3 Day Cape to Cape Track

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Availability:  06 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 11 Oct 2022

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3 day trek Prevelly to Augusta:

The southern end of the epic Cape to Cape Track is a little more remote and includes not only stunning coastline walking but also beautiful karri forests. Highlights are Contos campsite set in the karri forest, great for campfire camaraderie, pretty Hamelin Bay, where you may view the huge stingrays and the isolated Deepdene Beach where you get your first glimpse of the lighthouse at the end of the Cape to Cape Track.

 

Tour length: 3 days, starts and finishes in Prevelly

The Cape to Cape Track is termed “moderate terrain” and we recommend some training preparation to make the walking experience the very best for you. The itinerary is set so that your longest day is your last – when you are the most track fit. We also suggest focusing on the scenery, your walking group and the moment (not the kms) and you will enjoy the whole journey and have a wonderful experience and achievement.

Day prior to depart, 5 pm onwards

Meeting place: Prevelly Caravan Park.

Your cosy camp is set up at Prevelly Caravan Park on a powered site. We suggest a glass of wine at the Sea Garden Café watching the sun go down before having dinner at the café (your cost).

Day One: Prevelly to Contos 19km

From our campsite, we climb gently onto the escarpment and descend down to lovely Redgate Beach. The sand-walking can be challenging but the scenery makes up for it. The next 7km stretch stays above the ocean, meandering through short coastal scrub and offering up superb views along the way. Bob’s Hollow is a hidden little gem and then we skirt the cliff tops looking over Conto Beach to reach Conto’s campground and our private campsite amongst the trees. Bush shower is available.

 

Day two: Contos to Hamelin Bay 21km

The first 15km section is easy walking on firm forest tracks through some spectacular karri forest. We then turn towards the ocean and pop out through sand dunes onto Boranup Beach for a 6km beach walk. This beach is usually hard packs and easy walking. You can see Hamelin Bay in the distance, a wide sweeping bay, great swimming, stingrays to view, and wooden walkways and rocky lookouts.

 

Day Three: Hamelin to Augusta  26km

From Hamelin Bay, there is a short loop detour to White Cliff Point with some beautiful views, then down to the beach into Foul Bay (strange name as its lovely) then walk inland to reach the Foul Bay lighthouse and have more fantastic views. From Cozy Corner Road you’re at the start of an interesting limestone platform which is made of limestone and is full of gaps and holes. During large swells, blow holes can be heard and seen. We have to carefully pick our way across the flat rock, watching for the holes!. Deepdene Beach is a wide and sweeping beach and we follow this beach 7km then climb up above the Augusta Cliffs and the track meanders along inland until it reaches Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, southern terminus of the Cape-to-Cape Track.

 

 

 

Ex Prevelly your day pack trek includes:
Trek poles and gaiters
Twin-share tent with above ground comfortable bed
Duffle bag
Thermal Food bag
Fresh fruit & salad
Camp stove, gas, cooking and & eating utensils
Pre-trek group briefing via zoom (3 weeks prior)
3 days of guided hiking
Camping fees 3 nights
Camping fee at Prevelly Caravan Park night before the trek
Transport (from Augusta to Prevelly)

Please note that the dates shown do not include travel to and from Perth.

For terms & conditions

 

You will need:

  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 Dinners (the night prior, you can purchase dinner at Prevelly)

    Optional:
    barbecue meals that you prepare yourselves at Contos and Hamelin campsites can be arranged.

 

BYO Gear

We confirm that there will be a first aid it and emergency satellite communicator for the trek group carried by the guide.

 

Each day you will need in your day pack (we recommend Osprey):

  • Day pack waterproof liner (ziplock bags arfe fine)
  • 2 x one litre water containers, plastic tonic or soda bottles are suitable
  • Fixomul – small roll at chemist to prevent blisters
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • 2 sachets Hydrolyte Electrolytes
  • 2 hiking snacks and a lunch

 

You will need each day whilst hiking:

  • 1 sunhat covering ears and neck
  • 1 pair hike boots or joggers – work in and comfortable
  • 3 pairs wool socks (swap around)
  • 1 underwear for each day
  • 1 pair of long trousers or shorts – loose and lightweight
  • 1 long-sleeved top, shirt, or short-sleeved t-shirt. You wear the same one for at least 2 days
  • 1 long-sleeved jumper to wear while hiking – lightweight, we recommend wool
  • 1 lightweight rain jacket or poncho

 

Your camp gear packed into the duffle bag provided (to be transported):

  • Sleeping bag – we recommend down (available to hire)
  • Pillow – small and light
  • 1 warm jacket, thermal or polar fleece
  • 1 beanie & gloves if you feel the cold
  • 1 pair camp shoes – hiking sandals, runners
  • 2 loose-fitting pants for camp and sleeping
  • Hiking shirts – sufficient for a clean shirt for every 2nd day
  • 1 pair warm socks to keep feet warm and insects off your feet at night
  • Head torch
  • Travel towel
  • Personal toiletries – travel size
  • Hydrolyte eletrolytes – sufficient for 2 per day

 

BYO Food for the trek

We provide 2 pieces of fruit per person. We recommend LOW GI foods for long-term energy.

 

Breakfast

We recommend repacking into daily ziplock bags weighing approx. 150g each:

  • Powdered milk
  • Porridge
  • Muslei
  • Cereal
  • Oat bars
  • Breakfast bars
  • Protein smoothies

 

Lunch

Pack in large ziplock bags then prepare for each day hike at breakfast time. Make sure they are easy to prepare and eat on the trail. There are days when you can purchase fresh already-made lunch roll where available (see Itinerary).

  • Pita or mountain break (keeps well in sealed plastic)
  • Boiled eggs
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes
  • Tuna, beans, salad packets
  • Non-refrigerated cheese https://foodsforantiaging.com/6-cheeses-that-can-be-left-unrefrigerated/
  • Salami, mettwurst, kabana, fritz
  • Kupe mayonnaise (Japanese)
  • Jam, honey, peanut past
  • Dry crackers (Vita Wheats, Ryvita)

 

Dinner

Supermarket lightweight quick-to-cook meals. Preferably no cans as we need to ttansport each hiker’s bag, including rubbish.

Pack each day’s dinner into a ziplock bag, with a separate ziplock for condiments.

Soup and snacks to start while you’re waiting for dinner.

Soups: Hart & Soul, Nutrish, Miso

Snacks: Wasabi peas, soya chips etc

Dinner suggestions: search online Woolworths pantry, International foods, Asian, and Indian.

 

Asian

  • Rice & Udon noodles
  • Hart & Soul lentil dinners (add peas)
  • Oban sweet potato noodles
  • Ramyun noodles (add boiled egg, tuna, peas)
  • Rice & bean vermicelli noodles
  • Thin Hokkien Noodles
  • Chinese pork sausage
  • Five Tastes shots
  • Doree fried garlic
  • Dried mushrooms with flavouring

 

Indian

  • Hart & Soul lentil curry (add peas)
  • Pataks lentil & veges heat and eat
  • MTR ready-to-eat meals
  • Passage to India vege curries
  • Ashoka ready-to-eat
  • Naan bread can be kept in sealed plastic out of the fridge for a few days. Heat up in frypan.

 

Other dinner ideas

  • Dehydrated peas
  • Deb dried potatoe (use for energy and to thicken dinner, packets with onion are best)
  • Sachets of tuna/salmon
  • Salami
  • Tandaco one pan dinner
  • Dinner Winner
  • Couscous with herbs, nuts, seeds
  • Dried mushrooms
  • Vegetables that will survive without refrigeration – potatoes, carrots, corn, cabbage, tomatoes
  • Kewpie salad dressings
  • Spices to add to your food
  • Oil and condiments in small tight-lidded containers

 

Sweets

  • Pancakes
  • Popcorn
  • marshmallows – campfire smores

 

Trek Snacks

Very important to eat only low GI whilst trekking to avoid energy highs & lows.

Repack an assortment of snacks into daily snaplock bags – 150g per morning, 100g for afternoon (jerky is good for pm).

  • Nuts – almond, cashews, brazils, peanuts
  • Dried fruit – mango, apples, apricots, etc
  • Fruit leather
  • Health food bars (check sugar)
  • Rice crackers, biscuits
  • Jerky
  • Biltong

 

On arrival at camp

It is recommended to eat a snack within 30 mins of arriving at camp to assist with muscle recovery

  • Soup with protein
  • Protein bar
  • Chocolates, nuts, biscuits

 

How fit do you have to be?

Hiking with a day pack is open to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Multi day trekking is exhilarating, but it will have its challenges for you and to get the best out of the experience, we suggest that preparation prior is important. To really test your ability to handle soft sand beach walking, and some steep (but short) climbs over loose limestone, we recommend for your training, to get off footpaths and bitumen as much as possible. As we all have busy lives, it may be that you can only fit in 1 hour walk two or three times a week and you may have to do this close to home on flat paths, but that’s better than nothing.

Extended day hikes, along with the 2 to 3 times a week, we recommend fitting a few hikes of 15km or more, with a day pack so that you get accustomed to what you will be doing on the multi-day hiking tours. The Bibbulmun Track, out of Kalamunda, has plenty of ascents and descents to give you and your body a good tryout.

Hiking boots/shoes & wool socks
We strongly recommend that you have very well-worn-in boots that you have trained in. Completing extended walks, greater than 15km, will trial new socks and boots allowing for you to have a blister free hiking.

Blister prevention
Purchase a couple of small rolls of Fixomull (chemist). Cut pieces to size and stick them on your feet prior to hiking for blister prevention. Also, if whilst you’re hiking you feel “minor rubbing or a hot spot”, stop straight away and cover with Fixomull. The Fixomull breathes and will stay on your feet over several days even when you shower.

Camp shoes
We recommend that you bring suitable sandals as your camp shoes so that they could also be used on sandy stretches or if blisters occur with your main pair of shoes/boots.