Augusta, 300 km from Perth is the south-western point of Australia.
This is where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean and is Western Australia's third oldest settlement.
Augusta was established in 1830 and named after the daughter of King George III.
Augusta Historical Museum
There are early shipping relics on display here as well as a pictorial history of the area. Blackwood Avenue (08 9758 0166).
This river is one of the largest and most un spoilt of the Western Australian river system. Boat Cruises conduct tours of the Blackwood.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse marks the absolute south-westerly point of Australia. The lighthouse was built in 1895 and located nearby is a calcified waterwheel. An area described by Mathew Flinders as ' the southern and most projecting part of Leeuwin's Land'.
Humpback and Southern Right whales frequent he waters about Cape Leeuwin during June and August. There are whale watching charters from Augusta between June and September and the whales are usually on full view daily.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – This lighthouse located at Cape Leeuwin near the Augusta in southern, WA offers an opportunity to visit a real working lighthouse. This is the tallest lighthouse in Australia and marks where the Indian and Southern oceans converge. There is a lot of history here and the whole area is beautiful. See the dolphin, sea lions, and rock parrots and in the right season the whales. There is a heritage walk to enjoy and for a nice break the glass walled café lets you dine whilst taking in the view. Paula Duggan