Still relatively undiscovered by the tourism world, Augusta, in the South West of Western Australia itself is a best kept secret. Here you can holiday in comfort without the crowds. There's plenty to do and it is not rare to find your footsteps are the first on one of the many beaches.
An easy 3 1/2 hour drive from Perth, Augusta is the ideal year round escape destination with its breath taking scenery and mild Mediterranean climate. Nestled at the mouth of the beautiful Blackwood River, Augusta has some of the most pristine beaches in the world, which are perfect for swimming, diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing and fishing.
Located a short drive from Augusta you can visit mainland Australia’s tallest lighthouse, see where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet, stunning limestone caves and majestic Karri forest and the world class wineries of the Margaret River Wine Region. There really is no better place to relax and unwind.
From May through to September, Augusta is blessed by the migration of Humpback, Southern Right and the endangered Blue Whale. Indeed, Winter in Augusta is WA's best kept secret. Protected from strong north - westerly winds by Cape Leeuwin, the gentle conditions of Flinders make it perfect for whale watching.
Augusta has a thriving community spirit, so why not come down and experience for yourself the welcome that Augusta has in store for you at the Augusta River Festival?