The Friends of the Cape to Cape Track
Our Vision for the Cape to Cape Track
- An agreed to coalescence of tracks into one walkable trail between the two lighthouses, with input by local custodians and expert trail makers.
- It must protect and promote the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and its biodiversity.
- It should include sections of varying difficulty levels so as to provide challenges for walkers of all levels of ability.
- It must be aligned so as to be ‘future proofed’ as far as is practicable. That is, aligned to take into account rising sea levels, increased erosion and impact of storms on infrastructure.
- It must be aligned, so as not to share any part of its path with vehicles, bicycles or horses.
- It must have appropriate infrastructure such as steps, boardwalks, lookouts and campsites positioned and maintained to be of maximum protection to the environment and of maximum enhancement of the Cape to Cape experience for walkers.
- It must provide all-weather crossing of the Margaret River and be mindful of short term crossing issues at several other water course crossings.
- It must provide appropriately spaced overnighting camp sites. These sites should be minimal in infrastructure, but include a raised shelter over a table, a toilet, water, a change area, cleared ground for tents for 10 people. Separate sites should be provided for school groups and larger commercial groups.
- It must include appropriate clear Trail Heads at access points that are readily identifiable, findable and mapped. Access to the Track should not be via 4WD tracks.
- It must provide clear signage, information, guides and website. Cultural, Environmental and Historical information through QR signage or other non invasive techniques to enable an immersive educative experience.
- It must have dedicated DBCA staffing to manage the Track as part of their role within DBCA and ongoing annual funding to ensure the trail remains in prime condition.