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Albany and the surrounding area is a rich natural landscape. There is the majesty of the Stirling Ranges and the Mount Barker wine region to the north, the drama of the Southern Ocean coastline and the many interesting small rural towns such as Denmark.

Albany itself, is set on the beautiful King George Sound and the Princess Royal Harbour, the oldest town on the west coast, it offers the spectacle of whale and dolphin spotting from the coastal cliffs, all this contributing to make the area a great place to explore. As one of Western Australia’s top tourist destinations, it also offers things of an historical interest, as well as a wealth of cultural activity.

Some of the natural attractions include those situated along the rugged coastline of the Torndirrup National Park. The two major highlights are the Gap with a 24m drop to the water and the Natural Bridge, a rock formation in the shape of a bridge. The National Park also includes the Blowholes and Jimmy Newhills Harbour. July to October is the time to see the Humpback and Southern Right whales arriving in King George Sound, whale watching is a major past time in Albany.

Then there are the numerous historical items of interest, Albany is the first settlement in Western Australia, as well as the many museums and galleries. Albany’s harbour was founded by Britain’s Captain George Vancouver in 1791, the coastline being mapped in 1801 by Matthew Flinders. The first settlement was established during 1826 by Major Edmund Lockyer, with 52 convicts and a military escort.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Albany Visitor Centre
Old Railway Station
Proudlove Parade
ALBANY WA 6330
Ph: 08 9841 9377 (Bookings)
Ph: 08 9841 9290
Fax: 08 9842 1490
Email
Web: www.albanytourist.com.au / www.amazingalbany.com
Open
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Albany Attractions

Whale World
• Frenchman Bay Rd, ALBANY WA 6330 • Ph: +61 8 9844 4021 • Email
• Albany's Historic Whaling Station - As soon as you enter the realm of Whale World heritage precinct, you step back in time into yesteryear. Visit Whale World and take an interactive journey through the site of the last operating whaling station in Australia, supported by a series of audio visual displays, artefacts and whaling history.
The Blow Holes - Albany
• Blow Holes Rd, ALBANY WA 6330
• Just a 1 km return walk from the car park, The Blow Holes are a series of fissures in the granite rocks along the coastline, which make loud hissing noises and act like geysers when water is forced by large waves through the rocks. Care should be taken walking over the rocks, so wearing sensible shoes with grip is recommended. Extra care should be taken if the rocks are wet.

CAUTION: This is a dangerous and unpredictable coastline. You must take care when visiting this area - read the warning signs and stay on the paths provided. Lives have been lost here.
Albany Walking Trails
• Albany has a variety of bush walks and paved walk andcycle paths, offering scenic views of the coast and taking in the beautiful native flora. From 20 minute walks to full day walks, there are even walk that can take you to Kalamunda (Perth) via the Bibbulmun Track (that is over 900 kilometres in length).

The Albany Visitor Centre has information sheets on each of the available walks or you can book on a guided tour. You can also purchase a small handbook on the walking trails, available from the Visitor Centre.
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Albany Tours

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Albany's Riverboat Kalgan Queen Scenic Cruises
• 45593 South Coast Hwy, KALGAN WA 6330 • Ph: 08 9844 3166 • Email
• More than just a cruise... a journey through time. Visit the website to see our range of tour options.
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Albany Transport

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King Sound Vehicle Hire & Albany Truck Hire
• 6 Sanford Rd, ALBANY WA 6330
• Ph: 08 9841 8466 • Mobile: 0427 418 150 • Fax: 08 9841 8150 • Email
• Whether you are visiting Albany on holiday or moving house, King Sound Car and Truck Hire has the right vehicle at the right price. Our fleet includes all sized rental cars, from Tarago people movers to Toyota Echo's, tray top utilities, furniture removal trucks and flatbed trucks, as well as covered or caged trailers and car trailers.
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Albany Distance

Distance to Albany
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Albany:
  Km
• Balingup 274
• Boyanup 327
• Boyup Brook 237
• Bridgetown 247
• Bunbury 348
• Busselton 329
• Capel 347
• Collie 296
• Dardanup 337
• Donnybrook 311
• Dwellingup 350
• Denmark 53
• Dunsborough 355
• Esperance 480
  Km
• Fremantle 415
• Greenbushes 264
• Harvey 359
• Jarrahdale 367
• Margaret River 377
• Manjimup 211
• Mount Barker 50
• Nannup 269
• Northcliffe 216
• Perth 417
• Ravensthorpe 292
• Serpentine 382
• Walpole 119
• Yallingup 362
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Albany Maps
More information on Maps of Western Australia.
Bing Maps - Albany, WA
Google Maps - Albany WA 6330
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