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Published October 22nd 2014
The south west; where else would you rather be?
The Cape to Cape is a hiking track from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. The track hugs the stunning South Western Australia coastline. It is approximately 135km in length, yet beware, the track varies in terrain and hiker's ability should be taken into account.
For this very reason the track can be very easily broken up into day trips, or even short walks, where the hiker can both enjoy the scenery and experience the trek without having to carry tents, backpacks and supplies. However, for those wanting to camp, it is roughly a days worth of hiking between campsites.
It is strongly advised that hikers carry a minimum of 3 litres of water, which is outlined at the trail entry and exit points. The track is marked every 100m to 200m to ensure that hikers remain on the correct track. Local tourism centres provide facts, information and details for hikers that want to organise to be picked up and dropped off at different points depending on their ability and time frames.
Each section of the trail provides the hiker with an array of views and opportunities to snap the perfect landscape photographs. The landscape in Yallingup and Augusta boast the most diverse scenery as the track follows cliff drop-offs and plunging rock faces.
This track also connects with beaches and rest spots where you can dip your feet in the fresh ocean or enjoy a picnic in the shade. In certain seasons you may even be lucky enough to sight a whale or two.
Either way you will be immersed in the views, scenery and the wildlife in which the South West so readily offers to all its visitors. Check out the visitor centres in the South West to receive all the information you need to complete some, most or all of this amazing Western Australian track.