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With its rugged granite coastline, beautiful fringing ocean and a history that dates back to the early convict era, Albany in Western Australia is a holiday destination brimming with plenty to see and do. Just over four hours from Perth, Albany is a coastal town set amongst the cliffs and peaks of the southern coastline that holds natural wonders, scenic walks, hiking trails and much to explore. Albany is a holiday destination where you can really get away from it all, escape the rat race and revive the senses in a truly relaxing environment.

Dating back to the early 1800s when it was first settled, Albany exudes a certain rustic appeal while boasting beautifully restored homes, building and landscaped gardens to wander through. Tour through old convict jails, take a step back in time as you take a guided tour through one of the old taverns or whaling ships that used to dock here, as Albany used to be a major player in the days of the whaling industry. Today is a place where you can watch migrating humpback whales at play, cruise the ocean waters in luxury and spend as much time out on the waters where there is plenty of fishing and diving to be had, especially with the HMAS Perth lying just off shore. Albany has a number of great attractions for you to visit from its beaches where you spend endless summer days swimming, surfing, fishing and playing with the kids as well as whale world, the wind farm and numerous hiking and cycling trails. Explore the Torndirrup National Park which winds itself along the coastline, set out on the Middleton Beach boardwalk with the kids which is a three kilometre trail that lends itself to amazing views of King George Sound and the Gap is a view not to be missed. Whether you are looking for boating and fishing charters, golfing, festivals, aboriginal culture, animal parks and interesting markets to browse through, Albany is loaded with things to see and do

Experience the awesome sight of the wildflowers that blanket the ground during the spring months, enjoy some fine wine tasting at some of the neighbouring wineries in the area or simply just walk the streets of Albany where you will discover plenty of little boutiques, stores, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Waterfront dining is sensational where fine wines and mouth watering meals are prepared with only the fresh of local produce from the seas and the surrounding farms and with great options for fine dining, family dining, take away outlets, tapas bars and quick bites to eat, you can always suppress the appetite.

Albany is a feast for all your senses, where you can revive the body, mind and soul and really relax in one of the prettiest places along the southern coast of Western Australia. Book into one of the many different styles of accommodation that is scattered throughout the town and come and find out the many hidden treasures, secretes and delights of Albany for yourself!

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