Population: Approx 36,000
Discovered in 1791 and settled in 1826, Albany has a dramatic history. Set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas and a wild beauty there is so much to see and do here! Step back in time and explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds. Explore the coastline of the Torndirrup National Park and get some fantastic photos at the Gap and Natural Bridge.
Take a journey throught the site of Australia's last operating whaling station (ceased operation in 1978) at Whale World, or watch from the shore or take a whale watching cruise to see the magnificent Humpback and Southern Right whales in action. Divers can visit the wreck of the HMAS Perth which rests on the ocean floor. Albany is also a great spot for fishing, sailing, hiking and much more.
Climate: Albany experiences mild summers with average temperatures ranging between 13-24 degrees between December and February. Winters can be quite chilly with average temperatures ranging between 6-16 degrees, and high rainfall. Warm clothing is highly recommended.
Distances from Albany: Perth 413lm, Bunbury 348km, Margaret River 379km, Pemberton 239km, Esperance 480km
We've chosen the 'must do' highlights of Albany on this 5 day holiday, including a tour with entry to the new National Anzac Centre.