Augusta is a quaint seaside town perched on the hill overlooking the Blackwood River and the Southern Ocean. With a current population of approximately 1500 people, it’s a quiet, peaceful place for wandering through the main street shops, for taking windswept walks along the beach or for finding that isolated beach-fishing spot.
It is the third oldest settlement in Western Australia and is home to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, which is the tallest mainland lighthouse in Australia. The Blackwood River is a popular destination with kite surfers, swimmers, fishers and campers. Augusta also sports an impressive boat harbour with boat launch that was opened in 2014. Whale watching is one of the main attractions from mid-May-September.