Lilacs Waterfront Villas and Cottages
151 Frenchman Bay Rd.,, (formery The Lilacs Holiday Homes), Albany, 6330, Australia
More about Albany
THE PLAQUE DEDICATED TO THE LIGHTHORSEMEN
King George Sound
Stoney Hill Lookout
Replica of the Brig Amity
Travel Tips for Albany
Stirling Ranges National Park
We drove through the Stirling ranges enroute south to Albany. The park covers 115,671ha and was named after the first Governor of Western Australia, Captain James Stirling. There are lots of walking tracks and picnic areas to stop at and camping is only allowed at designated areas.
There are five peaks which rise to over 1000m and quite often are shrouded in mist. During the winter months the tops can be seen with a light covering of snow. Bluff Knoll is the parks highest and most popular climb at 1073m.
Location: 30km west from Borden on Chester Pass Road
Visit Whale World, Fantastic Whaling Station
Whenever in Albany this is a must see attraction, both children and adults marvel at this old whaling station which ceased operations in 1978. It was Australia's last operating whaling station and is now a museum which has on site the Cheynes 1V whalechaser which you can explore. All admissions include a professionally guided tour which run hourly from 10am.
Whale World is open every day from 9am, except Christmas Day.
To the blow holes.
To get to the blow holes you have a walk of 900 metres(nearly 1k) one way, although well formed the way back is quite a grind especially on a hot day, no seas and no action from the blow hole., adds to the disapointment, but you still must go.
Down South @ Albany
Albany is the heart of Great Southern Region and was the first town settled by the Europeans in Western Australia. It is renowed for its seafood , great coastal lines,war-time monument and heritage sites.
Albany's whaling port was the last to be closed and now operates as a museum. Enjoy breathtaking views from vantage points such as Mt Clarence, Mt Melville or Royal Princess Fortess.Browse through numerous craft shops or take a leisurely bush walk through the national parks or wildflowers sightseeing.Other activities include fishing or whale cruising.
Generally, it's like a big country town. Lots of people have bought houses and I would say, prefect place for retirement.