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Albany is the first European settlement and the oldest port in WA. Vivid green hills give way to breathtaking, rugged coast, and an elegant heritage town with a plethora of food and wine, and a vibrant arts hub. Just over four hours from Perth, there is no ‘busy’ time here, making it perfect for lovers of nature and adventure.
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A little extra driving through the scenic southwest brings you to the stylish seaside town of Albany. WA’s oldest port is now held in high regard as one of the state’s most breathtaking and versatile holiday hubs. Boasting some of the state’s premier attractions, you’ll want more than just a few days to explore national parks and beautiful beaches around the bustling port.

The journey south towards WA’s first European settlement gives you a glimpse of things to come, as you pass picturesque forests, farms, vineyards and fields. Visit one of the five local wineries to sample superb wines and some tasty treats – you’ll be treated like royalty.

With around 35,000 residents, the city sprawls, but there’s an abundance of excellent attractions in its CBD. Get your bearings by walking or cycling the 3km path that runs from the city harbour along iconic York Street, its historic buildings now playing home to bustling bars, boutiques and cafes.

Experience the legend that shaped a nation at the acclaimed National ANZAC Centre, a museum that commemorates Albany’s special place in the history of the First World War, giving visitors a deeply personal connection with the spirit of our brave soldiers. Away from the CBD, Albany is a city surrounded by truly stunning nature. Get the wind in your hair and sun on your back on dramatic peaks and rugged coastlines. The land here is a vast, untouched panorama of beauty that feels like it’s your own to personally peruse.

Splash about swimming, surfing or fishing one of the many beautiful breaks along the rugged coastline, or watch humpback whales, dolphins and seals frolic at their favourite breeding spots.

There’s a plethora of national parks to admire in every direction, a dazzling display of diverse flora, and a bevy of bird-watching sites among beautiful natural coves, ranges and rivers.

Step it up a gear and get off the beaten track for 4WD adventures, bike paths past breathtaking beaches and bush land, or mountain biking and hiking along the Bibbulmun Track, Munda Biddi trail and other specialty tracks.

Deep-sea enthusiasts can also sink beneath the waves on the HMAS Perth wreck, or snorkel at Whaler’s Beach at Frenchman Bay. Alternatively, just relax at one of the city’s historic venues, artisanal stores, Indigenous art galleries or two renowned farmers markets. It’s a lot to take in, so plan ahead, and give yourself plenty of time.

Place to stay

There is a range of low-to-high priced accommodation in Albany, from seaside resorts and luxury coastal homes to rugged cottages and B&Bs among nature.

Getting there

Albany is a four-and-a-half hour, 415km drive southeast of Perth on Albany Highway, with the pretty wine region of Mt Barker on the way. TransWA operates daily bus services via Williams, Gnowangerup and Bunbury.

TIP The weather changes like the landscape in Albany; if travelling in winter, pack warm.

About Albany



Albany Farmers Markets

The Markets' philosophy is to provide producers in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia with a regular weekly direct outlet for their product.

  • Activity:Farmer's Markets,Food & Drink
  • Open days/Times:Sat 8am-12pm



This area is rich in its diversity of farming, but, prior to the market, the majority of product was marketed through Perth (409kms away to the North). Local customers were unable to source direct much of the produce produced in the area. The establishment of the market on a weekly basis provides producers with a direct outlet for the product and the customer has the choice of fresh, local, seasonal product. This has brought about immense benefits for the producer and customer. No longer is product trucked great distances at great expense, as well as incurring environmental pollution and packaging expenses. Product does not have to have to be picked early to ensure an extended shelf life. For example, tomatoes and strawberries are left longer to "vine-ripen" and are picked and sold at their peak of condition to the consumer. This applies to all product in the market and this has been a key factor in the enthusiasm that the community has embraced the market. The weekly market is now a colourful and vibrant occasion attracting a wide range of customers from the region.. Its benefits have been to re-energise and focus producers on the quality and variety of their product. The customers not only now enjoy a huge range of vegetables, fruits, farmed meats, seafood and much more each week. They know its provenance and have returned to the seasonality of farming. Genuine excitement fills the market when the first of a new season product appears such as Asparagus, Avocados, Raspberries or Cherries. Every week the market creates its own synergy between producers and customers. It buzzes with laden shoppers, bags and shopping trolleys rescued from the back of the shed and now put into service again. It is a social event for many, the catching up, the chatter and genuine good nature is evident all morning. It is an uplifting community experience, brought about by the simple sharing of being able to choose first class fresh food. Customers now talk with pride and ownership about "their market" and promote its value to friends and visitors. The ultimate accolade! We hope that one day you will visit the Albany Farmers Market and experience it for yourself

Albany Wacky Golf

Albany Wacky Golf is unique themed indoor mini golf venue located in Albany, Western Australia.

  • Activity:Arcade,Minigolf
  • Type:Attractions
  • Open days/Times:7 days a week
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Suited For:Families,Wheelchairs,Teens (13 - 17)


  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays


Egyptian mummies, a crazy cat lady and Mario Bros all find a home at this indoor, themed, mini golf course featuring 27 holes of Wacky fun!

Dress up in hats and costumes while you play.

The centre also includes a pool table, air hockey, retro arcade games and lots of board games to enjoy while you sit and relax in the cafe.

Now with a new RC car course!

Fun for the whole family! Available for party bookings.

Albany Walking Holidays

The Ultimate Albany Experience. Self-guided walking packages along our stunning coast and through diverse unique landscapes. Wildflowers, history, wineries, whales and much more.

  • Type:Tours
  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Course Duration:Varied


  • Tour Capacity:Varied


Be immersed in Albany's unique South Coast environment and revel in all that the region has to offer with its rugged coastline, spectacular panoramas of oceans, islands and mountains, the gentle meandering Kalgan River and the giant Karris of the Porongurups. Be amazed with Albany's rich history as WA's first settlement and the birthplace of the ANZAC tradition.

Our 10-16km walks will have you encountering our diverse and rich natural environment along with our history, great cafes and wineries, whales and wildflowers. You will experience a wide variety of terrains from rugged bush tracks and coastal trails, sandy beaches to paved walkways. Inclines vary but all can be done with a moderate degree of fitness and agility. 

We do all the work for you - book your B&B accommodation, tailor a 3 - 7day walking package that suits your interests and transport you to and from your walks as required. Our easy to follow self-guided notes allow you to take the day at your own pace with your friends and family. (Min 2 people). Stay at the same accommodation for your entire stay so unpack and settle in.

Albany Whale Tours

Spectacular, adventurous, exciting. Sail-A-Way, a motor/sailing catamaran, friendly knowledgeable skipper and crew, complimentary cream teas. Best value on the south coast. Not to be missed.

  • Type:Tours
  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Whale Watching
  • Tour Duration:3 hours
  • Tour Price:Starting at $90.



Albany Whale Tours offers whale watching tours in winter - June to early October, and Summer Splash scenic tours and Twilight cruises in summer - January to April, as well as making Sail-A-Way available for private functions and charter.  Delicious food is complimentary on all public tours and we cater for special dietary needs such as gluten free, vegetarian and halal. 

Bald Head Walk

The bush walk provides views of the stunning coastal lines of Flinders Peninsula and you are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the seaside at the end of the track.

  • Type:Trails
  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Bush Walking


  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays


Hardcore bushwalkers will enjoy this strenuous 16km return walk over Isthmus Hill and Limestone Head, finishing at Bald Head in the Torndirrup National Park (fees apply). The terrain is steep and difficult in parts, but the coastal views are excellent. Fishing is permitted at Bald Head, the eastern extremity of the park. The bush walk provides views of the stunning coastal lines of Flinders Peninsula and you are also rewarded with a breathtaking view of the seaside at the end of the track.



Bushfood Factory and Cafe

Activate your taste buds and learn about Australian natural food sensations. The Bushfood Factory and Café, a tourist attraction “par excellence”

  • Type:Tours
  • Suited For:Families,Seniors,Wheelchairs
  • Activity:Food & Drink


  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays


This is without doubt the most exciting food experience in Western Australia and will be remembered as the attraction not to be missed. This unique jewel encompasses all aspects of Australian native food herbs and fruits, from the plantation to the table.
As a visitor, you will be overwhelmed by the extensive product range created with these bushfoods. All your senses will be put to contribution whilst participating in a guided tour or enjoying an innovative modern cuisine featuring these amazing Australian food marvels.

Busy Blue Bus Tours

Busy Blue Bus Tours promises to 'show you more' on tour experiences from Albany to Denmark, Mt Barker and Bremer Bay.

  • Activity:Chocolatery,Cheese Maker,Cidery,Wine,Bush Walking,Food & Drink,Whale Watching,Memorial,Statue,Distillery,Brewery,Meadery,Whisky
  • Type:Tours
  • Open days/Times:7 days
  • Tour Duration:3-6hrs
  • Tour Price:from $103
  • Suited For:Families,Seniors,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)


  • Tour Locations:Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Bremer Bay
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Tour Capacity:7


In the South West of Western Australia, Busy Blue Bus Tours is the premier provider of day and half day guided tour experiences from Albany. Busy Blue Bus Tours get you to the ‘must see’ locations in the region. Share in stories, unknown to most, about the food + wine, history + nature of the destination on journeys from Albany on the Amazing South Coast. See breath-taking granite formations like The Gap and Natural Bridge or the Granite Skywalk; taste local produce in Denmark or Mt Barker; learn about Albany’s part in the developing nation at the Historic Whaling Station or the ANZAC Centre, or visit orcas off the coast of Bremer Bay in summer (Jan-Apr) or watch for whales in winter (Jun-Aug). Our most popular tour is the Mt Barker Grape Escape, a full day wine tasting experience north of Albany. Also popular is the journey into Torndirrup National Park to see The Gap and Natural Bridge. As you journey with local expertise, experience our passion for showcasing the south west edge of WA. Join us on tour; ‘we’ll show you more’.

Grove Park, Albany

Grove Park offers a unique layout and challenge to both the serious and casual golfer.

  • Activity:Golf


  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays


The front nine consists of all par threes varying lenghts, and you'll have to work hard to make par on a few of these holes.

Kurrah Mia

Unique cultural tours in Kinjarling (Albany) and the Great Southern Region, Western Australia

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Traditional Fishing,Bush Walking,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Course Duration:https://www.kurrahmia.com.au/our-tours/
  • Open days/Times:Monday-Saturday


  • Open Days:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Tour Locations:Albany and Great Southern Area


Kurrah Mia has a passionate team dedicated to keeping traditions alive through education and unique experiences. We believe in the passing down and sharing of knowledge from our elders, so all may experience the wonder and beauty of our precious land.

The Old Marron Farm

Try fresh marron, yabbies, trout and other dishes at Albany's own marron farm, set on a scenic property in the Great Southern.

  • Activity:Seafood Experiences
  • Suited For:Families


  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday


Located amongst some of Albany’s best beaches, rivers and national parks, The Old Marron Farm offers fine Great Southern dining and activities for the whole family. Enjoy a feast or tasting plate showcasing a selection of marron, yabbies and trout at the Nippers Cafe, explore the scenic surrounds with a ride on a guided Segway adventure tour or meet their friendly animals and hand feed native and exotic parrots.

Their farm fresh produce is available at the cafe's alfresco or indoor seating area, where you can admire the picturesque views of the great southern.

Marron and yabbies are also seasonally available by the kilo. 

Open 7 days per week during the school holidays. 

Walk into Luxury on the Bibbulmun Track

Walk into Luxury offers all-inclusive luxury walk experiences. We offer a complete luxury experience that showcases the best food, wine and accommodation the Amazing South Coast region has to offer.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Tour Duration:1 - 6 Days
  • Tour Price:From $550


  • Tour Locations:Margaret River, Albany


3 Day Albany South Coast Experience

The 3 day South Coast Experience showcases Albany’s best walks including Bald Head and the Bibbulmun Track near Denmark on WA’s South Coast. A perfect long weekend or add on to the Cape to Cape Walk, this luxury walking holiday includes Albany’s premier day hike – Bald Head – within Torndirrup National Park, along with highlights of the Bibbulmun Track within William Bay National Park. Visit Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks, Conspicuous Cliffs and the giant karri forest at the Tree-top walk. Your hosted luxury accommodation is Albany’s award-winning Beach House at Bayside. A four course Denmark winery lunch overlooking the region’s oldest vineyard completes your 3 day Albany experience.

 8 Day South West Walk including the Cape to Cape

Commencing in Perth, enjoy a week discovering the best of WA’s South West on foot including Albany’s wild coastline and the Bibbulmun Track, Margaret River’s Cape to Cape Walk, and the many wineries, beaches and epic views that line in between. This walk combines the private 3 day Albany South Coast Experience with our signature Cape to Cape Walk, and includes extra nights in Albany and Margaret River along with car hire from Perth to ensure a balanced journey combining the best of WA’s walks with relaxation, food and wine.

Contact details

Learn more at www.walkintoluxury.com.au or contact the Walk into Luxury team at info@walkintoluxury.com.au or 1300 662 452