffees etc.