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Tour Details

Start

Perth 8.00am

Finish

Perth by 3.00pm

DEPARTURE DATES

1, 9, 15, 17, 28 September, 2019
6, 14, 22, 26 October, 2019
4 November, 2019
21, 24 March, 2020
7, 9, 18 April, 2020
2, 23 May, 2020

Prices

Period 1st Jun 19 - 31st May 20
Adult AUD $2,300.00
Adult with single supplement AUD $2,700.00

Days

8 days

Fitness grade

Grade: C
(6-8 hrs walking over uneven terrain, rugged terrain with steep ascents)

An air-conditioned coaster bus will take us from Perth to the Margaret River Region and back, and to and from the track each day. As the transport from Perth is provided at no additional charge, discounts cannot be offered to those who choose to make their own way to Margaret River.

Single Supplement – AU$400

Grade: C

  • Up to 6 hours physical activity per day
  • At times carrying small backpack of 5-6kgs (11-13 lbs)
  • Tracks generally in good condition
  • Altitude gains of up to 600m on harder days
  • No hiking experience necessary
  • Reasonable standard of fitness required 

To determine the grade of a particular adventure a number of factors are considered. These include the condition of the walking terrain, altitude and the length of the trek.

A guide will accompany you each day as you walk between 14 and 26 km. There is no such thing as an easy day on the Cape to Cape. However, with a moderate level of fitness, they are all enjoyable! There are some steep sections, and beach walking can be challenging, so we recommend training such as regular walking three or four times a week for at least three months prior to your departure. Hill walking with a daypack is recommended.

All 7 nights accommodation will be based at “The Break" in Prevelley (the beach suburb of Margaret River). Rooms are allocated on a double or twin share basis. If you are a solo traveller we will room you with another solo traveller of the same sex. Limited single supplements are available at an additional charge. Please ask for details and availability if interested.

We stay in one location for the duration of our Cape to Cape track tour. This means that you can unpack your bags once and just relax for the week.

We spread out over a number of town houses (two to four depending on numbers). The town houses are modern, well appointed and close to the beach.

Each of the town houses has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the bathrooms in each of the houses is an ensuite, so after a day’s walk we encourage whoever is in the adjoining bedroom to share their shower so that everyone in your house can get showered before dinner. This hasn’t been a problem in the past and, apart from this minor detail, I’m sure you will find the accommodation perfect for our needs.

After a full day on the Cape to Cape track, we come together in the main house for our evening meal. Breakfasts are also served in the “main house”.

You will need to carry just a day-pack with your water bottles, jacket, camera and other personal items. You should plan on carrying at least 3 litres of water each and every day.

Essential Items

  • Day-pack – with a thick waist strap to help take some weight off your shoulders. In wet weather, a waterproof cover or a bin bag to wrap your belongings in can be handy
  • Shorts/long pants and shirts for walking – as many sets as you wish! Quick-dry material is best, especially for trousers. Don’t wear jeans walking.
  • Socks – whichever thickness you’re comfortable walking in and as many pairs as you like
  • Boots/shoes for walking (make sure you wear them in well)
  • Windcheater or lightweight jumper for walking
  • Waterproof jacket*
  • Sun protection – hat (secure fitting and/or with chin strap), sun cream, sun glasses
  • Casual clothes for evenings
  • Torch/headlamp (can be handy when twin sharing for getting up at night)
  • Any preferred first aid supplies – such as your favourite blister treatment! (Your guide will carry a full first-aid kit)
  • Water bottle/s or camelback – 2 to 3 litre capacity
  • A lunch container (with freezer brick if desired)

*You have to expect some bad weather at any time of the year down here so bring wet weather gear even if the forecast is fine.

Optional Items

  • Waterproof pants. Some people love them and some hate them – personally, we don’t wear them but there have been times when we have wished for a pair!
  • Fly net (especially for walks in warmer weather)
  • Camera and charger/batteries
  • Gaiters for snake bite protection are recommended unless you are wearing long pants and long socks. They’re also good for keeping sand out of your shoes.
  • Sock protectors (to keep sand out of your boots)
  • Robust sandals for wading/beach sections
  • Bathers and towel
  • Small towel to carry during the day
  • Snacks and alcohol – there will be time to purchase more during the week if you need to. Some people like to have some muesli bars, nuts, lollies etc
  • Walking poles

We supply

  • Satellite phone for emergency use only
  • Group first aid kit for emergency use only

All meals are included, with the exception of lunch on the last day, when you can pick up something in Margaret River on the way home.
Breakfast comprises cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast, juice, tea and freshly brewed coffee.
Each day your guide will carry tea, coffee and a home-made cake for your morning tea. Fruit is also available.
On some days lunch is self-made from fresh breads, salads and meats. On other days, where there is vehicle access to the track, the bus will bring us a tasty and nutritious picnic lunch.
Enjoy pre-dinner nibbles with fellow guests each evening while your guides prepare a delicious two course meal for dinner.
Feel free to bring alcohol and additional snacks e.g. muesli bars, nuts, chocolate etc. There will be time for you to purchase additional alcohol and supplies during the week.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements before you book. We can happily adapt our menu to accommodate most dietary needs. Assistance is appreciated with clearing away and washing up.

The guides are experienced outdoor leaders who will take the time to make you comfortable if you have not been hiking before. The guide is responsible for your safety at all times during the trip.

Feel free about approaching the guide about anything that may concern you. He/she will be doing everything possible to ensure that you get the most out of the trip. The guide will coordinate every aspect of the tour, including meal preparation. You are welcome (but not obliged) to assist in things like clearing away and washing up after meals.

What’s the food like? Can you cater for my dietary needs?

We serve simple, nutritious and delicious food on tour, using fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. Of course, if you like, you can indulge in some less nutritious treats as well – you’re on holiday after all! Breakfast, home-made morning tea, lunch, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and a two course evening meal are all included. We are happy to adapt our menu to suit many dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets – please ask when you book.

Will I hold up the group if I am a slow walker?

We find a lot of people who haven’t been on a walking tour before worry about this, but it’s rarely an issue. We keep a comfortable steady pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery along the way. Usually the group will spread out over a couple of hundred metres as we walk.

Normal walking pace on a formed surface like a road or footpath is around 4.5 – 6 km per hour and we tend to average just over 3 km per hour on bush tracks. It’s not a stroll but it’s not a brisk walk either. If you feel you may be slower than this, try some longer training walks to increase your walking fitness.

Do I have to walk every day on the tour?

Of course not – it’s your holiday and you should do what you feel! Relax at the accommodation, come for a drive, get dropped off in town or go for a stroll of your own. On some days there is also the opportunity to walk for part of the day. This last option depends on whether there is vehicle access to the track.

How hard is the Cape to Cape Walk?

The challenge of the Cape to Cape is the distance, not the terrain. There are a few long beach sections, some rocks and a good amount of hills but most people do not find the terrain to be too difficult. As long as you don’t have any pre-existing injuries you will find that you get fitter as the week goes on rather than get more tired. For this reason, we ease you in with easier days at the beginning and hold the more challenging days for later in the walk once your fitness has improved.

If you live a reasonably active lifestyle with regular walking and do not have any injuries, then with a bit of training this walk is achievable for you.

 

Booking Conditions

Price includes

Support vehicle

• 7 Breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinner

Professional wilderness guide and support staff

All park entrance fees

Emergency communications and group first aid kit

• Transport from Perth

• 7 Nights accommodation at "The Break" in Margaret River (includes bath towels and linen)

Not included

• Airfares

• Accommodation in Perth before and after the trip 

• Backpacks

• Alcoholic beverages

• Travel insurance

Payment

Prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

Deposit

For bookings four months in advance, a deposit of 25% can be paid, with the balance due 65 days prior to departure. For tours within four months, full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation

If you book on the Cape to Cape tour, we will not cancel the tour - we don’t have minimum numbers, so you can book your holiday with confidence.

If you wish to cancel your tour, the following fees apply:

More than 12 weeks: AU$50 administration fee
6 to 12 weeks: AU$350 cancellation fee
4 to 6 weeks: 25% of full tour cost
2 to 4 weeks: 50% of full tour cost
less than 2 weeks: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

Travel Insurance

We suggest clients take out a comprehensive travel insurance.

World Nomads Travel Insurance provides online quotes.

Notes

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This trip is run in conjunction with another operator.