Whether you love sightseeing, or prefer to relax on a beach or enjoy stunning natural beauty, every state in Australia has small towns that you will love. Here’s some favorites with locals and tourists alike to give you some inspiration for your great Australian getaway.
Lets have a look at the best small towns to visit in Australia:
1. Augusta, WA.
Tucked on the southwest edge on the Australian continent, the river town of Augusta sits on the estuary of the Blackwood River, surrounded by Jarrah forest.
Sleepy and quiet with a population around 1200, Augusta is a tourist favorite.
Some activities you can enjoy: driving down to Cape Leeuwin to see the last lighthouse before Antarctica, visiting the town’s highly informative museum, and taking a cruise up the river to see dolphins.
There’s also white sand beaches on the southern part of the estuary, and walking trails throughout the neighboring countryside where you can get acquainted with southwest WA’s beautiful natural scenery.
Augusta also forms the southern anchor of the famed Margaret River wine region, and several local wineries do tours and tastings.
Best time to visit: November through March, during the dry season.