Things to do

  • Get Active

    Get Active

    Explore The Gap, Natural Bridge, the Blowholes and the Wind farm. Icons of Albany that are a must see when you drive out along Frenchman Bay Road. Go a little further off the beaten track and walk a section of Bibbulmun Track. You needn’t do the whole thing but the section between Denmark and Albany is a popular choice for those of us who can’t face the full 963km! Prefer 2 wheels instead of 2 feet? Try the purpose built downhill MTB course at Mount Clarence. Not for the faint hearted, this is experts only! If endurance is more your thing then try the Munda Biddi mountain bike trail. This stretches 1000km all the way up to Perth. Middleton Beach boardwalk provides a nice change of pace for a leisurely evening stroll where the sunset can make for a stunning backdrop.
  • Get Cultured

    Get Cultured

    With Albany being the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia it has plenty to give in terms of historic value. Albany Museum shares the stories of the indigenous Noongar people as well as early settlement and the regions unique natural landscape. A visit aboard the Brig Amity ship is all part of the museum tour. Whale World Museum and Wildlife Park provides an interactive journey through the site of the last operating whaling station in Australia. As well as that all important Koala bear photo opportunity! Royal Princess Fortress serves today as a military museum and heritage centre. Known for its heavy gun emplacement display it also has some of the best views in Albany and the café has a great breakfast. And for the brave amongst us there is the Albany Gaol Night Tour where you can experience the life and death of a convict.
  • Get Wet

    Get Wet

    With a vast, wild and stunningly beautiful coastline the Albany region is the place to be for surfing, fishing or just hitting the beach. Safe swimming can be found at Two Peoples Bay or Middleton beach while surf lessons can be booked at Mutton Bird Island, also an excellent fishing spot. The rock jump at Frencmans bay is a popular spot to cool off on a summer’s day. Whale watching tours in the winter give tourists a glimpse of these magnificent creatures as they migrate North with their young and if you prefer the other wet stuff (alcohol) then Albany has that covered too. With a wine region to challenge Margaret River it’s well worth stopping off for a tasting or two.
  • Get High

    Get High

    And you can’t get much higher than Bluff Knoll. Located in the Stirling Ranges with spectacular views, this peak is one of only a few places to experience regular snowfalls in WA. That’s right, I said snow! The Porongurup Range provides another opportunity for breathtaking views with Castle Rock and Devils Slide being the most popular hikes. These are also more suited to those looking for a less strenuous walk without missing out on the views. Mount Clarence and Mount Melville provides excellent views of Albany, sitting to the East and West respectively. The Tree top Walk within the Valley of the Giants is easily accessible from Albany and coupled with other tourist attractions in Denmark and Walpole makes for a great day trip.
  • Get Stuffed

    Get Stuffed

    The Earl of Spencer Historic Inn has an excellent pie and pint deal on no matter what day of the week or if you have more of a sweet tooth try the pancakes from Dylans on the Terrace. They also do an array of other meals that cater for all tastes. If you’re after somewhere with a more relaxed and hip vibe then Vancouver Café on Vancouver Street has excellent coffee and their cakes are to die for! The White Star, located 100m from the hostel also has a microbrewery for those seeking something different from their beverage. Denmark Pie shop hosts the best pies in Australia. Fact! Their awards list is extensive. Boston Brewery @ Willoughby Park is an excellent option for trying out a few local beers while you’re out towards Denmark.
  • Get Around

    Get Around

    During your time in Albany we want to help you experience as much as possible. That’s why we provide an in-house tour bus to help get you around the sights and attractions. We have pre-organised tours that can be booked on arrival but are more than happy to arrange custom tours, tailored to your requirements. Want to go out to The Gap? Sure thing. Some wine tasting? Not a problem. Relax at the beach? No worries. We might even join you! When a guided tour isn’t your thing you can just rent one of our bicycles for the day and be your own tour guide.

    *Please note: Minimum numbers apply for the tour bus to operate.

Things to do

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