"A L B A N Y" Top 5 Page for this destination Albany by imstress

Albany Travel Guide: 140 reviews and 522 photos

ALBANY

Albany has an amazing coastIine and nature features. The highlights are the Torrindup Park is the home to the famous Natural Bridge, The Gap and the Blowholes. Not Forgetting the world famous Whaleworld and the Wind Farm.

There is so much to see in Albany! Wish I could stay here longer and take my time to enjoy this beautiful place. We will be back!



Albany windfarm is located 6km west from town. There are 12 wind turbines which are perched at 60 metres high on the spectacularly rugged coastline. Itis one of Australia’s largest windfarm in the southern hemisphere. It provide 75% of the city’s electricity. The windfarm is best view during sunset.

Whale World

Cheynes Beach Whaling Company is Australia's last whaling stations and was decomissioned back in Nov 1978.

Whale World is now an outstanding museum opened in Dec 2002. This is the only whaling museum created from a working whaling station.

There is a tearooms which provides a comprehensive history of whaling in the southern ocean. The 3D animated film on whales, history of whaling, displays of harpoon guns and a restored whale chaser, the Cheynes IV are the exhibits of Whaleworld. Whale skeletons, aircraft display marine mammal art collection are also displayed.

The Gap

The Gap is a block of granite that drops about 24 m to the sea.

Not far from it is the Natural Bridge which is a stretch of granite that is formed like a "Bridge over troubled water ".

The Gap, Natural Bridge and Blow Holes are all house in Torndirrup National Park.

  • Last visit to Albany: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 5, 2007
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  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2007 at 3:59 AM

    Excellent page Jen! Albany is another place which I missed during my trips to WA.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 7:46 PM

    You met some interesting locals in Albany :~)

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2007 at 7:37 PM

    Jen ! It is lovely. I still have a lot to do, I think, to enjoy your new tips....and interesting stuff (~_~)

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