National Parks & Attractions
From the awesome power of the Blow Holes, to the majestic beauty of Bluff Knoll, Albany is truly a nature lovers paradise.
The region features an abundance of pristine National Parks crisscrossed with walk trails to explore.
The renowned Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and Ancient Empire Walk enable nature lovers and adventure seekers to take a breathtaking canopy walk 400 metres above the ground.
Many visitors to the Albany region choose to experience the stunning coastline and rugged ranges aboard a scenic flight. A number of locally owned and operated tour guides will tailor truly memorable helicopter or aeroplane scenic flights.
The Bibbulmun Track
This world renowned, 964km walk trail stretches from Perth to Albany.
Many adventurers set aside up to 8 weeks to walk the full length of the track, but shorter walks along the section of track entering Albany are a ‘must-do’ for nature lovers visiting the area.
The track is named after an Aboriginal group from an area in the vicinity of Albany and was first conceived in the 1970’s.
The track is clearly marked and campsites along the route are no more than a day’s walk apart.
Read more about the Bibbulmun Track here.
Torndirrup National Park
On the coast south of Albany and Princess Royal Harbour, this park offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia.
The Gap and the Natural Bridge
The Gap, a 24-metre drop to the sea, and the Natural Bridge, a monumental span of granite demonstrates the awesome power of the sea when a heavy swell is running.
Stoney Hill Lookout
360 degree views of the Southern Ocean and the back to the City of Albany. A world War II Australian Naval Radio Station was once located here.
The Blow Holes
A series of fissures in the granite rocks on the coast, which make loud hissing noises and act like geysers when water is forced by large waves through the rocks.
Porongurup National Park
Forty kilometres north of Albany the park rises out of rural farmland with granite outcrops and Karri forest featuring alongside spectacular wildflowers in Spring.
6-8 hour bushwalk over Isthmus Hill and Limestone Head, finishing at Bald Head, the eastern extremity of the park.
West Cape Howe National Park
The Southernmost point of Western Australia with spectacular granite and limestone cliffs and great variety of plants. Extensive four wheel drive tracks through the park.
Bluff Knoll stands 1,095 metres above sea level. The range is one of few places in Western Australia where snow occasionally falls.
Reaching the peak requires a reasonable degree of fitness and you should expect to be out in the elements, with sudden weather changes possible. It takes about four hours (weather and fitness level permitting) to complete the six-kilometre return climb. Read more about Bluff Knoll here.
Jimmy Newells Harbour
A tiny natural harbour named after a fisherman caught in a sudden storm and driven providentially into this shelter.
Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve
Unspoilt coastal scenery 35km east of Albany providing a vital habitat for threatened native fauna . There is an Interpretation Centre on site and a Heritage Trail, a one- hour stroll over the headland and along the beach. Little Beach is a little gem!
Waychinicup National Park
This park covers the lower reaches and estuaryof the Waychinicup River, and a line of granite outcrops extending east to Cheynes Beach.
Stirling Range National Park
The park is one of the worlds most important areas for flora, with 1,500 species. More species occur in the Stirling Range than in the entire British Isles and 87 plant species found in the Stirling Range occur nowhere else on earth.
Easy 300m, 15 minute return walk to lookout or steep steps down to the beach.