Located at the mouth of the beautiful Blackwood River, the charming town of Augusta is where the dreams of aspiring fishermen come to life. Past tall karri tree giants and long sandy beaches, from June to September, all eyes turn to the waters of Flinders Bay where migrating humpback and southern right whales gather. This coastal paradise is a haven for all things boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, crabbing, water skiing and windsurfing. Make sure you get out on South West WA’s largest river the Blackwood River can be explored by boat, kayak, paddleboards and even houseboats!
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Head up to the top of the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the largest its kind on mainland Australia and the perfect vantage point to watch the Indian and Southern oceans collide. The historic lighthouse sits on the tip of the spectacular peninsula where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity to climb the working lighthouse that guards one of the world’s most dangerous shipping lanes.
Augusta’s world-class boat harbour is the departure point for whale watching tours, which leave daily (weather dependent) between June and September. Wildlife enthusiasts will love the opportunities to watch the humpback and southern right whales from a boat during their migration. Originally settled by whalers and sealers seeking protection from storms, Augusta has retained its maritime roots.