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Top 5 Attractions in Albany – Adventures in Western Australia

A charming port city in Western Australia, Albany has a rich history and provides a captivating getaway for the whole family. Here are some top attractions worth checking out.

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Middleton Beach

A great place to start you adventures in Albany, Middleton Beach is within easy reach of the town centre and provides an idyllic getaway in which to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. The beach is easily accessible from centrally located Albany motels in the area such as Country Comfort Amity Motel, Albany which makes an ideal base from which to start your adventures. At the southernmost corner of this stretch of shore you will find Ellen Cove that offers a sheltered area in which to enjoy some swimming amidst relatively calm waters. There is even a jetty where you can fish from, while there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy long walks and family picnics amidst this charming coastal backdrop.

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The Brig Amity Replica

Being a port city, Albany has a rich maritime history and a visit to the Brig Amity Replica is a chance to step back in time and imagine what life was like aboard these impressive vessels. The original ship in actual fact brought the first white settlers to Western Australia, travelling from Sydney and you have the chance to explore the Brig Amity Replica both above and below deck. It is hard to miss this life-size replica which can be found next to the lake close to Princess Royal Harbour.

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Albany Heritage Park

An ideal site to experience the region’s rich cultural and natural heritage, the Albany Heritage Park (http://www.amazingalbany.com.au/albany-heritage-park/) lies tucked away in an idyllic locale that encompasses an area from the Port of Albany to the coastal part of Middleton Beach. As you explore this well known park you will come across Aboriginal cultural spots, historic sites that date back to the European settlement period and not forgetting the breathtaking natural scenery. There are some great lookout points at the park which provide sunning vistas of the Princess Royal Harbour and the Stirling Ranges, while not to be missed is a visit to the National Anzac Centre as well.

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Ellen Cove Boardwalk

Set amidst captivating coastal scenery, the Ellen Cove Boardwalk provides a fascinating excursion by foot. Winding its way from Point King to the coastal stretches by Princess Royal Harbour and leading up to the central business district, this 6 km trail makes a great trail to walk and enjoy the outdoors. Visit during May to November and even have the chance to spot something truly awe-inspiring; migrating southern right and humpback whales!

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Albany Entertainment Centre

After all your outdoor adventures, here’s a place where you can enjoy some fun indoor entertainment. A premier performance venue in Australia, the impressive Albany Entertainment Centre showcases a wide range of local and international performances including dance, theatre and music. Set against the backdrop of the Princess Royal Harbour, this expansive centre features several venues and have hosted productions by the Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia and Bell Shakespeare. The programmes and events vary during the year, so your best bet is to check ahead before your visit and choose from the many scheduled programmes (http://ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/albany-entertainment-centre/whats-on/).