Parks Chair hikes the Cape to Cape

The restorative powers of nature on mind and body have been extensively researched, well demonstrated and have inspired many inspirational quotes from naturalists and authors over generations.

We know that connecting with nature is good for our wellbeing and in the often quoted, variously attributed: “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.”

The Hon Kerry Sanderson AC, Chair, WA Parks Foundation

Hiking has long been a favourite recreational pursuit of our WA Parks Foundation Chair, the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC. Over the past twelve months she has managed to take a little time out here and there from her very busy corporate and community life to walk the Cape to Cape section by section with friends.

The Cape to Cape Track runs for 123 kilometres along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the far south west of Western Australia.

“It’s been a fantastic experience,” Kerry said. “Being out in the environment whole days at a time, taking in the varied and beautiful scenery has been truly uplifting.”

“We plan to complete the final leg of this outstanding walk (Boranup to Augusta) in December.”

The Cape to Cape Track features spectacular coastal and forest scenery, a fascinating geology of cliffs, caves, headlands and rock formations and an ever-changing display of vegetation and wildflowers.