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.
$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
$28pp + booking fee with guided Lighthouse Tour
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
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
Gold Coin Donation
Morning Tea at own cost.