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Ningaloo Reef & Cape to Cape

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Days

9

Grade

3

Distance

40km

TOUR OVERVIEW

How often do you get to experience two amazingly distinct locations in one trip.
The Margaret river wine region and its adjacent wild coastline are hailed as world beaters. Good enough reason to start our trip there! We will explore the best bits of the cape-to-cape track, long empty beaches, rugged cliffs, and huge breakers lend an end of the earth like feeling with cape Naturaliste and cape Leeuwin lighthouses providing the punctuation points to our trip along the coast. Once we’ve braced the wild elements here, we’ll then change tack and head up north to Exmouth, the cape range national park and one of the world’s largest reefs accessible from the shoreline, Ningaloo reef. Here in the balmy tropical weather, we’ll go aquatic. We get to swim with the world’s largest fish the whale shark, snorkel in coral gardens teeming with fish and kayak to remote coral spots. Between our ocean adventures there’s even more to experience on land. Cape range national park tucked away on the northwest cape hosts the most stunning of deep red gorges and canyons which we’ll hike in and admire the wildlife and ability of a 50,000-year culture to survive in the barren hinterlands.
When booking a TSA trip, you can be assured that everything is taken care for you, so you don’t need to think about anything, just enjoy the moment. We create trips to maximise your time away whilst allowing enough down time to ensure you’re ready for the next day of hiking and exploring. We seek out the best located accommodations in each area to minimise travel time and allowing more hiking time. Once you’ve been on one trip with us, you’ll feel part of the TSA family and be back for more adventures :)

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swimming alongside amazing whalesharks, turtles and Manta rays
  • Snorkel straight off the beach in pristine shallow and colorful reef with an abundance of marine life.
  • Kayak the crystal blue waters and maybe meet a dolphin or two
  • Explore the area on two half-day hikes through striking canyons and riverbeds
  • Walk to witness magical  sunsets and sunrises
  • Walk 70km of the best sections of the Cape to Cape track
  • Visit two wonderful lighthouses
  • Visit some of the famous Margaret River wineries and / or breweries

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation in a mix of units, villas and hotels depending on our location 
  • Full catering, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – all dietaries catered for
  • Transfer from Perth City and Perth Airport
  • Transfer to all walks and locations  
  • Whale Shark Dive – all gear and food provided including a glass of bubbles
    Photographer on the boat and in the water taking photos of the day, that you get after the trip 
  • All National Park fees and permits
  • Kayaking half day activity including snacks and refreshments
  • Snorkelling gear hire 
  • Experienced & qualified TSA guides

FOOD

The majority of meals are home cooked but there are some occasions where we need to grab a meal in the hotels. Our guides prepare and cook the meals on the trip including breakfast, lunch and dinners. Most lunches will be on the move, we pick great picnic spots to sit and enjoy the sites. We might have a meal in our Perth hotel and a meal in the pub at the end of our trip in Exmouth! All our menus are designed to provide you nutritious meals to fuel your adventures. All dietaries can be catered for, just let us know in advance.

WHAT TO BRING

  • We will send you an extensive pack list, so don’t worry
  • We also have a virtual info night to help you prepare for the trip
  • We recommend that you pack light – its hot in Exmouth so only light clothing is needed
  • Medication, camera, etc…
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Walking poles if you normally carry them

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

"I have just returned from the most incredible trip to Margaret River and Ningaloo Reef with Take Shape Adventures. Adrian and Dan were fantastic hosts/ guides, very knowledgeable and love what they do. Every adventure I have done with Take Shape has been amazing!! I can't wait to book my next trip." - Amy Parkin

ITINERARY

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For the full itinerary including distances we hike each day, download the brochure above.

Day 1 - Cape to Cape

Once everyone is pick up from their locations we hit the road and drive to our first walk. Make sure you're in your hiking gear as we will be having our first walk just after lunch. After our first walk we jump back in the bus and head over to our accommodation.

Day 2 - Cape to Cape

We walk from the mouth of Margaret River to Gracetown, a beautiful walk. In the afternoon we will stop off at a winery and chocolate factory before heading back to our accommodation for dinner.

Day 3 - Cape to Cape

This morning we will explore Bob's Hollow Caves with cool rock formations. We find a nice secluded spot for lunch before making our way to Cape Leeuwin. We walk around and explore the lighthouse for some good photo ops.

Day 4 - Cape to Cape

We start the morning with a walk: Moses Beach to Gracetown. We then walk Cape Naturalise to Yallingup - lots of beach walking today. If timings work out we might stop at Yallingup before we make the journey back to Perth, where we stay before our flight to Exmouth the next day.

Day 5 - Ningaloo

Depending on flight times, we may do a few walks, we'll try and get to Knife Edge Canyon for sunset if timings work out. And then head to our accommodation for dinner enjoying the warm tropical weather.

Day 6 - Ningaloo

SHARK DIVE DAY!! Woo hoo! This is an early start, we will get picked up by the shark dive company and taken to the boat. All food is provided on the boat and even some bubbly. We get dropped off at around 4:30pm, you can have some down time before dinner when we share stories of our day.

Day 7 - Ningaloo

Today we snorkel! We'll head over to Cape Range National Park. We start with a lovely walk along Mandu Mandu Gorge and short uphill walk for spectacular views over the canyon. Explore and snorkel two amazingly surreal and beautiful waters of the Ningaloo Reef incl. Sandy Bay and Oyster Stack. We end the day watching the sunset at the lighthouse.

Day 8 - Ningaloo

Today we kayak! We have a half day of kayaking in the pristine waters and jump in for more snorkelling to see some awesome fish. The other half could either be down time, or we will take you for a walk.

Day 9 - Ningaloo

Our last day... nooo! Up early for a sunrise walk for those who want to. After breakfast we check out the accommodation and head to Charles Knife Canyon, one of the most stunning walks we will do. A great final day hike before we head to the airport. We all jump on a flight back to Perth and say our goodbyes.

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AVAILABLE TOUR DATES

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Ningaloo Reef & Cape to Cape

Start: May 31, 2023 9:00 am
End: June 8, 2023 12:00 am
Price:
$5,495.00
Members Price: $4995.00

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FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

Transport to and from location is not included but ride-sharing can be arranged

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

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WHY CHOOSE

TAKE SHAPE ADVENTURES

FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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