7 Day Cape to Cape Track Self-Guided

From: $1,550.00

Availability:  7 April, 6 Oct 2024

4-person tent with stretcher bed as per photos

Pay a deposit of $200.00 per person

Immerse yourself in West Australia’s most stunning coastal and wine region on a 7-day trek self-guided trek.  The Margaret River region is world renowned for its wineries and local produce restaurants, plus spectacular cave formations and many other tourist attractions.

Walk the whole 135km of this iconic track from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, staying on track so that you gain the physical and mental benefits of hiking and experience the capes amazing sunsets and sunrises.

The Cape-to-Cape Track is one of the most stunning coastal trails in Australia (maybe the world!) so let Simply Trekking take care of all the logistics and camp set up and you walk every step of the way. You start with your day packs from Cape Naturaliste, gently introducing your body and mind to the wonders of trail walking enjoying amazing panoramic ocean views. You pass through small settlements; the track becomes more rugged and remote and seven days later you finish at the historic lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin.

Small group.

Tour cost includes.

8 nights’ accommodation in twin share stand up in tents at caravan parks (showers, flushing toilets) and one night in a delightful bush camp.
Taxi transfers to start and from finish and from Moses Rock car park to Gracetown Caravan Park and return.
Daily on-ground support on weather patterns, creek crossings and Track conditions
Assistance in downloading digital app that keeps you on the Track without the need for the internet.
Custom made day by day walk booklet of the outstanding features on the Track.
One Emergency GPS communicator provided for each group of 4 hikers.
Daily fresh fruit (2 pieces) and salad items

You supply.

Day pack
Your groceries (we recommend online order and we bring to them to you)
Sleeping bag
Clothing, walk shoes & camp shoes

Transport options:
TransWA https://www.transwa.wa.gov.au/ daily
https://southwestcoachlines.com.au/   daily
Jetstar operate flights from Melbourne to Busselton at least twice a week (Busselton is only 20mins from Yallingup).

Terms & Conditions

Our latest review:
Have just completed the Cape to Cape with Simply Trekking. I was tasked with finding a tour company for our group of four interstate hikers and after lots of research chose Simply Trekking on the basis of experience, reputation and value for money. Camping along the track was a great way to experience the beauty of the south west of WA and walking into the setup tent after a long day hiking was wonderful. I also found it a great way to meet fellow hikers from across the globe. This was my first ever hike and am already planning the next one, I am hooked! Probably the Three Capes in Tassie! A big thanks to Marie and the team for a memorable experience that I will never forget!
Suzanne WA Oct 2023

Tour length: 7 days, 8 nights

The Cape to Cape Track is termed “moderate terrain” and we recommend some training preparation that is not done on sealed pathways – on the beach, trails in parks ie Bold and Kalamunda, to make this 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. Hikers often ask “how much beach walking is there”.  Walking from north to south, you will encounter short beach walks on the first five days so on your sixth and seventh days when you come to walk the wide and sweeping 7km Hamelin and 6km Deepdene Bays, both being relatively firm, you will take it in your stride.  

Day prior to depart, 5 pm onwards
Meeting place: Caves Caravan Park, Yallingup
TransWA operate from Perth City to Yallingup daily, 9.30am departure and 1.20pm arrival at Yallingup. We will meet the bus to load your luggage leaving you to walk the 100m across to the caravan park. Caves Hotel is also close by and the beach is a gentle stroll through the hotel gardens. At the caravan park we will have your tent and comfortable bed awaiting your arrival. Coles orders are to be emailed two days prior and we collect them for you from Dunsborough Coles between 2-4pm. For dinner that night, we make a group booking at Caves House (your cost). Briefing will be at 6pm. You can also choose to arrive by 7 am on day of tour departure.  

Day one: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Yallingup 14km
8.30am We transfer to the top of Cape Naturaliste, the northern terminus of the Cape to Cape Track. There will be time to enter the Lighthouse precinct for the gorgeous views in front of the lighthouse, if we’re lucky catch a glimpse of a whale or dolphins. The first 3 km of the C2C is an absolute delight with incredible views. From Sugarloaf Rock the track follows the edge of the cliff tops with expansive views. We reach Three Bears Surf and can take the steps leading down to the beach to then join a mix of narrow path and sandy 4-wheel drive track until we reach the small settlement of Yallingup. Walk up the stairs at the end of the beach, there is a cafe across the car park.  Fresh meat & vegetables can be purchased at General Store, Yallingup (7.30am-5pm) and yummy bakeries available at Yallingup Gugelhupf (7.30am-3pm). Overnight Caves Caravan Park. 

Day two: Yallingup to Moses Rock 19km  From Yallingup we walk along the top of the cliffs, then descend to Smiths Beach for some beach walking. At the south end, the track heads uphill and becomes rocky and interesting with lovely viewpoints. We pass through Injidup with an excellent viewing platform where we can take in the view and watch the surfers. We pass Quinninup Falls and finish at Moses Rock carpark. Overnight Gracetown Caravan Park.

Day three: Moses Rock to Gracetown 18km We ascend to enjoy panoramic views over the ocean. The towering red rocks of the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs are a highlight. Bring your bathers on this day, as you may enjoy a refreshing swim in the sheltered bay at Gracetown. Enjoy some wine tasting across the road from the caravan park  https://gracefarm.com.au/ Overnight Gracetown Caravan Park.

Day four: Gracetown to Prevelly 18km  We continue along the coast until we turn inland alongside Ellensbrook to arrive at Ellensbrook House. Here we enjoy the green grass, follow the path to the weir and up to the waterfall. The track moves further inland along a 4WD track until we come out again onto the coast and Margaret River mouth. Your private 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). Overnight Prevelly Caravan Park.

Day five: 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. Overnight Conto campground.


Day six: 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. Overnight Hamelin Bay Caravan Park.


Day seven: Hamelin to Cape Leeuwin 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. We transfer from the lighthouse to our camp which is set up in the Augusta Caravan Park (Turners). The park is set on the Blackwood River and there is a lovely 15min walking trail that will take you into town and the Augusta Hotel for a celebration dinner. 

TransWA bus leaves Augusta at 8.10am daily to Perth, via Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton.


Ex Yallingup your trek includes:

  • Trek poles x 2 and pair of gaiter
  • Twin-share tent with above ground comfortable bed and mattress
  • Bottom sheet
  • Pillow and pillow slip
  • Towel
  • Duffle bag
  • Food bag
  • 2 pieces of fresh fruit daily & salad
  • Camp stove, gas, cooking and & eating utensils

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

For terms & conditions

You will need:

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 6 lunches ( you can purchase lunch at Gracetown café)
  • 4 Dinners (you can purchase dinner at Yallingup & Prevelly)

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


BYO Gear

Day pack carry: Total weight Max 5kg including 2 litres of water

  • Day pack (we recommend Osprey)
  • Day pack waterproof cover
  • 2 x one litre water containers, plastic tonic or soda bottles are suitable
  • 2 sachets Hydrolyte Electrolytes
  • 2 hiking snacks and your lunch
  • Fixomul – small roll at chemist to prevent blisters
  • Personal medication (we provide a comprehensive first aid per 4 hikers)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent


Hike clothing:

  • 1 sunhat covering ears and neck
  • 1 pair hike boots or joggers – worn 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


Camp gear: (store in duffle bag provided to be transported by Simply Trekking)

  • Sleeping bag – warm, we recommend down (available to hire)
  • 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
  • Personal toiletries – travel size
  • Hydrolyte electrolytes – sufficient for 2 per day


BYO Food for the trek

 Trek Snacks

Very important to eat only low GI whilst trekking to avoid energy highs & lows. Repack an assortment of snacks into daily snap lock 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


Lunch (Pack in large zip lock bags then prepare for each day hike at breakfast time. Make sure they are easy to prepare and eat on the trail.

  • Pita or mountain bread (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)

Breakfast (you need about 150g per morning)

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


  • vegetables – cherry toms, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, corn, potatoes
  • Sachets or cans of tuna/salmon (add to pasta and asian noodles)
  • Couscous with herbs, nuts, seeds
  • Dried mushrooms & dehydrated peas


  • Pancakes
  • Popcorn
  • marshmallows – campfire smores


How fit do you have to be to be able to complete this epic track?

Hiking with a day pack on this track is open to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. It is an exhilarating trek, 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 7 days of hiking on the Cape to Cape.

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.