Albany has something for everyone to enjoy!
There are a vast range of activities for those that
just want to relax to those looking for adventure!
Suggestions of the things to do and see
in and around Albany include:
Stunning scenery with lots to see and do!
Beautiful Beaches in Albany, WA
Albany has a number of fantastic beaches. The two main beaches in Albany are Middleton Beach and Emu Point. Both have barbeque facilities for picnics and vast shady lawn areas with public playgrounds. There are also cafés at both locations. Other beaches within 30-40 minutes drive from the City centre include: Sandpatch, Muttonbird Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach and the beautiful Little Beach, located at Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve.
Situated at Middleton Beach it is one of Albany’s best public playgrounds. Complete with big slides, great swings, see saws, enclosed sandpits with digging tools, ladders and castles, basketball courts and huge grassed areas with barbeque facilities ideal for picnics. The Park lake attracts all sorts of birds. Ayres Park is located on Adelaide Crescent, Middleton Beach.
Magnificent Walk Trails
There are numerous walk trails in and around Albany. Albany is considered the most beautiful coastal destination in Western Australia and is a drawcard for nature lovers because of its proximity and integration with the natural environment. Inside each of our villas is a comprehensive guide to 20 of the most popular walks located within 30 minutes drive from the City centre. The guide outlines a map, length, duration, degree of difficulty and special features for each of the 20 walks. You are welcome to take the guide with you on your walks but please return the guide to the villa for others to use. The boardwalk at Middleton Beach provides stunning views across Middleton Bay, King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour.
Amazing Coastline & National Parks
Your holiday would not be complete without a trip to Torndirrup National Park (off Frenchman’s Bay Rd) where you will find the Blow Holes, The Gap and the Natural Bridge. Other National Parks in the region include: The Stirling Ranges and the Porongurups, to the North of Albany; West Cape Howe to the West of Albany and Gull Rock, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve and Waychinicup National Park to the East of Albany.
Great Cycling Trails
Albany has some great cycle paths with fabulous views. Inside the villas are free Go Cycle Amazing Albany Maps. Help yourself to a map. The maps outline some of Albany’s scenic cycling routes. There are cycling routes around harbours, past pristine beaches and routes that give you glimpses of wildlife and wildflowers. Our villas have a lockable store room off the carport to keep your bikes secure. There are also a few cycle hire shops in Albany – see below.
There are numerous great fishing spots in and around Albany – too many to name them all! The main species that are caught in our local waters include herring, skippy, whiting, salmon, silver bream, flathead, tailor, mulloway, shark, groper, queenie, sampson fish, rock species, squid, sarfish, pike, salmon trout and black bream. There is a Great Southern Fishing Guide in each of the villas’ outlining the fishing spots on a map. It would also be worth your while speaking to the fishing experts at Albany Rods & Tackle, Stirling Tce, Albany. Ph: 08 9841 1231. Your fishing gear can be stored in your own private storeroom attached to the villa.
If you enjoy bird watching, the walk around Lake Seppings is worth your while. There are over 100 land and water bird species. Great wetland views with fantastic sunsets from the lookout and bird hide. The entrance for the 2.7km walk is off Golf Links Road (The road to Emu Point from town) and takes about 1 hour to complete. Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve is another good spot for bird watchers.
National ANZAC Centre
Dedicated to honoring the ANZACs of the First World War. Set within the Albany Heritage Park, the centre offers visitors a personal connection with the ANZAC legend revealed through interactive multimedia displays, unique artefacts, rare images and film, and audio commentary. 7 Forts Road, Albany. Ph: 08 9841 9369. www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au
Albany Forts Museum & Memorial
Learn about Albany’s maritime and military heritage and connect with the ANZACs. The departure point for 30,000 troops leaving Gallipoli in 1914 and the place of Australia’s first dawn service. Located on Mt Adelaide and Mt Clarence. Open daily 9am-5pm. Ph:08 9841 9369.
A unique experience consisting of the historic whaling station, Australian wildlife and Botanical Gardens. Includes guided tours, boarding a whale chaser, 3D movie theatre, art, photographic & memorabilia galleries. 81 Whaling Station Road, Frenchman Bay. Ph: 08 9844 4021. www.discoverybay.com.au
Albany Bicycle, Body board and Sandboard Hire
Why not hire a bicycle and enjoy a leisurely day or so exploring Albany close-up. Adult, child bikes and baby seats available. All bikes come with helmets and locks. Free bicycle drop off and pick up service. 30min to 7 day hire. Ph: 08 9842 2468 or 0428 415 168. www.albanybicyclehire.com.au
Down Under Motorcycle Tours
See the sights of Albany on the back of a Harley Davidson motorbike or trike. Rides from 30mins to all day. Free pick up and return. Bookings essential.
Ph: 08 9842 2468 or 0428 415 168. www.harleytours.ws/albany
Albany Historical Society
Provide day and night tours of the Albany Convict Gaol (1852), The Brig Amity (replica of the first ship that bought settlers to Western Australia in 1826) and Patrick Taylors Cottage (1832). Open 7 days. For enquiries Ph: 08 9841 5403 (office hours 9am-4pm). www.historicalbany.com.au
Albany’s Clydesdale Wagon Trains
A choice of 2 fabulous tours with commentary provided.
To Book Ph: 08 9844 3177
The Riverside Bush Trial is a 2hr Wagon Train tour which consists of travelling along the banks of the Kalgan River, stopping for hot damper, billy tea & coffee at Clydes Tearooms and wine tasting at Montgomery’s Hill Vineyard.
The Cruise Wine Wagon Dine Tour is a 4hr tour. Boat departs Emu Point harbour and cruises up the Kalgan River and then transfer to a horse pulled wagon and travel along the banks of the Kalgan River stopping for wine tasting, homemade soup, damper and billy tea & coffee.
Out of Sight Tours (outofsighttours.com)
Specialises in small group 4WD off road eco-tours to stunning West Cape National Park. Open 7 days. Ph: 08 9848 2814. www.outofsighttours.com.au
Albany Wind Farm
A popular tourist attraction where you can marvel at the technology that has created some of the largest turbines in the Southern Hemisphere that harness the wind to make electricity. There are sealed tracks and coastal lookouts offering views of the wind farm, the rugged coastal cliffs, the Albany Harbour and the city centre. The Wind Farm is about 6km from the City Centre off Frenchman’s Bay Rd. Entry is free!
Big Red Fire Engine
Climb aboard the 1959 Big Red Fire Engine and see Albany in a totally different way. Suitable for groups up to 12 people. Bookings essential.
Ph: 08 9842 2468 / 0428 415 168.
Albany Marron & Bird Park
Situated at Nippers Café, on Two People Bay Rd, Nanarup. A host of animals that you can feed and interact with. Open daily 10am-4pm. Closed Monday except public & school holidays. Best to phone if you intend to dine in the café. 304 Two People’s Bay Road. Phone: 08 9846 4239. www.albanymarronfarm.com.au
A water cruise of “Oyster Harbour” and the “Kalgan River”. Includes billy tea, coffee and damper and comprehensive commentary. Departs daily 9am Emu Point Harbour. Booking recommended. Ph: 08 9844 3166.
Suplime – Stand Up Paddleboard School
Offer lessons, courses, paddle sessions & board hire. Ph: 0475 090 404 (Paul) or 0426 287 370 (Tash).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.suplimewa.com.au
Sail-a-way with Albany Whale Tours
Coastal, harbour, sunset and evening cruises on a 42 passenger Catamaran (Nov-May). Whale watching tours (June-Oct). Includes Devonshire teas, coffee & hot savoury food. Commentary provided, departing daily 9.30am. Free cruise if no whales spotted on first cruise. Ph: 0422 609 553. www.albanywhaletours.com.au
Albany Ocean Adventures
Departs daily Mon-Sun from the town jetty at 9.30am and 1pm for a 2.5hr scenic ocean cruise. Enjoy seeing dolphins, seals, whales (June-Oct), birds and the magnificent coastal scenery. Departure times can change due to weather - Best to phone to confirm departure times. Free cruise if no whales spotted on first cruise. Morning and afternoon tea supplied free of charge. Commentary provided. Ph: 0428 429 876. www.whales.com.au
Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre
Includes a 25m lap pool, 25m leisure pool, rapid river ride, waterslide, spa, steam room, tots pool and a water car. Pools are undercover and are heated. There is also a well equipped gymnasium on site. Open Mon-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun and public holidays 9am-5pm. Barker Rd, Albany.
Ph: 08 9844 2250.
Tumble Jam Indoor Play Centre
Indoor Play centre ideal for young children under 10yrs. Features a huge jungle gym complete with slides, objects to climb on, bouncing castle and ball pools. Also a separate area for toddlers’ under 3yrs and a café for Mums and Dads to watch their kids over a coffee & cake. Chester Pass Rd in front of Woolworths Shopping Centre.
Opening Times: 7 Days a week, 9am-5pm.
Phone: 08 9842 1155.
Albany Golf Club
Located in Barry Court, Albany (5min walk from villas). Motorised carts and golf clubs available for hire. Bar and café facilities. Ph: 08 9844 8433 (Bookings). www.albanygolfclub.com.au
Grove Park Golf Links
18 Hole Public Golf Course. All grass greens. Club hire available. No bookings required. 780 Frenchman Bay Rd, Albany. Ph: 08 9844 4277.
Emu Point Sporting Club – Lawn Bowls & Tennis
Social lawn bowls and tennis available to the general public. Licensed bar facilities and meals available Friday evening. 2 Birss St, Emu Point. Tennis court hire – Ph: 08 9844 1091. Lawn Bowls information – Ph: 9844 1156.
Orana Cinemas Albany
Features all the latest movies. 451 Albany Hwy, Albany. Ph: 08 9842 2210. Current program of movies showing can be found on www.oranacinemas.com.au
Albany Racing Club
Picturesque country track on the outskirts of the city with the season running from November to April. Highlights include the Boxing Day Meeting and the Albany Cup held on Easter Sunday. Ph: 08 9841 4000. www.albanyracingclub.com
Great Southern Distilling Company
Spirit tastings, art gallery, and tours on offer. Tours daily 2pm by appointment. Open daily 10am-5pm. 252 Frenchman Bay Rd, Albany. Ph: 08 9842 5363. www.distillery.com.au
Albany 10 Pin Bowling & Amusement Centre
Best to phone to confirm opening times 15 Stead Rd, Albany. Ph: 08 9841 1330.
Outdoor action for 10-30 players. Ph: 08 9841 3679 / 0428 413 679.
Provide a dive charter service including wreck dives of the HMAS Perth and the Cheynes III whale chaser. Beginners to Advance divers welcome. 20 Proudlove Parade, Albany. Ph: 08 9842 6886.
South Coast Diving Supplies
Offer dive charters, equipment hire and dive courses for beginnings to experienced divers. 84B Serpentine Road, Albany.
Ph: 08 9841 7176 / 0417 188 725. www.divealbany.com.au
Deep Sea Fishing. Equipment supplied Ph: 08 9844 1906. www.spinnercharters.com.au
Deep Sea Fishing. Equipment supplied. Ph: 0427 374 420.
Scenic flights over Albany and the magnificent Rainbow Coast taking in all the spectacular scenery on offer. Phone: 0428 922 838. www.albanyaviation.com.au
Sanford Road – Albany’s largest skate park. Suitable for skaters and bike riders. Suitable for all skate boarders and bike riders.
The Snake Run – Albany’s original long downhill skate park. This park is suitable for intermediate and advanced skaters. Located at the corner of Hare and Hay Streets off Middleton Road.
Mill Park (Little Grove) – A small skate park suitable for juniors & seniors. There is also a grassed area consisting of swings for younger children.
Vancouver Arts Centre
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 85 Vancouver St, Albany. Ph: 9841 9260.
Albany Public Library
Open Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-6pm, Tue & Thurs 9am-8pm, Sat 9.30am-12.30pm.
221 York Street, Albany. Ph: 08 9841 9390.
Albany History Collection
Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Ph: 08 9841 9327.
Albany Visitor Centre
Open daily 9am-5pm. Old Railway Station, Proudlove Pde, Albany. Ph: 9841 9290. www.amazingalbany.com.au
Albany Farmers Market
National award winning market. Local producers selling a wide range of quality local fresh produce. Fresh produce on sale includes fresh fruit and vegetables, organic meats, ostrich, venison, yoghurt, cheeses, olive oils and flowers. Open Sat only 8am-12pm. Collie St, Albany.
Albany Boat Shed Markets
Seasonal local fresh seafood, a large range of local produce, refreshments and live entertainment. Open Sun 10am-1pm. Princess Royal Drive, Albany.
Reeves On Campbell
Fresh and tasty produce all year around. Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm and Sat 8am-4pm. 27 Campbell Rd, Albany. Ph: 08 9841 1051.
The Bushfood Factory & Café
Experience a unique and amazing bushfood menu. Jams, chutneys, sauces, spices, icecreams, frozen berries, fruits, confectionery, meats & more all made on the premises from plants grown on the farm. All food is made without preserves and additives. Special dietary needs also catered for. As well as tasting, you can also see how the plants are grown and what they smell like. Bushfood plants & produce available for purchase. Located 233 Piggot Martin Road, Youngs Siding (halfway between Albany & Denmark) off the Lower Denmark Rd).
Ph: 08 9845 2359. www.flavoursofoz.com.au
Over The Moon Organic Cheese
Fresh hand-made cheeses made from Brown Swiss and Jersey cows milk. Cheese making lessons available. Produce available at Boatshed markets on Sundays 10am-1pm. Princess Royal Drive, Albany.
Ph: 08 9844 6441 / 0409 512 913.
Eden Gate Blueberry Farm
Food made from farm fresh blueberries - muffins, icecream, wine and port. Other fresh and local produce available. Produce available from Albany Farmer Markets Sat 8am-12pm. Collie St, Albany.
Freshpict Strawberry Farm
Fresh strawberries available most days from Nov-April/May. Strawberry sorbet, toppings, jams and vinegar also available. Best to phone to confirm open times. Located on the outskirts of Albany on Chester Pass Rd. Ph: 0419 937 385.
Mt Romance – The Sandalwood Factory
Offers tours, sandalwood oil and personal care products, massage and a bite to eat in the café. 15kms north of Albany on Albany Highway. Ph: 08 9841 7788.
Jonata Woodcraft & Art Studio
A wide range of woodcraft made by local people from local timbers such as Jarrah, Karri, Sheoak, Marri, Blackbutt and BlueGum. Open 7 days. Situated at Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory. Ph: 0412 420 386.
South Coast Woodworks Gallery
A display of the Region’s finest woodworkers represented by more than 35 South Coast artists. Recognised as one of the finest wood galleries in Australia. Situated at Young’s Siding, 35km West of Albany towards Denmark on South Coast Highway. Open 10am-5pm. Closed Mon & Tues (except school holidays - open daily). May to August - irregular opening hours (best to phone to confirm).
Ph: 08 9845 2028.
Kalangadoo Krafts & Café
A collection of locally made arts and crafts, quilts, primitive dolls, textiles, pottery and woodwork. Homemade baking in the café. Located at the Narrikup General Store, approx 35km North of Albany on the Albany Hwy. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm, Wed 8am-1pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5.30pm.
Phillips Brook Cellar & Gallery
A collection of paintings by Bronwen Newbury featuring work in acrylics, pastel and mixed media. Located on Redmond/Hay River Rd (about 10mins North of Albany – off the Albany Hwy). Renovations currently taking place for new café.
Phone 08 9845 3124 to confirm opening times.
Torbay Glass Studio & Gallery
The only Glass Gallery and working studio on the South Coast. Designers of distinctive original artworks, architectural and decorative Art Glass. Located on Coombes Rd, Torbay Hill (30km west of Albany off Lower Denmark Road) Open Thur-Sun and Public Holidays 10am-4pm. Open daily in the school holidays. Please phone during winter months to confirm opening times.
Ph: 08 9845 1130.
Multi award winning wines on offer. Free tastings available. Cellar open daily 11am-4pm. Situated 5 minutes drive North of Albany CBD on Chester Pass Rd, Albany. Ph: 08 9841 2848.
Montgomery’s Hill Wines
Set on the banks of the Kalgan River, 16km east of Albany. Views & fine wine. Tastings and cheese platters available. Cellar open daily 11am-5pm.
45805 South Coast Hwy, Albany. Ph: 08 9844 3715.
Oranje Tractor Wine
A wide range of organically-grown, award winning wines. Enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the organic garden and enjoy the rustic ambience whilst you partake in a (BYO) picnic. Located at 198 Link Rd, Marbelup (10km north of Albany off the Albany Hwy). Opening times vary. Ph: 08 9842 5175 or 0419 916 263 or visit www.oranjetractor.com.