Discover Augusta: Where Two Oceans Meet

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Where is Augusta?

Nestled on the southwestern coast of Western Australia, Augusta beckons with its rugged charm and wild beauty. Situated approximately 315 km south of Perth, this coastal town offers a gateway to thrilling whale watching experiences and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia.


Augusta – Where Two Oceans Meet

Augusta boasts a stunning coastal landscape, where the Southern and the Indian ocean meet. From the tranquil waters of Flinders Bay to the majestic Cape Leeuwin, the southernmost point of Western Australia, this region is teeming with marine life, making it an ideal destination for whale watching enthusiasts.

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Things to do in Augusta

Augusta is a part of the beautiful Margaret River Region, a region that is abundant with award winning wineries, breweries and restaurants. There are many stunning caves to explore including the Jewel, Mammoth, Ngilgi & Lake Cave. Epic surf beaches are available all within a close drive to Augusta.

From May to August, Augusta serves as a prime location for embarking on unforgettable whale watching tours. Join us on a journey to witness the awe-inspiring sight of humpback whales during their Northern Migration. Experience the thrill of spotting these magnificent creatures as they traverse the Southern & Indian Ocean, showcasing their acrobatic displays and majestic breaching. Read More…

In addition to whale watching tours in Augusta, there are a plethora of activities for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the pristine beaches of Hamelin Bay and Boranup, go hiking in the nearby Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, or visit the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse for panoramic views of the coastline.

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Tours You’ll Find in Augusta

We offer whale watching tours in Augusta which starts at the Augusta Boat Harbour, located on Leeuwin Road just a 5-10 minute drive from the town centre. This facility has toilets & showers available and a large car park where you can safely leave your vehicle (free parking) whilst you join us on our Augusta whale watching experience aboard our vessel Alison Maree.

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How to get to Augusta

Although you can reach Augusta with public transport we do recommend self-driving, as this offers travellers the flexibility to explore the region at their own pace. Enjoy a scenic road trip along the coastline or opt for flights to Busselton Margaret River Airport, located approximately 85 km northeast of Augusta. From there, a leisurely drive will lead you to our departure point for whale watching tours.


Where to Eat and Drink in Augusta

Indulge in culinary delights at local eateries such as the Augusta Hotel or Augusta Bakery, where you can savour freshly baked goods and hearty meals. For a taste of local flavours, visit the Colourpatch cafe or enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the region at Blue Oceans Fish and Chips.

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Accommodation Options in Augusta

Choose from a variety of accommodation options in Augusta, ranging from cosy bed and breakfasts to seaside cottages and luxury resorts. Whether you prefer a waterfront retreat or a secluded bush hideaway, Augusta offers accommodations to suit every taste and budget.

We look forward to seeing you in Augusta

Humpback whale spotted on a whale watching tour in augusta

Augusta is a hidden gem on Western Australia’s coastline, offering an unparalleled blend of natural beauty and marine adventure. Whether you’re seeking the adventure of whale watching or yearning to explore the region’s scenic wonders, Augusta promises an unforgettable experience for all. Plan your visit today and embark on a journey of discovery in this coastal paradise.