Cape to Cape 4 Day Walking Tour

4 days of walking on the Cape to Cape Track and visits to wineries, caves and galleries. $1,350pp ex Perth – 4 Days, moderate terrain, 39km

Enjoy the highlights of one of the world’s great coastal walks with Inspiration Outdoors. The Cape to Cape Track meanders 135km between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, sometimes along the beach, sometimes along cliff-tops, but nearly always with a view of the wonderful Margaret River coastline.  

By carrying only a daypack and returning to comfortable lodgings each evening, people with a moderate level of fitness should be able to complete the walks.  Preparation will make the experience all the more enjoyable. Excellent food, comfortable accommodation, a cave and winery visit and knowledgeable guides will complement your trip.

Cape to Cape 4 day walking tour at a glance:

  • You’ll walk 10 km on day One, 16km on day Two, 8 km on day Three, 5 km on day Four
  • Visit to Jewel Cave and local wineries included
  • All meals and snacks are provided
  • Twin share or double ensuite rooms in Margaret River (single supplement is available)
  • All transport is included (depart from Perth and Fremantle)
  • 1-2 Inspiration Outdoors guides, depending on group size
  • $1,3500pp twin share, or $1,525 for a single room.

Private guided Cape to Cape Track tours can be arranged for groups of 8 or more (price may vary). Contact us to discuss.

Click here to Download our 5 Day Cape to Cape Track – Info For Walkers Document

Click here to Download our 5 Day Cape to Cape Track – Tour Itinerary Document

Tour Length:
4 Days
Distance walked:
5 – 16 kms
Difficulty:
Easy/Moderate; See FAQ
Dates:
6 – 9. Mar 2021
6 – 9. Apr 2021
27 – 30. Apr 2021
23 – 26. May 2021

Highlights of this walk

We’ve picked out four excellent walks to give you a feel for the wonderful and varied Cape to Cape Track. Your stay in the Margaret River Region is made complete with a visit to Jewel Cave as well as the opportunity to visit and indulge in some of the local wineries.

Walking Tour Itinerary

All walks are between 5 and 16 kilometres and some walks include beach walking, hills or rocky terrain. A moderate level of fitness is required and some training before your holiday will make the experience all the more enjoyable. A guide will accompany you each day.
Day 1 - Drive from Perth, walk around Cape Naturaliste

Day 1 – Drive from Perth, walk around Cape Naturaliste

10 km

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.

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Day 2 - Moses Rock to Gracetown

Day 2 – Moses Rock to Gracetown

16 km

A truly stunning day of walking today. There are a few hills and some sandy patches but the terrain is fairly 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

Day 3 – Redgate Beach to Contos

8 km

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

Day 4 – Walk into Cape Leeuwin, Return to Perth

5 km

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.

Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.
Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.

Accommodation

The accommodation for our 4 day guided Cape to Cape track tour is at the Margaret River Motel, which is located in a lovely quiet nook, walking distance to the Margaret River township. The rooms are spacious, clean, twin share/double motel style rooms with ensuite’s and run by fabulous and helpful staff. Single supplements are available at an additional charge, please contact the office for availability if you are interested in one. Single supplements are not mandatory for solo travellers, we will room solo travellers with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender. 

For breakfast and evening meals we will gather together in the Motels dining area. These are lovingly prepared by the guides and are delicious and healthy. Each day on the track you will enjoy our famous baked cakes for morning teas.

 

What to bring

We will send you a full list of recommended clothing and equipment when you book, as well as some tips on how best to prepare for walking the Cape to Cape track. Please note you do not need to bring bath towels or linen. There is plenty of time to pick up extra supplies and alcohol during the week.

Food

All meals are provided. Breakfast will comprise cereal, fruit, yoghurt and toast. Lunch will sometimes be self-made from fresh breads, salads and meats; at other times the bus will bring us a picnic lunch. Dinner will be a two course home-prepared meal. Please let us know of any dietary requirements. Each day your guide will carry tea, coffee and home-made cakes or biscuits for your morning tea. Fruit is also available. If you need additional snacks e.g. muesli bars, chocolate etc you will need to supply those. Each evening we offer pre dinner nibbles with the opportunity to taste some local wines and food throughout the week. There will be time for you to purchase your own alcohol and supplies during your time in Margaret River.

Transport

Transport is via an air conditioned 12-15 seat mini bus. The bus will take us down from Perth and back and transport us to and from the track and various attractions each day.

This walk includes

All transport via air-conditioned bus, departing from and returning to Perth

Central pick-up points in Fremantle and Perth CBD. Transport each day to and from the track.

Charming accommodation at Margaret River Motel

Charming motel style rooms in a quite nook of time.  Have your own space as well as communal space to relax with fellow walkers.

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Fresh healthy lunches

Sometimes you’ll pack a roll or sandwich and sometimes we’ll deliver a picnic lunch to the track – either way, lunches are fresh and yummy.

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Healthy breakfasts

Includes cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast, juice, a selection of teas and coffee.

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Home made morning tea each day

Enjoy a slice of home-baked cake and a hot cuppa each morning on the track – we’ll even carry the thermos for you!

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Two fun and professional Inspiration Outdoors guides

We’ll feed you, tell you stories, help you achieve the walks safely and make sure everything goes to plan so that you don’t have to worry about a thing

About Walking Tours In General

How hard are the walks?

The difficulty of the walks ranges from tour to tour, from easy to challenging. We design all of our walking tours to be achievable for those with a moderate level of fitness. We do recommend doing some training before most tours, because physical activity is always more enjoyable if you are physically prepared. We will send you information about how to train when you book.

When on tour we find that a positive mental attitude is most important and that if you focus on the scenery, the company and the moment, and not on the kilometres, then you find yourself reaching your destination with little problem. You can always have a day or sometimes an afternoon off to relax if you feel like it. If you have any concerns about your fitness or ability to complete a walk, give us a call on (08) 6219 5164 and we can talk you through it.

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Do I have to twin-share accommodation? Can I have my own room?

Our tour prices are based on rooms being twin share (two single beds in one room) or double (one double/queen bed in a room, shared by a couple). If you are travelling alone, we will give you a room with someone of the same sex. Sometimes, depending on the accommodation, it is possible to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have a room to yourself – please ask us if this option is available when you book. We won’t always be able to guarantee your own bathroom and king/queen beds with a single supplement due to the types of accommodation we use for group bookings. Often we stay at 2 or 3 bedroom chalets so that we can cook and have a common area for the group to relax and mingle at the end of your days walk. If having your own bathroom is important, give us a ring and we will see if it is possible.

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Will I hold up the group if I’m a slow walker?

We find a lot of people who haven’t been on a walking tour before worry about this, but it’s rarely an issue. We keep a comfortable steady pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery along the way. Usually the group will spread out over a couple of hundred metres as we walk.

Normal walking pace on a formed surface like a road or footpath is around 4.5 – 6 km per hour and we tend to average just over 3 km per hour on bush tracks. It’s not a stroll but it’s not a brisk walk either. If you feel you may be slower than this, try some longer training walks to increase your walking fitness.

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What is the average age of Inspiration Outdoors’ guests?

About 80% of our walkers are aged between 45 – 75, but we welcome all adults on our tours. We get a roughly 60/40 female to male split.

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What’s the food like? Can you cater for my dietary needs?

We serve simple, nutritious and delicious food on tour, using fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. Of course, if you like, you can indulge in some less nutritious treats as well – you’re on holiday after all and the team bake some mean cakes. Breakfast, home-made morning tea, lunch, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and a two course evening meal are all included. We are happy to adapt our menu to suit many dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets – please ask when you book.

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Are your walking tours just for “bushwalkers”?

Our walks are for anyone who enjoys walking and nature – bushwalkers or not. Our walks are conducted in safe, supportive and fun environments and you don’t need specialised equipment or experience to undertake them. We give you information about what you will need to bring and how you should prepare for each tour and we’re always here to answer any questions or concerns.

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Do I have to walk every day on tour?

Of course not – it’s your holiday and you should do what you feel! Relax at the accommodation, come for a drive, get dropped off in town or go for a stroll of your own. On some days there is also the opportunity to walk for part of the day. This last option depends on whether there is vehicle access to the track.

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What do I have to carry when I walk?

Very little. A water bladder or bottles, a rain jacket, some personal first aid supplies and, on some days, lunch. You will probably want a camera as well. We return to accommodation each evening so there is no need to carry a large backpack.

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Beautiful walks in the daytime, relax with fellow walkers each evening

As much as this walk is a fantastic outdoor experience, it’s also a social experience, giving you a chance to enjoy the companionship and support of like-minded people.

Enjoy a cuppa with a slice of home-made cake for morning tea, and fresh healthy lunches, surrounded by nature. Finish each day with a delicious, nutritious dinner with the group.

What people have said

Every detail was thought of while still allowing for a relaxed holiday. The walks were well structured with informative guides telling us about the wildflowers, trees, birds, history and whales! We walked mid September and it was magic. Just like walking through someone’s garden with magnificent views of the coast. The food provided is healthy, fresh and tasty. Guides were excellent and the group was full of likeminded people who got on well. Thank you!

Justine M, Cape to Cape Track 2019

Such a beautiful part of the world to be able to walk through and admire. I cannot praise our guides enough, in making this trip a wonderful experience. They felt like family but treated us like royalty from the moment we met. Every request was considered and where possible, achieved. The walk itself is very do-able, especially when carrying a day pack only. The food was amazing, the accommodation very comfortable and some little off-track side trips made this holiday more than just the walk itself. Inspiration Outdoors’ communication throughout the booking process and lead up to the trip was more than adequate. Thank you

Sheree W, Cape to Cape Track 2019

Pricing

AUD $1,350 per person, (single supplement $175)

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If you need to cancel your tour;

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
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