Welcome To Albany Western Australia
Albany accommodation, attractions, restaurants and general Albany tourism needs.
Albany is also home to great attractions like Whale World, Mount Clarence, The famous Windfarm, Middleton Beach, Emu Point and of course the stunning King George Harbour. During the months from September to November the area explodes with Wildflowers and the Stirling Range is definitely well worth a visit to get in touch with nature. Albany is a city of approximately 30,000 people in the south-west corner of Western Australia, approximately 409km from Perth and is the perfect holiday location for families, couples and singles.
There is so much to see and do in and around Albany. We have pristine beaches, superb yachting facilities, awesome Karri Forests, , beach and sea fishing, playful dolphins, whale watching, great shopping, sumptuous restaurants and a cosmopolitan cappuccino strip, magnificent art galleries, delightful wineries, lovely lagoons and of course excellent accommodation. Our harbour is one of the most picturesque in W.A. with amny tourists drives and walks to take it all in. Now, you must not leave Albany without visiting the Whale World, its a great day out for the family.
The main industries of Albany Western Australia consist of tourism, fishing and agriculture, although before the 1950s whaling was one of the major sources of income and employment for the population. One of Albany's old Whaling stations has now become one of the biggest tourist attractions for the area.
Albany is the major seaport of the Great Southern region, and the largest centre in Western Australia outside the metropolitan area. It is an expanding regional centre with a wealth of natural and man-made resources. It is surrounded by much of WA's best agricultural land, and the area is also rich in minerals. Albany, however, is primarily a holiday centre, and each year thousands come here to enjoy their holidays. The city is also used as a base to visit many beauty spots of the Great Southern.
Travelling Around Western Australia
Travelling around Western Australia is relatively an all year round experience as our sealed road system is quite extensive. In the summer months those who wish to visit the north of Western Australia be aware the the seasonal rains of the north can close these roads in a very short time.
Unsealed roads in this area are usually closed from November to March. Road trains are likely to be encountered on many of our highways and care should be taken when deciding to overtake them or even passing them in opposite directions. These vehicles can be up to 50 metres long so when passing make sure there is a least a one kilometre distance between your vehicle and any oncoming car. Never attempt to overtake these vehicles unless you are absolutely sure it is safe to do so. When passing these road trains in opposite directions, the air dispersement ahead of the road trains and as they pass can be quite surprising. When approaching a road train slow down and keep a firm grip on your steering wheel as they pass.
Bush fires, especially in the summer months are a regular occurrence. Visitors need to exercise extreme caution as the lighting of fires can cause irreparable damage to the area.
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