Day 1 – Drive from Perth, walk around Cape Naturaliste
We leave the big smoke behind and head ‘down south’, departing Perth at 8.30 am. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch before we start our first spectacular walk. There are a few rocky and hilly challenges early on but the deeply dissected red granite boulders and the turquoise oceans beyond are worth the effort. After a full day, we head to our accommodation in Margaret River for a wine before dinner.
Note: As we walk on the first afternoon, you will need to wear your walking clothes on the bus and have your day pack ready to go with water, camera and raincoat.
Day 2 – Moses Rock to Gracetown
A truly stunning day of walking today. There are a few hills and some sandy patches but the terrain is generally easy. The magnificent sweeping views of the coast from cliff-top vantage points, the towering granite cliffs of Willyabrup, as well as some ‘gnarly’ surf breaks will enchant you today.
Our walk ends in the small township of Gracetown, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the sheltered coastal waters of Cowaramup Bay. To top off your journey today, we will pay a visit to ‘The Chapel of the Flowers’ – where local artist, Patricia Negus, takes us through her rustic mud brick art gallery. A lovely way to finish the day!
Day 3 – Redgate Beach to Contos
Today, we start with a short beach walk along the beautiful Redgate Beach before we make our way to Bob’s Hollow, where we can explore the awesome limestone crags and caverns. Climbing out of Bobs Hollow brings us to the clifftops above Contos Beach and Cape Freycinet. Here the Cape to Cape weaves through thick coastal vegetation and delivers some spectacular coastal views over the turquoise waters below.
Given the earlier finish, we will have time to head back to the accommodation to freshen up before we visit some local wineries in the afternoon, as well as having a look around the town of Margaret River
Day 4 – Walk into Cape Leeuwin, Return to Perth
No visit to the Margaret River region would be complete without experiencing one of the many caves that underlie this area. This morning we explore Jewel Cave. This 1.9 kilometre long, 42 metre deep cave is one of Margaret River’s most beautiful caves.
Our final walk for the tour, is a short 3km walk to the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. It is a very picturesque area and is a lovely way to finish your Cape to Cape experience.
After lunch in Augusta, we board the bus one last time for the drive back to Perth where we should arrive by about 5 pm.
Note: Times are estimates only. The itinerary may be altered depending on local conditions and weather.