This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Augusta. To help you make friends with Augusta before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Augusta is a small coastal town located in the South West of Western Australia, not too far from the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the wine region of Margaret River.
Though only a small town, Augusta still has a wide selection of activities, restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, and bars. There are many bushwalking trails and cycling trails in and around the Augusta area, including several coastal walks along the rugged coast and near Flinders Bay. There are also a few walking and cycling trails along Blackwood River. Bird watching and wildlife spotting are some of the many activities also popular in this area, particularly in the nearby Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.
There is a handful of hostels in Augusta and the surrounding area. The hostels in Augusta tend to provide basic facilities, and usually offer both private rooms and dorm rooms, with either access to a shared or private bathroom. All hostels in Augusta have access to hot water. Augusta is a safe town and can be explored easily on foot, with most attractions and services within only a few minutes' walk. The best Augusta hostel location is near the waterfront, which has stunning sunsets, and great morning surf. Hostel staff can usually assist visitors with day excursions and tours to the nearby national parks; wine tours to the Margaret River wine region; and sailing, boating, and diving trips off the coast of Augusta.
Augusta is a relaxing town, and a great place to spend a few days to escape from city life and to enjoy and appreciate the Western Australian coastal dune systems; native Australian bushland; and native, endemic flora and fauna species.
Written by local enthusiast for Augusta hostelsKelly Sheldrick