Directions - From the centre of Augusta, head south along Leeuwin Road, turning left at the sign for the Augusta Boat Harbour. Continue into the harbour, where you will find ample parking. The trail starts from the Stingray shelter (first photo in the below gallery) where you will find the Whale Trail markers.
The Hike - After enjoying a nice warm-up walk on the Coastal Walk Trail, I would be immediately continuing as I joined the Whale Trail at the cool looking Stingray shelter at the Augusta Boat Harbour. Why it isn't one singular trail is anyone's guess but this is certainly an easier access point than the start of the Coastal Walk Trail. Heading off into the heart of the new Augusta Boat Harbour, I was stopped in my tracks by a flittered group of male Splendid Fairywrens that were super bright as it was prime mating season.