Top Trail:  Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River

Overview

The Cape to Cape Walk Track runs for 123 kilometres along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the far south west of Western Australia.  It features spectacular coastal and forest scenery, a fascinating geology of cliffs, caves, headlands and rock formations and an ever-changing display of vegetation and wildflowers.

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About the Trail

Designed to bring people in close contact with the environment, the track mainly follows the coast, alternating spectacular sweeping cliff-top views with stretches of pristine beach. There are several inland loops, which take in some lovely sheltered woodland sections as well as the magnificent Boranup karri forest.  

The trail varies from old 4WD vehicle tracks, constructed pathways, firm well-graded tracks, to rough stony paths and sandy beaches.  There are easy sections, which make excellent half-day and day walks, while some of the wilder parts are rugged and hard going.  To tackle the whole walk is a great challenge. usually five to seven days, but multiple access points along the coast allow the track to be completed easily in smaller segments.  Several tour operators  offer fully-guided walks and with camping along the Track and many types of accommodation close by, all comfort levels are catered for.

Sections of the track that accommodate wheelchairs / prams / frames etc. include:

  • Ellensbrook Homestead 1km paved path and boardwalk to Meekadarabee Cave and Falls.  (Toilet)
  • Ellensbrook Beach 200 metre paved path to coastal lookout.  (No toilet)
  • Redgate Beach Coastal lookout at main carpark.  (Toilet)
  • A section of the Track between the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Sugarloaf Rock carpark has been sealed. It covers a distance of approximately 3.8km. 

DOWNLOADABLE ROUTE FILES

The KML file depicted on the map may not be the most up-to-date.

Check under the LINKS TAB for the most up-to-date downloadable route files for the long trails: Cape to Cape Track, Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmun Track.


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