Cape to Cape Track – Walking the Southwest of WA

Updated June 28, 2017 – Added links to download the GPX and KML files for the Cape to Cape Track.

The Cape to Cape Track is 135 km long walk track located within the the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park which is found in the South-west coast of Western Australia (the famous Margaret River wine growing region).  The Cape to Cape Track is not developed to the extent of the Bibbulmun Track in that there is no “five star accommodation”, read huts, however, there are campsites with water tanks, a very good guidebook is available and the track is reasonably well marked.

Cape to Cape Track Trail Marker

Cape to Cape Track Trail Marker

As at November 2002, the Department of Environment and Conservation with the support of the Friends of the Cape to Cape Track had established four campsites. Even with the four campsites established there is a stretch of the Cape to Cape Walk Track between the Ellensbrook Campsite and Deepedene where the walker will need to make their own arrangements for camping and accessing or carrying in their own water. Each of the established campsites on the Cape to Cape Track consists of cleared tent sites (usually around three except for Ellensbrook which has two large camping areas), a pit toilet, a water tank fed off the roof of the toilet and a picnic table. The water supply at each campsite is limited.  Please note that a NO FIRES policy applies along the whole of the Cape to Cape Track so if you want hot food, a fuel stove will need to be carried. I have walked the Cape to Cape Track twice. The first time was in 2002 when I walked north to south, i.e., from Dunsborough to Augusta. I revisited the Cape to Cape Track in September 2009, this time walking from the south (Augusta) to the north (Cape Naturaliste).

Accessing the Cape to Cape Track

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The nearest town to the northern trailhead of the Cape to Cape Track is Dunsborough (approx. 270 km south west of Perth) and the nearest town to the southern trailhead of the Cape to Cape Track is Augusta (approx. 298 km south west of Perth). Dunsborough is 15.4 km from the northern trailhead of the Cape to Cape Track, however, the trailhead can be accessed from Dunsborough via the “Meelup Trail,” a walking trail from Dunsborough to Cape Naturaliste (see my track notes for more detail on the “Meelup Trail.)” At the southern end, the Cape to Cape Track trailhead is 8 km south of Augusta at Cape Leeuwin. No dedicated walk trail exists into Augusta, however, one can follow the road, beach or get a taxi if preferred.

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Public transport to and from the Cape to Cape Track Trailheads

The only public transport options to access the towns at each end of the Cape to Cape Track are buses. The Western Australian State Government bus company Transwa and the private bus company, South West Coach Lines (Veolia Transport WA) also provide services to and from Augusta [I have been advised by South West Coach Lines that they no longer go to Augusta which based on my experiences in the past with this coach line is probably not a bad thing. My personal recommendation is to stick with Transwa. – November 9, 2015] and Dunsborough

Intermediate Access Points to the Cape to Cape Track

The nature of the Cape to Cape Track means that it passes through numerous localities providing easy access for short walks and day walks.  These additional access point Yallingup, Smiths Beach, Gracetown, Prevelly Park and Hamelin Bay. In addition their are numerous minor access points, of which some may be 4WD only.

Cape to Cape Track - The Isolation of the Beach

Cape to Cape Track – The Isolation of the Beach

Cape to Cape Track Maps and Documentation

There is a very good guidebook for the Cape to Cape Track written by Jane Scott and Ray Forma titled, “The Cape to Cape Track Guidebook incorporating the Meelup Trail” (Fully Revised 5th Edition).  The Cape to Cape Track guidebook is published by Cape to Cape Publishing. The book is available from the Friends of Cape to Cape Track and various map and outdoor retailers.

Cape to Cape Track Guidebook Sample Map Page

Cape to Cape Track Guidebook Sample Map Page

The Cape to Cape Track Guidebook provides basic information on each section of the track. This basic information includes access options, facilities and description of track sections. The basic information is supported by minimal detail 1: 25 000 “page-sized” maps for each section plus photos.  The book also covers the Meelup Trail (13.5 km) which runs from Dunsborough (nearest town to the northern trail head) to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (northern trail head).

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) has published two maps of the Track. Map 1 covers the Track from Cape Naturaliste (northern trailhead) to Prevelly and Map 2 covers the track from Prevelly to Cape Leeuwin (southern trailhead).

Other track documentation includes a set of five sketch maps covering the track. These retail for approx, $2.20 each or for a reduced price if all five are purchased as a set.  Scans from these sketch maps, giving a general indication of the track can be downloaded from my Dropbox. The scans are provided for general information only.  You should purchase your own copies.  The sketch maps are:

  • Cape to Cape Walk Track – Section 1 – Cape Naturaliste to Wyadup – 20 km
  • Cape to Cape Walk Track – Section 2 – Wyadup to Cowaramup Bay – 27 km
  • Cape to Cape Walk Track – Section 3 – Cowaramup Bay to Redgate Beach – 31 km
  • Cape to Cape Walk Track – Section 4 – Redgate Beach to Hamelin Bay – 29 kmCape to Cape Walk Track – Section 5 – Hamelin Bay to Cape Leeuwin – 29 km

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has now released GPX files (and KML files) for all three major WA trails: The Cape to Cape Track GPX file is available directly here or you can access all three GPX files here.

Cape to Cape Track Notes

I have completed to end to end walks of the Cape to Cape Track a north – south walk in 2002 and a revisit, south – north wak in 2009. Clicking on the links will take you to my write ups of those walks. Hopefully this provides a bit more of a hands on take of the Cape to Cape Track.

Cape to Cape Track Resources and Other Key Points to Note

Cape to Cape Track Key Points to Note

The first and foremost to note about the Cape to Cape Track is that is a no-fires walk trail, that is open fires are not allowed along the Cape to Cape Track or at the designated campsites.  This means that one must make use of a fuel stove or eat pre-cooked food whilst transversing the Cape to Cape Track.

Mt Duckworth Campsite on the Cape to Cape Track

Mt Duckworth Campsite on the Cape to Cape Track

The other difference to note with the Cape to Cape Track is that there are no huts or other forms of shelter at the campsites. If you plan to camp out on the Cape to Cape Track you need to take your own tent or other form of shelter. On the positive side, each campsite has a toilet, water tank and picnic table.

Water availability on the Cape to Cape Track can be limited particularly during summer and early autumn. There is a section between Prevelly and Contos and then again south to Hamelin Bay where there is no local water unless Boodjidup Creek is flowing.

Cape to Cape Track Resources

85 Responses to Cape to Cape Track – Walking the Southwest of WA

  1. Heath Adams 31 August 2009 at 9:21 PM #

    Great site. The information was tops. Really helped me with my planning Thanks very much.

  2. Chris H. 16 October 2009 at 6:32 AM #

    If you are into long distance walk, why not try the Great North Walk in NSW It’s a 250 km bushwalk between Sydney and Newcastle and is 21 years old this year.
    Chris H.

  3. Irene Mitchell 26 February 2010 at 12:56 PM #

    Hi there
    My query was about cycling tracks are these tracks suitable for mounatin bikes?

  4. Aushiker 26 February 2010 at 1:29 PM #

    Hi Irene. The Cape to Cape Track is a WALK only trail, so no it is not suitable for mountain bikes. There are trails for mountain bikes including the Mundi Biddi.


  5. doug haines 19 May 2010 at 11:55 AM #

    The cape to cape has sandy coastal tracks which are sometimes 4wd tracks and would be unrideable on a bike.
    Lots of trails in the hills are not too sandy and provide firm footing for bikes.
    The C2C is right on the coast and has littltle tree cover so is exposed to seabreezes.

  6. Aushiker 19 May 2010 at 12:09 PM #

    Hi Doug

    I am little unclear as to your references to biking the Cape to Cape Track. The is not the focus of this posting or this blog. Both of my posts on the Cape to Cape Track describe my walks of same.
    I hope you post really wasn’t about promoting your website, but to be sure, I have edited your post to remove the link. If I have that wrong you can let me know and I reconsider my action.


  7. Tom 29 May 2012 at 10:19 AM #

    Useful and well presented site. Thanks. Can you please send me a copy of the scanned maps?

    • Aushiker 29 May 2012 at 9:54 PM #

      Thanks for your comments Tom. The scans have been emailed to you. I hope you find them of use.

      I hope you share your experience of the Cape to Cape Track sometime.

  8. Mike 31 May 2012 at 3:55 PM #

    Excellent useful info Andrew, a wonderful resource!
    Can you also send me a copy of the scans as well.
    Many thanks,

    • Aushiker 2 June 2012 at 8:43 PM #

      Thanks Mike. I have emailed the scans of the Cape to Cape Track to you. Enjoy your experience of the Track.

  9. Amanda 6 June 2012 at 6:54 PM #

    Hi dear sir

    I would like to know if you do catering to student group trekking program in cape to cape start Dunsborough to Augusta ?

    Would love to hear from you soon


  10. Mark Dorey 2 October 2012 at 7:33 PM #

    Excellent post, would it be possible to get a copy of the maps? We are planning to hike at least part of the trail in November as part of our trip to WA from Yorkshire.



  11. MaRia 31 October 2012 at 7:07 AM #


    Thanks for all the helpful info, please could you send me a copy of the maps? Also when is the best time of year to do the Cape to Cape?

    Regards MaRia

    • Aushiker 31 October 2012 at 8:42 AM #

      No problems MaRia. The maps have been emailed to you this morning. I would suggest summer is probably to hot so either Autumn (there is a possible risk of low to no water in the campsite tanks) but it is more likely that you will be able to walk across the mouth of the Margerat River. The other better time is spring where you should have no problems with water at the campsites but you are likely to have to walk around the river mouth. Winter is another possibility but the weather will be cold, wet and windy.

      Both times I have walked the Cape to Cape Track have been in late spring. I have had to walk around the mouth of the Margerat River on one walk and on the other just got across. It really comes down to the winter rains. If I was to go again it would be in late spring and probably from the south so that I am more likely to have the wind to my back.

      Hope that helps.

  12. Tracey Davies 14 February 2013 at 11:53 AM #

    Hi Andrew. A group of ladies from Queensland are planning the Cape to Cape hike September next year (2014). I am from WA & have always loved the South West. Most of us have hiked before. so we know what is involved. Would you say the walk was better done North to South or South to North? Also, as we get older we don’t want to carry as much weight. I carried over 23kg on the Overland track in Tasmania. I would like to keep it down to around 15kg to make the hike more enjoyable. I was thinking of 2 nights camping & 1 night accomodation, 2 nights camping & 1 night accomodation until the end of the trip. Have you got any suggestions? I know there is a company called Cape to Cape Explorer tours that may be able to pick us up at certain points along the trail & drop us back there again the next morning. We plan to have extra provisions packed & waiting for us at the accomodation points to save us carry extra weight. Also having a comfy bed after a couple of days camping out appeals to the over 50’s. Look forward to reading your comments. Thanks Tracey

    • Andrew Priest 15 February 2013 at 7:55 AM #

      Sounds like a great plan Tracey. Having walked both directions I personally prefer the north to south … something about finishing off the walk along the beach south of Deepdene Beach and in and out to the lighthouse. The finish at the northern end is not so enjoyable.

      I am not up on the transport/accommodation options so really cannot help from that perspective but the Friends of the Cape to Cape might be able to. That said there are options to stay in more comfortable accomodation at Yanchep, Smiths Beach, Hamelin Bay and of course one could get a lift out to Margaret River at Prevelly. The other advantage of going south is you go down the “300” steps at Boodjidup Brook and not up them! On flip-side you may cop some headwinds heading south and they make the walking tough going.

      Enjoy your walk and if you have any more questions, more than happy to try and help out.

    • Gene Hardy 17 August 2013 at 10:50 AM #

      Hi Tracey, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours would love to assist you to get the best from you Cape to Cape experience. We can assist you with your trip planning and picking up your camping gear and dropping it at your next location. We can also assist you with accommodation choices. Andrew is right on the mark with his North to South call, I love that last day cruising along Deepdene as the Leeuwin lighthouse slowly shows itself! If you would like to touch base to discuss your trip and how we can help, please just email me and the team at;


      Gene Hardy
      Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

  13. Paul Lucchinelli 17 February 2013 at 8:39 AM #

    Love your site.
    Can you please send a copy of the sketch maps?
    Thanks, Paul

  14. Birch 6 March 2013 at 9:48 AM #

    Thank you so much for both this information and your trek notes, they have been so helpful in planning! I have a couple of questions: I’m thinking of walking this this August solo so here goes
    -Just how wet and cold is wet and cold? I’m from Minnesota so “winter” means as low as negative 20’s C and blizzards.
    -You recommend walking north to south, but other sites say the other direction will provide a prevailing tailwind. How significant is the differences?
    -I have only done a little backpacking, but I am young and in good shape-given the terrain, what would be a reasonable distance to expect for each day?
    -Also, most of your pictures, it looks like the campsites are in (relatively) wooded areas, do you think it would be possible to camp using a hammock?
    -Finally, would you perhaps send a copy of the sketch maps?
    Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you!

    • Andrew Priest 12 March 2013 at 8:39 PM #

      Hi Birch. I will try and answer your questions.

      (1) As to the weather, now we don’t get as cold as that 🙂 The Bureau of Meteorology is a good source for weather data.
      (2) Again check the Bureau’s website for August wind data. They have historical wind roses to give you an idea. Personally I would still walk North to South as I feel the walk, particularly the last section is much nicer way to finish off the walk;
      (3) From what I remember you would probably get away with it but I never really considered them from that perspective;
      (4) Maps coming via email.

      Enjoy your walk.

      • momo 8 October 2014 at 12:26 AM #

        Hi, can you send me a map? And is it safe to walk alone ? My email is

        • Aushiker 8 October 2014 at 9:03 AM #

          Maps sent. I really cannot comment on walking alone other than to say I have done it myself.

  15. kiki 26 March 2013 at 4:43 PM #

    Hi Andrew,

    great post. it has really helped with my planning for the cape (this long weekend). Is it possible send the maps over please?
    our original plan was to walk the entire length unassisted (leaving a car at each end), but now we are leaning towards using the two cars to get to/near each days campsite and walking with smaller bags (also ensuring plentiful water supplies in the cars).

    • Andrew Priest 29 March 2013 at 7:44 PM #

      My apologies for the late reply. Been one of those weeks I am afraid. I am interested in hearing how your walk worked out and if you tried the car shuffle idea. Where you able to get relatively close to the campsites?

  16. Gerry Killian 26 March 2013 at 9:05 PM #

    Planning a walk from 19th April. This has been on the bucket list for a few years! Got the DEC maps which are excellent. Would love to see the sketch maps. Any ideas on what the crossing at Margaret River will be like at the end of April?

    • Andrew Priest 29 March 2013 at 7:34 PM #

      Maps on the way Gerry. Given we have had a fairly dry summer and assuming not to much rain I think you would have a good chance at crossing the river … I hope your walk goes well.

  17. Andrew Priest 3 April 2013 at 9:45 PM #

    Thanks for your feedback. I have attempted to send you an email with a link to the maps but as you didn’t provide a valid email it bounced so sorry cannot help you.

  18. Rob 28 April 2013 at 11:52 AM #

    Hi Mike,
    I’m planning on doing the Cape to Cape from 27th May. Would I be able to get a copy of the sketch maps?
    Thanks for all the info, can’t wait to do it!

    • Andrew Priest 28 April 2013 at 12:45 PM #

      Rob an email is coming your way. Regards Andrew.

  19. Nikki Stas 8 May 2013 at 12:05 PM #

    Hi Andrew,
    Cheers for all the info!
    Heading off from remote central oz to do a wee walk and see some water, can’t wait.
    Could you please email through the sketch maps?

    • Andrew Priest 8 May 2013 at 4:18 PM #

      LOL … nice timing … winter storms for you to play in 🙂 Email on the way. Enjoy!

  20. Mark Smith 30 May 2013 at 2:03 PM #

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for the information – all useful. We are planning to walk in July. Would you please forward the scanned maps?
    Many thanks.

  21. neale 9 June 2013 at 12:04 PM #

    Dear whomever!
    Does anyone know how long it takes to walk from Injidup Beach to Smiths Beach?

  22. Pip 1 July 2013 at 1:20 PM #

    Hey Andrew,
    I’m a first timer to this track and think I would only be able to do from cape naturalist to Prevelly. Could I have a map for this section?
    Any helpful tips as well??

    • Andrew Priest 2 July 2013 at 9:36 AM #

      Email with maps on the way. Do enjoy your walk. This is a nice relatively easy section. Should be lots of fun.

  23. Jodie Carlyon 11 July 2013 at 3:39 PM #

    We are planning on doing the cape soon was wondering if I could get a link to the sketch maps please….. Cheers

  24. Faully 10 August 2013 at 10:29 PM #

    Hey Andrew,
    Couple of first timers planning on the Cape walk in Oct. Is there anywhere close to the track to replenish food supplies? Would love the maps as well. Cheers

    • Andrew Priest 19 August 2013 at 9:53 PM #

      Email sent with the maps. In terms of replenishing food supplies, the best option would be Prevelly but don’t expect a huge variety given that Margaret River is really close by.

  25. Emma 3 September 2013 at 4:24 PM #

    Hello Andrew,
    Thank you for your marvellous site. I am thinking of heading over from Victoria and hiking the Cape to Cape walk next week. Do you think it would be a crazy time weather wise? Would you be able to send me a copy of the sketch maps?
    Cheers, Emma

    • Andrew Priest 6 September 2013 at 2:12 PM #

      Hi Emma. I am jealous 🙂 Walking next week should be fine as long as no nasty storms are coming in. You might not be able to cross the Margaret River but (i.e., have to do the long walk around). The sketch maps can be now be downloaded from Dropbox. If that does not work for you let me know and I will email them to you.

      • Gene Hardy 13 September 2013 at 12:40 PM #

        Hi Andrew, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours offer a canoe crossing service for the Margaret River for the wetter spring months for people who would like to not have to walk around:)
        Looking amazing out there this year with the wildflowers really early off the mark.
        Kind regards,
        Gene Hardy
        Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

        • Andrew Priest 13 September 2013 at 9:21 PM #

          Thanks Gene. I wasn’t aware of this option. It is good to know so thanks for sharing and all the best with the service.

  26. Brian 10 September 2014 at 12:16 AM #

    Hi Andrew, do you mind if I could get a copy of the sketch maps? Heading down to do the track in the next few days to enjoy some cold and rain before the summer comes.

    • Aushiker 10 September 2014 at 9:09 PM #

      Email sent thanks Brian. All the best with the walk and if you get a chance to share your experience that would be great too.

  27. Ria 23 September 2014 at 8:20 AM #

    Hello Andrew I am thinking of doing the Cape naturalist to prevelly walk on my own as I am raising money for children’s cancer and only have 2 to 3 days to do it and wondering if I could have a map for that track. And roughly how long it takes and if I could walk more In that time or not thanks.

    • Andrew Priest (Aushiker) 23 September 2014 at 4:19 PM #

      To get from the northern trailhead to Prevelly is approximately 3.5 days walking but it could be maybe shortened by a day, that is to walk it in two days if you push it.

      Maps sent via email.

      All the best with the walk.

  28. Janina 25 September 2014 at 10:34 PM #

    Hi – Glad I found this site – great info. Could you please advice me? I need to finish the Cape to Cape Southbound – Starting at Prevelly and finishing Augusta. How many nights and days can I do this in?

    • Aushiker 26 September 2014 at 1:48 PM #

      Janina it is 65.5 kilometres from Prevelly to Augusta (trailhead) so you are looking at three to four days depending on what sort of distances you are comfortable with.

  29. Janina 26 September 2014 at 10:56 PM #

    Thanks for that info 🙂

  30. Edward 12 October 2014 at 1:59 PM #

    Hi Andrew, great site and info. I recently completed this track End to End South Bound, it took me 7 days and 6 nights of camping. A very rewarding experience indeed, I enjoyed every moment and wouldn’t mind doing it again. Only one thing I would change is the weight of my back pack, I was carrying a whooping 22KG all the way.

    • Aushiker 19 October 2014 at 10:22 AM #

      Glad to hear you had a good walk. Your mention of 22 kg brought back memories of my early days back-packing. Thankfully lost a kg or two since those days 🙂

  31. Barryt Korsch 12 July 2015 at 8:09 PM #

    Hi Andrew, your site is very informative. I have booked a flight from Armidale to Perth on 14th October 2015. Could I please get a copy of your sketch maps? May have to bypass the Margaret River mouth. After this walk I will catch a Bus to Walpole and do 7 days of the Bibbulmun track to Denmark.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    • Aushiker 14 July 2015 at 12:45 PM #

      Hi Barry. No worries on the maps. I will send you an email with them. Enjoy your walking.

      • Gene Hardy 14 July 2015 at 12:50 PM #

        Hi Barry, With the low rainfall that we have had so far this winter and the fact that you are walking mid-October, I would think that it should be fine to cross the Margaret River…it would be a shame to miss Cape Mentelle and Kilcarnup, a couple of my favourite spots:)! Feel free to give CCET a call before you start and we can give you an update, or if you need any other on ground assistance:)
        Gene – 0424 631 068
        Managing Director – Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

  32. Cecilia Temperli 23 August 2015 at 8:57 AM #

    I tried to copy your sketch maps but the print is hard to read. Would you be able to email them to me, please? My daughter and I did the full hike in May this year and ‘may’ do it again one day. I think your maps would be helpful for the next time and planning the hike.

  33. Martina 12 November 2015 at 10:31 PM #

    Hi Andrew!

    I’m just reading your site and find it really helpful! I’m just planning to do the full hike from north to south next week on my own and was wondering if you have any tips on what to put in the backpack and what gear I should bring with me. I think I’ll be camping all the way but I never done it alone, so I’m not sure how safe it would be. Do you recommend to stay only on campsites or is it also possible to camp anywhere on the way? Also if I park my car in Dunsbourough, how to I get back once I finished the trail in Augusta? I’m really looking forward to this experience, especially to explore the nature and walking alone. Can’t wait to do it! Thanks for any help, much appreciated! Cheers, Martina

    • Aushiker 1 December 2015 at 3:51 PM #

      Hi Martina. My apologies for missing your post 🙁 For a fair bit of the Cape to Cape Track you could camp anywhere but the campsites have facilities (i.e., table, water tanks, toilet and tent sites) so you do minimise your impact on the environment and get a little luxury at the same time.

      If you check with Transwa you should be able to get a bus from Augusta back to Dunsborough.

  34. Cecilia Temperli 13 November 2015 at 2:10 PM #

    Hi Martina,
    I did the full length of the Cape to Cape in May this year with my daughter and we camped all the way.

    If you are interested in what my pack looked like, you can have a glimpse here:

    If you click and scroll on ‘show more’ there is a little blurb on my thoughts. Below the photo with the gear is a long description of what I took and what I left behind after the break and restocking our supplies at Margaret River. We met a young German lass who did the trek from North to South by herself. As Andrew mentioned, there may be water problems south of Margaret River. We were given water by a camper at Conto. Conto is a large camp ground and we did not find the water tanks. We also found that if you do meet people in car parks and camping grounds that they are friendly and helpful and may be able to give you water should you run out, although this, of course, can not be relied upon. Being in spring I would expect that there is water in the water tanks at the camping grounds. You will need to boil the water (a hassle) or use water purifying tablets. From our experience, carry at least three litres of water per day and don’t waste any. When you carry a big hiking pack people appreciate very much what you are doing and are helpful.

    This hike is not exactly a stroll, especially on the beaches and sandy tracks. We camped ‘wherever’, main reason being because sometimes we did not make it to the camp grounds before dark. We did not meet many hikers. The track is not well marked in some places and we found that, in general, we just had to keep close to the coast line. In May this year the markers to Deepdene campsite were almost buried by the sand, so when you get closer to that campsite keep looking to the left in the sand blows. Deepdene is a really nice campsite about 500m from the beach. Take the guide book with you. The co-ordinates in the guide book have to be converted if you use a GPS. We had a SPOT tracker and at every camp we sent a text to family that we were safe.

    Not sure how to get back to Dunsborough. There may be a bus service. You will either have to walk to Augusta from the lighthouse, try to hitch a ride with a visitor or ring the local taxi. You can not just ring and expect to be picked up in half an hour or so. The taxi may or may not be available. Also, prepare for wet weather just in case. As for safety: Depends on what you mean. Accidents can happen, so a SPOT tracker may be an idea. On much of the track there will not be any mobile phone reception. My daughter saw a couple of snakes, I didn’t see them. The people you meet on the track are serious hikers and you may also meet people on organized group hikes. Walking solo, or with just one friend, is a great experience. Happy hiking! 🙂

  35. Steven 25 December 2015 at 7:07 PM #

    Hi, I am planning to speed hike the track at the end of January or early February next year. My major concern is water supply. You say there are water tanks at the camps, do you have any experience on their water level at that time of year? Also how far apart are the camp sites? Can I please have a copy of your maps emailed to me?Thank you very much for your time and help.

    • Aushiker 26 December 2015 at 6:07 PM #

      No experience at that time of the year … not my idea of fun to go bushwalking in the extreme heat of summer even along that coast. The campsites are a day’s walk apart as a general rule … I don’t have the specific details to hand sorry. Copy of sketch maps sent via email.

  36. Corali Philpott 28 December 2015 at 7:15 AM #

    Hi Andrew. We are planning to do the Cape to Cape walk in October 2016 – is that a good time, trying to avoid walking in too much rain. Any advice or maps you may have would be greatly appreciated. Corali

    • Aushiker 4 January 2016 at 9:28 PM #

      Corali I would suggest October would be a nice time for walking the Track.

  37. Anna 17 February 2016 at 3:56 PM #

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for such an informative site. Much appreciated!!!
    Was hoping you could email me the scanned maps ????

  38. Kasia 3 September 2016 at 9:04 PM #

    Thank you for your site – I have read through a few and finally found what I was looking for right here. I am planning a solo track North to South at the end of September, all camping. Any further hits? Is the track marked clearly enough? I am planning on getting a guide book. Where can I get the book? Can I please ask for your maps as well. Thanks in advance. Kasia

  39. linda mitchell 15 September 2016 at 5:02 PM #

    I am planning to walk & camp the cape to cape starting from Dunsborough from Forrest Street, is there any campsites before Mount Duckworth Campsite? Also I was thinking of walking in November is this too hot? I will be walking solo is this a popular walk or will i be quite on my own? Thanks so much 🙂

    • Aushiker 24 September 2016 at 9:21 PM #

      Hi Linda. There are no new campsites so the order of campsites as listed is the current situation. November would be warmer for sure, but I wouldn’t say to hot for walking.

      In the northern sections you will encounter a few day walkers at least so not likely to be alone.

  40. andrea zavala 21 October 2016 at 10:08 AM #

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for all the info! I’m planning to do the walk north to south with a friend, starting next week, another friend will be driving so will be easier and more enjoyable for us to do the walk. I just need to plan where to stay overnight, and where to meet with my driver friend. I read before that you have made some sketches of the track, would you be able to send us a copy? many thanks in advance!

  41. Celia Rasbach 19 January 2017 at 3:18 PM #

    I would like to do the Cape to Cape walk in late January or the first two weeks in February 2017. Is there anyone who would like to join me? (As cheaply as possible, carrying own tent etc.)

    • robin king 24 January 2017 at 12:52 AM #

      I am a possibility, have done it before three times. Do you want to camp or caravan parks, or both? 5-7 days ? (female 58)

  42. Robin King 24 January 2017 at 10:07 PM #

    Hi Celia Rasbach I am interested, are you up for it?

    • Celia Rasbach 26 January 2017 at 10:01 AM #

      Hi Robin, yes I am! I am flexible, when is the best time for you to begin? I would like to camp if possible.

      • Robin King 26 January 2017 at 9:19 PM #

        are you able to go on facebook messenger? I have sent you friend request and left msg. I am looking to go down from Perth to Busselton later on Sunday 5 Feb and start 6th feb and finishing around 11th /12th. My friend will drop us off, and we’ll have to sort the picking up. If you go on messenger and then I can give you phone number rather than here.

  43. Areesha Jaleel 2 September 2017 at 10:35 PM #

    Hi… a couple of friends and I are planning to go on the trail this summer as this is the only time we get time off work together and it would be really helpful if you could email me the maps as this is our first long hike. Ive heard lots about the trail and and cant wait for the hike. 🙂

    • Aushiker 7 September 2017 at 1:02 PM #

      Maps sent Areesha. All the best with your walking.

  44. Kristen 21 September 2017 at 10:37 AM #

    Hi Andew,

    Was just wondering how long you think it would take to walk the following sections. I am fit so am hoping to go at a reasonable pace with a few breaks along the way.

    – Day 1: Cape Naturaliste to Injidup (23km)
    – Day 2: Injidup to Gracetown (23.5km)
    – Day 3: Gracetown to Redgate (31.5km)
    – Day 4: Redgate to Hamelin Bay (29.5km)
    – Day 5: Hamelin Bay to Cape Leeuwin (27km)

    Also, I have read that phone reception is limited. Would you recommend carrying a satellite phone, or will I be fine without? I will be hiking alone.

    May I please have a copy of the maps too?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Aushiker 1 October 2017 at 6:43 PM #

      I think you could cover those distances each day as you indicate you are fit and can walk at a reasonable pace. I have for example walked Hamelin Day to Cape Leeuwin in a day without any dramas. Just keep in mind the beach sections will slow you down and can be hard work if the sand is soft and/or you have a head-wind.

      As to phone, I normally carry a Delorme InReach SE but if I didn’t have this my preference would be a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) over a satellite phone.

      Maps emailed to you.

  45. Anne Griffin 18 December 2017 at 7:19 AM #

    We are planning to walk the Cape to Cape in March and want to do a food drop half way. I think Prevally seems to be a good spot. Can you suggest where I can send it to please. Anne

  46. Meredith 22 April 2018 at 4:45 PM #

    Hiya 🙂 Is the section from Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup well signposted? I’m aiming at doing an out and back run on it. Is it pretty hilly or easy going? Also is it fairly safe going on my own? Cheers 🙂 Meri

    • Aushiker 3 May 2018 at 1:07 PM #

      Hi Meredith. This is the more popular part of the Cape to Cape Track so pretty easy to follow with trail markers. I wouldn’t be concerned running it. It follows the coast so some up and down is to expected.

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