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Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fishing · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers
Need to Know
Best done Sept - Nov
Assisted wheelchair access for the first 3.8km of the trail. Four campsites, with tent areas, pit toilet and water tank - accessible only by hikers. There are drive-in bush campsites that can be accessed from the Track, such as Contos, Point Road and Boranup. Check out the Parks Stay website for details: parkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au
, In addition, there are also several privately managed campgrounds with vehicle access, e.g. Yallingup, Gracetown, Prevelly and Hamelin Bay.
Flora & Fauna
One of the delights of the Cape to Cape Track is the variety of vegetation through which you pass. Rather than simply following the coast all the way, the track loops inland in several places, taking you over the ridge and through different types of woodland and forest.
Dense coastal heath dominates the windswept, western slopes. Pink pimelea, yellow buttercups (Hibbertia sp.) and wattles (Acacia sp.), blue fan-flower (Scaevola sp.), white beard-heaths (Leucopogon sp.) and red cockies' tongues (Templetonia retusa) are just a few of the common flowers of the heathland. Woody species such as Rottnest tea-tree (Melaleuca lanceolata) and peppermint (Agonis flexuosa) may be pruned to less than a metre on exposed sites, but grow into tall shrubs or trees in gullies and sheltered locations.
On the sheltered, eastern side of the ridge, the country is more wooded with jarrah-marri SEE FOR MORE: capetocapetrack.com.au/flor…
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