ATTRACTIONS IN ALBANY WA

Whales, wildlife, the ANZAC experience & natural beauty

Planning on staying for a while in Albany, WA after visiting the local attractions?

If you expect to find yourself exhausted after a day of visiting attractions all around Albany and require some accommodation, we have some suggestions that you might find helpful. Click on the provided link or call us on 0401 086 862 for any questions.

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Killer Whale Expedition

Killer Whale Expedition

TOURS JAN 4 - APRIL 2020 Join this Busy Blue Bus tour in Albany Western Australia, bound for the nature hot spot of Bremer Bay Canyon, 1 hour 45 minutes East of Albany. Experience the majesty of Killer Whales (Orcas) hunting in pods. Witness seabirds feeding on the remains of giant deep sea squid. These nutrient rich waters abound with dolphins, whales and sea-life of all kinds. Don't miss this expedition of a lifetime.

Albany's Whale Story

Albany's Whale Story

TOUR AVAILABLE DAILY ‘Celebrate the future through the past’. Imagine for a moment the spume of spray and the playful leap of a whale as it makes its way along The Amazing South Coast. Today it travels on undisturbed. Take a private guided tour of Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, the only station in the world open for viewing and reflect on the significance of whales to the economy of the past and the value we have of them today. Duration: 4 Hours (approx)

The Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge

TOUR AVAILABLE DAILY This attraction can be seen when visiting The Gap. Visit the Gap, Albany's premier attraction. Walk to the edge of the abyss and look down to the ocean below (from behind the safety barriers!). A great place to visit on a fine day and more dramatic in stormy weather.

Albany History + Highlights

Albany History + Highlights

TOUR AVAILABLE DAILY 'Our story is Australia's story' A journey through time including a visit to the National ANZAC Centre and relaxation over coffee and cake at Middleton Beach. Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)

Let the locals show you around!

Let the locals show you around!

TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY Albany and the Great Southern offer a wide range of unique experiences from the killer whale expedition to our breweries, wineries and fresh local produce. Step into an ancient forest or walk the way of the Anzacs and discover our history and traditions.

Ataturk Channel

Ataturk Channel

Just 5 minutes from the town centre is the Marine Drive Scenic drive. Take in views of the Ataturk Channel from Marine Drive. During whaling season (Aug - Oct) whales are sometimes visible in the channel. Numerous stopping points along the drive to get out of your car and take in the views. View the islands in King George Sound, sweeping around to Middleton Beach. Finish your drive at Middleton beach where you can have a swim, go to a Cafe.

Marine Drive Scenic Drive

Marine Drive Scenic Drive

Take a 10 minute scenic drive from the town centre around Mt Clarence for spectacular views of King George Sound, Ataturk Channel & Princess Royal Harbour. There are a number of stopping points along the way with plenty of parking. Taking this drive from town (enter Marine Drive from Brunswick Rd), brings you to Middleton Beach where you can either walk the boardwalk, visit one of a few great cafe's or have a swim.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Whale watching happens in Albany between July - October. Tours depart from the dock opposite the Albany Entertainment Centre. Experience a close encounter with these beautiful creatures from the deep.

National Anzac Centre

National Anzac Centre

Albany will continue to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary during the 2014-2018. Albany is now a significant pilgrimage destination to experience the ANZAC legend. The National ANZAC Centre 70 Forts Rd, Mount Clarence WA 6330 PH 08 9841 9369

The Gap

The Gap

Visiting the Gap is a breathtaking experience. Drive from Albany town centre along Frenchmans Bay Road, follow the signs to The Gap. Discover many other attractions in this National Park including a stunning coastal walk at the Windfarm. Travel 15 minutes along Frenchmans Bay Rd. from town area. Turn off at sign for The Gap.

Discovery Bay Tourism Experience

Discovery Bay Tourism Experience

Step back in time to the whaling history of Albany. View fascinating whaling industry artefacts and learn about these awesome creatures of the deepa at the whale museum. Discover a stunning Botanic Garden of West Australian wildflowers meet the friendly Australian wildlife at Discovery Bay. Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay Albany WA 6330 PH 08 9844 4021

Fortress Military Museum

Fortress Military Museum

Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum. A treasure trove of military memorabilia & information. 9.00am-5.00pm daily (except Christmas Day & Good Friday) Forts Rd, Albany WA 6330 www.albany.wa.gov.au/facilities/princess-royal-fortress PH 08 9841 9369

Stirling Range National Park

Stirling Range National Park

The beauty of the Stirling mountain landscape, its diverse flora and the challenge of climbing Bluff Knoll make a trip to the Stirling Range National Park worthwhile. Even if you don't plan to climb the knoll, you can enjoy the environment around the climb with an easy walk in the wildflowers.

The Lily Windmill - Stirling Ranges

The Lily Windmill - Stirling Ranges

Make this stop part of your Stirling Ranges climb day. From Albany, take the Chesterpass road to The Lilly. Milled spelt flour available, tours available by appointment, accommodation and a restaurant (bookings only). 9793 Chester Pass Road, Amelup WA 6338 thelilydutchwindmill@bigpond.com PH 08 9827 9205

The Porongurups National Park

The Porongurups National Park

Porongurup Range is a fascinating &mysterious place. A dense tall forest, birds & wildlife. It is a place of incredible biodiversity with 750 native plant species in an area of just 2600 hectares. For gentle walks, take the Bolganup Road turnoff to the Tree in the Rock picnic area. See fabulous fungus growing from trees & rocks & wonderful native birds just near the picnic area.

Boardwalk (Whale Walk)

Boardwalk (Whale Walk)

The Boardwalk begins at Middleton Beach & heads around Mount Clarence along the coast. Overlooks King George Sound & passes the Ataturk Channel commemorating our Anzac links. Then on to Princess Royal Harbour. Historic cottage ruin, bronze Baudin bust. You may also see bandicoots, skinks & birdlife. Aug to Sept you may see whales at close range. Seals may be spottted. Click on the image for details.

Lake Seppings Bird Walk

Lake Seppings Bird Walk

A beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. Bird hides to watch a great many bird species on the lake. Click on the image for details.

Valley of the Giants

Valley of the Giants

The Tree Top Walk is 600-metres with a very slight gradient, suitable all ages, wheelchairs, strollers. The Ancient Empire boardwalk is below the Tree Top Walk. Here you can get up close & personal to the 400-year-old giants of the forest. Location: Off the South Coast Highway, Nornalup, between Denmark and Walpole / ttw@dpaw.wa.gov.au PH 08 9840 8263 Click on the image for details.

Ancient Empire Forest Walk

Ancient Empire Forest Walk

Ancient Empire boardwalk takes you along the forest floor close to the 400 year old giant trees. Location: Valley of the Giants Road off the South Coast Hgwy, Nornalup, between Denmark & Walpole. ttw@dpaw.wa.gov.au PH 08 9840 8263 Click on the image for details.

Wind Farm

Wind Farm

Take the Torndirrup Tour and discover the Wind Farm. Stunning coastal walk. Click on the image for details.

The Old Marron Farm - Albany WA

The Old Marron Farm - Albany WA

Great fun for the whole family. Experience nature up close, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, donkeys, emus, donkey & ponies. Guided Segway tour. Nippers Cafe is available for lunch & morning & afternoon teas with seafood (and plenty of non-seafood options). 304 Two People’s Bay Road, Albany WA 6330 karl@albanymarronfarm.com.au / PH 08 9846 4239 Click the image for details.

Wildflower Botanic Gardens

Wildflower Botanic Gardens

Discover a stunning Botanic Garden of West Australian wildflowers and a display offering visitors a close up experience with friendly Australian wildlife at Discovery Bay. Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay Albany WA 6330 PH 08 9844 4021 Click on image for details.

ANZAC Peace Park

ANZAC Peace Park

This park is close to the town centre on the harbour's edge and near the Entertainment Centre. A peaceful and reflective place to walk with ANZAC commemorative installations along the way.

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Explore Albany's coastline and islands with helicopter flights. Departing from Discovery Bay Centre. Bookings: PH 08 9844 4019 Click on the image to go to the website and then select Plan Your Visit & Scenic helicopter Flights.

Beaches

Beaches

Our beaches and swimming lagoons are sensational. Discover where they are, including some best kept secrets! Click on image for details.

Gardens & Parks of Albany

Gardens & Parks of Albany

Albany's cool climate produces lush gardens and flowerings. Find all our green places for picnics, walks and to appreciate nature. (pictured here, The Old Farm at Strawberry Hill) Click on image for details.

Petting Farm

Petting Farm

Experience nature up close with birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, donkeys, emus, donkey and ponies. Guided Segway tour, suitable for all ages. Nippers Cafe for lunch, morning & afternoon teas, seafood (and plenty of non-seafood options). The Old Marron Farm, 304 Two People’s Bay Road, Albany WA 6330 / karl@albanymarronfarm.com.au / PH 08 9846 4239 Click on image for details.

Wildlife Experience

Wildlife Experience

Discover a stunning Botanic Garden of West Australian wildflowers and a display offering visitors a close up experience with friendly Australian wildlife at Discovery Bay. Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay Albany WA 6330 PH 08 9844 4021 Click on image for details.

Vintage Car Touring

Vintage Car Touring

Book a day visiting local wineries including the Porongurups, Mt. Barker and Denmark. Take a picnic lunch for a stop along the way. PH 08 9841 4939 Click on image for details.

A comprehensive list of Albany attractions to keep you busy

Whilst the Albany region in WA affords a great many attractions and activities, we have compiled a list of the top contenders for you to choose from. With a little bit of something for everyone, we’re confident you’ll be able to find something for the whole family to enjoy.