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Where in the world: South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Western Australia  /  Albany

Top 15 things to do in Albany

1. National Anzac Centre

Overlooking the actual harbor from which Australian troops left to fight in the Great War, National Anzac Centre allows you to follow them on their personal journeys through hands-on multimedia displays. The award-winning center is a moving tribute to over 41,000 men and women, whose names appear on the Infinity Waterfall. Activate the audio guide and listen to their fascinating stories as you browse through the exhibits, including contents of war ships and various weapons.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $17 › Learn more about National Anzac Centre

2. The Gap and Natural Bridge

Standing atop The Gap and Natural Bridge is a humbling experience: The rocks are the same as those found in Antarctica, meaning that you are standing at the former juncture of two continents. It is an easy stroll on the 300 m (980 ft) flat path from the parking area to watch the waves, rock formations, and rugged coastline from the sheer cliff. Bring a waterproof jacket if windy or rainy. Keep an eye out for whales, which you can often see from the cliffs, especially during winter.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $78 › Learn more about The Gap and Natural Bridge

3. Middleton Beach

Swim, paddle or surf in sheltered and clear waters at Middleton Beach. Jump off the jetty into the ocean for splashing fun. It is not uncommon to see Humpback whales, and the beach provides easy access for whale watching. It is possible to see whales as close as 20 m (65 ft) from the shore. The beach boasts a cafe, a deli, and fish and chips shop.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $100 › Learn more about Middleton Beach

4. Kalgan Queen Scenic Cruises a four hour sheltered water wildlife tour daily fun.

FROM $71
Cruise the sheltered waters of Oyster Harbour and the ancient Kalgan River whilst listening to a live and humerous commentary about the history, wildlife and why Albany is the home of ANZAC. With more the eighteen years of us cruising the wildlife has accepted us as part of the eco system. You will get up close and personal at the same time as learning about what you are seeing. The vessel also has a glass bottom.
Suggested duration: 4h
Tours from $71 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Dolphin & Whale Watching

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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6. Boat Tours & Water Sports

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Albany's Historic Whaling Station, Frenchman Bay

Now a museum, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Station was Australia’s last operating whaling station when it closed in 1978. Albany's Historic Whaling Station displays the largest whale skeleton in Western Australia, a 22 m (72 ft) long pygmy blue whale skeleton. The former cutting-up decks and processing factory display whole vessels, harpoons, and ship models. Inside, view movies about marine life and whaling operations. Outside, explore the rusting Cheynes IV whale chaser and equipment.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $24 › Learn more about Albany's Historic Whaling Station

8. National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket

FROM $17
In 1914 over 41,000 service men and women left from Albany bound for World War I. For many this would be the last time they saw home. Today at this very location stands the state-of-the-art award winning National Anzac Centre which uses multimedia, interactive technology and historical artifacts to create a deeply personal connection with the past, as well as pay tribute to those who served. Through traditional museum display and highly interactive multi-media content, visitors assume the identity of one of 32 actual service men or women, and follow their experience of the Great War: From recruitment, through training and embarkation, ship-board life on the convoys, the conflicts at Gallipoli, the Middle East, and the Western Front. Finally, for those lucky enough to survive, you will witness their return home and the difficulties they faced adjusting back into normal society.
Suggested duration: 1h - 4h
Tours from $17 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Albany Wind Farm

Experience the power of the wind at Albany Wind Farm, a wind power station featuring 18 turbines that produce over 80 percent of Albany’s electricity. The wind farm, with its long boardwalks along the rugged cliffs and panoramic views of the ocean, is a popular stop for travelers from around the world. The site’s turbines are the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, designed to withstand the strongest winds likely in the region, and incorporating special lightning protection. The farm is located at an elevated position, approximately 80 meters (262 ft) above the Southern Ocean, which allows the turbines to exploit the local wind conditions to the maximum.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $78 › Learn more about Albany Wind Farm

10. Greens Pool, Denmark

At Greens Pool in William Bay National Park, smooth boulders sit just offshore, breaking the waves to form the aquamarine sea into a glass-smooth natural pool. The gradual slopes of emerald hills protect the white-sand beach from wind, making this an ideal spot when gusts blow elsewhere in the park. Bring your snorkel to spot colorful fish and even rays beneath the water's surface.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $1,554 › Learn more about Greens Pool

11. Little Beach

Visit Little Beach for recreation and relaxation in and out of the water. Nestled inside a protected bay, designated as a nature reserve in 1967 to protect a threatened noisy scrub-bird species, this secluded beach features turquoise waters and white sands. You can picnic, snorkel, scuba dive, body surf, and swim at this pristine location, or simply spend a few hours watching the waves crash dramatically against the rocks. You can also head slightly away from the beach for a stroll along the reserve’s heritage trail, with lots of lookout points from which you can photograph the coastline. The trail ends at the bay’s informative visitor center.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Albany Wildlife and Scenic Cruise

FROM $71
Departs at 9am from Emu Point Boat pens for 4 hours of wild life history and fun. This is a sheltered water cruise with no open sea. We cross to Green Island which was Western Australia’s first vegetable garden and is now home to one of only four Pelican breeding grounds in Western Australia. Then cross Oyster Harbour to the Kalgan River. Seen regularly are Pelicans Eagles Hawks and a wide range of other bird life. Stopping on the banks of the river we get into a motorised wagon where we get up close and personal to Kangaroos in the wild. You are served Tea Coffee and a hot savoury Damper while listing to a live and humorous commentary. Returning across the harbour to the boat pens at 1pm. Oh yes did I mention it’s FUN?
Suggested duration: 4h
Tours from $71 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Walpole

Walk 40 m (131 ft) above the forest floor to get a spectacular view of ancient trees at Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. The surrounding forest takes its name, "Ancient Empire," from the 400-year-old trees that populate the area. The oldest and largest of these peaceful giants is "Grandma Tingle," or the "Gatekeeper." The path weaves through the forest, following both boardwalk and dirt trails for over 600 m (1,969 ft). Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is also called "The Empire Walk."
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $843 › Learn more about Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

14. Elephant Rocks, Denmark

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. 10-Day Adelaide to Perth Adventure Tour

FROM $1,554
Wide, open spaces, arid lands, pristine beaches, lush bushland, abundant wildlife and scores of natural wonders. Welcome to Australia; raw and rugged as nature intended. Traversing almost 4,000km of iconic Australiana over ten adventure-filled days, this Adelaide to Perth camping tour takes in the Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Nullarbor Plain, Esperance, Margaret River, and so much more. Along the way, swim with wild sea lions and dolphins, see kangaroos, koalas and other iconic Australian animals in the wild and connect to Country as you hike ancient landscapes. Learn to surf, sandboard down massive dunes, stop in at charming country towns, fall asleep under star-filled skies and get to know the quintessential Australians who call this untamed land home. Awaken your inner adventurer in the wilds of Australia.
Tours from $1,554 › More about this tour at viator.com ›