Attractions in the Great Southern
The Following Information Is Provided To Assist You To Explore And Enjoy Albany
MIDDLETON BEACH TO MT CLARENCE
Albany Holiday Units is a 200m Walk from the pristine Middleton Beach (pictured right). Go for a swim, walk along the beach or the bitumised cycleway to Emu Point.
Walk around Mt Clarence along the Boradwalk (view pictured left) and experience the breathtaking views, you may even see a Whale ( July to October).
Drive up Mt. Clarence through the Avenue of Honour to the highest point in Albany, the site of the first ANZAC Dawn Service and home of the Dessert Mounted Corps Memorial. Atop Mt. Adelaide is the Princess Royal Fortress, a restored World War I defence establishment.
Visit the Old Whaling Station and Museum and Frenchman's Bay. View the spectacular natural wonders on our coastline such as Jimmy Newells Harbour, The Salmon Holes, Stoney Hill Lookout, The Blow Holes and don't miss The Gap and The Natural Bridge (both pictured below).
Why not stop off for a look at the Wind Farm (pictured right) consisting of 12 towers situated along magnificent coastline at the Sand Patch.
HISTORIC ALBANY, WATER ACTIVITIES AND HINTERLANDS
As Albany was the first settlement in Western Australia it has some beautiful historic attractions. For a Historic Building Guide, contact the Albany Visitor Centre.
Choose from a wide variety of water activities on offer such as a boat cruise around the harbour or up the Kalgan River, a fishing trip, or go on snorkelling/diving trips to see among other sites the former HMAS Perth.
Albany is centrally located making it a good base to sample the region including the Porongurups and he Stirling Ranges including Bluff Knoll and the wildflowers in Spring. Visit award winning wineries and the Mt Romance, Sandalwood Factory.
Visit Denmark and dont forget Walpole where the now famous Tree Top Walk (pictured left and above) is situated among some of the tallest Tingle trees in the world.
For any further information, please ask our friendly staff.
The Whales are Here and Putting on a Show
June to October is whale watching season in Albany ( home of Australia's last whaling station.)
It's not unusual to be able to see whales frolicking a short walk from Albany Holiday units as they can often be seen from Middleton Beach. Another good spot to see them is from the lookouts around Marine Drive. But to see them closer up - and enjoy an informative commentary we recommend you take a Whale Watching Cruise.
Albany has two very good Whale Watching Tour operators and we can arrange your booking with either cruise company. We suggest you book your Whale Watching Cruise early in your stay in Albany as they are of course dependent on weather conditions and if you are unfortunate enough not to see a whale, you will be offered a free cruise until you do.
Albany Ocean Adventures has been operating under the name "Silver Star" Cruises since 1990 and prides itself with the service they offer on the largest, fastest and most comfortable vessel operating in Albany.
Albany Whale Tours on the purpose built Sail-A-Way with its 360 degree walkway allows you to "walk on water" close to the whales
Cruises leave each morning at 9:30am - subject to weather conditions with a 1pm afternoon cruise available depending on demand and minimum numbers
The new Marina and jetty is located in front of Albany's new Entertainment Centre. This is where the whale cruises leave from.