AUGUSTA

Traveling south from Margaret River is sure to take the Leeuwin National Park, and if interested check out the many caves that exist in this area. Before arriving at Augusta the traveler will pass through a forest of giant eucalypts. Truly beautiful.

Augusta is a small seaside town on the commencement of the southern coast. This is where the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean meet.

The first Europeans to see the area were the Dutch in 1622 who named the nearby Cape "Landt van de Leeuwin" or Land of the Lioness. Flinders renamed it in 1801 as Cape Leeuwin.

Augusta was formed in 1830. In March of that year, a number of settlers, including John Molloy and members of the Bussell and Turner families, had arrived at the Swan River Colony on board the Warrior.

The town was named after the daughter of King George IV, Princess Augusta Sophia, by Governor Stirling.

During the 1880s an expansion of the timber industry occurred following the construction of a timber mill at nearby Kudardup and the completion of jetties at Hamelin Bay and Flinders Bay.

The Memorial Park on the southern edge of town should be visited. This is nicely presented.

The Augusta Hotel is the only pub.

The Churches are of the modern era and design.

The Museum is in the main street.

The beaches, the river and the Cape Leeuwin should all be checked out. Allow a minimum of a day to enjoy Augusta.

Diary notes

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course