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If a quieter, laid-back getaway is what you’re craving, head south. Generations of families have idled their summers away beachcombing, exploring caves, climbing the lighthouse and fishing in the bay. In this breathtakingly beautiful corner of the Margaret River Region, the Blackwood River meets the sea and Cape Leeuwin marks the southern tip of Australia, it’s not rare to be the only person on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
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While it’s undeniably peaceful, the area is fast becoming an adventure destination, too. Just off Cape Leeuwin, the Southern Ocean crashes into the Indian Ocean, which, thanks to its strong winds, draws hordes of adrenaline-fuelled kitesurfers and windsurfers. What’s more, each winter, the area is frequented by thousands of southern right and humpback whales, affording world-class whale-watching opportunities.

You will find the town of Augusta nestled between the mouth of the Blackwood River in the Hardy Inlet and Flinders Bay on the coast. Surrounded by spectacular ruggedness – a drawcard for adventure racing and hiking – the inlet offers shelter from the wind and spots for swimming or fishing.
On the coast north of Cape Leeuwin is the much-photographed Hamelin Bay, famed for its tranquil waters, long curved beach, historic timber jetty and friendly eagle rays. Inland, the majestic Boranup Forest is a must for scenic drives, picnics and walks, and the nearby townships of Karridale and Witchcliffe are full of historic charm and quirky shops.

Stay

The accommodation around town is varied, with a couple of caravan parks on the river and inlet, private chalets, luxurious modern apartment-style accommodation, motel rooms, rental cottages and even houseboats set on the Blackwood River.

For kids

Grab a bag of whitebait from the general store and visit the stingrays that circle the ruins of Hamelin Bay Jetty, and come right to shore to be hand-fed. The best times are morning or late afternoon, when the rays wait for fish scraps from the local anglers.

Local tips

  • Kayak across the Blackwood River to Molloy Island and discover the hidden inlets. A well-kept secret, this island is covered in natural bush and wild orchids. Be careful you don’t get caught in the afternoon wind!
  • Hike a section of the Cape-to-Cape Track, and reward yourself with takeaway Augusta fish ’n’ chips, and a cleansing swim at Cosy Corner Beach.
  • Start your day off underground. Jewel Cave tells its incredible story through beautiful cave decorations and huge formations. You can’t help but lose yourself to the serenity.
  • A late afternoon fish along the banks of the mighty Blackwood will provide a bounty of whiting for dinner. Nothing beats a fish barbecue on the foreshore to wrap up a very laidback day in Augusta.

Guides

Guides


Augusta Hotel

Overlooking the sparkling Blackwood River are 51 motel units and 4 fully self contained cottages. Backpackers accommodation also available. Fully licensed restaurant and bar on the premises.

Details

  • Type:Chalets,Motel
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Facilities:Bar,Restaurant,Conference Facilities
  • Price Range:$50-$100

Description

Caters for all budgets and over half the units have river views. With Jimmy's Bar & Grill, the restaurant, lounge and public bars and even TAB and Sky channel, you have a wide choice of onsite entertainment.

Augusta's Georgiana Molloy Motel

16 modern self contained apartments. Heating and electric blankets, guest laundry, parking near apartments. In the centre of town, and only 100 metres from the shopping and restaurant district. Privatley owned and operated.

Details

  • Type:Apartments,1 - 3 Stars

Description

Baywatch Manor Resort

Located in the town centre and overlooking the Blackwood River and Flinder's Bay. Comfortable budget accommodation. Variety of rooms available,

Details

  • Type:Backpackers/Hostels,Chalets,1 - 3 Stars
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Price Range:$50-$100

Description

The Federation style, two-storey house has ensuite, double, family, twin, disabled and dormitory rooms available. Fully self-contained chalets and homes can be arranged for overnight or weekly stay, if that is more suited to your holiday plan. Bikes for hire on the premises. Linen provided and well equipped kitchen at your disposal.

Blackwood River Houseboats

An 'A' class drivers license and a one hour lesson is all you need to skipper this holiday of a lifetime. Leave Westbay, Augusta, and travel up the Hardy Inlet to explore the beautiful Blackwood River.

Details

  • Type:House Boats
  • Capacity:under 11
  • Price Range:$300 - $600
  • Wheelchair Access:No

Description

You can choose from any of the Houseboats moorings to settle for the night and dinghy is tethered behind for more exploring, fishing or a dash to town for more wine. The houseboat is luxuriously appointed and sleeps six people in comfort. Relax on the front deck lunge, barbecue or fish from the rear deck or dine under the stars at night on the top deck.

Molloy Hideaway Holiday Park

Close to all the attractions of the region. Great area for fishing, water skiing or bush walking. Lots of grassed, shady powered and unpowered sites, a chalet and sixteen park homes available.

Details

  • Type:1 - 3 Stars,Caravan Parks
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Price Range:Under $50

Description

Sheoak Chalets

Sheoak chalets.... are 4 star RAC``Situated in Margaret River wine region Sleep 2-8-16 disabled facil-ities offer seniors disc daily or weewly accom log fires blue wrens``pet kangaroos close to beaches caves wineries 2 golf courses river``cruises whale watching june-august``lighthouse historic water wheel ``A honey mooners delight!.

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  • Type:Chalets
  • Capacity:21 - 50

Description

Sheoak Chalets.... were built for comfort & relaxation in mind they are fully self contained QS beds linen & doonas supplied BBQ TV gas ``stove microwave washing machine etc``they overlook farmland & the Blackwood River set amongst karri forrest & sheoaks trees where an abundance of wrens can be fed from your front verandah, beside our chalets is the Shangri-La Finewood Gallery showcasing fine furniture.

Westbay Retreat Caravan Park

  • westbayaugusta@hotmail.com
  • (08) 9758 1572

Nestled on 14 acres of natural bushland gardens with a diversity of birds and wildlife with walk trails throughout. shaded, powered drive through bays, grassed picnic areas, BBQ's, private boat ramp, modern ablutions & laundry. Pets Welcome.

Details

  • Type:Caravan Parks,1 - 3 Stars
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Price Range:Under $50

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