Visit Augusta Stay at Peppermint tree lodge
Nestled at the mouth of the Blackwood River, the town has some of the most pristine beaches in the world, perfect for fishing, swimming, surfing, diving and boating. Visit Augusta Stay at Peppermint tree lodge.
Distance from Perth to Augusta
Augusta is 320 kilometres southwest of Perth.
Stay near Bunbury at the halfway point at Peppermint Tree beach and explore the southwest of Western Australia. Visit Augusta Stay at Peppermint tree lodge.
Augusta is situated on the south coast of Australia’s South West tourist region. The town faces the Southern and Indian Oceans at Cape Leeuwin on the shores of Hamelin Bay and the mouth of the Blackwood River. Augusta is the most southwestern town in Western Australia.
Things to see and do in Augusta
Whale Watching from June to December
Visit Augusta from June to December, the waters near Augusta play host to hundreds of Humpback and Southern Right Whales as they migrate up the West Australian coastline to warmer, northern waters. See the Whales Breaching and Tail Slapping as they play and mate.
Experience Jewel Cave kilometres from Augusta.
Eight kilometres from Augusta lies this mammoth cave, lined with awesome decorations such as the ‘frozen waterfall’ and the longest straw stalactite in any visitor centre cave in the world. Listen to the water dripping off these marvellous creations of nature as you walk through the cave.
Hamelin Bay Shipwreck Trail Stingrays Sheltered pools.
When you take a Perth to Augusta tour this summer you can enjoy a visit to Hamelin Bay. This magnificent area involves a sweeping bay with sheltered swimming pools, all surrounded by beautiful limestone formations. Follow the shipwreck trail in the bay and see stingrays that are human-friendly this allows for easy feeding and photo opportunities.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
This lighthouse marks the most extreme southwest corner of the Australian continent and is the place where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. The lighthouse tower has 176 steps to the top which rewards the visitor with marvellous views and is open daily.
Weather in Augusta
In Summer temperatures are quite pleasant, cooled by the fresh southerly winds. In winter, the town experiences quite a large amount of rainfall from the cold fronts which cross the coast here. Temperatures in Winter can actually be warmer than in Perth. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 36°C with an average minimum temperature of 20°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 17°C with an average minimum temperature of 7°C.
History of Augusta
It was explored by the Dutch in 1622 but it was Matthew Flinders who named the southwestern tip of the coastline “Cape Leeuwin” on 6 December 1801. The first European ‘settlers’ in the area were the whalers and sealers who sought protection from the storms of the southern ocean. On March 12, 1830, Augusta was founded by James Stirling accompanied by settlers from the ship “Barque Warrior”.