Another day on the road. Today, we are heading down to Augusta and Hamelin Bay.
Gracetown – LeftHanders
Head south out of the Gracetown area towards the local tip. At the end of the bitumen, is a graded track off to the right. Follow it to the end, there is a bitumenised car park with toilets (an indication of how popular this place is). Can’t miss the spot. Carpark overlooks the ocean with a good view down to lefties (About a 700 metre walk South). Lots of wave options along this coast. Check ’em all out.
Hamelin Bay – Cosy Corner
The beach at Cosy Corner is generally sheltered and is popular for swimming. The limestone platform on the beach to the south of the car park contains many blowholes able to spurt water up to 6m high on rough days.
Cape Leeuwin Water Wheel
The Cape Leeuwin waterwheel and wooden channel were built in 1895 to bring fresh spring water to the lighthouse keepers’ cottages and to supply water for the stone masons who were working on the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
The fresh water was supplied by a spring in marshland approximately 330m away. The natural fall from the spring created a flow over the wheel which revolved and activated a ram pump that delivered water via a pipe to the lighthouse.
Leeuwin Road – Flinders Bay Memorial
Commemorates the fact that Matthew Flinders commenced the mapping of the Australian coastline from Cape Leeuwin on 6th December, 1801.
Flinders Bay – Dead Finish Anchorage
The creation of a truly accessible community will take another step forward this afternoon when Disability Services Minister Paul Omodei opens a fishing platform for people with disabilities at Dead Finish Beach near Augusta.
Boranup Karri Forest
Towering karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley. With sunlight streaming onto their smooth trunks, this is one of the best sights in Your Margaret River Region. The sight of these enormous trees won’t be the only thing to amaze you. This forest is a feast for the senses with the forest floor tumbling with wildflowers, orchids and funghi (in season) together with the sounds of native birds and the fresh smell of eucalypt.
Prevelly Surfers Point Sunset
Surfers Point Prevelly is the reason Margaret River has grown from a tiny outback town to a region filled with the spirit of adventure. If you are an experienced surfer, you will already know why you are stopping here. If you want to see surfing, this is the spot to watch the way Australians handle some of the best Indian Ocean waves.