"Windy and wild" Windy Harbour by iandsmith

Windy Harbour Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 19 photos

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Windy Harbour is a holiday settlement situated on 190 hectares of a Crown reserve, surrounded by D'entrecasteaux National Park on the south coast of Western Australia about 90km south of Manjimup and 27km south of Northcliffe. Approximately 220 cottages have been developed on individual leases since the early 1900's. Leasehold tenure, seasonal occupation and a strong community spirit have generated a settlement of unique character.
After the great depression, inexpensive camping holidays on the south coast were favoured by many of the south west timber workers during the Christmas break when mills ceased to operate for several weeks. It was during these times that the strong social ties and community spirit, which still typify the Windy Harbour settlement, were first established. Fishing has always been, and still is, a major recreational activity at Windy Harbour and one of the principal reasons for establishment of the settlement.
The settlement is the only two-wheel drive access to the south coast between Augusta and Walpole and provides visitors with spectacular scenery, safe harbour on the rugged coast line and rewarding fishing.

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  • Pros:Spectacular scenery, some nice beaches
  • Cons:Not a lot to do
  • In a nutshell:A get-away-from-it-all place
  • Last visit to Windy Harbour: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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