Augusta in Western Australia is on the South coast close to Cape Leeuwin and the light house.
This is where the Blackwood River flows into Flinders Bay and the Southern Ocean. This is a popular holiday destination as the fishing here can be very good. It is also a good place to see the whales as they migrate to warmer waters to give birth.
The new Augusta Boat Harbour was built south of Flinders Bay and just a few kilometers from the townsite. This marina has been a great asset for the local fishing industry and whale watching tours.
The town is within the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River local government area and has public transport to Perth.
Augusta in Western Australia was originally a summer holiday town for many during most of the twentieth century. From about the late 1990s many people chose to retire to the region for its cooler weather.
Some of the main attractions in Augusta are windsurfing, Kite surfing, snorkelling, paddling and whale watching. This town overlooks the tranquil Hardy Inlet and it is sheltered in Flinders Bay.
This part of the West Australian coast is some spectacular rugged coastal scenery in the seas can be quite treacherous from the southern ocean. Augusta is the most South Western town in Australia and is only about 30 km from the beautiful Boranup forest, jewel Cave and Hamelin Bay.
The Cape leeuwin lighthouse is a working lighthouse just passed Augusta in Western Australia where you can take tours to the top of this lighthouse to see some amazing views of the southern and Indian oceans. This lighthouse is the tallest on mainland Australia and actually overlooks where the Southern and Indian oceans meet
The lighthouse is actually the start or the finishing place the coastal walk known as the Cape to Cape track that is approximately 135 km long. This walking track is one of the best tracks in Australia and is quite challenging.