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Whale Trail/ Ocean Walk, Augusta Whale Trail/ Ocean Walk, Augusta

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km

An ideal vantage point to spot the migrating Humpback Whales from June to August. The trail goes from the Blackwood River mouth to the Augusta boat harbour in Flinders Bay.

Whale Trail/ Ocean Walk
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There are not many trails around where you can see a few surfacing  humpback whales, right whales and dolphins, sometimes at the same time! Augusta, near Cape Leeuwin in WA's south west, has one such trail.

Overlooking the scenic and wild Flinders Bay, walkers should lookout for the telltale spray of whales. If you are really lucky, you could witness some whale action in the form of breaching and tail slapping acrobatics. The walk itself partly follows a formed trail and some road. The route goes through the caravan park at Flinders Bay and there is directional signage. The walk takes about 1.5 hours, depending on how often or long you stop for whales.    

The Whale Trail/ Ocean Walk is just one in a network of trails following the Blackwood River and Augusta coastline (see Harbour Views Trail, Pelican/River Trail and Coastal Walk Trail).

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Time / Duration

1 to 2 hours


6km return

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Corner of Chaudiere Place and Albany Terrace, Augusta, 315km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Augusta Boat Harbour on Leeuwin Road

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  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

June to August to see whales

Trail Access

Drive or bus to Augusta

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1 trail goers have rated Whale Trail/ Ocean Walk, Augusta as 1 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

laura velasquez

Reviewed 14 Oct 2021, 1:22pm

We wanted to do this walk as it's the only one in that area, not including the cape to cape. We parked the car and started walking, but it was just a path along the road. We could not even see the ocean because of the trees. After walking 1 km we decided to go back and drive.

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