Imagine taking a scenic stroll along the coastline; then suddenly a mother whale and her calf emerge just off the coastal edge! Albany’s Whale Season in June through October and is absolutely sensational; drawing in a multitude of visitors.
Albany offers an assortment of eco walks, ranging from 20 minutes to 4 hours long. Depending on your level of fitness or interest, you may choose to spend half a day grazing this incredibly biodiverse terrain. As you make your way along the trails, marvel at the unique collection of flora, fauna, coastline; and observe the coastline for whales on the horizon.
The eco walk is made even more spectacular from September through November each year. Wildflowers are one of the best kept secrets of the south-west region; with over half of the 10,000 plant species in Western Australia being identified throughout the south-west.
No Western Australian travel destination would be complete without its coastal pleasures. Surrounding Albany are plentiful beaches including Cosy Corner and Shelly Beach. The beautiful, far stretching coastlines reaffirm, time and time again, the magic of the south-west. Pack yourself a picnic for the day, find a secluded spot, and relax around the water!
Albany has a fascinating history and no visitor would be complete without taking some knowledge away with them. The old convict built gaol acts as a great bench mark for your historical exploration. The gaol has been periodically restored to preserve the heritage building.
One of Albany’s most captivating attractions is the Albany Wind Farm, located just 12kms from the city centre. Resting on 65m towers; each turbine has 35 blades, wider than most passenger aircraft wing spans. The Wind Farm encompass’ 12 of these illustrious turbines, providing great insight into the future of environmentally friendly power generation.
Accommodation is never a problem in this diverse city; offering options which include, luxury hotels, apartments, retreats, B&B’s, cabins, caravan parks, and more.
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With luxurious Victorian interior and sweeping views of Albany’s stunning Princess Royal Harbour, The Rocks, Albany is the ultimate getaway for the traveller who expects impeccable service and surrounds. more
The Metro Inn Albany is situated in a quiet location and offers accommodation to suit all tastes. more
The heart of the Great Southern makes for a wonderful holiday experience. White sandy beaches, Natural Bridge, Whaling Station, The Old Forts and numerous natural attractions all await you in Albany! more
Albany is one of the largest cities, south-west of Perth, boasting fascinating history and some of the most terrific coastal scenery in Western Australia. The thriving city is 4.5 hours drive from Perth; offering a myriad of attractions and activities throughout its fresh summers and placid winters. The population of Albany is approximately 34,000. more
With over 70 species of birdlife, this park is a great place for birdwatchers. A parking area is available at the north-east end of the lake, off Golflinks Road. more
Go back to the 18th Century and see what it was like to live in the time of Captain Sir Richard Spencer. more
This replica of the Brig Amity, is an interesting look into what the brigs were like back in the 1800's. The replica was constructed in 1975, and completed in 1976. more
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