What we'll do
This walk has been on my bucket list for a while, this is the year to do it. No camping, you only carry day pack. 5 nights accommodation in a beach front cabins, no more than 4 people in each one. One night at 4 bedroom Chalet.
The ~125 km Cape to Cape Track traverses the length of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and overlooks the adjoining Ngari Capes Marine Park, alternating spectacular sweeping cliff-top views with stretches of pristine beach.
At any time of the year there's a good chance of seeing dolphins, and between June and September whales pass close to shore on their annual migration between the Southern Ocean and their breeding areas further north. Most are humpbacks, the species that breaches the surface more than any other, but you may also see southern right whales and, if you're very lucky, a blue whale.
It's not all about the coast though, there are several inland forays which take in some lovely sheltered woodland sections as well as the magnificent Boranup Forest of towering karri.
You need to depart from Sydney on 28 Sept. My flight details are as follows:
Flight QF575 leaves Sydney at 8:25am arrives to Perth at 11:30am
To tackle the whole track in one trip is a great challenge, we will do it over 5 nights 6 days. Below table
Day 1 Saturday, 28 September, Perth to Augusta
Day 2 Sunday, 29 September, CAPE LEEUWIN TO HAMELIN BAY CV 24.5KM
Day 3 Monday, 30 September, HAMELIN BAY CV TO REDGATE BEACH 27KM
Day 4 Tuesday, 1 October 2019, REDGATE BEACH TO GRACETOWN (HUZZAS) CARPARK 28 KM
Day 5 Wednesday, 2 October, GRACETOWN TO INJIDUP (WYADUP RD) 24KM
Day 6 Thursday, 3 October, INJIDUP to Cape Naturalist, 22 KM
Day 7 Friday, 4 October, Group lunch, Arrive at Perth trip is done.
Total length of our hike: ~125 KM
Cost has gone up by $100, I have allowed contingency for taxis, if we don't use this contingency, it will be spent on a lovely group lunch.
Check this website for more details on flora & Fauna info:
With this area being the tourist mecca of the Margaret River wine region, final night has been booked at Yallingup Forest Resort, a four bedroom Chalet, with few options for a nice dinner, such as Caves House Hotel Yallingup, Artezen - Dunsborough, The Pourhouse - Dunsborough, or good old pub, Clancy's Fish Pub - Dunsborough
What's included in this estimated cost:
1. Transfers from Perth airport to the start of the hike, we need to be on the same flight.
2. Transfers from end of hike back to Perth and airport
3. All 6 night accommodation at beach front cabins -- no camping :-)
5. Access to car/transport the whole duration
7. Side excursion I am still exploring options
2. Your food
3. First aid kit (please bring your own)
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