Windy Harbour (D’Entrecasteaux National Park)
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Windy Harbour is a unique little settlement surrounded by D’Entrecasteaux National Park – a rare treasure, being the only coastline spot between Augusta and Walpole accessible by sealed road. Known as a safe harbour in a wild coastline, famed for its serenity, remoteness and the scenic beauty of the Southern Ocean.

Windy Harbour has been a popular holiday and fishing retreat since the early 1900s, with a beach-shack culture and only basic amenities. The commercial world is left far behind and wilderness reigns supreme.

Coastal Survivors Walk – 2.8 km one-way (5.6 km return), rated ‘moderate difficulty, allow 1.5 hrs. Following the dunes and cliff tops linking Point D’Entrecasteaux and Windy Harbour, this trail is a wonderful showcase of the beauty of this windswept landscape, with its rugged rocks and blue seas juxtaposed with a rich diversity of colourful coastal flora. Dipping twice to beaches along the way, the trail takes in the dramatic limestone formations of the coastline and the Cathedral Rock spire jutting out to sea.

Practical Information

LOCATION: Windy Harbour: From Pemberton, 57 km, approx 1 hour; State Route 10, turn right on to Windy Harbour Road at Northcliffe.

From Northcliffe, 27 km south, approx 30 mins along Windy Harbour Road.

Coastal Survivors Walk: Take Windy Harbour Road all the way into the hamlet and turn right into D’Entrecasteaux Drive. Follow signs for Point D’Entrecasteaux, which ends in a car park. The Coastal Survivors Trail starts on the southern side of the car park.

FACILITIES, WINDY HARBOUR: Potable water, public toilets, playground, BBQ • Camping site • Convenience store located at campsite office (limited hours, limited goods).

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM: No dogs or other animals in the campsite or in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park. Some beaches near the settlement are designated dog exercise areas. Fees apply for D’Entrecasteaux National Park.

WHEN TO GO: Whale watching, June, July, August 

Flesh-footed Shearwater roosting – September to mid-May.

Wildflowers – Spring is best flowering season: September – November