Albany - Truly Amazing
Albany was the first established European settlement in Western Australia and is now one of the largest cities outside of Perth with a population of approximately 30,000. Prepare to be blown away by Albany's dramatic convict history, set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas and a wild beauty that tugs at the heartstrings. Step back in time and explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.
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Things To Do
The best way to take it all in is to follow the Amity Trail, a 30 minute self-guided walk that takes you past historical buildings of note.
Tour the old whaling station, jump aboard a whaling boat and don't miss the Brig Amity - a replica of the ship that brought Albany its first settler and convict cargo.
Albany is known for its natural attractions along the rugged coastline of Torndirrup National Park. Get some salty sea air and fantastic photos at the Gap, boasting a dramatic 24 metre ocean drop. Nearby Natural Bridge is a mind-boggling granite formation in the shape of a bridge.
Take a drive past quirky granite Dog Rock, Albany's towering wind farm, and walk the Middleton Beach boardwalk trail - a three kilometre trail with sensational views of King George Sound.
Watch from the shore or take a whale watching cruise to see magnificent Southern Right and Humpback whales close up. Albany also offers top notch fishing, sailing and hiking.
Divers should make a bee-line for HMAS Perth, a prepared wreck which rests on the ocean floor offshore.
For more information on what to do in Albany, visit the Albany Visitor Centre online.