Albany City Guide
Albany is located in between King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour in Western Australia. History buffs will appreciate Albany as it's the oldest town in the state. Not a history enthusiast? That's okay - you'll find plenty of other stuff to do in Albany, too!
Visit the last operating whaling station in Australia at Whale World. Various displays and artefacts take you on a journey through the history of whaling. You'll even explore an actual whaling ship!
Be sure to check out a natural wonder at Torndirrup National Park. Located just 10km south of Albany, the park is home to the Natural Bridge, which is made entirely of granite!
If you want to get into the water, take a whale watching tour. There are plenty of tours that will take you as close to these magnificent giants as you can safely get!
Western Australia is well known for its wines. While all types are made here, Albany is well regarded for great Riesling.
40 km north of Albany, you'll find Porongurup National Park. It's home to geological wonders like Castle Rock - a six metre high granite boulder which reportedly weighs around 186 tonnes!
80 km north of town is the Stirling Range National Park. There are about 1,500 plant species here - 90 of which can't be found anywhere else in the world!
Interested in history? Be sure to check out the Old Farm on Strawberry Hill. The cottage is over a hundred years old - it was built in 1836.
Take a look around St. John's Anglican Church. It was built in the 1840's and is Western Australia's first consecrated church.
And don't forget to visit Mount Romance - The Sandalwood Factory. A tour through the facilities will give you an inside look at how Sandalwood oil is process and distilled.
Look for a place to stay along the Albany Highway. You'll find some great deals on hotels and motels and you'll have convenient access to the CBD shops and restaurants.
For beautiful beachfront accommodation, look in Albany's Middleton Beach area. You'll find a range of hotels and beach cottages.