The whales have arrived!
Whale watching has officially begun at Augusta for the year, so make sure you take the opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures during your visit to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. You may be lucky enough to spot them as you explore the lighthouse grounds and climb the tower, and you can also see them up close on a local whale watching tour.
Western Australia’s South West has Australia’s longest whale-watching season – taking place at Augusta, from June to August, and Geographe Bay from September to early December – and many would claim ours is the best location to observe humpbacks, southern right whales, rare blue whales, pygmy whales and their calves.
ABOVE & BELOW
Two magnificent working sentinels guard our coast. Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in the north is an easy climb, and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in the south is Australia's tallest mainland lighthouse. You'll be rewarded with spectacular ocean views and perhaps spot a whale if you're lucky.
Your Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top. Over 100 highly decorated limestone caves lie beneath the surface of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Four of these incredible caves are open to the public 364 days a year via guided or semi-guided tours.
“Ngilgi was the last of the four caves for us, and as far as a relaxed, up close and personal caving experience goes, it was amazing. The semi-guided tour left us just inside the entrance and gave us free reign to explore the cave at our own pace. It was awesome!”Damien, Ngilgi Cave
“Having visited the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse a few days ago, this was a must. Paid for the lighthouse tour with excellent , informative and entertaining guide, Margaret. Unfortunately, started to rain and then pour on the way to and while in the lighthouse, so views from the very windy deck mainly mist and cloud, but the tour was still well worth it.”Gregory, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
“One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. One of those places that actually hits you right in the feels of how amazing this planet is!”Corey, Lake Cave