Distance: Approximately 135km from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Time to walk: 5 to 8 days (most people do it in 6 to 7 days).
Degree of difficulty: Varies from hard surface to rough scrambles and soft beach sand. In total, this is a challenging walk, but many many sections are easy to moderate. As there are several points of vehicular access to the Track, it is possible to select a section with your desired degree of difficulty.
Weather: Cool and rainy in winter and can be hot and dry in summer. it is usally pleasant.
Hazards: the Margaret River may flow deep and fast in winter (June to October) and can be difficult and dangerous to cross. An alternative route along Caves Rd and across the Peirce Bridge is available. For much of the year it is possible to walk safely across the barred up mouth of the River, but periodically the bar washes away rendering crossing at the mouth dangerous. Checking with the Department of Parks and Wildlife on 97525555 will give you current information about this, and other, track conditions.
Other streams may pose problems after very heavy rain. Beaches may be washed away after large storms leaving very little sand to walk on.
Water: Water can be obtained in townsites, from springs and from water-tanks at the campsites. However, the springs and tanks may run out after heavy use so always carry a day's supply if camping (4 litres per person per day, and 2 litres per person, for day walks).
Food: Small stores in coastal townsites have basic supplies and are open during normal trading hours.
Transport: there is no public transport right to the Track. Daily bus services operate between Augusta, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton. Taxis are available from these towns.
Some accommodation operators also offer courtesy drop-offs and pick-up to and from the Track. This can be checked on this website on the Accommodation and Services Page.
Charter transport is available from private operators and these are listed on the Transport Services page of this website.
Access for More: 3.5 kms of the Track from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Sugar Loaf Rock have been built to standard for assisted wheelchair, pram and gopher access. The entire section is either sealed of is boardwalk. There are accessible lookouts along the way, and parking and disabled toilets at each end.