Jump in the car and head to Granny’s Pool, a waist deep hamlet surrounded by rocks –perfect for little people and the elderly folk its name celebrates. If the other side of Augusta is wild, you’re likely to find good conditions here.
If it’s warm enough (or you’re brave enough) don a snorkel and explore, or search for crabs among the rocks. When you’re done, your next pitstop is the newly refurbished Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – a nine-minute drive, which takes you to the very tip of the peninsula. On a calm day in the winter months, a stop at one of the lookouts might reward you with sightings of the Southern Right and Humpback whales that frequent the coast. Or to really witness these incredible mammals up close, a whale watching tour is guaranteed to be a memorable experience.
Guided tours of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse happen every half hour, and will set you back around twenty dollars (ten for kids under 16). The tour takes you to the top of the lighthouse, which is perfect for spotting whales and taking in the rugged coastline views.