Perth - Albany Experience
|Experience 695km of captivating coastline. Western Australia’s South West terrain ranges from white sandy beaches to rugged sea cliffs. From the “cappuccino strip” on South Terrace, Perth and Fremantle Markets to the famous premium wines of the Margaret River and pristine nature of Albany, the Perth to Albany Experience has it all.
In 1829, Captain Fremantle arrived in HMS ‘Challenger’ and took possession of the West Coast. The name Perth was given to the capital and the new town was founded. Today there are a variety of activities to fill your night in Perth. See a show at His Majesty’s Theatre on Hay Street, which attracts quality drama, opera, ballet, dance and musical productions. Take a romantic dinner for two at any of Perth’s delectable restaurants, or take a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge.
Perth to FREMANTLE - 20km
Just 24 minutes drive from Perth city, at the mouth of the Indian Ocean is Fremantle. Although a suburb of Perth, Fremantle certainly carries its own personality and sense of style. Take a stroll of the town’s streets and marvel and the examples of Victorian era architecture or 'Step inside and do time' at Fremantle Prison, a convict establishment built by convicts in the 1850's from limestone quarried on the site. It is the largest convict built structure in Western Australia and is the most intact convict establishment in the entire country and a fascinating Western Australian visitor attraction.
Fremantle to BUNBURY - 181km
Only 2 hours and 45 minutes from the Perth suburbs is a city called Bunbury, known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and spectacular nature. If you've ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins, now's your chance to turn the dream into reality along the stretch of the Bunbury coastline. Or stop by the striking landmark of the lighthouse look out. This lighthouse stands some 25 metres above the ground and its light is visible from 27km away. A lookout at the base of the lighthouse allows an extensive view of the Indian Ocean and Port of Bunbury.
Bunbury to BUSSELTON - 53km
Travelling south–west approximately an hour from Bunbury is the city of Busselton. Visit the pristine shores of Geographe Bay which is home to some superb scuba diving spots. The warm waters of the Leeuwin current have created the perfect environment for an abundance of colourful tropical and sub-tropical marine life. Described as Australia’s greatest artificial reef, Busselton Jetty is rated as one of the best dive sites in the country. Or if getting into the water isn’t necessarily for you go whale watching during the months of October to December.
Busselton to MARGARET RIVER - 50km
The Margaret River is known world wide for its amazing wineries and fine cuisines. In the town centre visit the Margaret River Visitor Centre to get a lesson in how they make their spectacular Chardonnay’s, Sauvignon Blanc’s and Rieslings. This is an area that boasts about their fine food, so don't forget visit one of the renowned cheese or chocolate factories in the city. If gourmet food isn’t for you, then hit one of more than 40 surf spots at Margaret River and catch a wave that pro-surfers dream of.
Margaret River to DENMARK - 338km
With a relaxed village atmosphere, romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery, Denmark is a spectacular town where towering tall trees meet the ocean. On the southern coast of WA, Denmark stands on stunning Wilson Inlet and boasts glorious swimming, surfing and fishing beaches. Named after naval surgeon Dr Alexander Denmark, it became a colonial settlement in 1826 and thrived as a logging town. With many places to visit including the beautiful William Bay, and the magnificent Greens Pool ideal for snorkellers, you’ll soon find yourself in town visiting the historic fire station, old butter factory, Denmark's first school, and the popular drinking hole, The Denmark Hotel.
Denmark to ALBANY - 53km
This leg of your journey takes you to Albany, a coastal thriving city. In the 1800’s Albany was the principle port of Western Australia, but today the city has a historical charm and an impressive overlook over the Southern Ocean. Whilst in Albany don’t forget to visit the natural landscape and its unusual formations and the rugged coastline of Torndirrip National Park. There is excellent fishing and sailing as well as a number of opportunities for nature walks. The wildflowers bloom during the months of August to October and are a spectacular sight. Albany is also famous for whale watching during this season.
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