Padre White Lookout,
Albany Heritage Park,
Sitting on the rugged southern coast of Western Australia, four-and-a-half hour's drive from Perth, Albany is a city where you can actually escape the rat race. It's fringed by green seas, tall forests and national parks, and offers lots of natural adventures, from fishing and diving to walking and whale-watching. It's also steeped in the fascinating stories of its Aboriginal owners and later convicts, sailors and whalers. Discover Albany at the southern end of the wildflower-carpeted Bibbulmun Track or get here on the South-West, Beaches and Goldfields Drive.
Perched on Princess Royal Harbour, on the edge of dramatic King George Sound, Albany has a cityscape like few others. Enjoy the ocean vistas from Torndirrup National Park, just past town, where the jagged granite coastline was once part of Antarctica. Walk to the top of Stony Hill you can see over Albany and its waterways and as far north as Stirling Range National Park. The park is also home to wind-weathered rock formations such as Natural Bridge and the Gap, which sits above a dizzying 24-metre ocean drop.