Augusta - love the life!

Discover the magic of Australia's most south-western township

To say I’m a little bit in love with Augusta would be an understatement. Having spent most of my life in Perth, this tiny, unspoilt township has always provided the perfect antidote to the city. As you stand where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet, with the wind in your hair, it feels like you’re at the end of the earth.

In holiday season, Augusta has a gorgeous vibe that Aussie families know so well. As you cruise into town, you can almost smell the sunscreen to be slathered on, and taste the sausages on the barbie in every house. Kids run barefoot through the sand and the sound of countless games of front lawn cricket echo around the river as the sun goes down. The days are all spent outdoors; fishing, paddling, snorkelling, boating, you name it. It’s not an Aussie summer unless you can take a running jump off a jetty for bombie competitions with your mates!

So I was stoked when 13 year old Jack Moyses arrived at our office two weeks ago with some fantastic drone footage that he’d taken while staying in Augusta during the September school holidays. Take a look!

Here are a few of the spots you’ll see in the footage:

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Australia’s tallest mainland lighthouse looks as thought it’s glowing in the late afternoon light here, and the views of the rugged coastline from the top of the tower are stunning. Tower tours run year round, and you’ll learn heaps about the history of the lighthouse as well as getting to enjoy those views.

 

Augusta Boat Harbour

The Blackwood River is the longest navigable river in Western Australia, and thanks to the recently completed world-class harbour it’s now easier than ever to explore. The only one of its kind between Busselton and Albany, the harbour has a public boat ramp facility with floating finger jetties – perfect for launching your dinghy – as well as forty boat pens for larger vessels.

 

Flinders Bay

The coves of Flinders Bay are beautiful for swimming and are even great for malibu boarding or stand up paddling when there’s a southerly wind. It needs swell over 3m from the south-east with a nor west wind to really get going. It’s a really friendly wave when everywhere else is out of control!

Find your way around Augusta by picking up a free regional map, available online or from your nearest visitor centre.

 

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About Jack – the film maker

Jack Moyses is a 13 year old farm boy from Highbury, Western Australia.  He loves nothing more than his farm, motorbikes and photography.  His family own a holiday house in Augusta, where they love to escape to, whenever the chance arises! Jack made this video in September 2015 whilst spending his school holidays in Augusta. He has made it using his drone that he has saved diligently for a long time in order to buy.  He hopes you will love beautiful Augusta as much as he does!

Nicky Lefebvre

Author Nicky Lefebvre

Born and bred in WA, Nicky Lefebvre has travelled the world and made it her own personal life goal to drive a car across every country she visits. A regular visitor to the region her whole life until making a permanent move to Margaret River a year ago, Nicky loves discovering secret spots along the coastline (especially during wild winters) to chill out, write and take photographs of her adventures.

8 Comments

  • Avatar Jill Lukin says:

    What a great video Jack. Well done. You are very clever. Xxxx

  • Avatar Trish Ryan says:

    Great video makes me want to visit Augusta. Love the music too.

  • Avatar Ted Coulter says:

    Terrific footage – congratulations to Jack, he shows great talent. This should be the start of a series of shorts – the next edition to cover the Blackwood River and rivermouth area.

  • Avatar Caleb Dewing says:

    That’s a ripper jack I wish I could make videos like that that’s why I have to be a friend with you so I get to see your amazing videos

  • Avatar Mandy Wilkins` says:

    Hey Jack i hope you were able to put this in as an assignment in Design and Technology at school its fantastic.. now we need you going up the blackwood river following the dolphins, the pelicans and the crabbing boats up river…well done!

  • Avatar Rose Hollands says:

    Well done Jack! very proud of you, great video. Aunty Rose xxx

  • Avatar Sally and Peter Madeley. Augusta says:

    What a great video Jack we loved it. We moved here 8 months ago and we think it is a great promotion for our town and surrounding areas.
    It has now been sent to all our friends and family overseas, many of whom we hope will visit us, and to those who already have.
    Well done and congratulations, your family must be very proud of you.

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