The thriving cultural and administrative hub of the Great Southern region of Western Australia, Amazing Albany is less than an hour away by air from WA’s capital city Perth, and a mere 4.5 hours by road.
Albany sits on the south coast of WA, widely regarded as one of the most incredibly beautiful and diverse coastlines in the world – in equal turns stunningly gorgeous and fearsomely rugged.
The region boasts beaches which are routinely named among the best in Australia, such as the incredible Little Beach, the aptly-named Elephant Rocks in Denmark and of course our iconic Middleton Beach, just minutes from Albany’s CBD.
As the home of the Minang Noongar Aboriginal people, as well as being WA’s first European settlement (predating Perth), Albany has a rich and vibrant history.
Albany has in turns been known as the whaling capital of Australia, the birthplace of the Anzac story, as well as one of Australia’s most sought after tourism destinations.
There truly is something for everyone in Albany, from gourmet wine-lovers, to intrepid 4WD explorers, to backpackers – and everyone in between.
World-class wine, food, fishing, surfing, swimming, diving, hiking, mountain biking, four-wheel-driving, camping and myriad other activities are all on offer within minutes of town.
Witness one of the most fearsome and formidable rock formations on the south coast – The Gap – just minutes from town in the Torndirrup National Park.
Check out our striking 18 turbine wind farm overlooking the spectacular Sandpatch beach – a testament to Albany’s aspiration to be a green city.
Learn about our somewhat grim history as a whaling town at Whale World, and see the gentle giants up close on a whale tour in our magnificent King George Sound.
Head slightly further afield (less than an hour’s drive), and our beautiful neighbours Denmark, Porongurup and Mt Barker offer stunning scenery, yet more top-notch restaurants and wineries, and a wealth of activities and attractions.
Why not take a day trip and climb Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range National Park, the highest peak in WA and one of the only places in the state which experiences snowfall.
Amazing Albany is the jewel of the Great Southern.
Explore. Discover. Relax.
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