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Sean Blocksidge is a local who
managed an esteemed Margaret
River winery before seeing a need for
a gourmet eco tour – The Margaret
River Discovery Co was born. He tells
all on the Cape to Cape.
TiP 1 “Camping by walkers without
vehicle back-up is permitted in the
national park anywhere along the
Cape to Cape Track, so long as it is
away from road access and ‘Leave
No Trace’ principles are adhered to.
All waste must be carried out.
TiP 2 Walk in a south to north
direction to help keep the wind
behind you. Slogging into a
headwind on Deepdene beach
can be gruelling!
TiP 3 If you need to make a river
crossing, remove your pack first
and check the depth and flow
before attempting with your
pack. Better to wet yourself
before wetting everything you’re
carrying with you!
TiP 4 Hide a secret food and wine
cache along the track before
starting. Include a bottle of 2007
vintage Cabernet Sauvignon
from any of the Margaret River
producers – it was an outstanding
vintage across the region.”
SEAN BlOCKSIDGE | Top tips for the trek
Full walk Takes six to eight days.
Stretching 140km from Cape
Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, try
it if you like a challenge.
Sunday stroll Take the first 2kms
from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
to Sugarloaf Rock. The route is fully
sealed, allowing easy access for
prams and wheelchairs.
Luxury walkers You can do a
short, three-night walk, staying
at five-star accommodation along
the way. Beginning at Quay West
Bunker Bay, the route’s next
stopover is at Caves House. You’ll
be finishing up at Injidup Spa
Retreat with The Margaret River
Guided day tours These are
available with the Margaret River
Discovery Co – $150 will buy you
14km of trail with wildflower
specialist and trail expert Jane
Scott, as well as transfers, lunch
and a daypack.
KNOW THIS Whales and
wildflowers are a spring highlight.
insider Busselton & Margaret River Wine Region
TOuR | FOuR
CAPE TO CAPE
The cape to cape Track has been named
as one of the 10 best walks in Australia by
Australian Geographic – get walking!
Bunker Bay beach.
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