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Conquer The Capes 2023

25 - 31 MARCH 2023

Guided by the experienced and trained team from Off The Beaten Track, we will follow the coastline of WA’s beautiful South West, along the 124km long Cape to Cape trail; a spectacular multi-day hike that takes you along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin.

Cahoots are committed to helping vulnerable individuals and their families, and as a NDIS registered service provider we support families when they’re seeking funding. However, some families do not have access to NDIS funding and it’s these families that are often at risk of missing out on our camps and programs. The funds raised through the Conquer the Capes adventure will help Cahoots absorb the costs of helping these families access our services at a reduced fee, so we can continue creating life-changing experiences for WA families for years to come!

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Inclusions:

6 days of guided walking with Off The Beaten Track WA qualified guides
6 nights twin-share accommodation at the luxury Stay Margaret River resort (extra charge for own room available)
All transfers to/from the resort to the track
Continental breakfast everyday
6 gourmet dinners including a mix of restaurants and pre-prepared meals using locally sourced ingredients
6 delicious lunches, to eat on the track during your walk
A training and fundraising guide
Hiking pole hire
A Conquer the Capes t-shirt and goody bag

Not Included:

Transportation to and from Perth
Travel Insurance
Beverages and extra meals that are not outlined in the itinerary

We will be staying in the tasteful and comfortable Queen Rooms at the Stay Margaret River resort. Each room features either a queen bed or two single beds, an ensuite bathroom with all amenities and has stunning views of the hotel grounds and gardens.

All rooms feature top of the range facilities including:
Flat screen HD TV with DVD Player
Reverse cycle air conditioning
Tea & Coffee facilities
High-speed WIFI access
Hairdryer
Iron & ironing board
Fresh linen, towels and bathroom amenities

For more information visit staymargaretriver.com.au

The total cost for this adventure package is:

$2399.00 per person twin-share (two people per room)
$2599.00 per person single room
This price includes everything listed in the Package Inclusions above.

A tailored payment plan can be arranged if required.

To secure your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $400.00 is required. This comes off the total of the price. Once you have registered, a member of the Cahoots fundraising team will be in contact to set up your personalised payment plan for the remaining balance.

Each participant will have a fundraising obligation with an option to choose your own target!

This world class and incredibly diverse trail features stunning scenery including coastal clifftops, caves, blowholes, pristine beaches, waterfalls, rock climbs, karri forest, a hidden oasis, river mouth crossing plus plenty of wildlife and wildflowers! Our fantastic experienced guides will share their knowledge about the region while taking care of all the logistical details along the way, meaning you can enjoy the views!

With all meals locally sourced or provided by Margaret River restaurants, you will enjoy fresh local produce and explore the delights of the region. Lunch is enjoyed at pristine lookouts and hidden picnic spots along the trek so you can fully immerse yourself in the coastal bliss.

You will enjoy overnight stays in the same comfortable, centrally located accommodation in the heart of the Margaret River precinct.

And you can do all of this while knowing you are supporting a WA charity with a mission to help children living with a disability live their best lives! It’s a win-win!

ITINERARY

Saturday 25th March
Start: Cape Naturaliste     Finish: Smiths Beach
Distance: 17km
Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner
Drive down from Perth and meet at Stay Margaret River*, ready for a 9am departure. Today, we hike the fantastic stretch from Cape Naturaliste to Smiths Beach. This starts with a gentle downhill stroll on the “access-for-all” section with stunning vistas of Sugar Loaf Rock. Then along an extended section of carved limestone sea cliffs before reaching the coastal hamlet of Yallingup. After Yallingup, we pass over the granite headland at Torpedo Rock and on to the fabled Smiths Beach before returning to our accommodation for the night.

*If possible, we recommend that you arrive the night before (accommodation not included) to ensure you have enough time to check in and prepare for the early start on Day 1

Sunday 26th March
Start: Smiths Beach        Finish: Wilyabrup Cliffs
Distance: 21km
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We start Day 2 by following the coastline around Smiths Beach to Canal Rocks, then onto Wyadup and Injidup Beach. The trail takes us up a short and steep scramble to Canal Rocks Road where the views are impeccable. When we arrive at Injidup Beach, we sit under the Melaleuca trees and watch the waves crash in for a moment. Then begin the hike to Cape Clairaut before we eventually hit Quinninup Falls. An almighty calf-burning climb up the sand dunes brings us to the clifftop view of Moses Rock. We continue on over several large limestone headlands before we head up a staircase and onto the Wilyabrup sea cliffs before returning to Margaret River for a well-earned rest!

Monday 27th March
Start: Wilyabrup Cliffs       Finish: Margaret River Mouth
Distance: 28km
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Starting at the top of Wilyabrup Cliffs, the track drops down onto the beach, passing the famous surfing breaks of Gallows and Guillotines. The coast then turns decidedly rocky as it weaves over pictureseque granite boulders and finally into the pretty hamlet of Gracetown. Leaving Gracetown, we pass the 1996 limestone cliff collapse memorial on our way to Ellensbrook Homestead and the Meekadarbee Falls. We then tackle a long slow hill which leads to some scrubland on our way to Joey’s Nose and Kilcarnup Beach. At the end of beach, we follow some more sand dunes up to Horseshoe Bay and then onto the Margaret River Mouth and back to the resort.

Tuesday 28th March
Start: Margaret River Mouth            Finish: Boranup Forest
Distance: 22km
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today we head inland to the beautiful views over the plains before heading down the 365 log steps that lead to Boodjidup Creek and Frank Mourtiz Bridge before reaching the scenic Bobs Hollow and Contos Cliffs. From here we enter the Karri filled Boranup Forest, home to the worlds third tallest hardwood. The solid track under foot and the afternoon shade of the Karri trees make it all seem easy. Bliss!

Wednesday 29th March
Start: Boranup Forest          Finish: Cosy Corner Distance: 20.5km
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We start Day 5 in the thick of the Boranup Forest, home to an array of wildlife and wildflowers before we head south and back onto the coast of Boranup Beach. 7kms of sand walking will lead us to Hamelin Bay, home to some of the friendliest stingrays you will ever meet. We then continue on past the many islands of Foul Bay before a narrow trail takes us through peppermint trees towards the Foul Bay Lighthouse and finally, Cosy Corner.

Thursday 30th March
Start: Cosy Corner       Finish: Cape Leeuwin
Distance: 20.5km
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Celebratory Dinner
Cosy Corner is definitely a highlight of the entire track – we navigate along rocky ledges and around blowholes which makes it such an exciting section! After passing Elephant Rocks, we come to Deepdene Beach – a 6km long boggy beach with a climb up some sand dunes. Narrow single tracks lead us to Skippy Rock and from here there is only another 3km to go. Quarry Bay is the last sight we see before heading up to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse! Tonight, we celebrate with a hearty pub meal and reminisce about our favourite parts of the adventure, before we hit the hay and head back home in the morning.

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