Where two oceans meet
This is the South-West’s farthest town. It’s so deep south, the local Colourpatch cafe claims to be the “last eating house before the Antarctic”.
The Augusta township hugs a hillside overlooking the beautiful Blackwood River. Not only does the river meet the ocean here, if you drive out of town a couple of kilometres you will come to the south-western edge of Australia at Cape Leeuwin. This is where the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean meet and a popular backdrop for a photo or two.
Historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-visit, as well as the new Augusta Boat Harbour (home to whale-watching charter boats in the winter months).
Rugged and spectacular, Augusta is:
- At the southern end of the Margaret River Wine Region
- Great for surfing, fishing, boating and swimming
- A fantastic whale-watching base in winter
- Home to the annual Augusta Adventure Fest (outdoor adventure race)
- Ideal for a laidback, peaceful holiday.
Augusta is approximately four hours’ drive from Perth.