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Cape to Cape Day 02 – Yallingup to Moses Rock

Cape to Cape Index

Yallingup


Cape to Cape Track The sky was bleak and overcast as we left Camp Duckworth that morning, with squalls occasionally whipping through the area. As the three of us carried on walking South, I couldn't help but stare at the huge ominous clouds that seemed to be looming in across the ocean from the West.

We passed a junction in the trail about a kilometre in and right after that, we stumbled upon 'The Rabbits' carpark that was located on the Northern edge of the town of Yallingup. The junction that we had passed just before we came upon the carpark was where the 5km Wardanup Hill trail (that passes Ngilgi Cave) merged with the Cape to Cape trail Read more
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Cape to Cape Day 01 – Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup

Cape to Cape Index

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse


Cape to Cape Track The three of us set off along the Cape to Cape track as soon as we reached the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse. In hindsight, I regret not taking some time to explore the lighthouse itself considering that it is a landmark and an integral part, as a start or end point, of the Cape to Cape track. The beginning of the trail was very easy to locate as the sign posts were very clear and very prominent. We set off down the wide, red path shortly after midday, the sun still high in the sky. The path lead us to the registration booth where we took a moment to sign in. Signing in helps the 'Friends of the Cape to Cape Track' to keep a record of Read more
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Cape to Cape Track

Cape to Cape Day 01 – Cape Naturaliste to Yallingup
Cape to Cape Day 02 – Yallingup to Moses Rock
Cape to Cape Day 03 – Moses Rock to Ellensbrook
Cape to Cape Day 04 – Ellensbrook to Conto’s Campsite
Cape to Cape Day 05 – Conto’s Campsite to Deepdene
Cape to Cape Day 06 – Deepdene to Cape Leeuwin
Cape to Cape Campsites

Difficulty Rating : 4.6 / 10.0 (Class 6 - Fairly Challenging)


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The Cape to Cape Track


Cape to Cape Track The Cape to Cape Track is a 135 km long trail that runs North-South along the West coast of the peninsula between Cape Naturaliste in the North, and Cape Leeuwin in the South. The trail itself mostly follows sweeping, windswept limestone ridges and long stretches of seemingly untouched, pristine beaches. It does however occasionally mix it up by looping inland through woodland and gorgeous karri forests.

Even carrying all the food for the entire hike (without food drop-offs), I personally would categorise the end-to-end hike of the Cape to Cape as fairly straightforward and easy. This is mainly because the terrain Read more
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Echidna Trail


Difficulty Rating : 2.0 / 10.0 (Class 2 - Very Straightforward)


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Walyunga National Park


Walyunga National Park is located just next to the Darling Scarp, an escarpment that lies to the East of the Swan Coastal Plain. The park itself is known to contain one of the largest known Aboriginal campsites that can be found in and around Perth, a campsite that has apparently been used for more than 6000 years by regional tribes. Read more

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Ghost House Walk


Difficulty Rating : 2.0 / 10.0 (Class 2 - Very Straightforward)


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Yanchep National Park


Yanchep National Park lies on the Swan Coastal Plain, an area that was traditionally under the care of the Yued, Whadjuk, Binjareb and Wardandi Noongar peoples.  The tribal name for the park is 'Nyanyi-Yandjip'; 'Yanchep' having been derived from 'Yandjip', which is the aboriginal name for the reeds that fringe the lakes in the area that are thought to resemble the mane of the Waugul (a snakelike dream-time creature responsible for the creation of the Swan and Canning Rivers). Read more

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Stong Waterfall

Baha's Camp - Mount Stong, Mount Ayam, and Mount Baha - Stong Waterfall

Stong Waterfall


The 270m high, seven-tiered Stong Waterfall is reputed to be the tallest waterfall in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located in the 21,950 hectare 'Gunung Stong State Park' that was formerly known as Jelawang Jungle. The directions to the park can be found in the post about Baha's Camp, a camp that is located on one of the higher tiers of this waterfall. Read more

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Mount Stong, Mount Ayam, and Mount Baha

Baha's Camp - Mount Stong, Mount Ayam, and Mount Baha - Stong Waterfall

Difficulty Rating : 4.6 / 10.0 (Class 6 - Fairly Challenging)


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Hiking to the Peaks


The group had split with Taner, Jenna and I eager to hike to the three peaks whilst the others decided to stay behind and explore the waterfalls. By the time the three of us set off from Baha Camp it was already 10:26. We made our way to the crossroads that lay just outside the campsite quickly to avoid any guides that may still be lingering around the camp just in case they tried to prevent us from heading up to the summits 'unguided'. Once we arrived at the crossroads, we turned left following the signpost that said 'Gunung Stong. Gunung Ayam'. Read more

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Baha's Camp

Baha's Camp - Mount Stong, Mount Ayam, and Mount Baha - Stong Waterfall

Stong State Park


Baha's Camp lies near the top of the (apparently) 270m high seven-tiered Stong Waterfall, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Peninsular Malaysia, that is located in the 21,950 hectare 'Gunung Stong State Park' (formerly known as Jelawang Jungle). The camp serves as a launching point for trips up to the higher levels of the waterfall as well as for treks to the multitude of peaks that one can find in the area, the most renowned being Mount Stong and Mount Ayam. Read more

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Tabur X (Extreme)

Tabur West - Tabur East - Tabur Far East - Tabur Extreme

Difficulty Rating : 3.2 / 10.0 (Class 4 - Fairly Straightforward)


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Tabur X


Tabur Extreme is the one of the higher points along the quartz dike known as Bukit Tabur. The nearly 14km long dike has a few sections that are accessible to trekkers that range from the easier and more popular Tabur West and Tabur East that lie closer to the Klang Gates Dam in Taman Melawati to the slightly tougher Tabur Far East and Tabur Extreme that lie closer to the National Zoo. Read more

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Tabur East Sunrise

Tabur West - Tabur East - Tabur Far East - Tabur Extreme

Difficulty Rating : 2.6 / 10.0 (Class 3 - Straightforward)


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Tabur East


This trek was another of a series of sunrise treks that were undertaken in the wee hours of the morning. By the time we parked the car and located the huge twin pipes that we needed to follow, it was already 05:10. The pipes can either be located from the end of the Jalan Kolam Air road or from the road that leads to the Klang Gates Dam where trekkers park there car for the Tabur West trek (marked 'A' in the map). If one goes from this road however, you will need to walk along the green fence from the dam entrance until you come upon a short flight of steps. Head through this entrance and pass a small creek (where you can wash up after either the Tabur East or Tabur West trek) until you come upon the pipes. Read more

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