We have been visiting Albany for a few days and are surprised at how much it has changed since our last visit about 10 years ago. From a tourists point of view it has changed for the better – with the ANZAC Centre showcasing the historical significance of Albany during WW1 and the amazing structural engineering of the platform at The Gap.
Albany has some interesting sights in and around the city. Here is just a quick look at our time here. The beautiful harbour, the lovely old buildings and gardens, Dog Rock and The Amity are all tourist highlights.
Old Strawberry Farm was established in 1827 and is thought to be the first farm established in Western Australia when Europeans arrived in Albany’s King George Sound. The main building and gardens have been beautifully maintained.
The Gap offers an amazing view of the Southern Ocean from the overhanging platform 40 metres above the surging ocean below. The structural engineering of the suspended platform means visitors can walk out over the ocean and feel the energy of the water below. The Natural Bridge is nearby and highlights the power of the surging seas in eroding the rocks to create the bridge.
The National ANZAC Centre was opened in 2014 to commemorate the departure of 41,000 men and women from the Albany harbour bound for Europe and the Great War. They centre has visual displays but is also offers state of the art technogy to guide you through the centre.
The views around King George Sound are very pretty.
It was nice to be back and the weather wasn’t too bad either.
A beautiful part of the world. Must be over ten years since we last visited. Janet’s Grandfather left from Albany for France in WW1 and fought in many battles including Polygon Wood which was celebrated only a few weeks ago. He was very lucky to come back. Wounded in action four times. Enjoy your travels.
You must visit soon, you would love the history.
Always love your posts. Beautiful photos and interesting story. Love dog rock and the ocean photos. R x
Isn’t Dog Rock amazing. You will have to add a few extra days to you next trip to WA to visit Albany.
The Old Strawberry Farm looks really lovely.
The building has been beautifully restored and the gardens are lovely at this time of the year.
Looking forward to following you in a week or so. Number one on my list is the Albany Anzac Centre. Nanna Cripps uncle Augustus Campbell would have come through Albany on his way from Victoria to Gallipoli in 1914. He was killed on the 26 April 1915. Great grandfather Cripps left from Fremantle, as did all the WA forces. Thanks for sharing your photos.
You will love it!
It’s a beautiful city in a stunning location.
Hi Guys, we are really enjoying following your travels via the Blog. when we visited you last year we drove over via Albany and it has much improved as you say and your photos show. we loved our stay in Albany and hope to be back soon. G & H
We are eagerly awaiting your return as well. Hope to see you soon.
You’ve just reminded me why I long to revisit Albany xx
You could easily spend a week in and around Albany. It really has a lot to offer.