TURN YOUR ADVENTURE WEEKEND INTO A GREAT HOLIDAY
Make the most of your Augusta Adventure Fest weekend and book in some time to enjoy WEstern Australia’s Beautiful South West Region.
Rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of ocean and forest let you easily hop from one experience to the next. See amazing humpback whales, explore ancient caves and then stroll through forests of timber giants. Or spend the day at one of Margaret River’s great wineries, where you can relax with a glass of the region’s world-renowned wine, matched with local truffles and crayfish.
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Travel to Augusta
Augusta is located approximately 30 minutes' drive south of Margaret River.
It takes about 3hrs 30 minutes from central Perth to Augusta. If you want the quickest route possible and are strong enough to avoid the lure of Margaret River then the best way to get there is via picturesque Sues Rd just before Busselton.
Accommodation in Augusta
Augusta is a stunning pocket of the South West. Normally a very small and fairly quiet township (except on race weekend), Augusta has a good variety of accommodation, however space is limited and competitors are advised to book early. If you miss out, surrounding towns and localities close enough for competitors are Karridale, Hamelin Bay, Kudardup, Boranup, Witchcliffe, Prevelly and Margaret River.
Turner Caravan Park
Host to the race finish and expo, the Turner Caravan Park is nestled among the trees on the banks of the Hardy Inlet in central Augusta. The park has a range of powered and unpowered camping sites all well-serviced by clean toilets and facilities and its ever-friendly hosts Hettie and Gary Enderes. The park is definitely a recommended place to stay if you can get in and don’t mind camping.
Address: 1 Blackwood Ave, Augusta
Post: P.O. Box 88, Augusta WA 6290
Phone: 08 9758 1593
Flinders Bay Caravan Park
The Flinders Bay caravan park is located right on the beach with very reasonable prices and options available to camp or bring your caravan along. There are 130 powered grass sites available – bring the van and be right on the beach.
Phone: Carol on 08 9758 1380.
Accommodation booking services
There’s no better destination in Australia to kick back and unwind surrounded by nature, beautiful vineyards and glorious coastline, than WA’s South West. After the race, refresh the body and soul in this ultimate landscape. With a vast selection of accommodation options, including luxury retreats, group and family accommodation, budget lodgings, bed and breakfasts, caravan and camping grounds, the Augusta Margaret River Region offers something for everyone.
The following central booking agency numbers are great references when looking for a place to stay.
Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association
Address: 100 Bussell Highway
Margaret River WA 6285
Opening Hours 9am – 5pm
Phone: 61 +8 9780 5911
Augusta Visitor Centre
Augusta WA 6290 Phone:
Phone: 61 +8 9758 0166
Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day
Things to see and do
Western Australia’s South West region
The South West pocket of Western Australia offers some of the most varied travel experiences in the state, from towering forests to whale watching, cave exploring, fine food, wine and world class surfing.
Wine and food tasting
The Margaret River wine region is world famous for award-winning wines, vineyard restaurants and gourmet food producers. Recent years have seen the emergence of a brewing fraternity specialising in distinctive ales, pilsners and lagers. With more than 120 wineries, five breweries and a liqueur factory to explore, many with onsite dining options, you are spoilt for choice.
Read more about the wine and the food experiences in the region.
The Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge has more than 100 limestone caves, 8 of which are open to the public for a range of guided or self-guided tours. Inside these pristine chambers you’ll see delicate formations, some reflected in underground waterways. The new Jewel Cave Preservation Centre is a fantastic introduction to caves in the region, and features an on-site cafe so you can sit back and enjoy the surrounding bushland.
Read more about the caves
Located on the Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste outcrop the coastline has some of the most raw and rugged shipping conditions in WA, hence the fantastic surf. Augusta’s Cape Leeuwin is the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia and stands at the meeting point of the Indian and Southern Oceans while the smaller Cape Naturaliste lighthouse offers a more accessible climb and views of protected Geographe Bay. These lighthouses are open to the public on tours.
Read more about the Cape Leewin Lighthouse
Swimming, snorkelling and diving
With 138kms of coastline the region is an aquatic playground boasting pounding surf, sheltered bays, river systems (perfect for kayaking and kitesurfing in Augusta), diving hotspots (including dive wrecks), rocky outcrops and boating facilities. This corner of the Indian Ocean is blessed with some of the cleanest water anywhere and with more than 75 surf breaks (not including the secret spots) there are plenty of options to find your own break to enjoy.
Read more about water activities
A number of operators offer a range of tours for visitors to explore the length and breadth of the region. Apart from wine tours there are others covering ocean/river cruising, mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling, canoe and horse riding just to name a few. The more adventurous can make their own way on the abundance of walking and cycle trails that criss-cross the region, taking in the dramatic and ever-changing scenery of the Cape to Cape Track (138kms), the towering Karri trees of Boranup Forest, river boardwalks and short walks branching out from the region’s town centres.
Read more about tours in the Margaret River region