Natural Albany

Albany's natural beauty is truly awe-inspiring, with its diverse landscapes and stunning coastal vistas. King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour serve as picturesque backdrops, their tranquil waters reflecting the vibrant hues of the surrounding sky. Nestled between these expansive waterways, Mount Melville and Mount Clarence rise majestically, offering panoramic views of the town and its surrounds.

    The Gap and Natural Bridge

    These are two of Albany's most iconic landmarks. Marvel at the sheer cliffs and tumultuous waves crashing against the rugged coastline at The Gap, where a viewing platform provides awe-inspiring views of the churning sea below. Then, wander along the scenic boardwalk to the nearby Natural Bridge, a remarkable rock formation sculpted by centuries of erosion. Take your time to soak in the beauty of these geological wonders and capture some unforgettable photos to commemorate your visit to Albany.

      Bald Head Hiking Trail

      Located in the Torndirrup National Park, a short drive from town, Bald Head Walk Trail is one of the more challenging treks — bushwalking experience is recommended — but it boasts some truly stunning views of the Southern Ocean and King George Sound. Following the narrow ridge of the Flinders Peninsula, the 12.5km trail winds all the way to its namesake, Bald Head, a domed headland of granite that slopes into the ocean. Allow six to eight hours, bring plenty of water, wear sturdy shoes and take extra care on steep sections.

        Whale Watching

        Each May to October, Albany welcomes some very special guests to its great backyard — pods of humpback and southern right whales. The best way to see them is aboard a cruise and you’ll find plenty of operators to choose from at the Albany Visitor Centre. Alternatively, head to Middleton Beach to get a vantage point from shore or along the boardwalk which wraps the coastline.