Cape to Cape Track
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
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'