Walking Albany WA


The Albany area offers many fabulous walks through forests, on beaches and around historic sites.

Albany's top 10 Walks

Albany and its surrounds, have some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere to be found. There are numerous walks around town and along the coast which take full advantage of this. Depending on your level, there is a walk suited to everyone.

Here are 10 of the best walks around Albany.

Albany's top 10 Walks

 

1. Bald Head Walk

2. Peak Head Walk

3. Windfarm/Bibbulman Walk

4. West Cape Howe Walk

5. Whalewalk/Emu Point Walk

6. Lake Seppings Bird Walk

7. Muttonbird Beach Walk

8. Luke Penn Walk

9. Granite Skywalk - Porongarups

10. Bluff Knoll/Stirlings National Park Walk

Bald Head Walk

Bald Head Walk

To find out more about this walk, and more walks, cycle & paddle trails. Click on the image for more info.

Let the Locals show you Albany!

Let the Locals show you Albany!

TOURS DEPARTING DAILY Join a Busy Blue Bus tour in Albany and the Great Southern for a wide range of unique experiences from the killer whale expedition to breweries, wineries and fresh local produce. Step into an ancient forest or walk the way of the Anzacs and discover our history and traditions.

Peak Head Walk

Peak Head Walk

ALLOW 2-3 HOURS A 4.8 Km walk this is one of the shorter walks around the Albany coast but truly worth it for the intermediate walker (previous bushwalking experience recommended). This is pretty much uphill and downhill all the way. Starting at the Stony Hill car park it's a 2-3 hr return walk with stunning views of our local coastline. Click on this image for more info.

Bibbulman/Wind Farm Walk

Bibbulman/Wind Farm Walk

Discover the Wind Farm by walking part of the Bibbulman track. This is a truly spectacular part of the coast. Click on the image for more info.

Dunsky's Beach Walk

Dunsky's Beach Walk

ALLOW 4-6 HOURS Recomend for experienced walkers. Start at Shelley Beach Lookout (near hang glider launch ramps) above Shelley beach. Begin at the entrance to the Bibbulmun track. The destination's reward is an isolated and pristine beach ... you are in paradise, excellent swimming (and fishing). Return walk is especially challenging with steep sandy tracks. Click on image for more info.

Emu Point & Whalewalk Path

Emu Point & Whalewalk Path

This is a leisurely walk which starts at the entrance to Princess Royal Harbour (Ataturk Channel) and winds its way to Middleton Beach overlooking King George Sound. It then continues on to Emu Point. About 6kms all up and this bitumen path is shared with cyclists. You may be fortunate to see some whales during Aug/Sept months as this is a very popular vantage point.

Lake Seppings Bird Walk

Lake Seppings Bird Walk

Walk begins on Golf Links Road, watch for signs on the left. A wonderful place to spend an hour or more. The walk takes you around the lake and past 2 great bird hides and numerous viewing points. See a great variety of water birds unique to this area. Click on this image for more details.

Mutton Bird Beach Walk

Mutton Bird Beach Walk

Walk begins at Mutton Bird Beach car park. This 50 minute walk along a breathtakingly natural piece of coastline. Park above the beach in the carpark and walk down the track to the beach (or if you have a 4x4, you can drive down to the lower carpark). Walk from the carpark along the beach in either direction. Around the corner is a secluded swimming lagoon, or along the length of the beach to the rivermouth.

Luke Penn Walk

Luke Penn Walk

Walk begins at East Bank Road (just past Moonlight Rd, Lower Kalgan). A beautiful gentle walk along the river bank with lots of interesting river side vegetation along the way. Allow 1.5 hours return for the entire 9km slow walk. Wildflowers in Sept/Oct. You will see a shelter shaded like a flying Kookaburra, lots of inspiring vistas of vineyards and countryside.

Granite Skywalk - Porongorups

Granite Skywalk - Porongorups

Take this walk to the top of the 1,100 million year old granite outcrop. The Granite Skywalk is atop of Castle Rock. The walk is for fit experienced walkers. Wear sturdy non-slip shoes, take water and protection for weather changes. Click on this image for more details.

Bluff Knoll Walk

Bluff Knoll Walk

The beauty of the Stirling Ranges 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.

General walking tips

1. Bald Head Walk