Ataturk Channel

Ataturk Memorial & Point King, Albany, Western Australia
Convoy Lookout, Mount Adeliaide, Albany

Ataturk Channel

Attaturk Channel or Attaturk Entrance is a wide, deep water channel connecting King George Sound to Princess Royal Harbour, allowing large ships access to the heart of Albany.

The channel itself is navigable year round thanks to Point King Lighthouse. King George Sound is occasionally used as an anchorage for large ships awaiting pickup at the port.

The port, located in Princess Royal Harbour is completely sheltered and is commonly visited by cruise ships from the eastern states or from the west, by ships likely arriving from Fremantle.

In 1985 the channel was renamed in a reciprocal agreement with Turkey, who named the landing place of the ANZAC Troops, Anzac Cove. Scroll below for the Ataturk Memorial.

Military Weapon Display at Princess Royal Fortress, Albany, WA

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Memorial

The first president of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's legacy is incredible. (read more on Wikipedia.)

His statue overlooks the channel above Point King.

Ataturk Memorial, Ataturk Channel, Albany Australia

Covered lookout overlooking Ataturk Channel just below the memorial.

The Attaturk Channel Memorial, Albany, WA

Battery bunker above Ataturk Memorial in the Parklands.

Ataturk Channel, Albany, WA

View a video of Ataturk Channel

The video pans from King George Sound to Princess Royal Harbour overlooking Ataturk Chanel towards Flinders Peninsula and Point Posession.

The Big Guns at Princess Royal Fortress, Albany, WA

Plantagenet Battery, Mount Adelaide, Mount Clarence Parklands, Albany

Ataturk Memorial

Along the Albany-Middleton Beach Walking and Biking Trail, just above Point King Lighthouse, is Ataturk Memorial. The words below, on the base of the memorial, say it all. "Peace at Home, Peace in the World." (Read more about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his legacy on Wikipedia.)

Ataturk Memorial, Ataturk Channel, Albany Australia
Ataturk Memorial, Ataturk Channel, Albany Australia

Ataturk Memorial stands above Point King overlooking the channel.

The Attaturk Channel Memorial, Albany, WA

Ataturk Memorial from the biking  and walking trail.

Ataturk Memorial, Albany, WA

Ataturk Memorial from above, or walk below for a view from the Lookout.

Guarding the Channel

Before the Pantagenet Battery was built within the ocean side of Mount Adelaide stretching through the Mount Clarence Parklands down to King Point, the most important guardian of the Channel was the Lighthouse.

Point King Lighthouse, Ataturk Channel, Albany, Australia

Point King Lighthouse

From the lighthouse the view of King George Sound is breathtaking. Michaelmas Island, Breaksea Island, Seal Island are all features of the uniqueness of the sound.

The views north across King George Sound towards Manypeaks and Two Peoples Bay are incredible. It is an important location for a lighthouse as the Point is rocky and unforgiving.  We recognise it as the light that kept Albany safe and thriving in its early days.

Point Posession, Albany Region, Albany Australia
King Point Lighthouse and Ataturk Channel, Albany Australia

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 HMAS Perth Dive Wreck Former HMAS Perth Dive Wreck
The Location of the Former HMAS Perth Dive Wreck for scuba divers. Visit Former HMAS 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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