The first settlement in Western Australia, rich with early pioneer and ANZAC history, this beautiful coastal city has grown with the times, but maintained it historical charm. Often described as a little Fremantle without the city hustle.
Things to See & Do
With so much to see and do, you’ll need to plan to stay another day!
Arts & Culture
Gallery-hop your way around town or make a one-stop-shop visit to the Vancouver Arts Centre, to view quality works from local aritsans. Drop into the WA Museum to view the latest exhibitions or catch a show at the architecturally award-winning Albany Entertainment Centre. Albany’s emerging Indigenous art scene offers an insight into an ancient culture. Mungart Boodja is an Indigenous owned and operated art centre showcasing many accomplished visual artists in the Great Southern region.
Albany is home to the world’s only accessible historic whaling station and we visit this heritage listed tourism icon on our ‘Albany’s Whale Story’ tour. For the ultimate whales experience, combine our tour with a whale-watch cruise from June to October and experience frolicking whales up close and intimate.
June 3rd is the welcoming the Whales Festival.
Examples of Albany’s amazing history are everywhere. Beautiful historic buildings, and heritage listed homes celebrate Albany’s history as the first settlement of Western Australia. Our role in Australia’s Anzac heritage is celebrated throughout Albany’s public parks and the newly opened National Anzac Centre. We visit this important exhibition on our Albany’s History & Highlights tour.
Albany Classic features in York St on Saturday 3rd June 2017.
Our Amazing South Coast has to be seen to be believed. Pristine coves and rugged cliffs offer beautiful bush tracks for walking and wildlife spotting. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore mountain bike trails or even take hike on the famous Bibbulman Track.
Watch some action at Middleton Beach in the Surf Ski Challenge on the June long weekend.
Places to Eat
Amazing Albany has a food scene that has come of age and we boast a diverse range of dining experiences from casual family beach side venues and friendly local pubs, to gourmet cafes and wine bars.
Located at the bottom of York St, you’ll want to experience an authentic French baguette and coffee at Gourmandise or tea and cake at Kate’s Place. Drop in for a fantastic steak at Rustlers or a burger at Dylans or an eclectic Vietnamese dining experience at Liberte.
WA is known for fresh, bountiful seafood and you can’t beat local fish & chips at the Squid Shack, overlooking the beach at beautiful Emu Point.
Places to Stay
Albany offers a range of accommodation to suit all travelers needs. Whether you are travelling as a couple, a family, a globe-trotting youth or organising a corporate group, there is plenty of choice. Busy Blue Bus offers complimentary transfers from all CBD accommodation venues.
Perfectly suited for families, couples and tour groups, we recommend Quality Suites Banksia Gardens.
Backpackers: Centrally located and YHA members, check out Albany Backpackers or Bayview Backpackers for quality, budget styled accommodation.
Albany has 4 quality caravan parks. We recommend BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park for it’s stunning location and facilities.