Backpacking Augusta

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    GREAT PLACE TO TAKE A WHALE WATCHING TOUR: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    EXPLORE SOME OF THE 150 CAVES IN THE AREA, LIKE MAMMOTH CAVE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    CHECK OUT SOME OF THE PRISTINE BEACHES AROUND HERE THAT ARE GOOD FOR SURFING, SWIMMING OR CHILLIN OUT: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Augusta Highlights

  • Spend some time at some of the most pristine beaches along the Western Australian coast, which are perfect for swimming, surfing and fishing.

  • See migrating Southern and Humpback whales swim past between May and December. Tours depart daily during this time.

  • Visit the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Australia's tallest mainland lighthouse.

  • Explore some of the 150 caves in the area. Popular ones include, Calgardup Cave, Giants Cave, Mammoth Cave, Lake Cave, Jewel Cave and Ngilgi Cave.

  • Witness the dramatic and rugged coastline in the region. You can see sea cliffs, windswept granite headlands and pristine beaches.

  • Admire the magnificent tall, pale-barked karri trees, which reach up to 60 metres or more in height, which dominate the hilly slopes and valleys of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

  • Walk the Cape to Cape Track, which stretches 140 km from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. The total journey takes between 5-6 days, along the way revealing the magnificent coastal scenery, heathlands and forests of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge.

About Augusta

Population 2,000

Augusta is a fishing and holiday town set on Cape Leeuwin, the most south-western point of Western Australia. This is where the Indian Ocean and Southern Oceans meet, and the next piece of land after this point is Antarctica.

The town seems to avoid the crowds of tourist that some of the other towns in the region seem to attract, making it a great place to chill and explore the stunning coastline and countryside that surrounds Augusta.

Popular attractions here include visiting the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Australia's tallest mainland lighthouse, or watching the migrating Southern and Humpback whales swim past between May and December. Tours depart daily during this time.

The Blackwood River, which runs through Augusta, offers a wide range of water sports, including water skiing, fishing, boating or a ferry cruise up the river to explore historic caves and discover the area's birdlife.

Augusta also has some of the most pristine beaches along the Western Australian coast, which are perfect for swimming, surfing and fishing.

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Augusta Visitor Information Centre

75 Blackwood Avenue
Augusta, Western Australia
Phone (08) 9758 0166
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