LOCATION | AUGUSTA
WHERE TWO OCEANS MEET
The picturesque seaside town of Augusta is located on the south-west coast of Western Australia at the southern of the world renowned Margaret River Wine Region. Augusta’s western beaches form Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean meet.
Augusta is the best location in Western Australia to view humpback whales as they make their northern migration through the Ngari Capes Marine Park. From late May, Flinders Bay is misted with the constant blows of these magnificent ocean wanderers as they pause to rest and socialise. Males compete for the attention of females, and engage in a spectacular variety of active behaviour that includes breaching and the thunderous slaps of tails and flippers. Rare Minke and Blue Whales are also sighted as they too head north.
From July, another spectacular cetacean arrives. Flinders Bay is one of only a handful of major calving areas along Australia’s coastline for the endangered Southern Right Whale. In the shallow protected waters of the bay, the next generation are born. The whales rest and play in the bay before their epic crossing of the Southern Ocean to the feeding grounds of Antarctica as winter slips into spring.
Augusta Boat Harbour. Located on Flinders Bay, approximately 4.5km south of the town of Augusta.
Follow Leeuwin Road south through Augusta for approximately 5 min.
Augusta Boat Harbour, Lot 4126 Leeuwin Road, WA 6290, Australia
The Augusta Hotel was built in 1912, the Augusta Hotel boasts one of the best views of any hotel in Western Australia. It has a superb riverfront location high on the banks of the Hardy Inlet, where the Blackwood River meets the Southern Ocean. If you’re looking for accommodation with spectacular views and a central location, then this is the place for you. The Hotel is a family oriented and child friendly establishment featuring a lounge bar with bistro meals, Jimmy’s Grill, function room and very large grassed outdoor area. The perfect place to watch the whales go by and let the kids run free.
WINTER SPECIAL: Stay 3 nights pay 2 for Winter months. Contact the Augusta Hotel directly to book
Telephone: +61 8 9758 1944
When joining Naturaliste Charters on a whale watching tour you are entitled to a 20% discount off lunch or dinner at the Augusta Hotel