Cape to Cape Walk is a 123.4 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Naturaliste, Western Australia, Australia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 123.4 km Elevation Gain: 2,455 m Route Type: Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

historic site

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Explore Cape Naturaliste to Injidup Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park stretches 120km from Bunker Bay in the north to Augusta in the south. The Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge, a geological formation of ancient granite capped by limestones and sand dunes runs for the length of the park. This ridge accounts for some of the features for which the area is best known. Rugged sea cliffs, windswept granite headlands, and formations such as Canal Rocks and Sugarloaf Rock dominate the coastline, interspersed by curving beaches, sheltered bays and long, rocky shorelines. On the northern shores of Cape Naturaliste, a series of quiet bays lead to the Cape. Protected from the prevailing south-westerly winds, these areas are popular for swimming, fishing or beachcombing. Surfing is also popular at many well-known breaks on the western coast, such as Smiths Beach and Yallingup. Coastal walk trails and steps down sand dunes have been provided at many places to help prevent erosion. This walk focuses on the northern section of the park, and is designed for people exploring the park from the nearby towns of Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup.

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4 days ago

If you only do one section of the Cape to Cape, this should be it. Great views up and down the coast, and in the later part, a gentle bushwalk through the massive Karri forest. A pretty easy walk without too many challenges apart from one or two very steep sections.

Today we walked the section of the the Cape to Cape from Smith's Beach to Moses Rock. This is quite a challenging section with some steep climbs and descents and a couple of sets of stairs. Watch out for the signage as you come out onto the 4WD track just before you get to Quinninup Beach if travelling South. It's not very clear that you need to turn right onto the track as there's a walking trail that goes straight on. Fortunately Alltrails soon put us back on track. There are some great coastal views on this section and a great view of Canal Rocks. A couple of stretches of beach walking also.

Walked the section from Cape Naturaliste to Smith's Beach. Spectacular ocean views, and at this time of year, plenty of wildflowers and native shrubs in bloom and numerous opportunities for whale watching.

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2 months ago

Completed Cape to Cape in 2016 with my husband and 2 son's (5 and 6 years of age). Took us 8 days as the youngest set the pace. We enjoyed it that much we have decided to hike the trail again this October but from Dunsborough town centre to Augusta town centre.

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3 months ago

Great hike which we completed in 4 days. The beach sections are tough going but the scenery along the way is amazing. We did cape Naturaliste to Moses rock day 1 (32k), Moses rock to restate beach day 2 (46k!), redgate to Hamelin bay day 3 (30k) and Hamelin bay to Cape Leeuwin day 4 (26k).

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4 months ago

Exellent trail for 7days backpacking. Well marked, great combination of coastal sandy beach walk and bush walk.

We walked Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturalist. Everyday had a different challenge. Found it hard and rewarding. Mosses to Ducksworth was tough. long treck with no affordable alternative accommodation and very little access to water.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Amazing! the walk on the sand is pretty hatd but gift to you a lot of emotions!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

We visited the area as part of the Cape to Cape Hike. We started with the Meelup Trail and thought that Bunker Bay was the prettiest beach ever... until we got to Smith's Beach. Wow - what a gorgeous place to visit. Sugarloaf was also very pretty in the late afternoon. I think the only thing prettier than the Northern section of this coastline is the Southern section - check out the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park - Augusta and Boranup guide (which should show on the Nearby Guides section).

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