Located on the southern coast of Western Australia, Albany is a five-hour drive from Perth and is a dream destination for explorers at heart. One of the oldest towns in Australia – the spot where the first European settlers set foot in Western Australia – Albany is steeped in historical charm. The coast side city is lined with colonial buildings as well as museums and galleries that proudly reveal the city’s origins.
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One of Albany’s most visited attractions is the Historic Whaling Station where you can enjoy a trip down memory lane and learn more about Albany’s heritage through a guided tour. Natural attractions also make the ‘must-see list’. Beachgoers are spoilt for choice with Albany proudly home to some of Western Australia’s best sandy spots, including Little Beach at Two People’s Bay Nature Reserve, regularly voted one of the best beaches in the state.
Nature lovers looking to take things in their stride can lace up their walking boots and trek the must-do Bibbulmun Track, a 1000km walking trail that connects Albany and Kalamunda, near Perth. Or if you have your sea legs, Humpback whales migrate along the west coast late May to early October making Albany perfect for whale watching. Unlike most of the state, Albany enjoys a milder, and often wet, temperate climate year-round and offers relief for travellers seeking a cool change from the heat.
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