Augusta is a town founded in 1801, situated on the southwest coast of Western Australia where the Blackwood River flows into Flinders Bay. Only 43 kilometres south of Margaret River, Augusta is a quaint town that revels in simple delights and the raw, wild unknown of nature. Numerous walking trails extend from the town, through the bush, to the sea and immerse you in the natural beauty of the area. Crystal-clear waters and pristine sandy beaches are perfect for snorkelling, diving, and swimming. Granny’s Pool, near Flinders Bay Jetty, is an ideal spot for families, as rock formations create a calm pool.
A few kilometres away is Cape Leeuwin, nestled in the furthest southwestern corner of Australia where the Pacific and Indian Oceans collide, and is home to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia, listed on the Commonwealth Heritage list. From June to September each year, this lighthouse provides an unrivalled vantage point to Flinders Bay, a gathering and resting point for migrating humpback and southern right whales on their journey north to breeding grounds. Numerous whale-watching tours provide even closer encounters with the action.
As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. This historic lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, at the tip of a spectacular peninsula - where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet.
Entering Jewel Cave is a magical experience; a dazzling visual display of some of nature's finest and most meticulous work. Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia; comprising three massive chambers. It is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia.
Fully guided one-hour tours showcase the breathtaking magnitude of Jewel Cave. You will see towering crystal creations that have taken thousands of years to form, and intricate decorations stretching and suspended across the ceiling, like vines and dancing cobwebs. You'll also hear stories of the now-extinct Tasmanian Tigers that fell into the cave and perished.
This magical cave is a natural time capsule; home to ancient fossil remains of long-extinct giant animals. A fascinating audio tour is available in several languages. Mammoth Cave is a self-guided cave, where visitors explore along the boardwalks and platforms, through the majestic chambers of the cave. This is much more than a cave - it is a complete nature experience.
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