This sleepy township boasts a special location on the south west corner of Australia where two oceans meet, watched over by the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse.
While infrastructure is somewhat limited, Augusta does offer some very special attractions which make it an appealing location for numerous reasons.
The old settlement of Flinders Bay is home to old cottages left over from logging days. The Flinders Bay jetty is the departure point for whale watching vessels during Aug-Sep. The panoramic views from the top of the main township over the estuary and ocean are amazing. The estuary is popular for fishing, crabbing, sailing and boating and is home to a family of dolphin who frequent the main beach area. The rugged beach stretches for miles and is world famous for kite surfing enthusiasts.
Augusta is the epitome of an Australian holiday village but what you can find here when you look around is much more. The opportunities here are enormous.
Places of interest in and around Augusta:
– Augusta lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, and the places
– There are several show caves under the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge that are open to the public.
– The old water wheel, constructed in 1895 during the building of the lighthouse to provide fresh water to workers.
Margaret River Visitor Centre
100 Bussell Highway MARGARET RIVER 6285
Tel: (08) 9780 5911