Margaret River Cape to Cape Walking Track
The Cape to cape track is one of Australia’s most unique and varied walking trails, meandering for 135 km across the amazing Margaret River Region coastline.
Rated by Australian Geographic as one of the top ten multi day walks in Australia, it is a must do for those that love the great outdoors.
Stretching the length of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge you will begin your journey at the Cape Naturalise Lighthouse, where you can take in the spectacular views across the Indian ocean, Cape Naturaliste Leeuwin National park and the beautiful Geography bay coastline.
Unlike other walk trails, the Cape to Cape will start and finish at lighthouses on each end of the capes, with your final destination being the stunning but rugged southern coast of Augusta and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
In between you will cover a variety of terrains from stunning white sandy beaches before stumbling upon crystal clear turquoise bays. While our tall timber forests will give way to limestone caves and rocky clifftops, where you can take in the spectacular views across the Indian ocean while keeping a look out for our migrating whales.
Accessing the track is available all year round but as it is part of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, and renowned for the huge range of endemic plant species and wildflowers, we recommend starting your walk in spring, September to November.
You will find our wildflowers in full bloom, and it is also the best time to do a little whale watching.
Heading out in our autumn months March – May will offer you cooler days with spectacular sunsets, while winter June – Aug will bring the flowing Margaret River and other winter streams along with cool wet weather so don’t forget to bring suitable wet weather gear.
Our summer months Dec – Feb maybe hot and dry, with the risk of bushfires, snakes and flies so come prepared and carry repellent and plenty of drinking water. The hot weather brings the added advantage of taking a dip in our wonderful ocean wonderland along the way.
In most cases the Cape to Cape can be tackled as a 5-8 day walk, with camping on the track along with rustic or luxury accommodation options along the way.
Or why not tackle smaller sections at your leisure with short half or full day options available.
For more information check out one of our many Cape to Cape tour operators or contact our local visitor centre for details.