Augusta

Travel Guide

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.

Augusta's Georgiana Molloy Motel
Augusta's Georgiana Molloy Motel
3.5 out of 5
84 Blackwood Avenue, Augusta, WA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$128 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Augusta Visitor Centre and Augusta Historical Museum. Donavan Street Bushland and Jays Beach ...
3.5/5 Good! (219 reviews)
"all ok"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2021

Augusta's Georgiana Molloy Motel
Augusta Sheoak Chalets
Augusta Sheoak Chalets
3.5 out of 5
298 Hillview Road, Augusta, WA
Situated in Augusta, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta Visitor Centre and Moondyne Cave. Donavan Street Bushland and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (92 reviews)
"Every morning view was just overwhelmingly beautiful. The pastoral scene was just what we needed."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Augusta Sheoak Chalets
16 Seine Bay Apartment
16 Seine Bay Apartment
3.5 out of 5
3 Manning St, Augusta, WA
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Augusta Visitor Centre and Augusta Historical Museum. Donavan Street Bushland and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Great place for a couple of nights stay. The place is a house so if you were looking a a week in town this would be a good place to stay. Check in is via app and pass code. So would pay to have that before getting into town, just in case. The unit is in the heart of town and you can walk to most ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

16 Seine Bay Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Augusta Sheoak Chalets
Augusta Sheoak Chalets
3.5 out of 5
298 Hillview Road, Augusta, WA
Situated in Augusta, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Augusta Historical Museum, Augusta Visitor Centre and Moondyne Cave. Donavan Street Bushland and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (92 reviews)
"Every morning view was just overwhelmingly beautiful. The pastoral scene was just what we needed."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Augusta Sheoak Chalets
16 Seine Bay Apartment
16 Seine Bay Apartment
3.5 out of 5
3 Manning St, Augusta, WA
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Augusta Visitor Centre and Augusta Historical Museum. Donavan Street Bushland and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Great place for a couple of nights stay. The place is a house so if you were looking a a week in town this would be a good place to stay. Check in is via app and pass code. So would pay to have that before getting into town, just in case. The unit is in the heart of town and you can walk to most ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

16 Seine Bay Apartment
Turner Holiday Park
Turner Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
1 Blackwood Ave, Augusta, WA
Situated in Augusta, this chalet is within a 15-minute walk of Augusta Visitor Centre, Augusta Historical Museum and Jays Beach. River Mouth Beach and Donavan ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Beautiful location with river views. Walking distance to the ocean and town."

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Turner Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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