Cape Naturaliste Track
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: The Lighthouse Car Park

  • End: The Lighthouse Car Park

  • Location: Dunsborough

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  • Distance from CBD: 263km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.53947352

  • Longitude: 115.0198851

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Cape Naturaliste Track is a 4km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in Dunsborough, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

This easy four kilometre trail is the most westerly loop of the Cape Naturaliste Walk Trail Network and it takes you out nearly to the top of the Cape with spectacular views.

Cape Naturaliste is the northernmost point of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Visitors can explore the coastal scenery by taking short walks along the established boaRoad walks and lookouts. To find the Cape Naturaliste Track, follow the main path below the lighthouse buildings and work your way clockwise around the Lighthouse Walk for nearly one kilometre. Turn left (W) on the Whale Lookout Track and left again onto the Cape Naturaliste Track, heading gently downhill towaRoads the ocean. From the Naturaliste Lookout you have a stunning view of the pounding surf along the northwest tip of the Cape. The strange natural blow-out below the lookout known as the "The Other Side of the Moon" is a striking feature here. The track then winds north and east though a windswept area largely devoid of vegetation. Only bare limestone rock formations remain. Continue for a further 300m through low heath and Rottnest Tea-tree

About the region

Located on the stunning turquoise banks of Geographe Bay, Dunsborough would have to have one of the most tranquil and magnificent locations in the world.
Sparkling calm clear water and white sandy Dunsborough beaches are linked to town by lush green grass and shady paths. There is a bustling café atmosphere and plenty of gorgeous boutique shops. At night there’s a great vibe with brew houses, wine bars and pubs with a live music scene, restaurants and cafes.

Beachfront cycle ways and walking paths turn into a hiking trail through the regional park along the bay. With ideal beaches for swimming it is also a great location for diving, snorkelling, kayaking and other water sports. There are even two golf courses!

Out on the most north-western point is the top end of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, which is one of the many Dunsborough attractions. This precinct is home to Dunsborough’s working lighthouse, Cape Naturaliste and the starting point of the Cape to Cape Track.

Built on the foundation of surfing and family holidays, this resort town has grown into a holiday spot rich in luxury and fun, ideal for family, friends, couples and backpackers.

Tips

Start Point: The Lighthouse Car Park, right at the very end of Cape Naturaliste Road, near Dunsborough. 263km (3.5 hours) south of Perth.

End Point: The Lighthouse Car Park, right at the very end of Cape Naturaliste Road, near Dunsborough. 263km (3.5 hours) south of Perth.

Region: Dunsborough, South West


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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