Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Fully-guided Tour
The historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia; the tip of a spectacular peninsula where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. On the half-hour guided tour, you will climb up to the top of the tower, where a vast seascape of crashing waves and wild rocky shoreline unfolds.Visit: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Leeuwin Rd Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia 6290 AustraliaYour guide will take you on a trip through maritime history as you wind your way up the spiral staircase inside the lighthouse tower. This famous landmark was constructed from locally quarried limestone in 1895; and still functions as a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. Discover the importance of Cape Leeuwin to early mariners and hear stories of the hardships faced by the early lighthouse keepers and their families. Once at the top of the tower you will be awed by views over the immense ocean, crashing waves and wilderness of the landscape. There are regular sightings of dolphins and you may even spot whales migrating between May and September. The spectacular surroundings are enhanced by the beautifully restored keepers’ cottages. Plan time to include a walk around the grounds and enjoy the spectacular surrounds at this beautiful heritage site. Complete your visit by relaxing over coffee and home-made refreshments at the Cape Leeuwin Cafe.
Jewel Cave Fully-guided Tour
Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia; comprising three massive chambers. The one-hour guided tour is a magical experience; you will see a dazzling display of some of nature's finest and most meticulous work. Jewel Cave is also home to one of the longest crystal ‘straw’ stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia.Fully-guided tours showcase the breathtaking magnitude of Jewel Cave. You will see towering crystal creations that have taken thousands of years to form, and intricate decorations stretching and suspended across the ceiling, like vines and dancing cobwebs. From stalagmites to flowstone, shawls, helictites and even ‘cave coral’; this cave tour reveals the most amazing variety of cave formations or ‘speleothems’.Once you see the ‘natural entrance’ to this cave, the means of entry for the intrepid cave explorers of the 1950’s, you will appreciate the incredible task they faced in opening up this spectacular cave to the public. You'll also hear stories of the now-extinct ‘Tasmanian Tigers’ that fell into the cave and met a dark and lonely fate.At the end of your tour, your awe-inspiring crystal journey is perfectly complemented with the option of the self-guided ‘Karri Walk’ through the towering forest giants, and viewing the ‘natural entrance’ from above the cave.The Jewel Cave Centre is complete with interpretive area, retail and café facilities.
Whale Watching from Augusta in Western Australia
Witness up close these majestic giants in their natural environment.Welcome aboard Tradewind 3 one of the best Whale Charter Boats in Western Australia Boasting Luxury and Style with plenty of room on the Flybridge for up to 15 and a large Bow to get closer to these majestic creatures ,She also boasts a large rear deck and a luxurious cabinAugusta is perfectly placed to view these spectacular wild animals as they make their way past, often stopping off for a rest and play.View Humpback Whales and occasionally Southern Wright Whales as they rest in the bay before heading North.The best way to see them up close is to book a whale watching tour.Free Picture CD for every Booking, and for those that may suffer sea sickness we have Free - Anti Nausea Wristbands (rrp $20) and all our passengers can receive 20% off Lunch or Dinner at Augusta Hotel Motel. Join us on our tour departing from Augusta Boat Harbour on Leeuwin road.Our Friendly Staff will meet you at the undercover area, and there is plenty of parking for cars trailers and campervans. Once leaving the harbor the Humpback whales are only a short distance and it wont be long till you are up close to a Magestic Giant of the ocean. The Southern right whales use the shore line of Flinders bay to nurse their calves .TradewindIII is one off Western Australia's most stylish and luxurious charter boats to view the majestic whales in Flinders Bay Augusta. Tours run from May thru to September daily, weather permitting. You are guaranteed a perfect viewing area of these gental giants so dont forget your camera.Relax in the air conditioned cabin or venture up on the flybridge were you can get a perfect view . We have a state-of-the-art hydro phone on board so you can not only see these wonderful creatures, but you can hear them as well. Added Bonus - Dolphins and Seals are often spotted frolicking around the bay .Groups are our specialty.
Whale Watching Cruise from Augusta
Your tour provides you with the opportunity to view Humpback Whales on their northern migration, as well as Southern Right Whales, and the rare Blue Whales.A Whale of an AdventureNo holiday to the South West of WA would be complete without taking the time to view and photograph the abundant marine and ocean life that thrives along this magnificent coastline.Naturaliste Charters are the longest running whale watching company in the Southwest and have been operating professional whale watching tours out of Augusta and Dunsborough for more than 20 years. The unique Cape to Cape location means we are able to offer a six month whale watching season from late May to early December.Our tours provide visitors with the opportunity to view Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, and the rare Blue and Minke Whales on both their northern and southern migrations. As you watch these majestic creatures breach and frolic, we guarantee you’ll be mesmerised by their agility.Other marine life you might encounter during your whale watching tour include: • New Zealand Fur Seals • Bottlenose & Common Dolphins • Sea BirdsOur crew are all trained in marine science and provide expert commentary, while guests enjoy complimentary morning or afternoon tea, including coffee, tea, milo, green tea and biscuits.Special Meal Deal Join Naturaliste Charters for a whale watch tour and receive 20% off lunch or dinner at the Augusta Hotel/Motel.To be eligible for the offer you must present your confirmation email, and it must be on the same day as the tour.