Albany, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia
Guide to Albany and Denmark
- Getting to Albany and Denmark
- When to visit
Perched on the edge of the Southern Ocean, Albany and Denmark are places of staggering coastal beauty and historic significance.
Picture a place of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, where granite headlands curve gracefully to the sea. Cliffs are pounded by relentless swells, yet calm bays once sheltered soldiers departing for war. In the southern tip of Western Australia, Albany and Denmark boast unique forests, carpets of wildflowers and vineyards producing fine wines. It’s little wonder this is a special place to the Menang Noongar Traditional Owners.
Getting to Albany is easy, with direct flights from Perth, the capital of Western Australia, around 420km (260 mi) or a five-hour drive to the north-west. From Albany it’s around a 40-minute drive to Denmark.
- Albany Regional Airport (11 kms/7 mi from the city); domestic flights only
- Hire cars, coach transfers and taxis are available from the airport to central Albany. Book your hire car ahead of your arrival to ensure a rental company representative can meet your flight.
Albany and Denmark enjoy a relatively mild climate, with Denmark generally slightly cooler than its larger neighbour. Summers are warm rather than hot, while in spring, from September to November, you’ll enjoy cool nights and warm days ideal for hiking to see wildflowers in full bloom.
- High season: Summer (December to February), Easter and the Anzac Day long weekend (late April)
- Low season: Winter (June to August)
- Don’t miss: The whale watching from early June, and again around October when humpback and southern right whales use Albany’s harbour as a nursery for calves.