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 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, set 400 metres above the ground. Many visitors to the Albany region choose to experience the stunning coastline and rugged ranges aboard a scenic flight and as such, a number of locally owned and operated tour guides will tailor truly memorable helicopter or aeroplane scenic flights to meet your needs.
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.
Torndirrup National Park
Located on the coast, south of Albany and Princess Royal Harbour, this park offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia and is home to The Gap and the Natural Bridge.
Bluff Knoll stands 1,095 metres above sea level and 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.
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
Located 35km east of Albany, this un-spoilt coastal scenery provides a vital habitat for threatened native fauna.
Waychinicup National Park
This park covers the lower reaches and estuary of the Waychinicup River,
and a line of granite outcrops extends 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.
Maitraya is situated 30km south east of Albany and approximately 430km from Perth on the Albany Highway. Only a short flight from Perth, Maitraya also boasts a fully sealed private airstrip and conveniently located helipad, making it the ideal destination for VIP guests and aviation retreats.Directions
Idyllically positioned above the picturesque Albany coastline lies Maitraya, one of Australia’s most prestigious luxury retreats.