Yallingup in Spring – Walking the Cape to Cape Track
When spring finally comes around one of my favourite things to do is walk a section of the Cape to Cape Track. Wildflowers are in bloom, the whales are migrating south after calving north of Broome and finally the weather is warming up.
The track spans 135km from Cape Naturaliste in the north (Wildwood Valley is a 20 minute drive from Cape Naturaliste) to Cape Leeuwin in the south. 7 days is recommended, but enthusiastic walkers can do it in 5. Or pick a section and make a weekend of it, you can always return for more!
Time to ‘fess up – I have only walked the northern half, from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to the Wilyabrup Cliffs. If you’re pressed for time I’d recommend Sugarloaf Rock to Canal Rocks as you enjoy spectacular cliff top views, Yallingup and Smiths Beaches. Injidup Beach and Wilyabrup Cliffs are magnificent too. You’re here on holidays so break it into manageable chunks to maximise enjoyment!
In recent years several tour companies specialising in guided or self guided Cape to Cape walks have sprung up. Check out this Tripadvisor Cape to Cape Track page for reviews on the track and some tour companies. And the Cape to Cape Track Guidebook is essential for planning your walk; it includes maps, distances and features to watch for.
And if you happen to stay at Wildwood Valley you can relax in a hot bath followed by a BBQ and wine on your balcony. Or book a table at one of our recommended restaurants or splurge with a private chef cooking in your villa! Restaurants open for dinner and private chefs are listed on our Visiting Yallingup page.