Top Historical Locations

Top Historical Locations

Albany, is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia.  Historic buildings, dating back to the 1830's establish a Western Australian heritage cityscape. 

The town of Albany is firmly situated in the Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar region of Noongar country.  Noongar people have lived here since creation times. 
Denmark is located in the Southern Noongar region. Noongar is the name for the original inhabitants of the south-west of Western Australia dating back over 10,000 years. 

We acknowledge the Noongar people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders, both past and present.
We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to this region.


Top Historical Locations

The Rainbow Coast is a historical destination. These are the most historical places to visit. Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.

What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Denmark Town Denmark Town
In the heart of the Rainbow Coast on the north side of the Wilson Inlet, along the beautiful Denmark River. Visit Denmark Town
Two Peoples Bay Heritage Trail Two Peoples Bay Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail from the Visitors Centre to Little Beach Visit Two Peoples Bay Heritage Trail
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
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 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 WA History Albany WA History
Albany, is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia. Visit Albany WA History
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
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
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Heritage Rail Bridge Heritage Rail Bridge
The Bridge is easily accessed by driving south along the river on Hollings Drive where you will find parking spaces, picnic tables and a gazebo. Visit Heritage Rail Bridge
Mokare Heritage Trail Mokare Heritage Trail
Named after an aboriginal tracker and chieftain, the Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east side of the Denmark River. Visit Mokare Heritage Trail
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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Amazing Views Amazing Views
There are many breathtaking views throughout the coastline of the Rainbow Coast. Here's our top 10! Visit Amazing Views
Best Surf Spots Best Surf Spots
Best surf spots on the coast according to the local EXPERIENCED surfers. Not for novices or learners. Visit Best Surf Spots
Dog Friendly Locations Dog Friendly Locations
Things often change and dogs are allowed access to only certain parts of the coast. Visit Dog Friendly Locations
Favourite Beaches on the south coast Favourite Beaches on the south coast
It's hard to say which beaches are the best, but we can say these are definitely our favourite. Visit Favourite Beaches on the south coast
Favourite Biking Locations Favourite Biking Locations
These locations are all at the start, middle or end of a biking trail. Visit Favourite Biking Locations
Great Picnic Spots Great Picnic Spots
Find that picnic spot before you're hungry and have the picnic right there in the car with you! Visit Great Picnic Spots
Places to take elders Places to take elders
Accessing the coast with elders can be enjoyable when everyone can participate or enjoy the view. Visit Places to take elders
Places to Take the Kids Places to Take the Kids
This is where we find the kids most enjoy playing and exploring. Visit Places to Take the Kids
Favourite Places Favourite Places
It's challenging to say which are the best places on the coast, but here are our favourites. Visit Favourite Places
Top Historical Locations Top Historical Locations
The history of this land is a long and powerful one. Visit Top Historical Locations