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The breathtaking beauty of Albany's rugged coastline creates a fitting backdrop to a dramatic whaling, convict and settler history and a sensational south coast adventure. The Albany Highway gets you there in just five hours from Perth, while a direct flight from Perth airport will whisk you there in one hour and 15 minutes. Or why not take your time and enjoy one of the world's greatest journeys, walking the Bibbulmun Track that runs from Perth to Albany. This charming city marks the spot where the first European settlers set foot in Western Australia, and much of their legacy remains today with around 50 colonial buildings standing proudly as museums, galleries and restaurants. From convict prisons, whaling ships and taverns to quaint cottages and grand National Trust residences, you can take in almost two centuries of history on a 30-minute self-guided walk, following the Amity Trail. Albany's King George Sound also marks the spot where the first convoy of ANZACs departed for the battlegrounds of the First World War. Today, you can follow their extraordinary stories through the National Anzac Centre's state-of-the-art interactive displays. You'll also find some of the town's biggest tales in the Historic Whaling Station at Discovery Bay, the only museum of its kind to be housed in a former whaling station. The industry met its end in 1978, creating a safe port of call for migrating humpback, southern right and blue whales. Spot them from the shore or join a whale watching cruise for a magical encounter. One of the most scenic areas for whale spotting and cliff-top walks is Torndirrup National Park. Here, the Southern Ocean has sculpted the granite coastline into striking formations known as The Gap and Natural Bridge. For sensational views over King George Sound, head for Middleton Beach boardwalk trail. Or take a drive up to Albany Wind Farm and feel dwarfed by the towering turbines. As well as world-class hiking, you'll also find some top-notch spots for fishing, sailing and diving. A weekend visit also brings the iconic Albany Farmers' Markets. No imports here, just fresh and fabulous, locally-grown flavours.
  • Abseiling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
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  • Southern MTB
    Albany, Western Australia

    Southern MTB

    If you’re a hardcore rider, committed mountain biker, daredevil, or just like to ride we’ve got something on for you! Southern Mountain Biking (MTB) 2018 weekend promises more challenges and thrills for participants…

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    Southern MTB, Albany
  • Albany Visitor Centre
    Albany, Western Australia

    Albany Visitor Centre

    The Albany Visitor Centre is positioned on the edge of the stunning Princess Royal Harbour on Proudlove Parade. This award winning information and booking service, staffed by friendly and helpful locals, can provide…

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  • Liberte
    Albany, Western Australia

    Liberte

    Liberte is a love letter to the winemakers and producers of the Great Southern, written by the bar’s chef-patron, Amy Hamilton. The list makes no secret of its owner’s fondness for maverick winemaking…

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    Liberte, Albany
  • Albany Courthouse
    Albany, Western Australia

    Albany Courthouse

    The foundation stone of the Albany Courthouse was laid 29 December 1896. The Court House is a unique example of the work of that period, exhibiting masonry at its best. The two arched…

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  • St Johns Church of England
    Albany, Western Australia

    St Johns Church of England

    St Johns Church of England was the first church consecrated in Western Australia. The consecration was performed by Bishop Short of Adelaide in 1848. In the aisle of the church are…

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  • Old Post Office
    Albany, Western Australia

    Old Post Office

    The Old Post Office is a distinctive historic building in the centre of Albany. The restored 1869 building has a twenty five metre clock tower that is visible from the Princess Royal Harbour…

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  • Albany Backpackers
    Albany, Western Australia

    Albany Backpackers

    Located in the centre of Albany, overlooking Princess Royal Harbour, one minute walk from the visitor centre and bus stop, Albany Backpackers hostel offers the most private dormitory style accommodation in Albany. All…

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  • Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak
    Albany, Western Australia

    Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak

    Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak​ “Albany comes alive under the stars”​. ​​An initiative created by Prepare Produce Provide (PPP), a not-for-profit organisation, supporting the future of indigenous youth through food​.​ This program in its entirety…

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