Albany – Road Trip

With pristine beaches, awe inspiring coastal views, fascinating geological features, and a wealth of activities to see and do, Albany is a winning destination for all.

For our caravan friends, the camping opportunities are unbelievably good.

Being the home for some of Western Australia’s most popular Family Caravan Parks, Coastal Free Camps, Farm Stays with a genuine warm country air, and quiet parks suited to the laid back nomads on their way through, the accommodation possibilities are extensive.

That being said, Albany experiences a large tourism boost during December and January, when WA schools close for the summer break.  With its southern vista, cooling sea breezes, and balmy days, Albany is a siren call to WA locals looking to escape Summer’s heat.  It is best to plan well ahead for the more popular caravan destinations.

When in Albany, there is no end to the activities awaiting for you.  Marvellous restaurants and shopping opportunities abound.  The scenic coastline features dozens of well sign posted, and advertised look outs, and geological wonders.  The Historic Whale Museum is an informative and worthwhile outing, with many tourist stops on the road to the remote site.

No trip to Albany is complete without a visit to the wind farm which proudly frames the inland horizon, and if you time your visit well, one of the many available whale watching experiences is a must.

A deep Anzac history is linked to this wonderful town, as Albany was the 1914 departure point for thousands of service men and women.  The Anzac Peace Park, coupled with the National Anzac Museum celebrates with nostalgia and respect this historically significant past, and honours our Anzac’s beautifully.

To find out more about this fascinating Southern town, visit the Albany Tourism page.

 

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Time of Year

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Time of Year

Open during the Dry Season from April to October, check the exact dates here.

Albany is best visited during the warmer, dry months from September to May.
For Whale Watching you are best to visit from late May to early October.

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Weather

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Weather

Mostly sunny hot days.

Temp – Daytime 31-36°C

Nighttime 17-23°C

October – May – 12° to 25°C
May – October –   9° to 19°C

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How to Get Here

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How to Get Here

Self driving from Perth – 3,226km’s inland, or 3,332km coastal road.

Fly to Kununurra – El Questro Station offer a shuttle service twice daily.

Air transfer – Helicopter to El Questro Station, or small plane.

A comfortable 5 hour drive from Perth will get you to Albany.  The 415 kilometre distance being spotted with small country towns who will be happy to see you stop for a visit.

There is a daily coach journey from Perth to Albany.

Flights from Perth to Albany operate daily.

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