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Cape to Cape Campsites

Cape to Cape Index

Cape to Cape Campsites


Cape to Cape Campsite 1 - Camp Duckworth
Cape to Cape Campsite 2 - Moses Rock Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 3 - Ellensbrook Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 4 - Cantos's Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 5 - Deepdene Campsite
Most of the campsites that you will find along the Cape to Cape track are equipped with a shed that functions as a toilet that is next to two large rain water tanks - I would always recommend treating the water from the tanks prior to consumption (either by using water-purification tablets, a steripen, or by just boiling the water). The campsites also have picnic tables with benches for your perusal. You can use the links above to access the pictures and short descriptions of each of the campsites.

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Cape to Cape Index

Cape to Cape Campsites


Cape to Cape Campsite 1 - Camp Duckworth
Cape to Cape Campsite 2 - Moses Rock Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 3 - Ellensbrook Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 4 - Cantos's Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 5 - Deepdene Campsite

Camp Duckworth

Campsite Location

Camp Duckworth is the closest campsite to the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse and is either the first or the last campsite that you will come across depending on which direction you are hiking. Despite being so close to the beach, there is no path that leads straight down to the ocean. My friends walked some distance up the trail but were unable to find a path down.

Camp Duckworth

The trees here are very narrow and are not the best for those who use hammocks. I had to resort to wrapping my tree protectors around several branches in order to get the support that I needed. There are however large areas of flat ground that are perfect for tents. If you look around the area there does seem to be tracks that might have been used by vehicles, so just to be safe try and pick a spot to set up your hammock or tent that is located away from these tracks.

Camp Duckworth

I have to say that this campsite was my favourite Cape to Cape campsite by far. That night as I lay in my hammock looking out into the woods with my face pressed up into the mosquito netting surrounded by the sounds of chirping crickets and the distant thundering waves, I watched the colour-sapped, black and white scene in front of me shift and change as the bright, intense moon peaked out occasionally from the cloud cover that obscured it. The shadows of the spindly tree branches above me swayed and danced with the wind, making patterns that would gradually fade in and out as the moonlight waxed and waned. These patterns transformed my otherwise plain, earthy brown tarp above me into a dazzling display of camouflage patterns, often patterns within patterns...

Cape to Cape Index

Cape to Cape Campsites


Cape to Cape Campsite 1 - Camp Duckworth
Cape to Cape Campsite 2 - Moses Rock Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 3 - Ellensbrook Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 4 - Cantos's Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 5 - Deepdene Campsite

Moses Rock Campsite

Campsite Location

Moses Rock Campsite has plenty of room for tents but not necessarily for hammocks. I spent quite some time walking around the campsite with my head stooped low, checking the strength of the few branches that were wide enough to support the hammock and checking for dead branches overhead that could be the cause of a (possibly painful) sleepless night.

Moses Rock Campsite
Cape to Cape Index

Cape to Cape Campsites


Cape to Cape Campsite 1 - Camp Duckworth
Cape to Cape Campsite 2 - Moses Rock Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 3 - Ellensbrook Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 4 - Cantos's Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 5 - Deepdene Campsite

Ellensbrook Campsite

Campsite Location

Turn left as soon as you pass the toilet shed and rain catchment tanks (for those walking North to South) and you will enter a large clearing with room for countless tents. There is a grove to the side of this clearing that has picnic tables and benches, and this was the only area in the campsite that had trees that could accommodate my hammock.

Ellensbrook Campsite
Cape to Cape Index

Cape to Cape Campsites


Cape to Cape Campsite 1 - Camp Duckworth
Cape to Cape Campsite 2 - Moses Rock Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 3 - Ellensbrook Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 4 - Cantos's Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 5 - Deepdene Campsite

Cantos's Campsite

Campsite Location

Cantos's Campsite is absolutely humongous! I am used to freedom (wild) camping and the sight of the hoards of camper vans and massive tents with bucket-loads of families running around, often making their presence known with the tumultuous din that accompanied them, left me feeling somewhat nauseous. I quickly escaped all this by creeping off into the corner of the woods, well out of earshot (and eyeshot!) before setting up my hammock surrounded by kangaroo droppings and the constant cackles of kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae).

The facilities here are an absolute luxury though. The campsite has buildings that house toilets, barbecue pits, fire pits, and running tap water. Despite all this, I disliked this campsite the most. I camp not only to immerse myself in nature, but to also get away from the ubiquitous crowds. If you feel the same, I would suggest you instead carry on along the Cape to Cape track as there is another smaller campsite called 'Point Road Campsite' which lies only 2km away from Canto's.

Cantos's Campsite
Cape to Cape Index

Cape to Cape Campsites


Cape to Cape Campsite 1 - Camp Duckworth
Cape to Cape Campsite 2 - Moses Rock Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 3 - Ellensbrook Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 4 - Cantos's Campsite
Cape to Cape Campsite 5 - Deepdene Campsite

Deepdene Campsite

Campsite Location

Deepdene Campsite has two small clearings for tents but barely any options for those with hammocks - I would not hesitate to say that this campsite is the least hammock-friendly of all the Cape to Cape campsites.

The campsite is also a little tricky to find. The path that leads to the campsite begins at a blowout just behind a large dune. I walked right past the location the first time around as the signpost was completely obscured by the sand dune. The narrow path after the blowout leads through the woods for quite a distance before reaching the campsite. This campsite is also the only one that has an immediate access to the beach.

Deepdene Campsite

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