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

Walks in Albany WA

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.

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.

The Wilderness of Walpole Tour

The Wilderness of Walpole Tour

17 OCTOBER (ONLY) Visit the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in a full day excursion in the wild! In Walpole board the Walpole on Wilderness boat tour of the Nornalup Inlet and an energetic recount of the exploits of early innovators. Relax with a hamper lunch then travel on to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Be awestruck by the beauty of the forest and towering Karri and Tingle trees. Duration 9 hours (approx)

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.

Bald Head Walk

Bald Head Walk

To find out more about this walk, and more walk, cycle & paddle trails, click on the image to visit the Walk Trails WA website.

Stirling Ranges National Park

Stirling Ranges 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.

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.

The Munda Biddi Trail

The Munda Biddi Trail

Experience this world class, off-road, nature based, cycling trip through the ancient Noongar Munda Biddi trail. Cycle on a forest dirt track that is suitable for all ages in great weather for cycling. Click on the image to find out more.

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.

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 Porongorups National Park

The Porongorups National Park

Porongurup Range is a fascinating and mysterious place. A dense tall forest, birds and wildlife. Great for picnicking and bush rambles. 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 and rocks and wonderful native birds just near the picnic area. Suitable walk for all ages. Click on this image for more details.

Granite Skywalk - Porongorups

Granite Skywalk - Porongorups

Take this walk to the top of the 1,100 million year old granite outcrop. 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.

Whale Walk

Whale Walk

The Whale Walk begins at Middleton Beach and 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. Other features: historic cottage ruin, a bronze bust of Baudin, the French explorer. You may also see bandicoots, skinks and many birds. In August and September you may see whales at close range. Seals may also be spottted along the rocks.

Valley of the Giants Walpole

Valley of the Giants Walpole

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

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. Valley of the Giants Road off the South Coast Highway, Nornalup, between Denmark and Walpole. ttw@dpaw.wa.gov.au PH 08 9840 8263

Emu Point Walk

Emu Point Walk

Walk begins at the North end of Middleton Beach (dog beach car park). This sheltered walk, run or cycle path leads from Middleton beach, to Emu point along a gentle undulating pathway beneath the peppermint trees and running parallel to the beach. Takes 1.5 hours return for the full walk.

Wind Farm Walk

Wind Farm Walk

Take the Torndirrup Tour and discover the Wind Farm. Stunning coastal walk.

Greens Pool at William Bay

Greens Pool at William Bay

Take a trip from Albany to Denmark (40 mins) then on to William Bay (20 mins) to visit Greens Pool. This stunning natural wonder is a swimming lagoon and a must see for photographers and nature lovers. Also visit Elephant Rocks, Mad Fish Bay & Waterfall Beach nearby. Take the South Coast Highway from Denmark, turn left at William Bay Road (stop at Bartholomews Meadery for a natural honey icecream on the way home! - a few minutes further along South Coast Highway on right).

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.

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.

The Old Farm Wander

The Old Farm Wander

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