3-6hours journey from Perth
A friendly Australian town with great natural attractions
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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..more
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...more
The Amity was a Brig that sailed from Sydney to Albany in 1826 to establish a settlement and to defend Australia from the threat of invasion from the French.The replica was commissioned in 1976, and has been visited and enjoyed by thousands since.It is a real slice of history here.more
A visit to the Princess Royal Fortress is a must for anyone interested in the military and the war.The area is very interesting and very well preserved.They have opened up the origional buildings for inspection, and also the fortifications that guarded the coast line of Albany.Very will set out and labeled.Well worth a visit.There is a small charge...more
We often get forum queries from people looking to volunteer in Australia - often young people on a 'gap' year - and so here's an idea that might be of interest.The Bibbulmun Track is a 964 kilometre premier walking track from Perth to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. En route it passes through astonishingly beautiful bush and is a...more
I found Emu Point Motel on booking.com at a reasonable price. The good thing about booking.com is...more
Anything from caravan sites to fully self contained 2brm spa chalets. Excellent rates. 100 mtrs to...more
I have never stayed here myself but it is a useful link to cheap accommodation for any backpacker in...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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
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.
By Road : Distance from Perth is about 420kms down the Albany Highway.
The area has a Mediterranean climate which is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than Perth.
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.
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...more
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...more
This is a local secret.... so don't go telling everyone..... ok?... Looking for an awesome beach to camp for free? How about a place to do some wild 4x4 dune bashing? I have also heard that the fishing is good here.Yes, Nanarup has it all plus a stunning beach with pure white sand and gorgeous lagoon inlet. Check out my wild adventure story...more