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Pretty little village in a lovely natural setting
Fair way from Perth, but I sure some love it for that
In a nutshell
Would be a great summer holiday place!
Augusta is on the South coast and about 3 and a half hours drive from Perth. Take the South-Western Highway (Route 1) from Perth and then Bussell Highway (Route 10) out of Busselton.
Updated Jul 24, 2003
In Summer temperatures are quite pleasant most of the time but can get quite high at times. There is a reprieve from the fresh southerly winds when they blow that way. In winter, the town has quite a large amount of rainfall from the cold fronts which cross the coast here but the temperatures in winter time can actually be warmer than Perth
Written Nov 12, 2002
Pemberton is to the east of Augusta. The area is better known for its beautiful forests. This is a major timber mill town and has the largest sawmill in the southern hemisphere. The trees grown here are Karri, Jarrah and Marri. There are plenty of craft shops in the town especially of the wood craft nature.
The Gloucester tree is well known and is 60metres high. There are metal rods which spiral the trunk and anyone can climb it. These trees were the "fire watch tower" trees and were used this way so that bush fires can be spotted far off.
Updated Nov 12, 2002
Favorite thing: Not far from the Leeuwin Lighthouse is an old waterwheel...it's not much but worth having a quick look if you're not in a rush...
Written Sep 14, 2004