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Albany Town

Looking at Albany Town from Mt Melville facing east toward King George Sound. Albany was the las port of call for ANZAC troops bound for the middle east and Gallipoli in 1914.

Desert Memorial

The Desert Memorial on Mt Clarence is where the ANZAC dawn service is held each year on the 25th April. The statue was relocated from the middle east.

Princess Royal Harbour

Princess Royal Harbour showing part of the CBD on left and King George Sound in the background.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning coastline.
  • Cons:Can be cold and windy.
  • Last visit to Albany: Mar 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Haven't made it there yet, but will, one day! The blowhole, have just returned from Kiama & Blowhole, day 1, calm sea...nothing, day 2 .. stormy, fantastic, the best I have ever seen it, couldn't get all the height in my photo as it blew so high!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    I love wild costlines likes this, though it doesn't fit my usual image of Australia. The whaling station sounds interesting, and the Amity too (and good point by Christine about the name of the ship!)

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2008 at 4:03 AM

    Was the original ship also named Amity? That means friendship, doesn't it? I suppose the convicts didn't feel too much friendship for this ship. A very interesting page!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Being a 'Maritimer' from Canada, I never could resist a beautiful and rugged coastline like Albany's! That, combined with it's historical nautical attractions, makes this a very appealing destination for me!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2008 at 2:44 AM

    "Climbed" up Mt. Melville today, not too tough :). Weather is mostly sunny here too, but certainly not 30C

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2007 at 10:42 AM

    Used to come to Albany a lot from Mt. Barker for shopping. Thanks for bringing back memories.

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 7:13 PM

    Nice tips. Do divers dive at the wreck in winter?

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 12:16 PM

    Hi Robert, I visited W A in 1997 and spent a few hours in Albany; nice to remind the blowholes; Interesting wreck, but diving. . . BBBRRRR! It was winter when we were there.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2007 at 8:10 AM

    One of my favourite places here in the west. leyle

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2006 at 3:12 AM

    Ahh the blowholes look like fun, and it seems that you all have really enjoyed all the attractions :-) Your son a future Captain on sea ? Hihi :-)


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