Incredibly beautiful estuary

Oyster Harbour is fed by the King River and the Kalgan River, and is a permanent estuary covering almost sixteen square kilometres. It is a shallow harbour and access to the Emu Point Boat Pens is via a dredged channel from the main channel at Emu Point.

A commercial fishing harbour, Oyster Harbour is named because of the past abundance of oysters and mussles in the harbour but is mainly a popular tourist destination as Emu Point is located along its southern shores.

An ideal place for swimming and watching the waterbirds, especially the Western Australian Pelican, Oyster Harbour is worth a vist. Go to our Emu Point Visitor Info for more on visiting this area of Albany Australia.

Emu Point Boat Pens on Oyster Harbour Western Australian Pelican on Oyster Harbour, Albany
Oyster Harbour, swimming at Emu Point
Oyster Harbour Crossing the Lower King River
Oyster Harbour Crossing the Lower King River

Cross the Estuary

There are two crossings of the Oyster Harbour estuary, one over the King River via the Lower King Road, the second over the Kalgan River via Nanup Road.

These are the only two points practical for heading north east of Albany towards Gull Rock or Two Peoples Bay National Parks.  Funnily enough you can swim across Emu Point Channel in a few minutes, but to walk around, it would take almost 5 hours (25km) or a twenty minute walk and half an hour walk.

The Kalgan River

The Kalgan River begins at the Stirling Ranges far to the north of Albany Australia and flows south until it reaches Oyster Harbour. It is Albany's fourth largest river and is mostly protected within the boundaries of the national park. It is a place of signifigance to the local Noongar people.

Stay near Oyster Harbour!

Wisteria Cottage

Wisteria Cottage

Oyster Harbour

Secluded cottage on the banks of Oyster Harbour in nice comfortable, spacious and quiet surroundings.

This delightful and cosy 2 bedroom cottage sleeps five people in 1 queen sized bed, two single beds & one trundle bed. The spacious accommodation is well furnished and equipped. Features include a TV, DVD player, air conditioning, heater, high chair and cot, iron & ironing board and washing machine. A Breakfast Basket/Starter Pack is included for your convenience. Enjoy a BBQ in your private garden or watch the children play in the quiet, tranquil and relaxing grounds. The neat and clean cottage is situated in the quiet locality of Lower King, located close to Oyster Harbour Boat Ramp & Parks with plenty of room to bring your boat! Approximately 10 minutes from Albany CBD, east of Albany.

Telephone: Angela (08) 9844 1213 or 0409 489 254
Address: 53 Alison Parade, Albany, 6330 WA

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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