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Whalesong Festival

Augusta, Western Australia


The Whalesong Festival is a celebration
for all to experience and enjoy
what the Southwest has to offer
in its natural beauty and community spirit.

The Whalesong Sundowner

Friday 2nd of June at 4:30pm

Kick start your Whalesong Festival by heading to the hidden gem on the Hardy Inlet for a cruisy South West style sundowner.

Experience the warmth and welcoming atmosphere at the Augusta Yacht club for a Friday afternoon sundowner.

Enjoy some local canapes with a glass or 2 of the delightful McHenry Hohnen wines on offer while taking in the view from the deck of the club house.

Limited spaces available.


Augusta Yacht Club, Hardy Inlet (entry off Bussell Hwy)
$15 PP (+ Booking Fee)

Walk Talk Taste Tour Augusta Whalesong Festival
Walk Talk Taste Tour Kellie Tannock Augusta Whalesong Festival
Walk Talk Taste Tour Augusta Whalesong Festival BJK Photo Flinders Bay

Walk, Talk, Taste Tours

Saturday 3rd of June
10AM – 12 NOON

Join journalist and Walk, Talk, Taste Margaret River host Kellie Tannock on a facinating journey on-foot through the Flinders Bay precinct. You will be enthralled by Kellie’s knowledge and engaging personality as you immerse yourself in human and cultural stories from the first Europeans, The Whaling, timber traders and fishing folk.

Conclude your tour enjoying the region’s produce at a delicious morning tea overlooking the glorious Flinders Bay.

We walk with respect on Wadandi boodja and acknowledge the past, present, and emerging.


$40 Adults $20 Children (PP + BF)


Kites Socks Display

Special Kite Display

Saturday 3rd June, 4pm to 6pm
Free of Charge

As an extra special treat there will be an interactive kite display and building workshop on the lawn area at the back of the Augusta Hotel by Kite Kinetics – not to be missed.

$6 cost for those wishing to make their own kite.

Augusta Hotel Motel
53 Blackwood Ave, Augusta

Pay on the day

Michael Alverez, Kite Kinetics Stonefish

Whalesong Screening Big Gus and Encounters with Whales

Saturday 3rd June, 4:30pm to 6pm

Screening on the Lost Elephant Seal “Big Gus ”  and the Whales who steal our hearts. Come and see a visual compilation of a young Southern Elephant Seal the locals named “Big Gus” and learn about this beautiful creature from Dave Lierich from DBCA.  Be mesmerised by a collection of amazing Whale encounter videos and footage from Gemma at Whale Watch WA  

Augusta Community Resource Centre
66 Allnut Terrace, Augusta.

Whalesong Screening Big Gus and Encounters with Whales

Blessing of the Fleet

Sunday 4th June at 9am to 2pm
Free Entry

The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities.

The practice began as predominantly Catholic but is now practiced by Christians as a blessing from local celebrants and pastors that is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful maritime season.

Our festival features more than three days of
celebration for everyone to enjoy.

Blessing of the Fleet


Sunday 4th of June
9am to 2pm

The Festival Stalls present a plethora
of food, activities, local information,
crafts, woodwork, coffee, clothing, homewares
and much more…


Live Music

Throughout the Day,
Starting after 10am:

Ocean Pantry Abalone Augusta

Ocean Grown Abalone Tours

Sunday 4th June

Tours Depart 10AM and 12:30PM

Let us take you on a journey exploring the Abalone facility. Kicking off in their Ocean Pantry Store, share in the amazing story of where it all began, showing you footage and adventures of their Ocean Ranch. From here you will walk through the processing facility, where the latest harvest can be seen in the live tanks.

Finish back at the Ocean Pantry with the opportunity to purchase a range of wild abalone products, then head back and enjoy the marina festivities. Numbers are limited.

Augusta Boat Harbour, Leeuwin Road
Tickets $20 per person