Why Winter Is A Great Time Of The Year To Visit Augusta, WA

The school holidays may well and truly be over, and the weather may currently be at its coldest wintery peak but contrary to popular belief, there’s never been a better time to visit Augusta, WA. Why, we hear you ask? Well, with roughly over 200 Humpback whales (and their calves) loitering just off the local coastline, now is the best time to be up close and experience these incredible creatures with your very own eyes – minus the crowds and busy roads.

Witness these spectacular mammals in their natural habitat, just by watching them dive and resurface in the ocean from the side of the road or take a charter boat (highly recommend by the locals) with one of the three operating tours, leaving from the Augusta boat harbour daily.

Whale watching tickets are available online from the Naturaliste Charters and All Sea Charters,  websites, or directly from the Augusta Visitor Centre.

And, because you’ll also be visiting our beautiful town in a low season, accommodation is even more affordable than you think! Enjoy modern accommodation options and feel right at home with all the amenities you’ll need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with help from Experience Augusta. Need pet friendly accommodation for your four-legged friend? We can help with that too!

See our current available accommodation here or find out more about Humpback Whales below.

Humpback Whales off the South-West Coast

Travelling roughly 25,000km’s each year in oceans all across the world, the Humpback Whale frequents the South-West coastline from June-August each year, migrating toward the Antarctic. Living off a diet of small fish and krill, they’re distinctively known for their breaching and surface behaviours.

Book your whale watching tour in Augusta WA today, and experience unforgettable memories of these incredible ,gigantic ocean creatures, in this beautiful part of the world.