THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Set between two mountains and on the edge of the King George Sound, Albany is a beautiful city in a breathtaking location, offering magnificent views including the immense Southern Ocean and across the harbour from just about every vantage point.
As you explore the areas outside Albany, the landscape offers the diversity of some of the most incredibly rugged and awe-inspiring coastal scenery in the country as well as vineyards, sand dunes, pastured landscape, forests, rolling hills and the towering peaks of the Stirling Ranges and the Mt Barker wine region to the north.
NATIONAL ANZAC CENTRE
Located just a short drive from Dolphin lodge around Mount Adelaide is the must-see Anzac centre which looks out over Princess Royal Harbour with stunning views to King George Sound. In late 1914, 41,000 Australians left Albany bound for the Great War. This is their story.
Albany has numerous beautiful beaches and attractions, scattered close to further than the eye can see, you'll need to stay a few days or more to see a lot of it, much longer to see all (one day is never enough).
ALBANY WATERFRONT AND MARINA
The Albany Waterfront has a new Marina, Fishing Platform, Entertainment Centre and an upgraded Anzac Peace Park. There are places to eat, drink or just wonder and enjoy the scenery.
MOUNTAINS AND LOOKOUTS
Albany has three close mountains Mt Melville, Mt Clarence and Mt Adelaide, on them you'll find many attractions and lookouts.
TORNDIRRUP NATIONAL PARK
On your way out through the Torndirrup National Park to Discovery Bay (formerly Whale World) which featuers Whales, Wildflowers and Wildlife, you take right turn and see the Wind Farm, or left turn to the Sailing Club, or a right turn to The Gap & Natural Bridge and all that is in between.
There are many awesome award winning restaurants throughout Albany and other places to wine and dine. Some of them just a short stroll from Dolphin Lodge!
WHALES DURING WHALE WATCHING SEASON
Whales can be seen off shore between May and October each year, there's a selection of cruises available most of the year, or you can simply view them from the Middleton Boardwalk or on Marine Drive.
THE OLD MARRON FARM AND
TWO PEOPLE'S BAY
Albany's Old Marron Farm and Bird Park, with an array of animals for the family to see and they now have Segway Tours on the property. They are situated on the Two Peoples Bay road, the road to one of the worlds most famous beaches, Little Beach.
CLIMB, EXPLORE, SWIM...
During other months of the year there are many more attractions that will keep you very busy, including mountain climbing and exploring the Stirling & Porongurup Range National Parks, A swim at famous Two Peoples Bay's Little Beach, a walk to Bald Head along Flinders Peninsula and if you are a little more adventurous Valley Of The Giants and the Tree Top Walk.
Too wet or cold for outdoor exploring? Try one of Albany's inside activities. Visit the museum, Albany's Wacky Golf and Escape Rooms, Orana Cinemas or have a swim at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre.
Photos (C) Steve Hancock Photography
(Except for Hybla and Marron Farm Family)