Augusta Whale Song Festival

From the depths of the meeting point between the Southern and Indian Oceans to the lofty heights of the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, wild and wonderful Augusta calls to the spirit of the sea this June long weekend at the 2020 Augusta Whale Song Festival.

Augusta Western Australia

Friday 29th May to
Monday 1st June 2020

Long weekend June 2020
Augusta will be the place to be this June Long Weekend for the Augusta Whalesong Festival. The Festival will coincide with the Blessing of the Fleet and the opening of the whale watching season. There will be tours, workshops and many other activities to entertain, educate and enthrall.

Details below for 2019 event.
2020 details will be posted as soon as available

Cultural Workshop & Walking Tour

Saturday June 1st – 11am to 1:30pm
Join Wadandi Custodian Iszaac Webb of the Undalup Association with an in depth discovery talk of the traditional history of the far South West.
Including whale stories and songs, a light lunch and finishing off with a walking tour of significant Cultural sites along the Blackwood.
Tickets limited.
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$25pp + booking fee.

Guided Lighthouse Grounds Tour

Sunday June 2nd – 2:30 to 3:30pm
Guided grounds lighthouse tour and short movies with lighthouse keeper and Augusta historian Paul Sofilas. Enjoy coffee and cake after an immersive history lesson on the early European settlement of Augusta, including the town’s whaling and naval history. Both tours include coffee & cake
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
$14pp + booking fee or
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Markets, Music and More

Saturday June 1st – Monday June 3rd
A huge live music line-up, market stalls, cooking demonstrations, heaps of family friendly fun & kid’s activities
Many Stall Holders Including:
Margaret River Soap Factory
Seafroth Mobile Café
Natural Edge Framing & Photography
Artisan St Chocolates
Kanga Health Food – Seed Sister
Anarchy Wood Concepts
Augusta Spinners & Weavers
Augusta Community Rowing Association
Oriel Karridale Gallery

Blessing of the Fleet

Sunday June 2nd 9am – 2pm
Includes the traditional annual Blessing of the Fleet, Welcome to Country from the Undalup Association and Wadandi custodians, abalone cooking demonstrations and tastings, live music, whale watching tours, skiff display, mermaids and street performers, great variety of local and regional stallholders, Cultural childrens activity marquee, community information and emergency services displays.
Augusta Boat Harbour, Leeuwin Rd
Free Entry

The Blackwood Sundowner

Saturday June 1st – 4pm to 7pm
Head to the banks of the Blackwood for a cruisy South West style sundowner with local canapes, wines and beers and fantastic live music.
Hosted by the Augusta Yacht Club.
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$15pp + booking fee.

Cape to Cape Track Flora & Fauna Guided Walk

Monday June 3rd – 9 to 11am
Venture out from wild and windswept Quarry Bay on Cape Leeuwin with guides from the Friends of the Cape to Cape Track for a once in a lifetime walk of the breathtaking flora and fauna of one of the world’s unique biodiversity hotspots. Finish with a relaxing morning tea at the lighthouse cafe with live music.
Starting at Quarry Bay
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Morning Tea at own cost.

Augusta Whalesong Festival

Augusta Western Australia
Friday 29th May to Monday June 1st 2020