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Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock, Dunsborough

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

This 3.5 kilometre length of the Cape to Cape track is wheelchair accessible and provides stunning coastal views between Cape Naturaliste and Sugarloaf rock.

This first section of the Cape to Cape Track has a wheelchair accessible Boardwalk.
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Trail Start

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End of Cape Naturaliste Road, Near Dunsborough, 270km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

Trail End

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Sugarloaf Rock WA

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The new 'Access for More' section of the Cape to Cape Walk Track runs between the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Sugarloaf Rock.  This is a world class, levelled and bituminised Class 2 trail that provides an exceptional experience to walkers of all abilities.  It also incorporates more than 1 kilometre of timber boardwalk.
It is suitable for people in wheelchairs, being graded 1 in 12. It can be accessed by road at either end.

It offers excellent views of the coast and whales may be spotted June- October.

Other trails from the lighthouse include:

Whale Lookout Walk Trail
Distance: 2.4km (return)  Class: 2

Cape Naturaliste Track
Distance 4km Class: 2

Bunker Bay Loop
Distance 3.6km Class 3

Margaret River Visitor Centre

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

1.5 hours


7km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

End of Cape Naturaliste Road, Near Dunsborough, 270km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Sugarloaf Rock WA

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.


All the facilities are at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre

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Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets permitted
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2 trail goers have rated Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock, Dunsborough as 4.5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Annique Lee

Reviewed 27 Aug 2021, 8:01am

Beautiful walk, easy with splendid vista to feast the eye on
steve bennett

Reviewed 24 Aug 2015, 8:38am

An excellent walk and suitable for prams and wheel chairs. The raised nature of the trail allows for excellent viewing of whales and the remarkable coastline.

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