Albany is a historical part of Australia dating back more than 4.28 billon years. Its home to the legend of ANZAC, the departure point for the first fleet of ships from Australia at the start of WWI. Albany is the oldest settled site in WA, with just over 30,000 residents Albany has been called home by many for decades. Just by looking around you can see how much of the site's history is still present and beckoning to be explored. A unique town with such a rich interesting history, gorgeous blue water with white sandy beaches, a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, is it any wonder it's a popular destination for travellers and holiday goers from around the world? Read more about ANZAC Albany here.
Albany's great history of whaling is a catch with the old whaling station being converted into a museum now open to the public. A few of the all-time number one natural attractions would be The Gap, Natural Bridge and Blow Holes which display the beauty and power of mother nature. The sheer cliffs and coastal region of Albany is so spectacular it has to be seen to be believed. But it's not all about History and rocks, Albany has a shopping plaza with all the big name outlets from the city and an abundance of restaurants to tantalise your tastebuds.
Albany is a place where there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Just have a look at some of the things to do in Albany and the different Albany attractions and tours available for you to experience whilst staying here. Book a whale watching tour in Albany and make sure you see our famous whales.
Whale world was the last operating whaling station in Australia situated on the site of the old Cheynes Beach Whaling Company. The station has under gone dramatic changes to convert into an interesting interactive museum for the whole family to learn something from. It is open 9 to 5 daily. Allow at least 2 to 3 hours to view everything.
75% of Albany's Electricity is generated by the 18 Wind turbines located on the coastal stretch called Sandpatch west of Albany. There are beautiful walking tracks around the areas leading up to the foot of some of the turbines. With information bays it's a great place to learn about the turbines as well as the plants and animals in the area.
Indulge your senses at The Sandalwood Factory... With a range of facilities including award winning showroom, a gourmet Café, free tours, video theatre and relaxation centre, you'll find something for the whole family.