Self guided Cape to Cape Track tour

Dreamt of walking the Cape to Cape Track? We can arrange everything, so you can just relax and concentrate on walking one of Australia’s great coastal walks.

If you’d like to walk all or part of the world class Cape to Cape Track with a friend or group of friends, but our guided tours don’t suit your needs, then a self guided Cape to Cape Track tour is for you. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss, while avoiding the time and headache of arranging every detail yourself. Plus, we can make sure the package you choose is right for you. We walk, know and love this track ourselves. We want you to love it too.

You can choose from one of five self guided Cape to Cape Track tour packages or ask us to tailor something just for you.  Whether you’d like to walk the whole 135 km or just get away for a weekend, we’ll provide you advice on the best sections to walk, and arrange whatever you need.

Self guided Cape to Cape Track tour options:

Choose from the following services;

  • itinerary planning;
  • accommodation (or arrange your own);
  • transport;
  • food (or arrange your own);
  • maps; and
  • comprehensive trail notes.

There are a number of accommodation options available throughout the Margaret River region, which we will book for you according to your preference and budget. We arrange local professional drivers to take you to the Cape to Cape Track each day and pick you up each afternoon after your walk. Or, if you have your own car (or hire car) you can drive and we’ll arrange for it to be waiting for you at the end of each day’s walk.  This gives you the ultimate flexibility to do other sightseeing in Margaret River.

We organise self guided Cape to Cape Track tours for a minimum of two people.  Call us today on (08) 6219 5164 to talk to us about walking this amazing trail.

Tour Length:
From 2 to 10 days – you decide
Distance walked:
Between 14 & 25 km per day
Difficulty:
Easy to challenging; See FAQ
Dates:
Available Any Time

Highlights of this walk

Enjoy the magnificent Cape to Cape Track at your own pace with a friend or a group of friends. Walk through the most amazing and varied landscapes; from ocean cliffs, with expansive views of the coastline, to white sandy beaches and turquoise oceans, to the most beautiful sun filtered forests. Take pleasure in the fact that you don’t have to camp out each night, as you’re driven to your accommodation for a shower, a meal and a good night’s sleep.

Walking Tour Itinerary

We offer five different standard Self Guided Cape to Cape Track packages. Ask us today about tailoring a package to your individual needs, or choose from one of these four great packages.

Package 1: 7 days, full End to End - Transport Only

Package 1: 7 days, full End to End – Transport Only

135 km total. Between 14 – 24 kms each day.

Don’t want to camp or carry a heavy back pack, but need your car transported along the track each day? Want to choose your own accommodation and self cater your own meals? Walk the Cape to Cape Track the way you like it and let us transfer your car or your hire car along the track.

How our vehicle transfer service works:

  • Drive yourself to the start point of each day’s walk(we will provide you with an itinerary and driving instructions) place your keys in the lockbox provided and we will move your car (or your hire car) to the finish point for that day. You can then drive back to your accommodation. Our drivers are insured to drive hire cars.

Includes maps, track notes and itinerary planning.

7 Vehicle Transfers:  $550 per person (four walkers) or $990 per person (two walkers)

Package 2:  8 days, full End to End

Package 2: 8 days, full End to End

135 km total. Between 14 – 24 kms each day.

Complete the whole 135 kms of the Cape to Cape Track over 8 days.  Let us take care of everything.

Includes:

  • Vehicle transfers along the track each day
  • Self contained accommodation
  • Breakfast and a packed lunch
  • Itinerary planning and detailed driving instructions
  • Trail notes/maps

$1,400 per person (four walkers) or $2,200 per person (two walkers)

Package 3:  5 days, Highlights of the Cape to Cape Track

Package 3: 5 days, Highlights of the Cape to Cape Track

80 kms total. Between 12 – 21 kms each day.

Walk some of our favourite sections of the Cape to Cape Track, leaving time to see some of Margaret River’s other highlights.

Includes:

  • Vehicle transfers along the track each day
  • Self contained accommodation
  • Breakfast and a packed lunch
  • Itinerary planning and detailed driving instructions
  • Trail notes/maps

$850 per person (four walkers) or $1,400 per person (two walkers)

Package 4:  The Northern Half of the Cape to Cape Track

Package 4: The Northern Half of the Cape to Cape Track

65.5 kms total. Between 14 – 18 kms each day.

Are you looking to complete an End to End of the Cape to Cape Track but want to walk half now and half later? This package is for you.

  • Day One: 14 kms – Travel from Perth then walk Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup
  • Day Two: 17.5 kms – Yallingup to Moses Rock
  • Day Three: 16 kms – Moses Rock to Gracetown
  • Day Four: 18 kms – Gracetown to Margaret River mouth then return to Perth.

$750 per person (four walkers) or $1,200 per person (two walkers)

Ask us about an optional extra night in Yallingup and/or Margaret River to avoid walking on the days to/from Perth.

Package 5:  The Southern Half of the Cape to Cape Track

Package 5: The Southern Half of the Cape to Cape Track

67 kms total. Between 12 – 21 kms each day.

Complete the beautiful, and more remote, southern half of the Cape to Cape Track over five magnificent days.

  • Day One: 12 kms – Travel from Perth then walk Margaret River mouth to Redgate Beach
  • Day Two: 14 kms – Redgate Beach to Boranup Forest
  • Day Three: 20 kms – Boranup Forest to Cosy Corner
  • Day Four: 21 kms – Cosy Corner to Cape Leeuwin
  • Day Five: Return to Perth or continue your holiday somewhere else in the magnificent south west!

$850 per person (four walkers) or $1,400 per person (two walkers)

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

Accommodation

We use a number of accommodation providers for self guided Cape to Cape Track tours depending on your itinerary and budget. Some of the providers we favour are:

  • Cave’s House in Yallingup
  • Admiral Stirling in Margaret River
  • Prideau’s in Margaret River
  • Margaret’s Beach Resort in Prevelly
  • For groups we will often use a private beach house

If you have specific accommodation requirements for your self guided Cape to Cape walk, we are happy to talk to you about finding the perfect solution.

What to bring

Basically you need a small back pack to carry your lunch, camera, personal first aid and water, and not much else. We will send you a list of what to bring when you book.

Food

You have ultimate flexibility when it comes to food on a self guided Cape to Cape Track tour. Go out for dinner and sample some of Margaret River’s famous restaurants, or cook your own meals in the comfort of your self-contained accommodation. Breakfasts and packed lunches are included in all packages.

Transport

We offer two options for transport on our self guided Cape to Cape Track tours.

Self Drive: If you have your own car, or you are hiring one, all you need to do is drive to the start of each day’s walk (maps and directions provided) and we will move your car to the end of the day’s walk, so it’s ready and waiting for you whenever you finish. This is a great option for those who want the flexibility of having a vehicle in order to see some of the other great sites in Margaret River.

Full Transport: We use local professional drivers who know the area to drop you off and pick you up each day at a pre-arranged time. You can start in Perth or Margaret River.

This walk includes

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Accommodation to suit your budget

Stay in one central place or move part way through

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Continental breakfast at your accommodation

Start the day on the right foot with a simple, healthy breakfast

Either self drive or full transport option

Excellent itinerary and planning

Drawn from 14 years experience.

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Healthy packed lunches

Enjoy a fresh packed lunch each day out on the trail

Maps and comprehensive trail notes

Self Guided Cape to Cape Tour FAQs

How do I get transported around the region?

You have two options.

 

Option One: If you have your own car (or a hire car) we can move your car for you. All you need to do is drive the start of the days walk, and we will relocate it to the day’s end point so that when you are finished, it is waiting there for you. This is a good option as it means that if you want to explore the region, you will have greater independence.

 

Option Two: We will arrange someone to pick you up from your accommodation each morning and take you to the start of the day’s walk. We will then work out the best time to pick you up from the finishing point and return you to your accommodation.

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What are my options with regards to catering?

The places we use offer breakfast, packed lunches and dinners. We can organise as much or as little catering as you like. We understand however that this can get expensive and this is why we try to put you up in self contained accommodation. This gives you the option for self catering if you so choose.

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Can I choose to have a day off walking?

Of course! We can arrange your itinerary to include as many non walking days as you would like. If you find that you feel like a day off walking once your holiday starts, you just need to call your driver and let them know.

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What people have said

My recent walk with Simon and Emily on the September Cape to Cape walk was much better than I expected. Each day holds new discoveries and the most stunning scenery, not to mention dolphins, birds, beautiful fresh air and wildflowers. This walk is very achievable to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and I can highly recommend it.

Janine, Cape to Cape, 2012

I came home with a lot more enthusiasm for life in general and an attitude that I can tackle anything. It was a fantastic experience that I can’t wait to repeat.

Celeste, Cape to Cape, 2012

Pricing

Packages start from $975 pp

Secure your seat with a $350 deposit

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What happens after I book?

After you have paid a deposit and filled in a registration form, we will send you any extra information you may need, including a list of what to bring and how best to prepare for the tour.

Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour (bookings can still be made within six weeks of tour start date if there are places available). We will email or call you to remind you when this is due.

Finally, we will contact you prior to your tour to confirm pick-up times and locations. If you have any questions or concerns at all before or after you have booked, please don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can go through them with you.

What are my payment options?

Payment can be made by:

  • Direct deposit
  • Cheque
  • Credit card

Can I cancel my booking?

We hope that you do not need to cancel your booking. However, if you do, our cancellation fee, based on the notice given prior to the departure date, is:

  • More than 12 weeks: $50 administration fee
  • 6 to 12 weeks: loss of deposit
  • 4 to 6 weeks: 25% of full tour cost
  • 2 to 4 weeks: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 2 weeks: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.