Albany’s Historic Whaling Station
Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world!
Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy.
- Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry.
- Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks.
- Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship.
- See the giant blue whale skeleton.
- Enjoy the world-renowned marine animal art collection and view the precious scrimshaw art.
- Visit the museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia.
- Or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays.
This unique, biodiverse location is home to over 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in the Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park.
National Anzac Centre
Awarded TripAdvisor’s 2018 #1 Travellers Choice Award in Australia, the National Anzac Centre is one of Australia’s most important cultural pilgrimages.
Located within Albany’s heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress, the centre overlooks the actual harbour from which over 41,000 men and women departed Australia for the Great War. Immerse yourself in the Anzac Legend and follow personal stories through state of the art technology, multimedia and historic artefacts. Prepare to remember, learn and explore.
Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
An internationally recognised nature-based tourism attraction, located in Australia’s South West, giving you a bird’s eye view of some of the biggest timber giants on Earth – Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees. Climbing 40 metres into the forest canopy and meandering through the treetops for 600 metres, the walk trail is the first of its kind, designed to maximise views and minimise impact.
This peaceful and exhilarating experience can be encountered 15 minutes east of Walpole, on Western Australia’s South coast. It takes approximately four and half hours to drive there from Perth and also features on many extended coach tour itineraries.
The Tree Top Walk sits within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and Walpole Wilderness, offering spectacular views over densely forested hills. Descending to the boardwalks below to explore the Ancient Empire Walk, you’ll enter a grove of towering veteran tingle trees. These giant eucalypts are found nowhere else in Australia, or on Earth as a matter of fact, and some have been standing for more than 400 years.