Albany Self-Guided Audio Tour
1 to 3 hours
Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour. This remarkable audio guided tour will take you through the historic town of Albany where you will see sights such as the memorable ANZAC Peace Park, the beautiful Foundation Park and the deep-rooted Old Convict Gaol.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Alison Hartman Gardens/Mokare Park, York Street Adjacent Public Library, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaThe Mokare Statue was a Noongar and Aboriginal man from the south-west corner of Australia who was pivotal in aiding European exploration of the areaDuration: 15 minutesStop At: The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, 267 Lower Stirling Tce Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaThe Convict Gaol is original and foreboding and lets you know how hard it was in Albany during the 1850'sDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Patrick Taylor Cottage, 37 Duke St Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaPatrick Taylor Cottage Museum. This eleven room home is the oldest surviving dwelling in Western Australia.Duration: 15 minutes Special Offer - Book by September 4 to save 33% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!
National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket
1 to 4 hours
In 1914 over 41,000 service men and women left from Albany bound for World War I. For many this would be the last time they saw home. Today at this very location stands the state-of-the-art award winning National Anzac Centre which uses multimedia, interactive technology and historical artifacts to create a deeply personal connection with the past, as well as pay tribute to those who served.Through traditional museum display and highly interactive multi-media content, visitors assume the identity of one of 32 actual service men or women, and follow their experience of the Great War: From recruitment, through training and embarkation, ship-board life on the convoys, the conflicts at Gallipoli, the Middle East, and the Western Front. Finally, for those lucky enough to survive, you will witness their return home and the difficulties they faced adjusting back into normal society.Visit: National Anzac Centre, 67 Forts Rd Mt Clarence, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaExperience the Anzac legend at the National Anzac Centre. Visitors receive a character card and audio technology which they can use to follow the personal story of an Anzac by exploring touch screens, sound, static displays, and historic artifacts from The Australian War Memorial and Western Australian Museum. It is recommended that at least 2 hours be allowed for this experience. When you are finished at the National Anzac centre, explore the large coastal guns, bunkers and fortifications of the heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress, a pre-federation coastal defense system which is one of Australia's oldest coastal fortifications.For nature and adventure lovers, immerse yourself in a 260 hectare natural reserve surrounding the National Anzac Centre that offers the ultimate blend of natural, cultural, historical and adventure based experiences including historic cultural sites, nature based walking and mountain bike trails, wildflowers, whale watching as well
Albany's Historic Whaling Station Admission Ticket
Spend a day exploring the world’s only complete whaling station tourism attraction and gain fascinating insight into Albany’s colorful past. Join a 40-minute guided tour (operating on the hour from 10am to 3pm daily) or follow informative trails to learn the stories of the men and women whose livelihood depended on Australia’s whaling industry. There are a variety of activities to experience and see such as short films within the converted whale oil tanks, a giant blue whale skeleton display, precious scrimshaw art, and a world-renowned marine animal art collection. You may even climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship. Afterwards, relax in a café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays and enjoy free BBQ facilities in a beautiful Regional Wildflower Garden.Visit: Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 81 Whaling Station Rd Torndirrup, Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaEnjoy the 20-minute scenic drive from Albany CBD on your way to Albany's Historic Whaling Station. On arrival head to the entrance complex where you will be greeted by a friendly team who will guide you through your visit. Join one of the knowledgeable tour guides on a complimentary 40-minute tour through the restored whale processing factory, where you will find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Tours operate on the hour from 10am to 3pm daily, or you can self-guide yourself through the entire site. After the tour, enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks and hop aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship. Be amazed by a giant blue whale skeleton, enjoy a world-renowned marine animal art collection, and view precious scrimshaw art. If you have some spare time before the tour, you can visit the museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artifacts and memorabilia, or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’
National Anzac Centre Field of Light Panorama Pass
2 to 24 hours
Combine 2 incredible Albany experiences in one commemorative pass. Visit the award-winning National Anzac Centre; Australia’s only museum dedicated solely to the conflicts of World War 1. Experience the multi-media interpretive exhibits as you follow the personal journeys of WW1 veterans. Then, travel to the summit of Mt Clarence to experience the panoramic views of King George Sound; the last glimpse of Australia for the ANZAC fleet in 1914. Visit the location of Australia’s first ANZAC Day Dawn Service Mass and be immersed in the cascading panorama of 16,000 lights as you descend through the Field of Light exhibit, like a field of wildflowers amongst native Australian trees.In 1914 over 41,000 Australian and New Zealand troops amassed in a convoy of over 40 ships in the protected waters of King George Sound, Albany as they awaited their departure to the battlefields of Europe in the First World War. For many, Albany was their last experience of Australian soil. Today the award winning, state-of-the-art, National Anzac Centre remembers the stories of the men and women who left from Albany and went on to become what is now one of the most significant stories in Australia’s short history as a nation, the story of the ANZACs. The precinct surrounding the National Anzac Centre is home to the Princess Royal Fortress, Australia’s first federal defence garrison, gun embattlements and scenic lookouts, developed to immerse visitors in the Anzac legend, whilst creating an intimate connection to this special place. Start your cultural pilgrimage with an afternoon visit to the National Anzac Centre, followed by a visit to the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibit. Inspired by Albany’s incredible ANZAC Heritage, acclaimed UK artist, Bruce Munro, has created an ephemeral art exhibit featuring 16,000 glass spheres on slender stems planted along the Avenue of Honour at Albany Heritage Park, illuminating the tree-lined path, like wildflowers after rain.
The Gap and Natural Wonders
3 hours 30 minutes
Take in the 360 degree views of the coastline from the summit of Stony Hill in the Torndirrup National Park. From here, amidst the pristine bushland, it is possible to see the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean and the rugged coastlines that early explorers first encountered as they rounded the peninsula for the sheltered waters of Princess Royal Harbour. Get closer to the edge! At The Gap, feel the power of the wind and water from the masterfully crafted, protected walkway. See the pounding waves as they thrash the granite walls and surge into the spaces below. Exhilarating! Travel on, and complete your journey and exploration of the impressive coastline with some delectable afternoon tea.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Busy Blue Bus - Day Tours, 13 Chevalier St, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaEnjoy commentary from your local expert Busy Blue Bus guide.Stop At: Stony Hill & Peak Head, Torndirrup National Park, Torndirrup National Park, Albany, Western Australia AustraliaTake in the 360 degree views of the coastline from the summit of Stony Hill. From here, amidst the bushland it is possible to see the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean and the rugged coastlines that early explorers first encountered as the rounded the peninsula for the sheltered waters of Princess Royal Harbour.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Gap and Natural Bridge, Via Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaGet closer to the edge! At The Gap, feel the power of the wind and water from the masterfully crafted, protected walkway lookout over the Gap. See the pounding waves as they thrash the granite walls and surge through the spaces. Exhilarating!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Albany Wind Farm, Sand Patch Road Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330 Australia
Albany Summit to Sea Adventure - Guided Segway Tour
Enjoy a fully guided Segway tour through the amazing 260 hectare Albany Heritage Park: Home of the National Anzac Centre. This is the ultimate way to experience the Park's many highlights, learn of its rich history, and ride to iconic locations such as Mt Clarence, Mt Adelaide, the Ellen Cove Board Walk, and the sandy shores of Middleton beach. A fully guided Segway tour of Albany Heritage Park; home to the National Anzac Centre. Our off-road Segway’s are ecofriendly and great fun to ride. After learning your Segway skills, our guides will lead you on a journey of discovery. Hear about your surroundings through your personal headset. Glide past the National Anzac Centre on your way to the Convoy lookout, learn the history of Princess Royal Fortress and the Avenue of Honour, ride the ascent to the summit of picturesque Mt Clarence and the historic Padre White Lookout. Our 1.5 hour ride finishes this fascinating historic tour with a cross country journey to the Ellen Cove Board Walk and onto the sandy shores of Middleton beach.
Half-Day Albany History and Highlights Tour
3 hours 30 minutes
Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the National ANZAC Centre and Heritage Park. Your guide will accompany you as you walk through Albany’s historic precinct and view Middleton Beach from the promenade. The history of the Great Southern region is revealed in stories during your guided tour at Mount Clarence and the Padre White Lookout. Discover Albany’s role in Australia’s ANZAC story at the National ANZAC Centre. Enjoy a coffee break at Middleton Beach, visit Patrick Taylor Cottage and see the Brig Amity at the Museum Precinct.Your tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Middleton Beach, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaEnjoy a tea or coffee break with scones with jam and cream overlooking beautiful Middleton Beach. Hear local stories about the area from your expert local tour guide.Duration: 40 minutesPass By: Replica of the Brig Amity, Princcess Royal Drive, Albany Historical Precinct, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaHear local stories about Albany's settlement from your expert local tour guide.Pass By: The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, 267 Lower Stirling Tce Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaHear local stories about Albany's historic precinct from your expert local tour guide.Pass By: Busy Blue Bus - Day Tours, 13 Chevalier St, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaEnjoy professional transport and guided local commentary from our local Busy Blue Bus guide throughout your tour.Stop At: National Anzac Centre, 67 Forts Rd Mt Clarence, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaDiscovery Albany's role in Australia's ANZAC story while you immerse yourself in Australia's National ANZAC Centre. Your guide will accompany you while giving you time for personal reflection.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
Half-Day Tour of Discovery Bay in Albany
3 hours 30 minutes
Spend 3.5-hours discovering Albany’s historic whaling station, Discovery Bay. Your guide will take you through the native bushland of Torndirrup National Park before you tour Discovery Bay and see Australia’s whaling story comes to life. Climb aboard a famous whale chaser to experience life on board an actual whaling ship, and explore the movie, photos, and artifact galleries. You will marvel at the enormous whale skeletons on display.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 81 Whaling Station Rd Torndirrup, Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaEnjoy a fully guided tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station followed by a morning/afternoon tea or coffee with scones with jam and cream. Take some time to look around the Cheynes IV whale chaser, Australian Wildlife Park or Regional Wildflower Garden.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Torndirrup National Park, Turn Left Just Before End of Salmon Hole Rd, 10 Km South of Albany, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaFeel the rush of the Southern Ocean as it heaves itself against the rugged granite coastline. Experience the power of the ocean from the outreaching platform over The Gap and witness the ferocious waves crash beneath the incredible formation of the Natural Bridge.Duration: 25 minutesPass By: Busy Blue Bus - Day Tours, 13 Chevalier St, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaBe taken on a journey throughout your tour by your local expert Busy Blue Bus guide.
Day Trip to Porongurups National Park with Climb to Granite Skywalk from Albany
Leave Albany behind for a 5-hour bus tour to Porongurup National Park. Savor local foods and wine tastings at a Ironwood Estate Wines. Visit the National Park to reach Castle Rock and exhilarating views from the Granite Skywalk.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Busy Blue Bus - Day Tours, 13 Chevalier St, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaLocal CommentaryProfessional ServiceStop At: Castle Rock, Porongurup National Park, Western Australia AustraliaBalancing BouldersNatural Surrounds360 degree views of the Great SouthernNative Flora and FaunaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Granite Sky Walk, Porongurup National Park, Western Australia Australia360 degree views of the Great SouthernTest your skills and make the scramble through the granite boulders to reach the climb.Test your nerves and climb the 6 metre ladder to reach the summit of Castle Rock and walk the see through engineering marvel of the skywalk.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Ironwood Estate Wines, 2191 Porongurup Rd, Porongurup, Western Australia 6324 AustraliaEnjoy a lunch of local seasonal produce and a fantastic wine tasting or Porongorup wines.Duration: 1 hour
Full Day Tasting Tour with Lunch in Denmark from Albany
6 hours 30 minutes
Spend 6.5-hours exploring Denmark, Western Australia, tasting local treats such as cheese and wine. Your drive/guide will entertain you as you ride in an air conditioned bus to your first destination. Enjoy a delightful lunch at The Lake House and taste whisky and/or gin at The Great Southern Distillery before heading back to Albany.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Busy Blue Bus - Day Tours, 13 Chevalier St, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaSit back and relax while Busy Blue Bus provides you with a professional service, local guiding and commentary as you discover the taste of The Great Southern.Stop At: The Lake House Winery Denmark, Great Southern Region 106 Turner Rd, Denmark, Western Australia 6333 AustraliaEnjoy tastings of award winning great southern wines and an extensive range of vino foods. Try The Lake House's own brand of vino inspired beauty products before indulging in a locally sourced unforgettable shared platter lunch.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Duckett's Mill Winery and Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, 1678 Scotsdale Rd, Denmark, Western Australia 6333 AustraliaTaste hand made multi award winning cheese and wines.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Great Southern Distilling Company, 252 Frenchman Bay Rd Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaCap off the day with a private tour and tasting at the award winning Great Southern Distillery. Taste Darkest Winter, voted the best whisky in the southern hemisphere or their special flavours of gin in the Giniversity range.Duration: 1 hour
Mt Barker Grape Escape
6 hours 30 minutes
Meander through back roads to taste outstanding wines from four award-winning wineries of the Mt Barker sub-region of the Great Southern, grown in cool climate and nestled next door to national parks. Our Busy Blue Bus guide will take care of the skipper duties, whilst you take pleasure in tastings from award-winning cellar doors. Share a platter lunch of local produce. Take part in a private guided winery tour and journey through a cool, clean, natural environment that creates hallmark wines. ‘Magical and memorable!’ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Busy Blue Bus - Day Tours, 13 Chevalier St, Albany, Western Australia 6330 AustraliaOur Busy Blue Bus guide will take care of the skipper duties, whilst you relax and enjoy the scenery and the sensational flavours of the region. ‘Magical and memorable’.Stop At: Gilberts Wines, RMB 438 Albany Hwy, Kendenup, Western Australia 6323 AustraliaWine tasting begins at Gilbert Wines, home to the ‘lads’ and where a morning coffee might be preferred.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plantagenet Wines, Lot 45 Albany Hwy Great Southern Region, Mount Barker, Western Australia 6323 AustraliaAt Plantagenet wines you are guided through the back rooms on a private tour of the cellar workings, before you are taken to the tasting bench. Choose your wine and make your purchase to accompany a scrumptious shared platter lunch of local produce.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Galafrey Wines, 432 Quangellup Rd Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Mount Barker, Western Australia 6324 AustraliaAt Galafrey Wines and family owned winery you will taste award winning wines from "2018 Top 50 Young Guns" wine maker Kim Tyrer.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: West Cape Howe Wines, 14923 Muir Hwy Great Southern Region, Mount Barker, Western Australia 6324 AustraliaAt West Cape Howe Wines sam