ANZAC Desert Corps Memorial

Desert Mounted Corp Memorial

Two summits make up the Albany Heritage Park. At the top of Corndarup, Mount Clarence, you will find the ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial with incredible views over the Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound.

The ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial is a duplicate of the original statue erected in Suez in the 1930's. From Memorial Place you'll get incredible views of the Sound, and from Apex lookout on the summit, you'll get a 360 degree view of the Sound, Harbour, Middleton Beach and Emu Point.

Mount Clarence (Corndarup)

The Dawn Service Tradition

Mount Clarence is the location of the annual ANZAC Dawn Service, began by Padre White on the 25th of April 1930. This service is believed to be the birth of the ANZAC Dawn Day services in Australia.

In Australia and New Zealand, Anzac Day commemoration features solemn "Dawn Services" or "Dawn Marches", a tradition started in Albany, Western Australia on 25 April 1923 and now held at war memorials around both countries, accompanied by thoughts of those lost at war to the ceremonial sounds of the Last Post on the bugle. ~ wikipedia

The location of the Albany ANZAC Day dawn service is atop mount Clarence at Padre White Lookout. The ANZAC Desert Mounted Corp Memorial faces east, into the rising sun.

ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial, Mount Clarence

ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial
site of the Albany Dawn Service
ANZAC Day each year.


Ascend to the Memorial

From the car park at Mount Clarence you will see the beautiful new signs for the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Park your car. The walk to the summit starts here.

ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial from the Mount Clarence summit

The walk is lined with memorials and native bushland and there are several places to stop during your ascent and descent.

King George Sound and the barrier islands make an amazing backdrop to the walk. Above the Memorial, follow the walkway to the summit and have a look from Apex Lookout.

The memorial itself is accessed via a set of stairs and walkways leading toward the memorial close to the summit. It's a beautiful walk with amazing views.

ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial from the Mount Clarence summit

Apex Lookout, Mount Clarence summit

Apex Lookout and Desert Corps Memorial

A rescent addition to the Albany Heritage Park is the Apex Lookout, built onto the granite summit of Mount Clarence. The view over the ANZAC Memorial and King George Sound is incredible

From here you can see the Albany Harbour in Princess Royal Harbour, Ataturk Channel which connects it to the Sound, to the south. To the north, incredible views of Middleton Beach and Emu Point where Oyster Harbour also connects to the Sound.

ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial from the Mount Clarence summit
ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial from the Mount Clarence summit
ANZAC Desert Corp Memorial from Aoex Lookout, Mount Clarence
Middleton Bay from Mt Clarence

Middleton Bay from Mount Clarence

King George Sound view from Mount Clarence, Albany

Out across King George Sound

Vancouver Peninsula from Mount Clarence, Albany

Vancouver Peninsula

Mount Clarence View to Emu Point

Middleton Beach to Emu Point.


Albany Heritage Park:

Mount Clarence Mount Clarence
Visit the ANZAC Desert Corps Memorial and view the coast from Padre White Lookout or Apex Lookout at the summit. Visit Mount Clarence
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial sits atop Mount Clarence. Visit ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Ataturk Channel Ataturk Channel
Ataturk Channel connects King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour allowing safe access to the Port of Albany. Visit Ataturk Channel
Ataturk Memorial Ataturk Memorial
Ataturk Memorial stands prominently above Point King overlooking Ataturk Channel. The memorial offers amazing views of the channel. Visit Ataturk Memorial
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress

Albany Region Attractions & Information:

The Gap The Gap
An impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing against the granite coastline forming a spectacular sheer drop of almost twenty five metres. Visit The Gap
Natural Bridge Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge is a granite formation caused by the gradual wearing away of the rock by the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Natural Bridge
Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Albany Agricultural Show Albany Agricultural Show
The Albany Show (Albany Agricultural Show) happens at the Albany Showgrounds, corner of Lockyer & Cockburn Rds in November each year. Visit Albany Agricultural Show
Albany Farmers Market Albany Farmers Market
Saturday mornings. Fresh fruit and veggies from local growers. Organic produce available. Visit Albany Farmers Market
Albany Heritage Park Albany Heritage Park
The heritage park consists of the parklands and monuments of Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide including the National ANZAC Centre. Visit Albany Heritage Park
Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial sits atop Mount Clarence. Visit ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove
Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck
The Location of the Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck for scuba divers. Visit Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
WA Museum Albany WA Museum Albany
The Western Australian Museum Albany has exhibitions and information on the natural and social history of the region. Visit WA Museum Albany

Attractions in Albany and surrounds:

Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Mount Clarence Mount Clarence
Visit the ANZAC Desert Corps Memorial and view the coast from Padre White Lookout or Apex Lookout at the summit. Visit Mount Clarence
Emu Point Emu Point
The northern end of Middleton Beach, on the shores of Oyster Harbour at the channel to King George Sound. Visit Emu Point
Middleton Beach Middleton Beach
The most popular beach in Albany. Swim or relax under the trees. Cafes and amenities. Visit Middleton Beach
City of Albany City of Albany
Located between the hills of Mount Melville and Mount Clarence, the Nestled along the Princess Royal Harbour & King George Sound. Visit City of Albany
Albany Farmers Market Albany Farmers Market
Saturday mornings. Fresh fruit and veggies from local growers. Organic produce available. Visit Albany Farmers Market
Albany Heritage Park Albany Heritage Park
The heritage park consists of the parklands and monuments of Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide including the National ANZAC Centre. Visit Albany Heritage Park
Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching) Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching)
Albany Pier for embarking on a whale watching tour. Visit Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching)
Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial sits atop Mount Clarence. Visit ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove
Frenchman Bay Frenchman Bay
Located on the southern side of the King George Sound this is a beautiful setting with picnic area and barbecues and a boat launch. Ideal for relaxing, eating, and having quiet day out. Visit Frenchman Bay
Oyster Harbour Oyster Harbour
Oyster Harbour, on the north eastern side of Albany flows into the King George Sound past Emu Point. Visit Oyster Harbour
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
WA Museum Albany WA Museum Albany
The Western Australian Museum Albany has exhibitions and information on the natural and social history of the region. Visit WA Museum Albany

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