Albany is located directly on the shore in the south of Western Australia. Surrounded by national parks and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Albany is providing a lot of entertainment.
There are two parts of Albany, on one hand the magnificent old town, which is still recalling the early days of settlers, and on the other hand the new wild part with big town hustle and bustle, shopping centres and fastfood chains.
Albany was founded in the year 1826, shortly before Perth. The first foreign settlers were Europeans, but still today you will find definite testimonials of the time when Aborigines had been living there.
There are some sightseeing worth historical buildings of colonial times in Albany. Detailed information will be offered in the visitor’s centre.
Patrick Taylor Cottage is the oldest colonial-style residential house of Western Australia.
Not only ancient buildings and museums are inviting Albany visitors, you can rather spend one lazy day relaxing on the beach as well, or go angling around there.
You can explore the area by motorbike or bus, half-day and all-day tours are offered.
There are enough accommodation offers, from camping grounds, boat hotels to first-class hotels.