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Albany: Albany's Historic Whaling Station Entry Ticket

Albany: Albany's Historic Whaling Station Entry Ticket

Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world and embark on this adventure. Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colorful past. Explore this station that was recognized as a heritage site is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy. Gain your entry ticket to the restored whale processing factory. 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 whale chaser ship and see a giant blue whale skeleton.  Take in the world-renowned marine animal art collection and view precious scrimshaw art. Visit a variety of museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artifacts and memorabilia. Relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays. The unique, biodiverse location is also home to over 100,000 species of native plants which are displayed in the Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQs in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. Enjoy a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast.

The Gap & Natural Wonders Tour

The Gap & Natural Wonders Tour

Take in the 360 degree views of the coastline from the summit of Stoney 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 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 lookout over the Gap.  See the pounding waves as they thrash the granite walls and surge through the spaces. Exhilarating!  Travel on to the cove from where sailing boats launch into the quiet harbor before one more view from the Albany Wind Farm to Mutton Bird Island. Looking across the vibrant City of Albany, see the granite formations of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges in the distance. Complete your journey and exploration of the impressive coastline with a relaxing refreshment at Middleton Beach.

From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Our adventure begins with a meaningful experience when we visit a wildlife rescue facility to participate in some volunteer work before a look at the iconic Busselton Jetty. Arrive at the Ngilgi Cave Ancient Lands and go beneath the earth's surface for a 45-minute semi-guided tour. After a picnic lunch, it's time to taste the world-renowned Margaret River region. Visit a couple of cellar doors for tastings before arriving at our campsite to relax over dinner and spend your first night under the stars of the Milky Way. Today's driving distance is around 320km. Swag camping at Big Valley Caravan Park, which has toilet and shower facilities. Meals Included L | D Day 2: Margaret River to Walpole Embark on an inspiring 7km hike along the Cape to Cape Track. Enjoy some free time to explore Margaret River and grab lunch. See the pristine forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region and at the Bicentennial Tree, those brave enough to climb the 165 pegs to the top are rewarded with magical views. Settle in for another night of campfire tales under the stars. Today we drive around 350km. Swag camping at Peaceful Bay Caravan Park, which has shower and toilet facilities. Meals Included B | D Day 3: Walpole and Albany Region Roam to William Bay National Park for a swim before cruising along a scenic stretch of coastline to Albany. See incredible rock sculptures at the Natural Bridge and The Gap. Travel onwards to the Porongorups, for a hike to Castle Rock. A drive through the picturesque Stirling Ranges will bring us to our campsite for the night. The driving distance today is around 240km. Swag camping at a private campsite at Mt Trio, which has shower and toilet facilities. Meals Included B |L | D Day 4: Mt Trio to Cape Le Grand National Park Turquoise water will replace red dirt as we head into Esperance. Grab a bite before connecting to Country during a 90-minute Dabungool Cultural Experience. Take a dip at Twilight Beach, one of many breathtaking beaches along the iconic Great Ocean Drive. Travel a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park, where we will set up camp at Lucky Bay. Swag camp for two nights in the well-equipped camping area at Lucky Bay which has a shower and toilet facilities. Meals Included B | D Day 5: Cape Le Grand National Park Spend a whole day unearthing this incredible park. Traverse through lush bushland, swim at fantastic bays and coves, and learn about its abundant flora and fauna. Embark on one of the best hikes of the tour, climbing Frenchman Peak to watch the sunset on the last night. Day 6: Esperance to Perth Depart early and stop for lunch at a quintessential outback town and continue until reaching the 2,700-million-year-old Wave Rock. Hop back on the bus to see the historic township of York. Learn about the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Finally, roll into Perth in the evening after travelling around 9 hours with stops along the way.

Albany: National Anzac Centre Entry Ticket

Albany: National Anzac Centre Entry Ticket

Set within the Princess Royal Fortress, the National Anzac Centre provides a deeply personal connection between yourself and those who served during WW1. Learn about the key phases and events of the First World War are told through the stories of the Anzac's themselves. Assume the identity of one of 32 characters, and follow their personal experience of the Great War from recruitment, training and embarkation, shipboard life on the convoys, the conflicts at Gallipoli, the Middle East and the Western Front, and post-war life for those who returned. Engage with these personal stories through interactive, multimedia displays, poignant artifacts, rare images and film, and audio commentary. On 1 November 1914, the first convoy of Australian and New Zealand troops departed for the First World War from King George Sound, Albany. For many, Albany was their last sight of Australian soil. Today Albany is known as the birthplace of the Anzac story and the home of the National Anzac Centre. As the story of conflicts within the National Anzac Centre draws to a close, the names of the 41,265 servicemen and women who left Albany in the first and second convoys are revealed: scrolling beneath a Pool of Reflections. The experience concludes with the discovery of each character’s fate and a Tribute Wall where visitors may document their own feelings and messages to the Anzacs.

From Albany: Mount Barker Wine Tasting Day Tour

From Albany: Mount Barker Wine Tasting Day Tour

Meet at the Albany Visitor Centre. Meander through backroads to taste outstanding wines from wineries of the Mt Barker sub-region of the Great Southern appellation; known for its Rieslings. This region has a characteristically cool climate with slow ripening times which allows for the development of rich flavors and quality grape juice. Wine tasting begins at Gilbert Wines, home to the ‘lads’ and where a morning coffee might be preferred. At Plantagenet wines, you are taken to the tasting bench to choose your wine and make your purchase to accompany a scrumptious shared platter lunch of local produce. Then it's on to Galafrey Wines, another family-owned winery and home to prominent female wine-maker Kim Tyrer. From there head to West Cape Howe where you can sample wine from their extensive range, olive oil, or their own brand of coffee. Our Busy Blue Bus Tour guide will take care of the skipper duties, while you relax and enjoy the scenery and the sensational flavors of the region.

From Albany: Food and Wine Tour of delicious Denmark WA

From Albany: Food and Wine Tour of delicious Denmark WA

Discover the gourmet gems of the food and wine scene in Denmark Western Australia, on a sightseeing and tasting tour. Let your Tour Guide drive while you indulge your senses and hear about the fabulous growing conditions on the south coast of Western Australia. Explore flavorful sensations of the Great Southern Wine appellation grown in clean air and rich soils. Wine tasting of award-winning wines at two cellar doors in bush settings. Travel through towering cathedrals of karri forest and relax with views over the green landscape at lunch. Explore flavor at Duckett's Mill where an array of cheeses, cured meats, and condiments are presented in a mouth-watery shared platter lunch. Wines are available for tasting and purchase. The work of bees is savored at Bartholemews Meadery, where you'll have a dessert of ice cream. Then take home an Australian native bush flavoured chocolate treat with which to reminisce. An all-inclusive experience. Let us know your CBD accommodation and we'll pick you up and return you safely at the end of the day.

Albany: Guided Granite Skywalk in Porongurup National Park

Albany: Guided Granite Skywalk in Porongurup National Park

Feel nurtured by nature.  Atop the Granite Skywalk, in the Porongorup National Park see boulders balancing, teetering on weatherworn pedestals. Castle Rock is a 4.2km return walk that requires moderate fitness.  To reach the spectacular views at the summit, requires a final short scramble over rocks and a climb in an enclosed ladder to the Granite Skywalk where a Busy Blue Bus guide will entertain you with intriguing stories of the area, from the traditional Noongar owners to the European settlers.  Suspended above the treetops you can breathe the clean air and exhilarate in the views to the Southern Ocean on this award-winning platform, newly opened to the public in this Heritage listed area. Savor the flavors of the Great Southern of Western in a selection from the menu at a Porongorups winery.  Rich soils, plentiful rain, and clean air nourish produce that travels only a short distance to your plate.

Albany's Whale Story

Albany's Whale Story

Begin the tour curving around Princess Royal Harbor with a view to King George Sound and the Southern Ocean beyond.  Albany’s role in Australia’s whaling story comes to life on this tour at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, Discovery Bay.  Climb aboard the famous whale chaser and marvel at the enormous whale skeletons on display. You haven’t seen Albany until you’ve visited the Historic Whaling Station, the only experience like it in the world!   Imagine yourself spotting on the prow of a whale chaser scanning the water to the tell-tale spume. Wind in your hair and salty spray in your face, you lean out and shade your eyes to the sun. Is your prey to be hunted or honoured? At Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, the history of whaling along the southern coastline of Western Australia is presented in animation, image and relic as you are guided through this educational and historic site.  Climb the Whaler chaser Cheynes IV. Complete your journey and exploration of the impressive coastline as you journey through the Torndirrup National Park.  What tales these granite mounds could tell. This tour provides reflection on the significance of whale hunting in the past, and recognition of the value of whale watching today. On return to Albany, journey through the Torndirrup National Park.  Simply breathtaking!

Albany: History and Highlights Tour

Albany: History and Highlights Tour

Curving around Mt Adelaide view the expanse of King George Sound. Breaksea Island comes into view, and stories of the construction of the lighthouse and its connection to the ANZAC narrative are revealed. Discover the role Albany played in the ANZAC campaign and visit the National ANZAC Center. Enjoy a break for tea and scones. In the historic precinct journey under the shade of trees planted to remember fallen soldiers, the Avenue of Honour leads to the Memorial of the Desert Mounted Corps. The dawn service is Padre White’s story. Take in the view from the summit, an easy and accessible walk. At Middleton Beach, pause a moment to absorb the vista of the ocean and perhaps, if lucky, a glimpse of sheltering whales and calves. Traveling into the city center, pass by the oldest farm in Western Australia and learn of the contribution it made to the social life and nourishment of the early community; a property with a chequered history.  Visit one of the earliest homes in Australia at Patrick Taylor Cottage. Could Albany have belonged to France?  British intervention soon put a stop to that!  Landmarks abound with the stamp of British settlement established in the early 1800’s. Hear about the treacherous voyage in the cramped quarters of The Brig Amity and its arrival, in Albany, on Christmas Day 1826.

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What people are saying about Albany, Australia

Overall rating

4.9
(12 reviews)

Great day on the Mount Barker grape escape tour with Michelle of Busy Blue Bus. Couldn’t have wanted a better driver - friendly and a great source of local information and wines. Four wineries done and dusted … each of them excellent. Would highly recommend for anyone travelling to this beautiful area 😊

Lovely tour, really well organized. Sean is a very knowledgeable guide, gives time at destinations and doesn't rush, so you have time to enjoy sites. Also a great cook! Had a great time. Recommend this tour!

A truly impressive museum. The whaling ship is very interesting for children and is completely accessible. We were also lucky that Stewart, a former whaler, volunteered to provide information at the museum.

The historical significance of the whaling center is so thrilling. The complete information of how the whaling activities was unbelievable.

Our driver was excellent, she went above and beyond her role, she obviously enjoys her work