Originally convicts settled and served as a military base, Albany settled for the first time in 1827, making it the oldest city in Western Australia. In the middle of the 19th century, the French paid attention to Western Australia. Given that what is now known as Albany had the largest natural harbor in this area of the country, it was considered to need protection.
Today, Albany is the primary tourism industry. The rich and varied history of the city remains preserved in architecture and historical monuments. This, combined with the beauty of the area, makes Albany one of the major tourist destinations in Western Australia.
One of the best ways to see many of the finest of more than 50 historical monuments in Albany is to Amity Trail. The 30-minute Amity Trail tour is an ideal way to explore the city. Also, there is no need to miss the replica of Brig Amity, which brought the first settlers and sentenced to Albany.
The last whalers took off in Albany in 1979, but whale watching is still a big part of Albany's attraction. Often you can easily discover the whales from the shore, but for even more exciting and close-looking views of the magnificent Southern Right and the Humpback whales, you will want to take a whale cruise. While you're up for it, you'll want to visit Whale World, a fascinating exhibit at the site of Australia's last whaling station.
Albany's rugged coastline and sheltered white sand beaches are popular with tourists in the interior of Perth. Gap, a narrow, rectangular tide bounded by 20 stunning cliffs, is a dizzying experience, especially when large waves light up and crashes against the rocks. The nearby natural bridge is also a stunning view. Another coastal attraction you will not miss is the ruins of the Old Forts Lighthouse at King Point.
One of the most popular scenic walks in Albany is the Middleton Beach Boardwalk. It is not a long walk, only about 3 km, but you feel as if you were immersed in nature. More adventure explorers head to the rugged coastline of the Torndirrup National Park.
Earlier, before European settlers arrived in the Albany area, native Australians were native, who called the Kinjarling area or "a place of water." That was a good name for the region, because the rainfall is high throughout the winter. During the peak summer holiday season there is just enough rain to refresh the air to keep the landscape green and green.
Now that tourism has become Albany's main industry, there is no shortage of Albany accommodation to choose from. They range from comfortable budget accommodation to luxurious resorts. Albany's permanent population is less than 30,000, so it is the ideal place to stay. Everything is at your fingertips, but the city has a wide, spacious feeling. To make the most of your holiday in Albany, plan to stay for a while. It's too much you'd want to see if you tried to fix it in a day or two.