National Anzac Centre

National ANZAC Centre

poppies The National ANZAC Centre is dedicated to honouring the ANZACS of the First World War. The Centre was opened by the Prime Minister on 1st November 2014, the centenary of the first convoy's departure for war from King George Sound in Albany.

The Centre details the key events of the First World War told through the stories of the ANZACS and following their personal experiences.

The National ANZAC Centre is open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day. It is located within the Princess Royal Fortress precinct of Albany Heritage Park. For more information, click here to view website.

Day Trips

Many of our visitors comment on how they wished they had booked for a longer stay as they discover that there is a lot to see and do in Albany and the surrounding area. For this reason, we have put together some ideas for day trips. You can book a four or five night stay and have plenty to do!

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Wineries & Wildflowers

Wineries & Wildflowers near Emu Point Motel

Albany and the surrounding areas is home to a wide range of beautiful wildflowers. When in season (starting late August and continuing into the summer months) many of our visitors enjoy combining walks with viewing wildflowers, and visiting some of our local wineries on their travels.

wildflowers    Stirling Rages    Grape Vine    The Gap

We have some fabulous wineries in our area and the list below will help you to choose one to visit, or you can spend a full day visiting our local wineries.

Denmark Wineries

There is lots to see and do in the Denmark area. From Albany, it will take you around 40 minutes (approximately 54km) to drive to Denmark. Check out the Denmark Visitor Centre website for more information on Denmark’s Attractions. To view a full list of wineries, click here.

Mt Barker Wineries

The Mount Barker region is renowned for its fresh produce and world-class wineries. From Albany, it will take you around 35 minutes (approximately 50km) to drive to Mt Barker. Check out the Mount Barker Visitor Centre website for more information on Mt Barker Attractions.

Porongurup Range National Park - Wildflowers & Castle Rock Skywalk

The Porongurup Range National Park is home to unique wildflowers and extraordinary birds and wildlife. The Castle Rock Skywalk (allow around 2 hours) begins at Castle Rock Road and at the summit you will find the new Granite Skywalk. For further information on wineries, walks and other attractions, check out the Porongurup website, click here. From Albany, it will take you around 40 minutes (approximately 50km) to drive to the Porongurup National Park.

 

Stirling Range and Wildflowers

WildflowerThe Stirling Range National Park is located 75km North of Albany and it will take you approximately one hour to drive there from Albany. The Stirling Range rises to over 1000 metres; of the many mountains, Bluff Knoll is the most famous as it has the highest peak in Western Australia's South West region. The Stirling Range and the surrounding areas are renowned for amazing wildflowers during September and October:

  • See the spectacular wildflowers of the south coast, often regarded as one of the best attractions near Albany WA.
  • Enjoy a combination of wildflowers and great sightseeing.
  • Look out over the vast expanse of the Stirling Range which rises majestically out of the surrounding plains.
  • In season the spring wildflowers carpet the entire area around you.
  • The Stirling Range is also home to 1,500 species of plants, 87 of which are found nowhere else, including the famous ‘Darwinia’ mountain bells.
  • There are also an astonishing 123 orchid species alone within the park.
  • If you book a guided tour, your guide will provide you with an introduction to the unique wildflowers of this stunning national park.
  • Short walks, be sure to take your camera.

For further information, click on this link.

Torndirrup National Park

WildflowerIn late Spring and early summer, Torndirrup National Park is a great place to see wildflowers and it is only 15 minutes drive (approximately 15km) from Albany. The area is also known for its spectacular features including the Natural Bridge, The Gap, and the Blowholes. Click here for further information. You can make a day of it by visiting Discovery Bay and its Historic Whaling Station, the Botanic Garden and the Native Wildlife enclosures which are home to kangaroos (including rare white kangaroos), wallabies, wombats, bandicoots and possums. Discovery Bay also has a cafe overlooking King George Sound which provides light lunches, freshly cooked fish, homemade cakes and coffee.

 

Busy Blue Bus

Busy Blue Bus have Group and Package Tours introducing you to some of the best attractions around Albany and the South West. Click here to view their website for information.

Whale Watching Albany

Whale Watching in Albany, WA at Emu Point Motel

Have a whale of a time at Emu Point Motel! June to October.

Family Whale Watching Package:

  • Albany Accommodation in a Deluxe Apartment (Studio style with 1 queen & 2 or 3 single beds).
  • Reservations: Phone: 08 9844 1001.

Couples Whale Watching Package:

  • Albany Accommodation in a studio style Executive Apartment.
  • Max 2 people per room.
  • OR 2 Nights in a Classic Studio Room (1 queen & 1 single bed).
  • Max 3 people per room. Additional charges for extra persons.
  • These packages must be booked a minimum of 72 hours prior to the date you wish to
    arrive in order for us to confirm your Whale Tour.
  • Reservations: Phone: 08 9844 1001.
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Corner Medcalf Parade and Mermaid Avenue, Emu Point, Albany WA 6330

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