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welcome to Capel

The Shire of Capel is situated on the shores of Geographe Bay approximately 212 kilometres south west of Perth. Capel enjoys a blend of rural countryside, rolling hills and wide open spaces, and boasts over 27 kilometres of pristine beaches, rich Jarrah forests and the magnificent Tuart forest which is part of the only naturally occurring Tuart forest in the world.

The Capel River winds its way past the town and discharges into Geographe Bay at Peppermint Grove Beach, one of the region's best kept secrets. Holiday makers and permanent residents share this quiet hamlet and enjoy the beautiful beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see both north towards Bunbury and south towards Busselton and Dunsborough.

Capel Shire is unique in its diversity and we invite you to take the time to explore and experience our wonderful landscape and all it has to offer.

For more info visit: www.capel.wa.gov.au


A range of accommodation is available close to the course for those travelling to the region, from campsites and caravan parks to beach houses and B&Bs.

Get a small group down for the weekend and be less than an hour from many other fantastic paddling spots, as well as wineries and quality golf courses.

Beach Houses / Holiday Homes
Ocean Blue Beach House in Peppermint Grove Beach

More great holiday homes are situated close to the end of the course in Peppermint Grove Beach, and many have great rates for a two or three night stay in June just a short portage to the beach. Visit www.stayz.com.au

Holiday Villages / Caravan Parks
Bunbury Village Holiday Park Ph: 1800 007 100

Bed & Breakfast
Colomberie B&B in Gelorup

There are many other Hotel, Motel, Caravan Park and B&B accommodation options located less than 30 minutes from the start of the course. Check out Stratham, Gelorup and Boyanup as well as Bunbury and Busselton.


The Capel Descent has been a fundraising event for the Apex Club of Capel inc since 2009. All proceeds from registration fees went towards helping them continue to serve the local Capel community through volunteer work, provision of equipment, services, labour and funds, as well as organisation and assistance with activities and events that help foster community spirit. With the Apex Club no longer in a position to support the event, we are looking for a local community group to take it on - contact us