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Destination guide

Experience Augusta in holiday homes to rent

If you’re looking to spend some time on Australia’s southwestern coast, you can’t get closer than Augusta. This incredible town is the closest community to Cape Leeuwin and is packed with exciting opportunities for adventure for any budding traveller. With its cooler temperatures, it’s especially attractive for people who want summertime fun without the blazing heat common in other parts of Australia. With numerous high-end holiday homes to rent, a holiday trip to Augusta can be an unforgettable experience.

History

Historical locations near Augusta holiday homes

While the Augusta coastline was first spotted by Europeans in the 17th century, it wasn’t officially settled until 1830. You can explore the area’s rich history for yourself by visiting Augusta’s numerous historical attractions near local holiday homes. You can visit the Jewel Cave, which is a 19th-century discovery that was completely explored in the mid-20th century. This limestone cave features massive stalactite chains along with glimmering crystals, and it was where the 25,000-year-old Tasmanian tiger fossil was found. You may also want to visit the August Historical Museum to learn more about local history. Exhibits include the construction of Cape Leeuwin’s lighthouse, a historical whale rescue, and how Augusta developed as a result of the timber industry. Additionally, you can walk the historical path of the Bussel and Molloy families along the Augusta - Busselton Heritage Trail to experience what the first Augusta settlers went through.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Augusta

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Augusta a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Briarose Estate (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Mcleod Winery (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Boranup Karri Forest (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Green Valley Vineyard (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Devil's Lair Vineyard (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Augusta holiday homes

Bringing your furry friend on your Augusta adventure is especially fulfilling if you take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities available by your pet friendly accommodation. Augusta’s centre is just a few kilometres away from Cape Leeuwin, the westernmost area in all of southwest Australia. Here, you’ll find sprawling landscapes blanketed in vibrant wildflowers all with a backdrop of the glimmering Indian Ocean. The cape is also home to the famous Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. This century-old structure towers over 56 metres above sea level and can be seen from up to 25 nautical miles away. You can climb to its peak for panoramic views of the area highlighting the vibrant beauty of Augusta’s coastline. Turn your gaze north, and you can see the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. This park is packed full of sandy shores that shine bright and offer breathtaking views of the ocean.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Augusta

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Augusta is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Scott National Park (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Boranup Beach (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Boranup Karri Forest (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Mammoth Cave (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Conto Beach (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
Beaches

Beaches near your holiday accommodation

As a coastal town, beachfront fun is easy to find by your Augusta holiday accommodation. One of the most popular locations is Seine Bay, where you can find both Duke Head Beach and the Granny Pool. Duke Head Beach offers waves large enough for surfing, while Granny Pool is quieter and more catered to kids or swimmers looking to relax. You may also want to consider visiting Hamelin Bay. At this expansive golden beach, you can find massive limestone formations surrounding the area along with a trail of shipwrecks right off the coast. Hamelin Bay is also known for its population of stingrays that are notably friendly to people. Hamelin Bay offers plenty of fishing opportunities as well, making this beach a one-stop shop for summertime fun at the coast.

How to get around

Transport to Augusta holiday rentals

If you plan on flying to Augusta, the closest airport is Busselton Regional Airport, which is 98 km away. It only serves domestic flights, however, so you’ll have to fly into Perth Airport if you’re coming in internationally. You can also find car hires all across Western Australia, along with bus services. Specifically, Augusta is on the route for South West Coach Lines and Transwa that connect Perth to Albany, of which Augusta is in between. Once you’re in town, you can take a car hire or local bus wherever you need to go.

Where to stay near Augusta?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 68 holiday rentals near Augusta. From 37 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Augusta for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Augusta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Augusta. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Moondyne Cave: 89 holiday rentals
  • Augusta Visitor Centre: 80 holiday rentals
  • Augusta Mini Golf: 79 holiday rentals
  • Augusta Historical Museum: 81 holiday rentals
  • Conto Beach: 392 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Augusta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Augusta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 37 Houses in Augusta. Our other popular types of Augusta holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 14 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 14 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Augusta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 22 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Augusta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.