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.
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!
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!