The South West Edge is nature’s playground, so if you’re looking to break up your road trip with some amazing hikes, it’s time to lace up your boots!
Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River
This is one of Australia’s longest and most famous tracks. The 140km track traverses along the coastline from Cape Naturaliste in Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin in Augusta. The walk takes in amazing views of sea and landscapes including wildflowers in spring and the stunning Indian Ocean. To do the whole track takes 5-7 days, but you can dip in and out and just walk sections at your leisure. Easily accessible sections can be found at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Yallingup, Smith’s Beach, Injidup and Boranup Forest.
Bald Head, Albany
Located in the spectacular Torndirrup National Park in Albany, the Bald Head walk trail is a challenging 12.5km return trip into the Flinders Peninsula. Along the way you will see stunning views of King George Sound, hear the chorus of the waves crashing against the granite cliffs and smell the unforgettable scent of the peppermint trees that line the trail. This trail does end with a short, steep climb, but the views from the summit are worth the scramble.