What's on in Augusta, Western Australia
Augusta is a magnificent spot for a holiday enjoying the South West corner of Western Australia. Augusta is located at the mouth of the Blackwood River, just north of Cape Leeuwin. Augusta is located on the shores of the Hardy Inlet close to where it discharges to the Southern Ocean, about 320 km south of Perth. Augusta is one of the best whale-watching areas in Australia, and you can join charter boats offering fishing and whale watching cruises. Whales can often be found in Flinders Bay in the period from June to September. There is excellent fishing in a wide range of habitats including: the bays, estuaries, ocean, river, beach and in offshore areas. There is a wide range attractions and things to do in Augusta. There are fabulous facilities enabling a wide range of activities including:
sailing, mountain bikes, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating and surfing. One of the stand-out attractions in the vicinity of Augusta is the rocky headland of Cape Leeuwin capped with its historic lighthouse. You can enjoy many bushwalks in the area include the walk to the lighthouse. The area is very popular in spring when visitors flock to the area to savour the spectacular wildflower displays. Augusta is renowned internationally for its great surfing with Jay`s Beach a very popular spot. Visitors can enjoy an interesting cruise upstream into the middle reaches of the beautiful Blackwood River. There are also a set of intriguing limestone caves close to Augusta. Jewel Cave the most well known of the caves. You can also enjoy wonderful charter ocean cruises to Cape
Leeuwin and Augusta. These cruises specialize in showing visitors the marine wildlife in the area including: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins and New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy wine tours in the Margaret River Wine Region
Local events include:# Augusta River Festival
# Whale Song Augusta - Celebrates the welcome return of the Humpback and Southern Right whales to Augusta waters # International Lighthouse Day at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse # Anaconda Adventure Race. Entertainment options include the Augusta Hotel Motel.
What's to See and Do in South West WA - Attractions, Activities
Visit Wineries in the Margaret River Region