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Ever dreamt of wandering virtually deserted beaches and swimming in untouched waters? Now you can! All you have to do is walk from your Augusta hotel to the ocean’s edge, and you’ll find yourself at the point where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. Augusta is the furthest south western town in Australia, and one of Western Australia’s oldest settlements. This tiny agricultural town is populated by a mere 1,200 residents, and may well be one of Australia’s best-kept secrets.
Augusta is the perfect destination to get off the tourist-beaten path and enjoy beautiful beaches and forests. Here, you can go swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, kite-boarding and fishing off the coastline, or in the Blackwood River. Augusta locals are sporting fans and adventure lovers. As such, there are many outdoorsy activities on offer, such as bush walking, mountain biking, cave exploring, and camping. In November, the annual Anaconda Adventure Race is held. This is your chance to challenge one of the locals to an all-terrain race to the finish line. For those gym junkies, you’ll be pleased to know that the Augusta recreation centre not only houses a gym, but also has a hydro-therapy pool and multi-purpose court. If you’re in Augusta between June and November, you might be lucky enough to spot Migaloo, the extremely rare white whale, which sometimes passes by. If not, you’ll probably spot other humpback whales, which migrate along the coastline around this time of year. No matter what month you arrive in, make sure to visit the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, which is the most south-western point in Australia.
Augusta is located about 320km from the Perth airport. You can hire a car or catch a coach bus to and from Augusta. Enjoy a bistro meal at Jimmy’s Grill or grab a bite from the Augusta Bakery & Cafe – a very popular choice among locals and tourists. Alternatively, the Margaret River wine region is only half an hour north of Augusta, and offers a wide array of fine dining choices. The Margaret River region also has a range of boutique stores to browse.
Augusta offers the perfect getaway for singles, couples, and families. Get ready to soak up the serenity and check out our range of Augusta accommodation and cheap flights to Perth.
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