• Cliff top walking with stunning views of red granite boulders, white sand beaches and turquoise waters
  • Explore the rugged and diverse South Western Australian coastline
  • Wander through the magnificent and ancient Karri forest
  • Rewarding coastal expedition with your peers

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park stretches over 100kms along Western Australia's magnificent Southwest coast. With the world renowned Margaret River surf beaches at its centre, this coast is as diverse as it is spectacular. From giant Karri forests to windswept limestone cliffs, pristine white sandy beaches, coastal heath as well as ancient dunes and granite cliff lines, the diversity of landscapes makes this one of Australia's most delightful coastal walks. Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Smiths Beach and Prevelly, catch a glimpse of the passing whales and explore caves at Cape Leeuwin. Margaret River is a place where breathtaking scenery and amazing natural culture meld into one. The Cape to Cape Track is one of Australia’s top walking trails with an unbelievable diversity of landscapes and vistas. This itinerary aims to traverse the entire 135km Cape to Cape Track, walking between 14km to 25km each day with just a day-pack. There are some steep sections, and beach walking can be challenging. Knowledgeable guides and with centre based accommodation this trek is sure to be a rewarding and fulfilling expedition.


Start and Finishing Point:




After all your preparations your departure day has arrived. On arrival into Perth make your way to your accommodation for overnight. Dinner and expedition preparation in Perth this evening. Overnight hotel in Perth

Meals:  Nil

You will be collected by your guide this morning (time TBC). Travel from Perth to Cape Naturaliste and arrive at the head of the Track hike to the majestic Sugarloaf Rock for lunch on the Track. Learn about the incredible geology of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge as you hike past sensational sea cliffs and deserted beaches to reach Yallingup – ‘The Place of Caves’. The bus will pick us up here and then head to Surf Point Resort to set up for night one. Note, as we walk on the first afternoon, please wear your hiking clothes on the bus and bring your day pack ready to go. After our walk the bus will meet us at Yallingup and then we will drive to Margaret River.

Meals:  L,D

Head off from Yallingup Beach, the topography changes quickly as giant granite marbles dominate near Canal Rocks. Travel high over the ridge and past Rotary Lookout, before dropping back down to Wyadup Rocks where participants will have the chance to snorkel in the ‘aquarium’ or swim in the ‘natural spa’ depending on the weather and ocean conditions. As the day progresses learn about the incredible natural biodiversity that has evolved in this arid landscape from our qualified ecologist, with over 4000 endemic species that have many shapes, colours and uses. Next head down and onto the beach at Injidup for a lunch break at this gorgeous sheltered bay. Travel up high over the ridge, through the coastal tee tree and back onto the wild south-west facing coast. Finally visit the amazing waterfall at Quinninup and learn about this deeply cultural place before weaving through the granite fields to Moses Rock.

Meals:  B,L,D

Heading out from Moses Rock the Track rises high over several large limestone headlands where our qualified zoologist will assist the group to track the local grey kangeroo population that resides here. Next visit Wilyabrup Beach and site the flocks of sea birds that commonly come here to rest. A wonderfully constructed staircase then guides walkers up and onto the stunning sea cliffs that form the famous climbing buttresses of Wilyabrup Cliffs. After passing the cliffs, the Track drops back down onto the beach, passing the famous though severe surfing breaks of Gallows and Guillotines. The coast then turns decidedly rocky as it ducks and weaves into the pretty hamlet of Gracetown.

Meals:  B,L,D

We start at the low coastline near the historic settlement of Gracetown, named after one of the first settlers ‘Grace Bussell’. From Gracetown, the Track quickly leaves the coast and meanders through sand dunes and to where we visit the historic Ellensbrook homestead and Meekadarbee Falls, the Bussell’s first house and the very first European House on the whole Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. The house includes some great interpretive material about early life, including a timeline of event and old artifacts including the water wheel and early tools. After Ellensbrook visit the isolated coves of Gnoocardup and turquoise bay of Kilcarnup. Marvel at the centuries-old osprey nest in Horseshoe Bay. At the end of the day cross the Margaret River by kayak and walk home today.

Meals:  B,L,D

Walk out of accommodation today and straight up and over the limestone ridge at Prevelly and then down into the sheltered creek line of Boodjidup Brook. Learn about the warm Leeuwin Current and incredible biodiversity in the waters off this coast in the Gnari Capes Marine Park. Continue on and experience the white sands of Boodjidup and historic Redgate Beach. Next is very likely one of the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track. Traverse the scenic coastal cliffs at Bob’s Hollow and Contos before walking into the majestic karri forest, home to the world’s third tallest hardwood...An unforgettable day!

Meals:  B,L,D

Soak up the tall karris of Boranup Forest, home to an array of wildlife and wildflowers in season. Learn about the indigenous uses for the various plants and animals. Head south, back into the coastal heath, and down onto the stunningly beautiful Boranup Beach. 7kms of sand walking later, find the protected Hamelin Bay, home to some of the Cape’s friendliest stingrays who love a feed of freshly caught fish! After Hamelin Bay there are five large sand dunes that really test the calves before getting to the aptly named Cosy Corner for pick up.

Meals:  B,L,D

This can be an exciting last day, especially if it’s windy! Much of the walking is along a limestone ledge close to the sea, complete with blowholes! There is a long beach stretch where you can daydream about all that you’ve achieved this week. After that we head inland, occasionally sighting the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, signalling the end of your walk. Your ‘end to end’ journey officially finishes at the Cape Leeuwin waterwheel but we’ll take a walk up to the lighthouse, if time permits. Tonight we will celebrate your wonderful achievement!

Meals:  B,L,D

Check out of accommodation and transfer to Perth for your onward flights

Meals:  B

Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


  • Return economy group flights from home city to Perth
  • All meals from lunch on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 9 (or as required for your Award)
  • Professional wilderness guide and support staff
  • 7 nights in comfortable multi-share rooms at the Surf-Point Resort
  • 1 night hotel in Perth
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Transport from Perth
  • Teachers accompanyting the trip from your School

  • Dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2
  • Back packs
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature




There is no such thing as an ‘easy day’ on the Cape to Cape walk. There are a lot of ups and downs, often in sand, and there are several beach stretches. You will walk between 14 to 26km a day, carrying only a day pack. A reasonable level of fitness and good health is needed for this walk. Suggested preparation: The best way to prepare physically for the trip is to walk, walk and walk some more – preferably in sand and over a variety of terrain. Try to walk frequently and consistently. By the start of our Cape to Cape you should be able to comfortably walk 15km, and try and do a few 20km walks. Training walks with the shoes you will use and carrying a weighted bag (approx 5-7kg) should be considered essential.

Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.



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