A spectacular coastal trail, the Cape to Cape Track is a 78 mi point-to-point trail that starts at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, a 3 hour drive south of Perth, Western Australia, and ends at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Leeuwin Road, Augusta.
Based on our data, the trail is graded as Medium, as this beautifully wild Cape to Cape track follows the coast, offering vast clifftop views over the region’s pristine beaches, whist also inviting you to enjoy inland forays onto forest paths, offering some shade from the karri trees and a wonderful change of scenery. Look out for the beautiful wildflowers, the abundance of birdlife, wildlife; humpback whales, dolphins, and watch the surfers as you hike on this coast protected by the Ngari Capes Marine Park. For information on how we grade trails, please click here.
The Cape to Cape Track terrain is varied throughout, changing from graded trail and vehicle track to uneven rocky and sand paths, with long stretches of beach walking and wilder bushwalking sections offering a challenge at times. The trail is usually completed in approximately 7 days. As a walker-only track, vehicles and dogs are not allowed on the track. (Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here.)
There are accommodation options and designated campsites on and near to the Cape to Cape Track that is best hiked from March to May and September to November. Outside of these times, rivers will need to be negotiated – be sure to look ahead at the route on our trail map before you set off to plan your resupply, water and camping stops.
Not all of the Cape to Cape Track is family and wheelchair friendly, but some sections are accessible to prams, pushchairs, walking frames and wheelchairs, including paved sections and boardwalks at Ellensbrook Homestead, Ellensbrook Beach, Redgate Beach and the section between Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Sugarloaf Rock carpark.