Albany Region

Welcome to the Albany Region of WA

The Albany Region of Australia is a land of waterways, waves & ancient rugged coastline.

The Albany Region is a thriving seaside tourist haven with glorious beaches and fun things to do for people of all ages.It is a perfect family friendly holiday destination to reconnect to nature and rejuvenate! 

Stretching from West Cape Howe National Park in the West, through the City of Albany and beyond to the Gull Rock National Park and Two People's Bay Nature Reserve East, the Albany Region is great to explore.

Princess Royal Harbour 1854. Painting by Duncan Cooper Albany Town Hall. Albany, Western Australia

Albany, a historic city! 

Albany is the Oldest Colonial Settlement in WA and you can visit Western Australia oldest dwelling, Patrick Taylor Cottage, as well as many other buildings that will bring you on a journey back in time!
Albany's HistoryAlbany Maps
We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of this land, the Menang people, it is a privilege to give information about Noongar country.

City of Albany Australia - Amazing Albany

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The Old Gaol and Museum, Albany

Old Gaol & Museum

Albany Town Hall. Albany, Western Australia

The Brig Amity Replica, Albany Australia

City of Albany Australia - Amazing Albany

Exploring Albany, Western Australia

Much time can be spend just walking around the City of Albany, it has a great range of stores and eateries and is all fairly central.  Just outside Albany you can visit the eco-friendly wind turbines at the Albany Windfarm, a must see when you come to visit!

Walk to the top of Mount Clarence and view the magnificent King George Sound or to the Princess Royal Fortress for a glimpse of Albany's ANZAC History including the National ANZAC Centre, opened in 2014, to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

Frenchman Bay, Flinders Peninsula, Albany WA

Albany has something for people of all ages...

The white sandy beaches of Middleton Beach and Emu Point are stunning. Both have play parks, picnic and BBQ areas, cafes and public toilets. 

Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Surfing, Stand Up Paddle-boarding, Kite Surfing, Sailing and Fishing are all enjoyed plus whale watching between June and Oct.

Descend into the depths of the hull of the Brig Amity and imagine the voyage of the first settlers in the 1800's.

Visit the Museum of the Great Southern, overlooking Princess Royal Harbour, to discover stories of the Menang Noongar people of the region and stories of early settlers and convicts.  The Discovery Centre hosts a range of frequently changing, interactive, engaging and hands-on programs that are fun! 

Browse the city centre with a great range of boutiques and unique speciality stores.  The main shopping street is York Street which has the Albany Plaza at the top and it continues straight down to the water at Peace Park.  There is both street and carpark parking.  There are restaurants, takeaways and eateries of all types on York Street.

Albany Town Hall, City of Albany

Explore the city and fabulous natural locations close to Albany, the city and its surrounding area are beautiful.

The south coast is a world recognised biodiversity hot-spot which has flora and fauna not found anywhere else on earth.

Restaurants, cafes, bars and take away food is plentiful, with lots of the varied international cuisine represented.  This picturesque historic city is clean and its people are friendly, we welcome you! 

The Rainbow Coast is in one of only six regions in the world that have a wet winter / dry summer climate.

Albany Central, Middleton Beach and Emu Point are the main tourist centres for the Albany Region. 

Further from the centre of Albany you will find the splendour of Albany's National Parks.  Nature at its best from ancient water carved rock formations and sheer cliffs to white sandy beaches and underwater reefs and wrecks. 

You will find plenty to do if you base yourself in Albany for you holiday! 

Frenchman Bay, Flinders Peninsula, Albany WA

South West Australian Coastline

Visit Torndirrup Peninsula and see The Gap and Natural Bridge which were once connected to Antarctica, or walk up Stony Hill and view the splendour from atop the ancient granite rocks, all close to Albany along Frenchman Bay Road.

Explore the white beaches of Flinders Peninsula and Frenchman Bay.  Explore Gull Rock National Park a reserve for many endangered animals, trees and birds.

Middleton Beach Diving Pontoon, Albany WA

Albany Western Australia Overview

Albany Regional Map Albany Regional Map
Map of the Albany Region and a regional overview. Visit Albany Regional Map
Albany City & Surrounds Map Albany City & Surrounds Map
Map of Attractions and places to visit in Albany City & surrounds. Visit Albany City & Surrounds Map
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 WA History Albany WA History
Albany, is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia. Visit Albany WA History

Albany WA Beaches & Beaches Map

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 King George Sound this beautiful setting has a grassy picnic area, BBQs and boat launch. Ideal beachfront location for a great 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

Albany WA National Parks

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
Two Peoples Bay NP Two Peoples Bay NP
Located approximately 25 kilometres north-east of Albany. Rediscovery of the presumed extinct noisy scrub-bird. Visit Two Peoples Bay NP
West Cape Howe National Park West Cape Howe National Park
Containing the southernmost point of Western Australia this national park is astounding. Visit West Cape Howe National Park
Gull Rock National Park Gull Rock National Park
25k east of Albany, Gull Rock National Park is a reserve for many endangered animals, trees and birds. Visit Gull Rock National Park

Albany Tours:

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
Scenic Flights Scenic Flights
An ideal whale to see the coast... from above! Fly above 'The Gap' and the 'Natural Bridge' formations. We enjoyed Scenic Flight above Albany Visit Scenic Flights
Scuba Diving Tours Scuba Diving Tours
Albany dive sites offer drop offs into colourful canyons. See caves and wrecks and seals and whales. HMAS Perth is a must. Visit Scuba Diving Tours
Walking Tours Walking Tours
A range of options for walks along the south coast of Western Australia including walks along the Bibbulmun track and more. Visit Walking Tours
Whale Watching Whale Watching
The sheltered waters are ideal for young whales preparing to take the journey south to the southern ocean surrounding Antarctica. We recommend Whale Watching Visit Whale Watching

Albany Inlets:

Taylor Inlet Taylor Inlet
Taylor Inlet near Nanarup is a winding Inlet, home to many species of waterbirds. Visit Taylor Inlet
Torbay Inlet Torbay Inlet
Many people find Torbay to be one of the most relaxing and peaceful places along this stretch of coastline. Visit Torbay Inlet

Albany Tourist and Visitors Information

Taylor Inlet Taylor Inlet
Taylor Inlet near Nanarup is a winding Inlet, home to many species of waterbirds. Visit Taylor Inlet
Torbay Inlet Torbay Inlet
Many people find Torbay to be one of the most relaxing and peaceful places along this stretch of coastline. Visit Torbay Inlet

Albany City Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

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 King George Sound this beautiful setting has a grassy picnic area, BBQs and boat launch. Ideal beachfront location for a great 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

Museums & Monuments in Albany Australia

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
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
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
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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