Shelley Beach Lookout is located high above Shelley Beach in West Cape Howe National Park offering amazing views of the eastern side of the park, the start of several trails and of course the ability to fly, if you have a hang glider or paraglider. It's a pretty awesome place.

Shelley Beach

Shelley Beach Lookout is amazing as you can see far across Torbay into the Great Southern Ocean as well as get a wonderful view of Shelley Beach itself.

Fly into the Bight?!!

Shelley Beach Lookout is also cool because it is from here where people FLY.

Two large wooden platform / ramps, purpose built for hang gliding and paragliding, lead off into the air from the western end of the Great Australian Bight. The Great Australian Bight is defined as a line joining West Cape Howe (ta da!) to South West Cape in Tasmania, 2, 640km (1640mi) to the east.

You also get a great view of Torbay Head, out on the point of West Cape Howe, the most Southern Point in Western Australia.

Hang Glider preparing to launch from Shelley Beach platforms
Hang Glider preparing to launch from Shelley Beach platforms
Shelley Beach Lookout, Beach Access Trail

The Bibbulmun Track passes directly through the Shelley Beach Lookout with pathways from Albany and Walpole directions meeting less than 50metres from the carpark.

Wildflowers abound near the Shelley Beach Lookout
Bibbulmun Track through West Cape Howe National Park
Hang Gliding from Shelley Beach Lookout
Paragliding from Shelley Beach Lookout facing Albany Windfarm, West Cape Howe
Paragliding from Shelley Beach Lookout facing Albany Windfarm, West Cape Howe
Shelley Beach from the Lookout, West Cape Howe

Torndirrup National Park Attractions & Information:

Torndirrup National Park Torndirrup National Park
Including The Gap, Natural Bridge, The Blowholes, Jimmy Newells Harbour, Stony Hill, Cable Beach & Stony Hill. Visit Torndirrup National Park
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
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
Cable Beach Cable Beach
In the middle of the beach is a giant boulder which was lifted by the sea and placed onto the beach by the force of the waves. Visit Cable Beach
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
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
Jimmy Newells Harbour Jimmy Newells Harbour
Jimmy Newells Lookout provides a breathtaking view of the harbour and great southern ocean. Visit Jimmy Newells Harbour
Salmon Holes Salmon Holes
Salmon Holes in Torndirrup NP offers incredible views from the lookout or descend to the white beach. Popular beach and rock fishing location. Visit Salmon Holes
Stony Hill Stony Hill
Stony Hill has a delightful 500mtr fairly level circular walk which offers spectacular 360 degree views. Visit Stony Hill
The Blowholes The Blowholes
The Blowholes are crevasses in the granite stretching down to sea level far below. With each wave the holes blow air and water up the channel. Visit The Blowholes

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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