Albany Travel Guide

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Albany Things to Do

  • Photograph the Entertainment Centre

    This is a remarkable building archtecturally which the traveling photographer will enjoy as a subject. You can walk the entire perimeter. Afterwards, there is a small coffee shop where you can take a break and then stroll around the pier or into town. Fascinating place in a remote section of Australia.

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  • In Praise of Mokare the Peace Maker

    This is the story of Albany’s early history and the critical part played in its founding by Mokare a Noongar Aborigine. He held the respect of both his people and the British colonists. The information presented here comes from various sources including the Western Australian Museum in Albany and the plaque on the memorial statue of Mokare set up...

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  • A Drive Along the Rainbow Coast to...

    Travelling along the Rainbow Coast to Albany by car the scenery enchanted us so we often stopped for a walk and to see it close up.The oldest rocks, the gneisses, along the Rainbow coast pre-date almost all life on Earth. They formed between 1300 and 1600 million years ago. The granite formed when the Australia and Antarctica tectonic plates...

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  • Fitzgerald River National Park

    Fitzgerald River National Park is located about 180 kilometres east of Albany and covers an area of 329,882 hectares. The park includes many different ecosystems - mountains, rivers and the coast - and incorporates the Fitzgerald Biosphere. Of the many different plant species found in the park 62 are unique to the area and another 48 are rare...

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  • Dog Rock

    Dog Rock - the name says it all. It even wears a collar!!In 1921 it escaped extinction by explosion by a referendum - the local council wanted to blow it up!!There have been many stories connected with this famous/infamous rock. Check out the link below for details

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  • Rotary Lookout Albany WA

    This was the first place that we went to when visiting Albany. Rotary Lookout is located on the west side driving towards the wind farm.Here you can see that the coastline is rocky and untouched. This was just a taste of things to come and we were excited! :o)

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  • Wildflowers Albany WA - Sep to Nov

    Around September to November the famous Australian Wildflowers are in full bloom. As part of our 2013 Big Downunder VT Meet we were given books and a list of flowers to find.By this time, half way through our car trip from Perth, Dorrise and I were experts in finding weeds - that is non-native flowers haha. So we needed to catch up. This is where...

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  • Nippers Cafe and Albany Marron Farm

    This is a great place to take the whole family. No kids?.... never mind. The food itself would be enough to entice you!! We enjoyed our wander around the animal farm whilst lunch was being prepared in the Café. Unfortunately they didn't have any Marron ready to eat (large prawn/small lobster) so I had prawns....but they were fresh and sweet.This...

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  • The Gap & Natural Arch - Albany WA by...

    Check out my Wild Adventure for the full story! What a great time we had in Albany as part of the big 2013 Downunder VT Meet! The Gap and Natural Arch were just awesome! .... Ah... no ... Matt was awesome!! :o)Be careful here though...... the winds were very strong and the waves swooshed up the cliff like they had a wild tornado pushing from...

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  • A delightful Little Beach

    Little Beach is really a delightful place to take the family or yourselves for the day..it is sheltered from Two People's Bay and strong winds.The sand is white and the water is clean .There is a car park and a good walkway to get yourself down,once there you will be surprised how wonderful it is..you could easily feel like you were alone in the...

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  • Wildflowers around Albany

    What ever you do if you are travelling around Albany in spring time look out for wildflowers.STOP the car and get out and walk into the bush..you don't have to go far before you discover tiny little orchids and other beautiful native flowers and bush.You can always pick up a wildflower book to identify them..

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  • 2 Peoples Bay and Little Beach

    This was my favourite beach - Little Beach which is part of 2 Peoples Bay in Albany.Our host for the day dear Matt says that this is the most beautiful beach in Australia. Mmmm, not sure.... but it would have to be in my top 5.... most definitely!! :o) It is gorgeous!!.... and secluded which is what I love in a beach. There was nobody here but...

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Albany Restaurants

  • Big Steaks and Chips

    We enjoyed our evening at Rustlers Steakhouse. The food was great. Steaks were huge and the food was brought out at just the right time. The red wine was local, called He Said, She Said and had a great little story on the back of the label. It went down well with my ribs and chicken :o)I totally recommend this restaurant.

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  • Servings fit for those with an appetite

    The group I was with were more than satisfied with the food,the steaks were large portions and cooked to perfection.The atmosphere was really good,we had a long table that sat 9 people but were still able to chat without raising our voices.The decor is aussie bush style with a twist to modern.The wine list is very good with the main selections from...

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  • Great Pub Grub

    I loved the atmosphere of this pub,you were able to chat even with the juke box playing songs of old and new.The food was fresh and the servings will satisfy any appetite.The house wine was excellent,I had a couple of glasses of the local Cab Sav-- which as a red wine drinker I can recommend.The menu has a range of food from steaks,pasta,seafood...

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  • Visit the Marron Farm for lunch

    Nippers which is situated on the Two Peoples Bay road from Albany,Western Australia has the best fresh water crayfish that is farmed on the property. The ambience is very peaceful,they also have an animal farm with friendly birds and other up and personal animals such as alpacas, a giant pig, lots of chooks and ducks and a walk through the marron...

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  • Iconic Cafe/deli/liquor merchant

    This litte Cafe/liquor shop/deli is brilliant.Wonderful coffee and food, the locals are all here in the morning.Go and try it you will love it

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  • Great place to eat.

    Rustlers is a steak house that is known for saying people do not go away hungry, they are right.The food is great, and the portions generous.All in our party (9 of us,) were well satisfied, and the steaks came out as requested.

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Albany Nightlife

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    by neo7 Updated Sep 22, 2003

    White Star - Great for the outgoing very social young at heart, has live music
    Royal George - Karaoke
    Flashbax - Nightclub for the older ones amongst us
    Heaven - the dance club
    Amity - Local type tavern no meals, great locals, TAB
    Esplanade - as for white star - also excellent 5 star accom and meals
    Albany Hotel - good for meals, enrtainment

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Albany Transportation

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    by keeweechic Updated Nov 12, 2002

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    By Air : Albany is serviced by Skywest Airlines on a daily basis. The airports is about 12 kms north of the city.

    By Coach : Westrail run a regular bus service to and from Perth.
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    By Road : Distance from Perth is about 420kms down the Albany Highway.

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Albany Local Customs

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    by keeweechic Written Nov 12, 2002

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    The area has a Mediterranean climate which is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than Perth.

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Albany Warnings and Dangers

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    by tropicrd Written Oct 4, 2013

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    Be careful when exploring the Gap and other areas of Albany. The wind can be very strong and the rocks slippery especially if it has been raining.The signs inform visitors of the danger yet some people have been injured / killed because they did not heed the warnings.
    So please stay to the pathway and take notice of the signs,they are there for your protection.

    Please take notice of the signs The rocks are slippery and dangerous Don't stand to close Strong winds Don't take the risk
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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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Albany Off The Beaten Path

  • Albany District Map & Information

    Albany is a popular coastal holiday and tourist destination located at the bottom of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean.

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  • Kalgan River Albany WA

    The beautiful Kalgan River. As you have already read in my travelogue we stopped at Matts place for tea and scones. He lives right on this gorgeous river.It's on the way to Little Beach and Nanarup Beach so if you plan to go here, then you need to stop for a while near the bridge over the Kalgan River. Here is a couple of pictures that might tempt...

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  • Ledge Beach Albany WA by aussirose

    We viewed this wild beach from the end of the unmarked bumpy road that we traversed and then travelled down closer for a better look. If you are into fishing then this is probably a good start. The beaches in Albany are natural, untouched and rugged. As you have probably already read about in my travelogue, please be careful of freak waves. Many a...

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Albany Favorites

  • Map of Albany

    Please click on the link for a map to help find your way around Albany

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  • Another nice scene of Albany

    This is one of the buildings I liked most in Albany, just across the road from the Visitor Information Centre...not even sure what it is.

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  • Tudor 'loo

    I was rather impressed with this Tudor building....it and the red English style phone box in front of the stone building next door really lent an English air to this part of the Albany township..... interestingly, this building is a toilet block!

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