8-Day Cape to Cape Track Guided Walking Tour from Perth
If you want to walk the iconic Cape to Cape Track along the famous Margaret River coastline in comfort without camping, then this tour is for you. Take in cliff-top vistas, white sand beaches and clean ocean air on this 135-km guided walk. Ideally suited to over 50's, you will complete spectacular walks each day and return to comfortable lodge style accommodation each evening. Carrying only a small day pack and enjoying delicious and healthy meals (and yes, all dietary needs are catered for) along the way, walking this track is both achievable and enjoyable. The small group size means there are plenty of opportunities to develop new friendships and share experiences. This walk is certainly achievable to those with a moderate level of fitness but if you need a rest day or would like a shorter day of walking then there are options as well. Tours are always guaranteed to depart.
Day 1: Cape Naturaliste - Yallingup, 14-km (8.7-mi)
Departing from Perth you reach Cape Naturaliste by lunch time. Enjoy the first of many fresh picnic lunches for the week on the lawn at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and get to know your companions. Today’s walk on the Cape to Cape track is relatively easy with mostly cliff-top and some beach walking. Keep an eye out for dolphins!
Day 2: Yallingup - Moses Rock, 18-km (11.2-mi)
Some beach walking in the morning and superb coastal views all day. The red granite boulders, white sand beaches and turquoise waters can be gobsmackingly beautiful. Have lunch at the surfing Mecca, Injidup, visit Quinninup Falls and finish with ocean views at Moses Rock.
Day 3: Moses Rock - Gracetown, 16-km (9.9-mi)
The magnificent sweeping views of the coast from cliff-top vantage points, and the towering red rocks of Willyabrup are two of many highlights on this day. If the weather’s nice, you might enjoy a refreshing swim in the sheltered bay at Gracetown or just soak those feet as you reflect on another great day.
Day 4: Gracetown - Margaret River mouth, 18-km (11.2-mi)
It’s fairly easy walking among coastal heath to Ellensbrook historic homestead, where you can enjoy morning tea and explore the grounds. After heading inland for a while you will return to the coast for a very pleasant beach walk up to Cape Mentelle. Finish the day at the Margaret River mouth – a good place for a swim if it’s warm.
Day 5: River mouth - Boranup Forest, 25-km (15.5-mi)
Head inland again to start with, and enjoy morning tea beside the Boodjidup Brook. A beach walk takes you to Redgate for lunch and then a spectacular stretch of cliff-top walking sees you reach shady Contos Campground by afternoon tea. The final part of the day is through the cool peaceful forest on firm, easy tracks.
Day 6: Boranup Forest - Cosy Corner, 21-km (13-mi)
This morning continue through the karri forest before making your way down to the aqua-blue waters of Hamelin Bay. Enjoy the peace, the view and the moment as you walk into Hamelin Bay for a picnic lunch. After lunch it’s a short but challenging hike up to the tiny Foul Bay Lighthouse, with sweeping views back along the coast.
Day 7: Cosy Corner - Cape Leeuwin, 21-km (13-mi)
Much of the walking is along a limestone ledge close to the sea, complete with blowholes! There is a long beach stretch where you can daydream about all that you’ve achieved this week. After that heading inland, occasionally sighting the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, signalling the end of your walk.
Day 8: Return to Perth
Enjoy a sleep in and a leisurely breakfast this morning before dropping past Margaret River where you can enjoy a coffee and perhaps a spot of shopping.