Northcliffe is the home of the giant karri and jarrah tree forests of Western Australia and is the gateway to Windy Harbour at the wild and splendid Cape D’Entrecasteaux with its untouched beaches, excellent fishing and views from the lighthouse across the Southern Ocean to Antarctica.
Several places of significance can be found within D’Entrecasteaux National Park, such as Mt Chudalup, a granite monolith on the way to Windy Harbour, and Broke Inlet, one of the few remaining pristine inlets in the south-west. Visible from Windy Harbour, Sandy Island is identified as an Important Bird Area by Birds Australia for its populations of seabird island species and also at sea off Windy Harbour or Broke Inlet are the “Cow and the Calf” rock formation.
(Please note that some locations along the coast are 4 wheel drive access only, including Lake Jasper, the largest freshwater lake in the South-west and the site of Australia’s only underwater Indigenous peoples’ artefacts, situated 2 hours drive south of Augusta.)
As well as enjoying some of the best food in the world, whether fresh, locally grown produce or in award-winning restaurants of the Southern Forests region, you can take a walk back in time at the Pioneer Museum or through the Understory forest sculpture or take any of the magnificent walks through the karri and jarrah trees or along the cool, forested creeks and rivers.
Local services include -
Northcliffe Community Resource Centre
Sports and Recreation Centre
Northcliffe Hotel and Motor Inn
Northcliffe General Store and Newsagency
Hollow Butt Café
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum