The Albany area offers many fabulous walks through forests, on beaches and around historic sites.
Walks in Albany WA
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. More info available by clicking on most images.
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FULL DAY WALK 12.5 KM Torndirrup National Park, Bald Head Walk Trail is challenging. Flinders Peninsula provides stunning southern ocean & King George Sound views.
ALLOW 2-3 HOURS Torndirrup Peninsular. A 4.8 Km walk, truly worth it for the intermediate experienced walker. Up & down hill all the way. Starts at Stony Hill car park, stunning views of our local coastline.
FULL DAY 13.5km one way. Bibbulmun Track day walk from Albany wind farm to Mutton Bird car park. Breathtaking coastal views, spectacular wildflower heathlands & the majestic site of the Albany wind farm.
1 HOUR RETURN Start Ellen Cove to Mt. Clarence coast above King George Sound pass Ataturk Channel & harbour. Historic cottage ruin, bronze bust Baudin. Whales & wildflowers Aug-Sept.
1 HOUR 30 MINS RETURN. From Nth end of Middleton Beach (dog beach car park). Sheltered walk, run or cycle path to Emu point. Gentle undulating sheltered peppermint trees near beach.
1 HOUR RETURN Starts Golf Links Road, watch for signs on the left. Sheltered walk past bird lookouts and hides. Many water birds to see. Watch for snakes in Spring & Summer.
50 MINUTES RETURN From Mutton Bird Beach car park to Torbay inlet entrance. Breathtaking coastline. Walk from the carpark along the beach in either direction. Around the corner is a secluded swimming lagoon, or along the length of the surf beach.
1.5 HOURS RETURN From East Bank Road (just past Moonlight Rd, Lower Kalgan). A stunning gentle walk along the river bank with lots of interesting river side vegetation. Wildflowers in Sept/Oct. Inspiring vistas.
2 HOURS RETURN A challenging walk to the top. 1,100 million year old granite outcrop. For fit experienced walkers. Wear sturdy non-slip shoes, take water and protection for weather changes. Click on this image for more details.
More Great Walks ... in and around Albany
5-8 HOURS Start at Bibbulmun track (near hang glider launch ramps) above Shelley beach. The reward: an isolated & pristine beach ... you are in paradise. Challenging with steep sandy tracks.
1 HOUR RETURN Walpole-Nornalup National Park Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk & Ancient Empire forest walk. Breathtaking Karri stands & Old growth forest.
2 HOURS MEDIUM WALK Porongurup Range is a fascinating & mysterious destination. A dense tall forest perfect for gentle contemplative walks. Bolganup Road turnoff to the Tree in the Rock picnic area, native birds in picnic area, walk nearby.
Take a trip from Albany to Denmark (40 mins) then on to William Bay (20 mins) to visit Greens Pool. Stunning natural lagoon. Also visit Elephant Rocks, Mad Fish Bay & Waterfall Beach nearby. South Coast Highway west from Denmark, left William Bay Rd.
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.
WA's first wheat crop was planted at the old farm. Walk the heritage garden including a grain crop, a big collection of hydrangeas & European trees. Historic cottage worth a visit, but also a great place just to stroll around outside & surrounds, Free. A peaceful interesting garden experience. Anytime in the garden or cottage Open daily 10am and 4pm. 174 Middleton Road, Albany WA 6330 PH 08 9841 3735