Aussie tennis champ tackles Cape to Cape Track

Tennis champion Alicia Molik (far right) said she planned to return to the region to complete the entire Cape to Cape Track soon. Photos: Cape to Cape Explorer Tours
Tennis champion Alicia Molik (far right) said she planned to return to the region to complete the entire Cape to Cape Track soon. Photos: Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

Tennis royalty Alicia Molik has branded her experience hiking in Margaret River and tackling the region's Cape to Cape Track one of the best experiences of her life.

The former world No. 8 from Western Australia completed the Cape to Cape Explorer Tours 3-Day Smiths Beach Spectacular experience with three pals.

The journey included a stay in luxury accomodation at Smiths Beach Resort, three days of self-guided hiking on the Cape to Cape Track, with catering, transport and logistics from Cape To Cape Explorer Tours.

It was probably one of the best things I've done in my life... It was such a nice time of year, when the wildflowers are still out.

Alicia Molik

The foursome capped off the adventure with a fine dining lunch at Leeuwin Estate.

"It was probably one of the best things I've done in my life," Molik said.

"Three great girlfriends, being able to walk and talk, and the beautiful vistas... just amazing.

"It was such a nice time of year, end of October, early November, when the wildflowers are still out. And the weather wasn't too hot, so we enjoyed that, and it didn't throw us off the pace too much."

The former professional tennis player reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 and won a bronze medal for Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Molik peaked at No. 6 in the doubles rankings and won Grand Slam titles at the 2005 Australian Open and the 2007 French Open. She also reached the finals of the 2004 Wimbledon, 2004 US Open, and 2007 Wimbledon mixed doubles events.

These days, Molik is a busy mum who relished the chance for a short break "down south" with friends.

The group said they were never short of things to talk about on their 3 day Smith's Beach Spectacular trek. Photos: Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

The group said they were never short of things to talk about on their 3 day Smith's Beach Spectacular trek. Photos: Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

The 39-year-old said she loved hiking in Margaret River so much she was keen to come back and tackle the entire 124km Track with Cape To Cape Explorer Tours.

"I'll be back and I'd like to do the 5 day Fast n Furious package," she said.

"We took it easy this time to check out the landscape and it was just one of the best things I've ever done.

"We had a bit of system with each of us taking the lead at different times.

"And women never run out of things to talk about. If the Cape to Cape took 100 days, we still wouldn't run out of things to talk about."