Towns surrounding Albany Western Australia
Albany has an assortment of towns within easy reach and they all have their own unique appeal. The towns of Denmark, Walpole, Mt Barker offer additional locations for you to explore with lots of attractions.
Whatever your fancy the Albany region has a wide range of sights and activities to make your stay a memorable one!
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- Description: The picturesque town of Denmark is hidden among the hills and forest of the area. Situated along the Denmark river, the town is a series of wonderful images. Denmark became a timber town in 1895 and the subsequent industries of Dairy and Beef cattle finally gave way to tourism.
- Attractions: Wineries abound, arts & crafts, scenic drives, river & inlet cruises, canoeing, coach tours, 4 wheel driving, swimming, fishing and horse riding
- Walpole is surrounded by the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. This park which covers approximately 18,000ha is home to deep rivers, majestic Karri trees, the unique Tingle trees, waterfalls, wildflowers and an unspoilt coastline. Walpole is mainly famous for the "Valley of the Giants" A copse of huge Karri & Tingle trees which has a 40 metre high tree top walk.
- Attractions: Ancient Empire at "Valley of the Giants", scenic drives, canoeing, 4 wheel driving, swimming, fishing.
- Description: Mt Barker is one of the gateways to the Porongurup's and the Sterling Range. The area surrounding Mt Barker was first settled in the 1841-s as a general farming area. It now serves a wide agricultural area as well as a sheep and cattle industry. From September to November the Porongurup and the Sterling Ranges come alive with over 500 recorded species of wildflowers of which 40-50 are found nowhere else in the world. Mt Barker has also established itself as a wine region producing quality wines and holding annual wine festivals.
- Attractions: Porongurup and the Sterling Ranges, wineries, scenic drives, walks, the Banksia Farm, the interesting Old Police Station Museum, and the St Warburg's Chapel