Cape to Cape Track - WA

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  Walk Track


DEG: -33.584881 115.015702
DMS: 33º 35' 5.57" S 115º 00' 56.52" E
UTM: 50 H 6282106mN 315853mE
Altitude: 22.46m


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Cape to Cape Walk Track
Naturaliste WA 6281
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Overview - the 130km coastal walk trail between the lighthouses at the capes for which Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park in the South West region is named.The Cape to Cape traverses the length of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and overlooks the adjoining Ngari Capes Marine Park, alternating spectacular sweeping cliff-top views with stretches of pristine beach.At any time of the year there's a good chance of seeing dolphins, and between June and September whales pass close to shore on their annual migration between the Southern Ocean and their breeding areas further north. Most are humpbacks, the species that breaches the surface more than any other, but you may also see southern right whales and, if you're very lucky, a blue whale.It's not all about the coast though, there are several inland forays which take in some lovely sheltered woodland sections as well as the magnificent Boranup Forest of towering karri.The Track varies from the 'access for more' section to Cape Naturaliste with a shallow gradient and a smooth, wide constructed surface to steep, rough stony paths and sandy beaches. It is for walkers only - except where the route follows some of the four-wheel drive tracks that are frequented by surfers accessing their favourite breaks at this world-famous surf location.To tackle the whole track in one trip is a great challenge (usually 5 – 7 days), but multiple vehicle access points allow the Cape to Cape Track to be completed in smaller segments. The overnight options include some very basic camping areas for track walkers only, campgrounds with more facilities and vehicle access and, this being the tourist mecca of the Margaret River wine region, plenty of other accommodation right up to the highest levels of luxury and pampering.For most of the year the Margaret River, about mid-way along the track, can be crossed with care at its mouth, but there are periods in winter when it is not safe to cross and walkers will have to take an inland diversion to cross at the bridge upstream. The river mouth can be accessed by vehicle at the southern side, but not from the north - walkers from the north have no alternative but to retrace their steps if the river mouth cannot be crossed.Refer to website for very useful information, that includes safety and a FAQ section.
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Closest Weather Station

Cape Naturaliste at 23/08:00pm WST
Distance from Cape to Cape Track 5.31km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Cape Naturaliste
Distance from Cape to Cape Track 5.31km N
Mean Max. °C25.425.824.521.919.217.316.316.417.318.821.423.6
Mean Min. °C15.215.715.013.912.611.510.410.110.411.012.513.9
Mean Rain mm10.611.522.543.9115.2165.3161.2111.876.550.126.313.8

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