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cape2cape Youth Trek

Step up for youth mental health and trek 135kms in a 5 day adventure.
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The cape2cape Youth Trek sees young heroes aged 18 – 24 years old trek 135kms from WA’S Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in a 5 day adventure.

Every dollar raised goes towards supporting zero2hero’s schools programs and mental health leadership camps.

WHO’S IT FOR: 18 – 24 year olds who are up for the physical and mental challenge, and are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people.

COST: $500 registration fee plus min. $1,500 funds raised

WHEN: Stay tuned! 2023 dates will be announced soon.

What’s Included

  • A five-day fully facilitated adventure trek
  • Five nights of accommodation
  • Food for the week
  • All beverages
  • Transport throughout the five-day trek
  • Guest speakers and events
  • Tailored events every night to enhance your experience and surroundings
  • Photography and videography to capture your experience
  • Team building exercises and personal and professional development sessions
  • Safety requirements and insurances
  • 2 x t-shirts, a hat and jacket for each trekker
Location
Augusta - Dunsborough
Price
$500 registration fee PLUS $1,500 minimum fundraising amount

cape2cape Trek FAQs

What does the cape2cape Trek raise funds for?

All funds raised for the cape2cape trek goes to zero2hero to support our mental health schools programs and leadership camps that empower young people to be mental health heroes in their communities.

Who is the cape2cape Youth Trek for?

This trek has been designed for 18-24 year olds.

How much does this event cost?

The cape2cape Youth Trek requires each Trekker to secure their place with a $500 registration fee plus fundraise an additional target of $1,500 (minimum) per trekker. If this fundraising amount cannot be achieved, the trekker will be responsible for covering the amount.

How hard is the cape2cape Trek?

This is a challenging walk, at a grade 4 difficulty level. The Cape to Cape track varies from hard surface to rough scrambles and soft beach sand and shouldn’t be tackled lightly.

This Trek requires you to have a mindset of commitment and endurance, a can-do attitude and tenacity. The Cape to Cape is more often undertaken over 7-9 days, therefore, to tackle the whole walk over 5 days is a great challenge which requires a moderate to advanced level of fitness.

Should I train before the Trek?

The best way to get both your feet and shoes ready for 25-35kms of daily walking is to practice long distance hikes on different terrains to build up your stamina.

Several group training sessions will be scheduled prior to your trek, and are a great way to physically prepare for yourself. Attendance at all sessions is preferred and at least one of the sessions is mandatory. Trek Leaders use these sessions to assess Trekker’s fitness to participate in the Trek. For those that don’t reside near Perth, you will be required to complete training sessions prior to the Trek and report back to the cape2cape team in order to prove your physical capabilities.

What distances are covered on the Trek?

The Trek runs for 135 kilometres along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the south west region of Western Australia. Trekkers will walk around 25-35km each day.

Who leads the Trekkers?

Each Trek group is lead by an experienced facilitator and a dedicated Safety Officer. Group sizes are small enough to ensure a safe, tailored and unique experience.

What equipment will I need?

Each day you will need to carry a small backpack to hold the items you will require for the day’s trek e.g. water bottles/bladder, lunchbox, sunscreen, wet weather gear if needed, sunscreen etc

Trekking boots or sturdy shoes that are worn in and comfortable are essential! We recommend trail runners and the use of gaiters. Comfortable trekking clothes, a hat and a blister care kit are also vital.