Things to See and Do

Near Albany, Western Australia, Australia

Along the south coast, the sheer force of the Southern Ocean has sculptured a raw, dramatic coastline, creating some remarkable coastal scenery. The history of the region is equally as impressive, and for many reasons. King George Sound near Albany was the first European settlement in Western Australia, settled before the Swan River Colony in Perth. In addition, the area has significant ties to World…

Along the south coast, the sheer force of the Southern Ocean has sculptured a raw, dramatic coastline, creating some remarkable coastal scenery. The history of the region is equally as impressive, and for many reasons. King George Sound near Albany was the first European settlement in Western Australia, settled before the Swan River Colony in Perth. In addition, the area has significant ties to World War One, with Albany being the departure point for the majority of ANZAC troops leaving for Europe.

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Local Highlights

Eyre Park
Not only do we have a playground on our park and one next door on the beach front, but Eyre Park only a 5 minute walk away. Eyre Park is one of Albany's best public playgrounds, complete with big slides, great swings, see-saws, enclosed sandpits, basketball court, ladders and castles and all things that spin and make you dizzy!!!

Boardwalk
Walk the scenic boardwalk around Mt Adelaide into town, or along Middleton Beach into Emu Point

Albany Farmers Market
Welcome to the.....ALBANY FARMERS MARKET Here REAL FARMERS from their farms down the road come and sell FRESH produce they have grown or reared themselves. On offer is a huge range of the very freshest seasonally available fruits, vegetables, farmed meat, dairy, cheese, fish, seafood and much more all from the Great Southern Region of Western Australia brought to market each week by the person who grew it.

Albany Boatshed Markets
The Markets feature local growers and producers of fresh gourmet foods and Great Southern wines. With local live music every week to keep the toes tapping, cooking demonstrations and plenty of parking, we welcome you to come and browse at the Markets. Meet the local producers and sit down and enjoy something to eat and drink in a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Every Sunday 10am - 2pm

Old Marron Farm and Animal Park
Great fun activity for all to enjoy. See heaps of farm animals, plus walk through the giant bird aviary and feed the birds, right out of your hand! Plus, once you've done all that, head to the cafe for a bite to eat and try some local marron!

Great Southern Distillery
Using locally sourced ingredients of outstanding quality we take our time to produce small batches of hand crafted spirits. Our Limeburners Single Malt Whisky is produced from Southern Wheat Belt barley and our white spirits are distilled using grapes from the Great Southern an Margaret River wine regions. Open 7 days from 10am - 5pm, the cellar door is a relaxing way to taste through our portfolio. Enjoy locally roasted coffee from Naked Bean and a few tapas while soaking in the harbour view.

Whale World - Discovery Bay
Come explore our fascinating whaling history with a visit to the restored Historic Whaling Station, which was built in the 1950’s and operational into the late 1970’s. Learn about the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, the last to close in Australia and climb aboard the famous whale chaser to experience life on board an actual whaling ship. The Historic Whaling Station is situated on the site of the old Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, located on the picturesque southern coast of King George Sound in

National ANZAC Centre
Located within the Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum Precinct, the National Anzac Centre is a show piece for the Anzac Centenary. Experience an emotional connection with the men and women who were involved in the First World War, understanding the sacrifice that they, their friends and families, made on behalf of their nation and its allied nations.

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