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

Top Trails of Western Australia

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.

I personally would rate the end-to-end hike of the Cape to Cape as 'Moderate' if you decide to make food drops. This is mainly because the terrain is almost entirely flat with almost no altitude gain, the trails tend to be clear and fairly wide, and there are dedicated campsites that have rain-catchment tanks that are less than a day's hike apart. There are also pine posts at fairly regular intervals that mark the way (although there does seem to be less in the South), and large signposts that indicate when beach sections join up to the trail. The trail can be a little exposed though, leaving you to the mercy of the blistering sun and the drenching rain, but as long as you turn up prepared this shouldn't be too much of an issue. The distances that you have to cover each day are fairly long however, perhaps a little too long for all but the experienced hiker (who is accustomed to carrying heavy backpacks). As such, carrying all your food for the entire hike increases the rating to 'Fairly Challenging'


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


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Interactive Location Map

I completed the Cape to Cape in 2 half and 4 full days, travelling from the North (Cape Naturaliste) to the South (Cape Leeuwin). If you hover your mouse over the map below, it will highlight the sections of the trail that were hiked each day. Clicking on each section of the route will then bring you to their respective pages.

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

Clicking each section of the route will bring you to its respective page

For those who also have a Suunto GPS device, the GPX file for each segment can be found at the
end of each day's entry. The entire route can also be downloaded