Albany sits on the south coast of WA, widely regarded as one of the most incredibly beautiful and diverse coastlines in the world – in equal turns stunningly gorgeous and fearsomely rugged. The region boasts beaches which are routinely named among the best in Australia, such as the incredible Little Beach, the aptly-named Elephant Rocks in Denmark and of course our iconic Middleton Beach, just minutes from Albany’s CBD.
Perth to Albany by Car
Albany is easily reached by car. If you are travelling from Perth there are several routes you can take, the shortest takes approximately 5 hours.
Perth to Albany via Albany Highway (most direct)
Perth to Albany By Bus
TransWA operates daily coach passenger services to Albany from Perth. The destination point is the Albany Visitor Centre, Proudlove Parade, Albany.
A coach drive from Perth to Albany takes about six hours via Williams, Gnowangerup or Bunbury. Timetables for GS1, GS2 and GS3 are available by clicking this link
Bookings can be made by phoning 1300 662 205 or by visiting the TransWa website.
Perth to Albany by Air
Regional Express fly four daily return services between Albany and Perth on weekdays.
To view the schedule of flights or make a booking, visit the Regional Express website.
There are several car hire companies that operate in Albany. For help with arranging care hire then please contact the Albany visitor centre on (08) 98419290 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Amazing South Coast can provide you with the perfect accommodation options to suit your needs. From backpackers, campervan parks to resorts and holiday houses, Albany has it all!
Click through to see some of Albany’s Accommodation which will help you make the most of your time in the beautiful city.
If you have a few days to spare when visiting Albany for Field of Light: Avenue of Honour or Remembrance Day 2018, be sure to soak in the beauty of Albany and its surroundings.
Albany Heritage Park is one of Australia’s most significant cultural and historical precincts. Set amongst the spectacular surroundings of Mount Adelaide and Mount Clarence, the Park includes: National Anzac Centre, Princess Royal Fortress, Desert Mounted Corps Memorial (one of eight Nationally Significant Military Memorials in the country), Padre White Lookout, Convoy Walk and Lookout, Avenue of Honour, Ataturk Memorial and a range of natural and recreational assets, including walk trails and mountain bike tracks.
Top 10 Things to Do in Albany
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the myriad offerings in Albany. Here are ten things to get you started. For more, flip through your Albany Holiday Planner or visit the Albany Visitor Centre.
- Drive along the beautiful Princess Royal Drive for a truly spectacular view.
- Take a detour along the way up Apex Drive to visit the National Anzac Centre to experience the legend of the Anzacs during the First World War. Afterwards, head up to the Mt Clarence Desert Corps Memorial and Padre White Lookout for amazing million-dollar views of Albany. Visit Western Australia’s first line of defence set up on Mt Adelaide, the Princess Royal Fortress.
- Visit Little Beach, recently named one of the best beaches in Australia.
- Stake a patch of white sand at Middleton Beach. Swim in the shelter of Ellen Cove, or walk towards Emu Point until the surf beckons. Embark on the Middleton Beach boardwalk, a must see for all visitors to our city.
- Taste our award-winning wines, spirits, locally made beer, farm fresh yabbies and trout, olive and sandalwood products. Try the freshly shucked Albany oysters, boutique goats cheese and much more!
- Witness the elegance of giant windmills at the Albany Wind Farm, and the miraculous 360-degree views afforded by the surrounding walk trails.
- Drop into some of our famous wineries for a wine tasting, or taste W.A.’s first single malt whiskey.
- Discover the richness of Albany’s whaling history at the only museum of its kind in the world to be housed in a formerly fully-operational whaling station. Spot migrating humpbacks and blue whales from the shore or see them up close on board a whale watching cruise.
- Visit the new universally accessible lookout at the Gap and Natural Bridge in Torndirrup National Park.
- Saturday or Sunday morning, Albany hosts bustling farmers markets (Albany Farmers Market and Albany Boatshed Markets) offering the freshest local produce and seafood, live entertainment and arts and crafts.
Head to The Amazing South Coast website to get more fantastic tips on more great things to do.