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Albany

Albany

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Albany is a port city in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 418 km SE of Perth, the state capital. Albany is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia, predating Perth and Fremantle by over two years. At the 2011 Census, Albany's population was 30,656, making it the state's sixth-largest population centre.
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20 Aug 2015

We visited Albany for a couple of days during our trip around Australia. As you come into Albany on the South Coast Highway (from Denmark) you will hit a very interesting roundabout. Five roads heading into this roundabout and we approached this towing our caravan at peak-hour - very difficult. 

Albany is a very large city and we made our way down to the Information Centre near the harbour - housed in a lovely old building surrounded by beautiful gardens. We arrived just before closing time but were not rushed - the staff allowed us plenty of time to gather information on the area. Lovely cafes and old buildings line the streets leading to the water.

We stayed at the Middleton Beach Holiday Park (Big 4) which is located on the Esplanade. A small but beautiful park with walking tracks either side along the water front which seemed to be very popular with the locals morning and afternoon.

The lookout over King George Sound is an Anzac memorial - information about the soldiers and extracts from personal letters are displayed on signs leading up to the viewing platform. A very moving experience. There is also a large interactive memorial in this area - apparently your entry ticket gives you a soldiers name and it is not until you leave the display that you find out whether they survived the war. We have been told that this is very interesting centre and quite emotional. 

A highlight of our trip to Albany was a visit to Whale World - a museum about whaling in Western Australia. I do not condone the killing of whales but found this history interesting. The museum is set in the grounds of a disused whaling station with a real whaling ship to explore and movie theatres built in the old storage silos. There are lots of photos and information signs about the work carried out at this station - large whale skeletons are set out so you can see just how huge these creatures are.

There are plenty of things to see and do in Albany but our time was limited. We would love to come back one day and stay longer in this beautiful part of the world.

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