Top things to do in Albany

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Top things to do in Albany

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If your ideal holiday features breathtaking natural scenery, fascinating history and countless gourmet food experiences, then West Australia’s town of Albany is the place for you. Bragging some of the country’s most remarkable beaches, it’s no surprise that European settlers chose this region as the first place in the state to drop an anchor, no doubt drawn to the crystal waters that remain untouched.

A five-hour drive from Perth, Albany is remote enough to feel like you’ve reached the edges of the earth without the inconvenience of taking an almighty journey. Those who like to soak up the great outdoors will find their satisfaction in more than just the dramatic coastline and empty beaches. Mt Barker, Porongurups National Park and Castle Rock are just some of the places that will fill up the cup of a nature enthusiast.

From private distillery tours to award-winning local cheese samplings, it won’t just be your mind and soul that are full and satisfied after a visit to this oversized village. Beyond the culinary delights, Modern Albany offers travellers the chance to admire colonial architecture, watch whales frolic at sea and dive into days gone by. Oh yes, the things to do in Albany will tantalize any kind of traveller for many weeks on end.

1. Sample wine, olive oil & coffee at West Cape Howe

The West Cape Howe National Park region is not to be missed. Sign up for an excursion along the rugged cliffs that hug the ‘Rainbow Coast’ and you’ll sample more than just scenery. The locally grown wine, olive oil and coffee is not to be missed.

2. Amble along the Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock

As far as dramatic walking paths go, few can contend with Albany’s suspended trail of Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock offering breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean, native birds and many exotic plants.

3. Visit Albany's Historic Whaling Station

Nesting on the Frenchman Bay, the Historic Whaling Station of Albany is the only museum of its kind in the world. Take in the enormity of whale skeletons and see a restored whale chasing ship here.

4. Devour lunch at The Lake House Denmark

Boasting cool-climate wines and warm welcomes, The Lake House Denmark is a pride of Albany attracting visitors from far and wide. When you're done draining the cellar door, devour a locally grown lake-side lunch.

5. Tour the Limeburners Great Southern Distillery

Found sitting pretty beside the Princess Royal Harbour, the Great Southern Distillery produces an array of spirits that capitalise on the biodiversity and pure air of the region.

6. Sample the Denmark Farmhouse Cheese

What would an Australian wine region be without a banquet of locally made cheese to sample from? Choose from handcrafted sheep’s milk Camembert to pure chunks of Gouda at Denmark Farmhouse Cheese. Mmmm.

7. Stop by the National ANZAC Centre

From recruitment and training to the conflicts at Gallipoli, the National ANZAC Centre offers a rare insight into the ANZAC experience. Wander the beauty of the grounds and experience the excitement of a traditional gun salute.

8. Visit Patrick Taylor Cottage Museum

Built in the year 1832, Patrick Taylor Cottage Museum is the oldest standing dwelling in the state and a testament to the craftsmanship of days gone by. The cottage’s 11 rooms hold remarkable artifacts from the past four centuries.

9. Admire local wildflowers

Albany is known as Australia’s number 1 orchid region and is home to masses of other flower species to boot. Do the Reservoir Loop Trail and or take a drive hunting fields blanketed in yellow canola.

10. Head to the coastline

Whether you walk The Gap and Natural Bridge to see whales frolicking off the shore or simply spend a day on a towel on Little Beach taking dips in pristine waters, Albany’s coastline has so much to offer.
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