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Augusta, Western Australia. This town offers the perfect family holiday. Within a short drive you can visit world-class wineries and stunning forest. 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.

320 km south-west of Perth

Augusta is situated on the south coast of Australia's South West tourist region. Augusta faces the Southern and Indian Oceans at Cape Leeuwin on the shores of Hamelin Bay and mouth of the Blackwood River. Augusta is the most south-western city in Western Australia.

How to get to Augusta

We recommend hiring a car.

Climate

Augusta has a mild-temperate climate. 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 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.

Brief History

Originally explored by the Dutch in 1622, it was, however, Matthew Flinders who named the south-western 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. Reports of the land were good, so, on March 12, 1830, Augusta was founded by James Stirling accompanied by settlers from the ship "Barque Warrior".

Up until the 1870s, the town struggled to grow due to the obstructed transport back up to Perth. The town suddenly grew when the value of the local hardwood trees Karri and Jarrah was recognised and local sawmills were setup.

Augusta Airport
Photo credit: Tranpsport (WA Govt)
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Augusta Airport
Photo credit: Tranpsport (WA Govt)

 
Augusta Airport
Photo credit: Tranpsport (WA Govt)

 
Augusta Airport
Photo credit: Tranpsport (WA Govt)

 


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