Augusta

Explore a surreal limestone cave or discover stunning cliff views and wilderness areas as you bushwalk near this coastal town.

Augusta is a picturesque town overlooking the peaceful Hardy Inlet. Book a charter to see whales in the Indian Ocean or visit a historic working lighthouse. This small town is known for some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Western Australia. Admire striking beaches, magnificent limestone caves and vast forest areas as you discover the region. The small town is just a short drive from other great destinations on the southwest coast, such as Margaret River Wine Region and Hamelin Bay.

Take a self-guided tour of one of Australia’s tallest mainland lighthouses, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Climb more than 170 steps to reach the top and admire extraordinary views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding wilderness areas. Sightings of migrating whales are common between June and August.

The Augusta Historical Museum preserves the rich history of Augusta and the Margaret River region. This excellent museum features photographs, books and artefacts relating to the town’s settlement in 1830. See commemorative china, relics recovered from local shipwrecks and a vast range of other historical items.

Find stunning scenic views on the 135-kilometre (84-mile) Cape to Cape Track. This long-distance bushwalking trail stretches between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Admire picturesque coastal and forest scenery as you make your way along the track.

Jewel Cave contains one of the largest straw stalactites in any show cave in the world. Notice the vast network of stalactites and helictites as you move through the cave. These impressive natural structures can take thousands of years to form. Jewel Cave hosts guided tours and features an interpretative area, a café and a gift shop.

Augusta is located approximately 316 kilometres (196 miles) south of Perth and just 43 kilometres (27 miles) from Margaret River on the south coast of Western Australia.

Visit Augusta for a wealth of outdoor activities and some of the most attractive coastal views in Western Australia.

Accommodation in Augusta

Finding a comfortable room is a crucial component of any trip. Hotel and accommodation options in and around Augusta can be sparse, so browse Expedia's up-to-date Augusta hotels guide right away to reserve a room.

The Augusta's Georgiana Molloy Motel, Riverside Cottages Augusta and Augusta Sheoak Chalets are options to consider, because these places are listed with Expedia.


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