Cape to Cape Track
Rated one of the Top Ten multi-day walks in Australia by Australian Geographic, the Cape to Cape Track meanders for 135km across the spectacular coastline of the Margaret River Region in the South West corner of Western Australia. Walkers pass through coastal heath, magical karri forest and woodlands to sweeping cliff top views, spectacular remote beaches, limestone caves and historic lighthouses.
The track can be tackled as a 5-8 day walk with camping on the track, rustic or luxury accommodation options along the way or even enjoyed in smaller sections as leisurely short walks with half or full day options.
When to go: The Cape to Cape Track is accessible year-round. Spring is best for wildflower and whale watching viewing. Autumn offers cooler days, moderate sea-breezes and spectacular sunsets. Winter can be cool and wet but often means you have the track to yourself. Summers can be hot and dry with the chance to cool off with an ocean dip - be prepared to carry more drinking water in the summer months which may be in limited supply along the track.
More informationThe Cape to Cape Walk Track runs for 135 kilometres along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin (guided tours available daily). It features spectacular coastal and forest scenery, fascinating geological formations such as limestone cliffs, caves and headlands and an ever-changing display of unique vegetation, wildlife and wildflowers.
Because of its numerous access points, this walk trail offers many alternative walk options ranging from:
- a stroll of an hour or two
- hikes of several days, or
- A superb 5 – 9 day challenge of the entire Cape to Cape Track.
You can choose to camp out along the track, or make use of the wide variety of excellent accommodation available in this popular Margaret River holiday region.
Supported walking options
Cape to Cape Explorer Tours offer half-day, full day or multi day tours both self-guided and fully guided as well as walker support and equipment hire.
Walk into Luxury offer 4, 5 or 8 day walking holiday packages in style. Please contact the local Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Augusta Visitor Centres on (08) 9780 5911 for more information.
Track Difficulty Rating: Easy to moderate depending on section selected.
Water resources are limited along the track to some campsites, townships and seasonal springs. Please check local conditions or be prepared to carry extra drinking water.
The Cape to Cape Track lies almost wholly within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and is managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW).
Detailed guide books, Cape to Cape Track maps and field guides are available for purchase from the Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Augusta Visitor Centres.
Sections of the Track that currently accommodate wheelchairs / prams / frames etc. include:
- Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Sugarloaf Rock car park - 3.4 km. Toilets available at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Sugarloaf Car Park
- Ellensbrook Homestead 1 km paved path & boardwalk to Meekadarabee Cave and Falls. Toilets. - Ellensbrook Beach 200 m paved path to coastal lookout. No toilets
- Redgate Beach Coastal lookout at main car park. Toilets
Please refer to the Cape to Cape Track website for more detailed information about trail signage, camping areas,current conditions, hazards and other safety information before you set out.