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Margaret River

Margaret River, WA 6285

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This is the opportunity to be the first to know about the ticket release for our second Cape to Cape in 2019 as the first one sold out in just 1 week! Here are the details:

This experience is based at shared accommodation in the wonderful beachside hamlet of Gnarabup. Participants will stay in a shared bedroom (single supplement for own room available), shared living spaces and shared bathroom facilities at the wonderfully appointed Surfpoint Resort.

Your walk includes stunning and wild coastal landscapes, physical challenge, new friendships and hearty evening meals await you, with catering from Margaret River company Cape to Cape Movable Feast.

Our professional, local guides have extensive knowledge and experience interpreting the natural beauty of the Track. And you can enjoy all this long distance walk has to offer without carrying a heavy pack.

Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights package

Distance: 135km, walking 16 – 22km/day for 7 days

Accommodation: Surfpoint Resort in Gnarabup, right on the coast of beautiful Margaret River, Includes spacious shared common areas and bathroom facilities, air conditioned rooms, swimming pool and more.

Difficulty: Moderate

Price: TBC

2019 Date:

September 2019

Share knowledge and insights…

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours specialise in providing memorable experiences on the world-renowned Cape to Cape Track. Our highly qualified local guides and managing director are friendly, energetic and entertaining, with a wealth of knowledge to share about the geology, ecology, biodiversity, culture and history of the Track. Enjoy the insights and discussions that will add a whole extra layer of meaning to your journey – stimulate your muscles and mind!

Go the distance, safely…

Enjoy this long distance walk in good company and with peace of mind: safety is our priority. Our fully-trained guides carry first aid and emergency communications equipment.

The Cape to Cape Track End-to-End Experience centres on 7 days of walking over widely-varied terrain, which creates an array of sites and natural processes to wonder at. The Experience is a moderate walk covering 16-22km each day; a sound level of fitness is recommended prior to undertaking the journey. Being as fit as you can will ensure you get the most out of your trip. This being said, you can always take a rest day, or a half day options on most days…

Walking up an appetite…

Margaret River is renowned for fresh, healthy produce – and wine! Savour delicious and nourishing meals prepared for you each day; indulge in boutique wine, olive and cheese tastings. Refresh your body with a dip in the ocean and sleep well in your comfortable lodgings amidst the gorgeous natural surroundings of Gnarabup Beach.

Minimal impact, maximum enjoyment & satisfaction…

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is an environmentally responsible and conscientious operator: we live here and we know, love and support this coastline. While the focus is on walking the Track, our little surprises and extras will make this a trip to remember!

Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday: Walk Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup 14km

Drive yourself down from Perth this morning and meet at Yallingup carpark at 11am. Get a lift with Cape to Cape Explorer Tours to the top of the Cape and begin walking from Cape Naturaliste, the first section of the Cape to Cape Track begins with a gentle down hill stroll on the ‘access-for-all’ section of track to the stunning vistas of Sugar Loaf Rock. The Track then runs along an extended section of carved limestone sea cliffs before reaching the coastal hamlet of Yallingup – ‘The Place of Love’.

Day 2 Sunday: Yallingup to Moses Rock 18.75km

From Yallingup pass over the granite headland at Torpedo Rock and on to the fabled Smiths Beach. After Smith’s Beach the topography changes quickly as giant granite marbles dominate near Canal Rocks. Travel high over the ridge and past Rotary Lookout, before dropping back down on to the beach at Injidup. Travel 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 walking through the stunted vegetation and granite fields of Moses Rock.

Day 3 Monday: Moses Rock to Gracetown 16.25kms

The Track rises high 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 that form the famous climbing buttresses of Wilyabrup Cliffs. After passing the cliffs, the Track drops back down onto the beach, passing the famous, though severe, surfing breaks of Gallows and Guillotines. The coast then turns decidedly rocky as it ducks and weaves over picturesque granite boulders and finally into the pretty hamlet of Gracetown. Relax here and enjoy an afternoon swim to sooth the muscles and mind!


Day 4 Tuesday: Gracetown to Gnarabup 21.5km

Beginning at the picturesque hamlet of Gracetown, follow the low coastline to thehistoric settlement of Ellensbrook. From Ellensbrook, the Track quickly leaves thecoast and meanders through sand dunes and past Ellensbrook homestead and Meekadarbee Falls. Visit the isolated coves of Gnoocardup and torquoise bay of Kilcarnup. Marvel at the centuries-old osprey nest in Horseshoe Bay and then take in some of the world's finest surfing coastline at Prevelly.

Day 5 Wednesday: Gnarabup to Boranup Forest 22km

From the limestone ridge at Prevelly head down into the sheltered creekline of Boodjidup Brook. Continue on and experience the white sands of Boodjidup before reaching historic Redgate Beach. Next is very likely one of the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track: the scenic coastal cliffs at Bob’s Hollow and Contos
(although we may be biased as CCET have adopted and maintain this leg!) 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 make it all seem easy!

Day 6 Thursday: Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner 21.5km

Start amongst the tall karris of Boranup Forest, home to an array of wildlife and wildflowers in season. Head south, back into the coastal heath, and down onto the stunningly beautiful Boranup Beach. 7kms of sand walking later, find the protected Hamelin Bay, home to some of the Cape’s friendliest stingrays who love a feed of freshly caught fish! Continue on past the many islands and headlands through the coastal heath and past Foul Bay lighthouse until you arrive at the stunning Cosy Corner.

Day 7 Friday: Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin 20.5km

The last leg of the Cape to Cape Track faces more into the south than the rest of the coast. True wilderness with limited road access the sights are reserved for the local hooded plovers and you. Granite headlands are broken up by long sections of shoe-sucking sand. Formidable, but every step takes you closer to the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and the moment of celebration.


Day 8 Saturday: Departure Day

10am Check out of Surfpoint Resort and drive yourself back to Perth.

Package Includes:

  • 7 x days fully-guided walking, with full emergency support: trained guides carry first aid and communications equipment.
  • Twice-daily vehicle transfers between the Track and accommodation.
  • 7 x nights accommodation at awesome beachside accommodation at Surfpoint Resort.
  • Lunch and dinner catering provided with a focus on fresh and healthy food, using local produce (breakfast and snacks at your own expense)
  • 7 x quality packed lunches
  • 6 x evening meals, the final night’s celebration dinner at a local restaurant is not included.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included, but opportunities will be provided for you to visit local wineries and purchase beverages of your choice.
  • A selection of your walking experiences’ best photos will be collected during the week, will be burnt to DVD and distributed to you after your walk free of charge.
  • Cape to Cape Track completion certificate.
  • All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support, including intimate knowledge of weather patterns, creek crossings and Track conditions.
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