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A thrillseekers guide to Albany

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Albany hasn’t lost its country charm, we’re friendly as ever. Our expert staff at the Albany Visitors Centre and Booking Service will make sure your amazingalbany escape is just perfect!! Call in when you arrive, or contact us before you leave and we can help you plan your trip, find you the perfect accommodation, share our best kept secrets and most importantly let you relax…and think only about enjoying your amazing escape. www.amazingalbany.com A perfect mini break, just four hours from perth.

The fastest way to travel to Albany from Perth is to take to the skies. Skywest flies daily and flight schedules are available at www.skywest.com.au. Private charter jets are also available for hire. Albany Airport is located 11 kilometres north of Albany on Albany Highway and rental car hire is available at the terminal. drive Albany is just a 4.5 hour, 416km drive south from Perth, straight down Albany Highway. Driving through some of the state’s most beautiful countryside, you’ll pass forests, working farms and vineyards. Remember to break your journey every two hours. Stop at the Williams Woolshed for great food and coffee (as well as sensational superfine merino wool clothing). Alternatively, take the scenic drive through Denmark and Torbay. What are you waiting for? Throw a few bags in the car, wind down the window and turn up the music. The breeze will blow away the city cobwebs in no time. Now relax. You are on your way to paradise. Coach TransWA operates daily coach passenger services to Albany from Perth. The destination point is the Visitor Centre, Proudlove Parade, Albany. A coach drive from Perth to Albany takes about six hours, via Williams, Gnowangerup or Bunbury. www.transwa.wa.gov.au

ALBANY SNAPSHOT Looking for vacation nirvana? You’ve found it in Albany. Crisp, fresh air, the still night, days that last forever... Whether you come here to live or to visit, you won’t want to leave. One of Australia’s fastest growing regional centres with a population of 33,600, Albany is the place where natural beauty and urbane sophistication collide. Serene weather makes Albany a perfect destination year-round. Think soft winters overlooking the sparkling King George Sound in front of a crackling fire or balmy summer days spent strolling pristine white-sand beaches. Kick back and enjoy world-class local produce fashioned into gastronomic delights at one of our internationally celebrated restaurants. Or visit the Saturday morning farmer’s market voted Australia’s best, then hit the winery trail. Think galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bespoke homewares, furniture and jewellery to die for. Think rugged coastline and picturesque headlands, pristine national parks and the untouched wonders of nature. Then think again. It’s only four hours from Perth. So pack a bag and book your time in holiday heaven. This is a publication of the City of Albany PO Box 484, Albany Western Australia 6331 Phone: (08) 9841 9333 EditOR: Alecia Hancock CO-WRitER: Michelle Dayman COnSulAtAnt: Claire Hanson dESign: Zara Hancock ACCOunt MAnAgER: Erica Norton PuBliCAtiOn dAtE: Saturday, 12 June 2010

Albany Visitor Centre and Booking Service Take the stress out of organising your amazingalbany break. The Albany Visitor Centre and Booking Service is here to help. There is no substitute for local knowledge and our friendly booking service staff are experts in finding you the perfect accommodation venue for any budget. We are open seven days so booking your holiday is as easy as 1…2…3. 1. Browse: View our wide choice of quality accommodation and tour options online at www.amazingalbany.com. 2. Book: Instant bookings are available online, however if you would prefer to talk direct to one of our accommodation experts for advice, you can phone, email, or pop into the Albany Visitor Centre for one on one advise. Phone: 9841 9377 Email: avc@albanytourist.com.au 3. Visit: Our visitor centre information staff are full bottles on everything Albany. Make the Albany Visitor Centre your first port of call as you arrive in Albany to ensure you make the most of your stay with all of the must see’s and a few local secrets. Albany Visitors Centre and Booking Service Old Railway Station, Proudlove Parade Albany WA 6330 Australia


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ALBANY EVENTS CALENDAR For more information, go to “events in amazing albany” at www.amazingalbany.com June 2010 Albany Classic Motor Event Whale watching season begins July Charlie Landsborough in concert August Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Service September SPRUNG Writer’s Festival 2010 Southern Art and Craft Trail Wildflower Season and Festivals begin October Great Southern Adventure Race 2010 Southern Art and Craft Trail november Albany Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Club Hillclimb Weekend Remembrance Day Memorial Service Annual Albany Agricultural and Trade Show

January 2011 Australia Day Family Fun Day and Fireworks Spectacular Vintage Blues Festival, Wignalls Winery Major Lockyer Proclamation Day March Australia Day Weekend Races Australia Day Family Fun Day and Fireworks Albany Golf Classic Albany Summer School

Albany Pacing Cup City of Albany Art Prize

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May Harboursound Festival Mother’s Day Markets: Vancouver Arts Centre US Sub-Mariners Memorial Service Albany Music Eisteddfod

PIAF Great Southern Taste Great Southern Festival Albany Classic Triathlon March PIAF Great Southern

OUR RESTAURANTS RULE it’s official, Albany’s restaurants have come into their own. From fine dining to cafés and cellar door sensations, our culinary offerings are on the up.

April Festival of the Sea City of Albany Harbour Swim and Be Active Relay Great Southern Food and Wine Festival ANZAC Day Dawn Service ANZAC Day Morning Service and Parade WA State Masters Games

Your foray in the Great Southern is simply not de rigueur without certain compulsory epicurean indulgences such as a fig and trout sandwich at Bay Merchants in Middleton Beach, or salt and pepper squid at the Squid Shack, Emu Point. Enjoy gastronomy Albany-style as you taste-test this sample of local heroes. Wild duck Restaurant Serving modern Australian cuisine with just a hint of molecular gastronomy, Wild Duck is sophisticated, contemporary and altogether satisfying. Open for dinner only, Wild Duck offers an elegant menu featuring plenty of local produce. Pack a cocktail dress.

december Christmas Pageant and Family Concert Carols by Candlelight Boxing Day Races New Years Eve Family Concert and Fireworks

lime 303 With a swag of awards under its belt, Lime 303 has established itself as a solid contender on the local dining scene. Offering a menu of classic dishes inspired by local produce and Melbourne-inspired decor, it’s a strong candidate for family or romantic dining. Hit the bar after 5pm for tapas with swish cocktails or French and local bubbles.

Seven reasons to graze and laze your way around Albany Wine

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Producing internationally recognised wine of excellence comes naturally in Albany and the Great Southern. Outstanding wines are produced across many varietals. Plan your trail now and don’t forget to swing by the region’s newest artisanal spirits distillery – the Great Southern Distilling Company – for a quaff of single malt.

Albany’s retail scene is buzzing with slick boutiques, gourmet supermarkets, urbane providores, chic homewares and gift stores and plenty of camping, fishing and adventure tourism outlets. There’s nothing the intrepid camper or luxury freak alike can’t get their hands on.

Thinking global but acting local is nothing new to Oranje Tractor: everything it serves from its kitchen is sourced from within 51km (think smoked trout dip, fried local herring or goat’s cheese tartlets).

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History is alive and kicking in Albany and it’s not just for bookworms and academics. See why European explorers fell in love with the region in the 17th century, and explore majestic buildings, shipwrecks, indigenous culture, convict relics, ANZAC memorials and museums.

The Albany Farmers Market and Albany Boatshed Markets provide locals and visitors with an incredible array of mouthwateringly sensational local gourmet produce year-round. Many local producers sell their fresher than fresh goods at the farm gate. Albany’s local produce is reason enough to visit, taste and stay. Eco-tourism Take in a world of eco-tourism opportunities in Albany including surfing, whale watching, snorkeling, diving, bird-watching, wildflower tours, paragliding, the Bibbulmun Track and an essential visit to the wind farm.

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the Arts It’s been said Albany is arts-fixated – so much so you can gallery-hop your way around town for days. So forget long queues and sold out city shows. Pleasure principle For those who want to do nothing but relax, sumptuous spas and luxurious indulgences are available at the snap of your fingers. Day spas, massage, fitness clubs and hair and beauty salons abound. Mt Romance’s spanking new Santal Signature Spa is said to be the place to relax, wind down and achieve your zen.

Best pub lunch: The Earl of Spencer. The Earl’s famous Pie and Pint is a sure-fire diet breaker. Crackling fires and a summer beer garden makes this a magnet for pub-food aficionados. Best breakfast: Bay Merchants. It’s a café, gourmet providore, corner store and official local grapevine in one. Everything served is gourmet, fresh and divine. Best food to go: Reeves on Campbell. Sensational, freshly made food to go year-round. For condiments, baked goods, meat, antipasto, preprepared meals and salads. Best fish & chips: Squid Shack, Emu Point. The view past the Emu Point jetty and out over the boat harbour is amazing, but the fish and chips are even more so. This local icon is waterside casual dining at its best. Best bakery: The Royale Patisserie. A loaf of olive sourdough packed with black olives is compulsory car-munching food. Find Royale at its new store in Cockburn Road or at both Saturday and Sunday markets. Baguettes, French pastries, specialty breads and cakes.

Best bulk produce: Solomon Merchants. Something akin to a tiny version of Kakulas Sister bang in the middle of Albany, Solomon Merchants is fashioned after an old-style grocer’s store, carrying bulk food, spices, coffee, dried fruit and nuts, continental lines, flour and much more. Best gourmet produce: Bay Merchants; Reeves on Campbell; Black Duck Gourmet Pantry. Best coffee: Without question, The Naked Bean Coffee Roasters who import and roast the finest coffee the world has to offer. Best coffee shops: Bay Merchants; York Street Café; Vancouver Café; True Blue Providore. Best café bistro: Lavender Cottage. This café cum restaurant/bistro has a distinctive Francophile flavour, so if bistro-style French-influenced food is your thing, this is your place. Best wine bar: Liberté at the London. Wine bar and coffee house in the style of a Parisian sidewalk café. Sate your craving for coffee, cakes and biscotti or for a bottle of French fizz and oysters après a long day at the office. Trés chic.

Visitors can enjoy a seasonal platter with a glass or three of organic, fruit-driven wine. Don’t leave without picking up a vintage riesling. Ben and Curtis (Surfing the Menu) and Maggie Beer weren’t disappointed! Sandalwood Café, Mt Romance Producing and retailing luxury sandalwoodbased products from its outlet just out of Albany, Mt Romance is a destination not just for the pleasures of the skin. Try to resist testdriving deluxe sandalwood beauty products while you contemplate morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea menus. Fresh, home-cooked meals based on local produce are available in a family-friendly environment, so kick back by the open fire for a few hours. Don’t forget a postprandial stroll around the showroom and the Santal Signature Spa for a lavish indulgence of the senses.

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL impresArio Program Manager for PIAF Great Southern and Artistic Director for Harboursound What sums up your love of Albany?

Let’s just say it is a place on the water where my fishing kayak drifts in a current, where I am surrounded by views of mountains, forests, beaches and islands. My companions range from dolphins and pelicans to giant rays and sea eagles. But I guess that could be just about anywhere around here!

FooDie Coordinator of the Albany Farmers Markets, winner of Vogue Best Farmers Market in Australia What sums up your love of Albany? Visit the Albany Farmers Market... here you really do come face to face with the amazing quality produce grown by our local farmers. I really get excited by food – quality fresh food. Here you also experience the very special spirit and camaraderie of Albany people, happy, relaxed, smiling, all sharing their time and catching up.

tHrill seeker Owner Camping World Albany, winner of the best Camping World store in Australia What sums up your love of Albany? Awesome coastline, scenery and friendly people and to top it off, Albany has all the services you need without the hustle and bustle of the city.

Why travel a long distance when we are blessed with some of the WA’s best getaways – pamper yourself without the effort of travel and try out Cape Howe Cottages, The Lakehouse or Celestine Retreat – you’ll feel a hundred miles away! From personal experience, you couldn’t ask for more awesome service and excellent facilities.

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What sums up your love of Albany?

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I am lucky to live at Middleton Beach. I live in an old holiday shack. It faces north, it is protected from the prevailing winds and it is like a retreat – completely surrounded by trees. No one can see in, but I can see out. It is my very own national park; all creatures great and small live there. I love it. I am a two minute walk to Middleton Beach and less of a walk to my business, Bay Merchants.

Bar Manager at Great Southern Distillery What sums up your love of Albany?

Where do you go when you need some R&R? Like many Australians who were brought up on the coast, I only feel I am on holiday when I am near to the coast. I love to swim. A stroll down to Middleton Beach, a swim and a picnic at Ellen Cove take some beating. A swim at Gull Rock or Little Beach is also amazing, especially as you often share the beach with only the seagulls.

The stunning coastline, pristine beaches, beautiful wine and, of course, its sublime single malt whisky Limeburners Whats your favourite Albany secret spot? Two Peoples Bay. Whether it’s for a refreshing dip or just to kick back, relax and take in the gorgeous surroundings, there is no better spot.

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Owner of Bay Merchants, Author of Bay and Beyond

What makes Albany amazing?

What makes Albany amazing?

Whats your favourite Albany secret spot?

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The warm and vibrant community, the relaxed feel and lifestyle, anywhere you want to go being a stone’s throw away and all of it set on a picturesque backdrop.

Albany for me is seeing daily silver gulls hanging in the ocean breezes above my street. It is the sound of the train at night and the bells of St John’s on Sunday mornings. It is drinking coffee at the Farmers Market catching up with friends, listening to local kids playing fiddles and generally just watching the world go by. There is also nothing quite like the feeling of a black bream taking your lure on the mudflats in Oyster Harbour. For me it is mostly about the vibrancy of the arts and cultural scene and in particular the way the community has embraced and supported the Perth Festivals’ Great Southern Program. Eight years on, it is genuinely amazing to see great string quartets of the world engaged with local musicians, international theatre directors sipping lattes on York Street or virtuosic jazz musicians leaping with joy in the waves at Middleton Beach. To be able to put on a BBQ for these visitors and allow them to savour a world class experience in locally produced food and wine is another amazing attribute of Albany.

While visitors to the town have the pleasure of discovering the exceptional “beaten track” which delights tourists again and again, there are many special nooks and experiences you can only uncover by being a “local” so we’ve asked some of our local legends to share with you their own favourite experiences.

Whaling Cove on Torndirrup peninsula. I fell in love with this beach 30 years ago and it’s still top of my list. It’s a string of small beaches on small bays, amazing squeaky sand, bush and rock backdrop, crystalline blue sheltered waters to swim or fish – the place to be any time of the year!

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What makes Albany amazing?

What makes Albany amazing?

Manager of the Vancouver Arts Centre

When there is a rising full moon between the islands on King George Sound – huge, golden yellow casting shadows over the water and hills... amazing.

Where do you go when you need some R&R?

If you love the natural environment, everything you could possibly want is right on your doorstep. I love the outdoors and I am spoilt for choice when I want to go and explore. The Point Posission Heritage Trail, Middleton Beach and Goode Beach are a few of my favourite walks.

I recently discovered Betty’s Beach, which is a great place to escape to with a tent and the whole family. It takes hardly any time to get there, but it feels like you are totally isolated and away from every day life. The scenery is breathtaking.

One of my favourite places is the wind farm. Not really the wind farm, but the coast a stroll away from the turbines. I think that coast and all that makes up the spot is one of the most beautiful places around. What makes it even more spectacular is the Bibbulmun Track. I think the people of Albany, the City of Albany and the Tourism Commission under-estimate the significance of this great walk. The 963km walk meanders through some of the most breathtaking scenery particularly the section on the south coast. I love to go there to walk on the track, to listen to the waves and the turbines, to sit and think and to have a glass of champagne at sunset.

If you’re feeling energetic you could give Mt Toolbrunup a go – my legs still hurt just thinking about it, but the magnificent views from the top are worth every step. I have always found the overwhelming natural beauty of this part of the world one of the things that makes Albany amazing. Whats your favourite Albany secret spot?

What’s your favourite Albany secret spot?

One of my favourite secret spots in Albany is Little Beach, out at Two Peoples Bay and as a keen diver I can tell you it is just as magical under the waves as it is from the beach.

Too many to mention! Albany and the south coast is abundant with the best camping spots and pristine beaches in the country. From Hopetoun in the east to Walpole in the west, you are certain of finding a perfect secret camping spot.

Actually a lot of my favourite secret spots are under the waves. The diving in Albany is world class. The Leeuwin Current flows through our waters encouraging the growth of a surprisingly varied and diverse range of underwater life.

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the Big day Out Take a daytrip out of Albany. Four-wheel driving enthusiasts are well catered for as roads are well-maintained and sign posted. Chartered four-wheel drive ecotours are perfect for visitors without a 4WD. Take in the Albany coast wilderness and the region’s biodiversity in a safe environment. Guided walks can take you as far as Denmark or Walpole along the Bibbulmun Track.

Hear humpbacks calling via underwater microphone in King George Sound.

Fly like a bird above the ocean in the safe hands of your paraglider instructor

Feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your back and the rush of adrenaline through your veins when you take a walk on the wild side of Albany.

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Adventurous travelers look no further. Extreme sports and escapades are all part of the journey when you experience Amazing Albany. But they’re not just for the super-brave. Take rock-climbing. Some climbs in the Porongurup Ranges can be explored by even the most timid, while the spirited climber may want to risk venturing further to the Stirling Ranges. Bushwalkers and hikers alike are in their element with unlimited walk trails and climbs at their disposal. It’s said that many millions of years ago, Gondwana was formed, resulting in the granite that formed the Porongurup Ranges, a place of exceptional ecological significance. When you climb its peaks you’ll witness this incredible geological an biological history, with tall karri trees, an understorey carpeted with wildflowers in Spring as well as brilliantly coloured birds and wallabies. Best of all is the incredible vista to the Southern Ocean and the Stirling Ranges when you get to the top. Well signposted walk trails guarantee you make it! The nearby Stirling Range National Park boasts over 1000 different species of wildflowers. One of the few places in WA where it occasionally snows, the park itself is an excellent camping spot, just an hour north-east of Albany by car. Its jagged peaks rise up out of the surrounding pristine countryside, offering alpine walks and beautiful scenery.

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side of Breaksea Island. Swim through granite walls and see large sponges and blue groper.

Climb Every Mountain Porongurup Ranges

Stirling Ranges

• Bolganup Heritage Trail and The Pass: easy strolls.

• Bluff Knoll: one of the state’s highest peaks rises more than a kilometre into the air. Climbing routes of 250-300 metres.

• Devil’s Slide: A four kilometre return walk. Not recommended in wet weather. • Marmabup Rock: A five kilometre return walk for the experienced only. • Hayward Peak: A three kilometre walk of medium difficulty. • Nancy’s Peak and Morgan’s View: a four kilometre circuit returning via The Pass. • Castle Rock: the most popular climb, a three kilometre return walk taking about two hours, passing the famous balancing rock.

Surfing and body boarding conditions in and around Albany are varied, with many beaches only suitable for the experienced. Beginners should start at Middleton Beach, while Nanarup and Muttonbird beaches are consistent for those with some experience and Sandpatch is for the experienced only.   Skilled surfers could also try the Blow Holes, Caseys, Cosy Corner, Dingo Beach, Emu Beach, Lowlands, Mids Point South, Miserys, Muttonbird Island, Ocean Beach, Parrys Beach, Punchbowls, Salmon Holes Reef and Salmon Pools. Albany is perfect for a spot of windsurfing and kitesurfing in Princess Royal Harbour and along the coast. Launch from the Princess Royal Sailing Club or Quaranup Peninsula.

• Toolbunup Peak: 1052 metres, it features a steep walking path and the best views in the range. • Talyuberlup Peak: an easy one-hour walk to the top, with large overhanging rocks and excellent views. • Mt. Trio: an easily achieved peak, it takes 40 minutes. • Ellen Peak: Hike the peak (1052 metres) in a day.

Want a bird’s eye view? Spend the best hour of your life soaring over Albany’s spectacular scenery. Scenic helicopter flights can be customised to stop off at your favourite winery and to view your favourite rugged coastline vista. dive charters to the wrecks and reefs of King George Sound such as the HMAS Perth and Cheynes III are available daily. HMAS Perth is a 133 metre long destroyer. The ship’s mast is out of the water and its bridge, gun, radar, heads and other artifacts are intact, making it a ‘must’ dive. See if you can spot an Albany sea lion. Cheynes III is an ex-whale chaser and a prepared dive wreck, having been scuttled in 1982. Both reefs teem with marine life, sponges, soft corals and marine plants. The Cables boat dive is on the northern

Australia’s most established paragliding academy calls Albany home. The WA Paragliding Academy conducts licensed courses with a fully certified instructor year-round. Learn to paraglide in 10 days or get a taste of the adrenaline-pumping sport in just one weekend. Go thermalling, ridge soaring and top landing in what will be the flight of your life. Cycling around Albany has never been easier. If you haven’t brought your own bike, hire one and head off. Due to the mild climate, cycling is enjoyable year-round in Albany. Bike paths take you to some of Albany’s most breathtaking sites including beaches, harbours and into native bushland. Use the Go Cycle Albany map available from the Albany Visitors Centre and remember to take safety precautions, wear a helmet and look out for vehicle movements, especially if you have children with you. For a more leisurely armchair on wheels approach, take a Harley davidson tour around town. Albany is famous for its whaling heritage. From June to October, frolicking whales can be viewed from whale watching charter boats off Albany’s coastline, as well as from land-based lookouts. Spot southern right whales and humpback Whales as they mate and calve. Hear humpbacks calling via underwater microphone in King George Sound. The Albany Ocean Giants Lookout Kit has everything you need for land-based whale watching along the Albany coastline of the Southern Ocean. Contact the Albany Visitors Centre on 9841 9290 for more information on any of these amazing experiences.

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As the sun riseth and goeth down, we will remember them.

Albany: Australia’s AnZAC capital Albany was selected as the departure point for ANZAC troops due to its important coal and port facilities.

Albany was the last sighting of Australia for those who fought and died at Gallipoli, in France or in the Middle East.

The first convoy to Gallipoli in 1914 took 30,000 Australian and New Zealand troops, 7500 horses and supplies on a fleet of 40 transport ships and five naval escort vehicles.

In 1916, 25 April was officially named ANZAC Day .

During the assemblage, Albany was full of life with marches, bands and mascots. Before the convoy embarked on its journey to Egypt and Turkey, Reverend Arthur White, Padre 44th Battalion 1st Australian Imperial Force, conducted a service for the men before dawn broke. The fleet sailed out of King George Sound early on 1 November 1914.

nothing captures the public imagination quite like the AnZAC story. discover you own sense of national pride when you visit the 1914 departure point for 30,000 men headed to gallipoli, from Albany.

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Albany’s special place in the remembrance of WWI is now recognised the world over. On 25 April 2010, the world watched as thousands of people, locals and visitors, silently and solemnly gathered for the dawn service at the top of Mount Clarence, looking out over King George Sound to commemorate the diggers who perished in the Great War. A wreath was laid upon the water of the Sound, just as one was laid at a dawn service held on 25 April 1930. It is the recognition of Albany’s 80 years of ANZAC commemoration that has focused the international spotlight on the regional city, now widely acknowledged as the site of the first dawn service at which the Reverend White recited the words, “As the sun riseth and goeth down, we will remember them.” Since then, Albany launched the ANZAC Peace Park on its foreshore in recognition of the significance of the city’s role in the ANZAC legend. With the city in the midst of arrangements for the centenary of ANZAC in 2014, the park will play a significant role in the hosting of commemorative events, attracting thousands of international visitors.

In 1918, Reverend White, repatriated to Albany, held a Requiem Mass in Albany for the battle dead, after which the congregation climbed Mount Clarence where White remarked soldiers should be commemorated that way every ANZAC day. On 25 April 1930, a dawn eucharist was celebrated in Albany, followed by a commemoration at Mt Clarence and the laying of a wreath in King George Sound.

recognition of the contribution of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, president of Turkey 1923-1938. The channel between King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour is named Ataturk Channel. A friendship agreement is signed between Albany and Gallipoli in 2003. ANZAC Peace Park officially launched in 2010. November 2014 commemorates the centenary of the assemblage and departure of the ANZAC troops.

In 2002, the Ataturk statue was unveiled at Mt Adelaide, overlooking Princess Royal Harbour, in

Mysteries of History Albany’s special place in ANZAC history is recognised at many sites in and around the township. Visit these and other historical sites and you’ll soon be an expert on the oldest settlement in WA. the desert Mounted Corps memorial: Situated at Mt Clarence, it features a statue of an Australian mounted soldier assisting a New Zealand soldier whose horse has been wounded. The wall bears the words “Lest We Forget.” This is the ANZAC Light Horse Memorial to the Gallipoli Warriors. The base of the statue bears bullet marks from the Suez crisis in which it was damaged before being relocated to stand overlooking King George Sound. Princess Royal Fortress: This impressive Mt Adelaide site takes in the Albany Barracks; Princess Royal Battery; Military Heritage Centre; Australian War Memorial Gallery; Padre White National Memorial; HMAS Perth Interpretive Centre; First Dawn Service Display; and the Australian Light Horse Museum.

WA Museum, Albany: Overlooking the Princess Royal Harbour on the site of first European settlement in Western Australia, the museum provides exhibitions and programs as well as information on the region’s natural and social history of the region, including indigenous history, convicts, settlers and explorers and flora and fauna. Brig Amity: Take a guided tour of the replica of the sailing ship that brought the first settlers to Western Australia. Patrick taylor Cottage: An 11-room wattle and daub home, said to be the oldest surviving dwelling in Western Australia. Walk the talk: Get your hit of Albany history all in one with a stroll down Albany’s Heritage Walk Trail which takes in the Old Gaol; The Residency (now the site of the WA Museum, Albany); the seawall and

shoreline; the Brig Amity Replica; Mouchemore’s, Wollaston and Patrick Taylor’s Cottages; the site of the flagpole raising by Major Lockyer; Foundation Park; Wesley Church and the Manse; St John’s Church and Rectory; York House; Albany House; the Women’s Rest Centre; London Hotel; R Bell & Co buildings; and Albany Courthouse. Contact the Albany Visitors Centre on 9841 9290 or visit www.amazingalbany.com.

Albany Convict gaol: Fully restored, displays include the Great Hall, warders’ quarters and cells. Try a night tour that includes Hangman’s Yard, ghostly tales, Aboriginal cell art, a death mask and the Black Hole. Whale World: Visit the last operating whaling station in Australia that closed in 1978. Situated at the site of the old Cheynes Beach Whaling Station, Whale World offers audiovisual displays, artifacts, whaling history, professional guides and over 20 exhibits including the world’s first 3D animated film on whales.

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Rich and Rare The Albany region features many significant Aboriginal cultural sites, however their whereabouts were not always disclosed for cultural and historical reasons. Consequently, some sites and artifacts were damaged due to development.

Noongar Country, by Kelvin Penny

if it’s beauty rich and rare you’re looking for, head to Albany for an insight into an 18,000 year old culture.

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noongar Service at War

dog Rock

While Albany’s close ties with the ANZAC history are well known, lesser known is the huge sacrifice made by indigenous people during the wars.

The hound head shaped rock in Albany’s CBD was said to have been created when some early settlers returned home to find their daughter and her dog Victor surrounded by naked savages who were looking at her in delighted curiosity – the first white child they had seen. They meant no harm, but the child’s mother was alarmed and Victor, sharing her apprehension, darted at the natives, barking furiously.

A showcase of photos and information at the Princess Royal Fortress is a constant memorial to their efforts for Australia.

Oyster Harbour Fish traps

Aboriginal Cell Art

Ancient stonefish traps built 7500 years ago by local Noongar people at Albany’s Oyster Harbour used tidal movements to catch fish. Consisting of eight weirs along the north end of Oyster Harbour, the traps are made of thousands of stones and an outlet gap covered with branches, trapping fish as the tide levels dropped.

Visit the Old Gaol Historical museum to see what is said to be Australia’s oldest cell art. In the 1870s, Aboriginal prisoners were moved to the Albany Convict Gaol due to many escapes from the town gaol in Lawley Park. These prisoners were held in a specially designed timber-lined cell and their intricate carvings, which you can see today, are believed to be Australia’s oldest Aboriginal cell art.

One indicator of the age of the history of the local Noongar people’s culture, the fish traps are now under the management of a heritage group that guides site restoration and interpretation activities. The nine-hectare site was previously under the custodianship of the National Trust as the area was under threat of development. Residency Museum Discover the richness of Minang culture, heritage and history as you explore the Western Australian Museum Albany. Hear dreaming stories, learn about cockatoo totems and how Minang people used seasonal signals to ensure bountiful food supplies.

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Albany Convict Gaol Museum

Try your hand at tool making or koornt making and uncover the secrets of the traditional ways caring for country. Experience the new exhibitions and come on a journey through time.

Mokare A statue of the great Mokare stands in York Street as a tribute to the man who was instrumental in the peaceful coexistence between the Noongar people and the first European settlers in Albany. Mokare died in 1831 and was buried in a grave at the site which is now home to the Albany Town Hall. In his life, he had made such an impact that European explorer and friend Alexander Collie requested to be buried next to Mokare in his final days. During the construction of the town hall, Collie’s remains were exumed and moved to the new Albany Cemetery, however the remains of Mokare are believed to still rest at the site, a sacred and significant ground to the indigenous people.

As the natives ran away, they turned and threw spears at the dog, killing him. Victor was buried that night on the slope of the mount and during the night a terrific storm arose. In the morning, the dog’s grave had disappeared and in its place the rock had risen through the soil – an everlasting monument to the dog’s devotion.

Uncover the secrets of the traditional ways of caring for country.

the Mineng: History at a glance The Noongar people of the Mineng group of the Great Southern region assert their identity through a vibrant, strong culture said to date back 18,000 years. Now representing 3.8 per cent of the Albany population, indigenous family groups are recognised as traditional owners of the land through the City of Albany Aboriginal Accord, a document signed in 2003 which intends to promote reconciliation, negotiation and cooperation. The Accord recognises Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land, raises awareness of their history and culture and encourages reconciliation.

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The Albany Historical Society administers three unique museums:

Albany Convict Gaol, Stirling Terrace, Albany.

The Albany Convict Gaol opened in 1852 as a convict hiring depot. It has now been completely restored and is open seven days from 10.00am to 4.00pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Entry: adult $5.00; child $2.50; family $12.00; concession $2.50.

The Brig Amity, Princess Royal Drive, Albany.

The Brig Amity, is a replica of the ship that brought the first settlers to Western Australia in 1826. Open seven days from 9.30am to 4.00pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Entry: adult $6.00; child $2.00; pensioner $4.00; family $15.00.

Patrick Taylor Cottage, 37 Duke Street, Albany.

Have a fantastic day out in the beautiful two peoples bay area & visit Albany Bird Park& Marron Farm . Farm animals, dingoes and a small animal petting farm for the kids. Wander thru our huge undercover flight aviary and hand feed over 80 native and exotic parrots. Sit back and relax at nippers café and take in the farm style atmosphere whilst indulging in farm fresh marron, yabbies and smoked trout. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. Closed 19/07-14/08/2010.

Patrick Taylor Cottage, is the oldest dwelling in Western Australia (1832). This is one of the finest museums in Albany and displays a wealth of artefacts relating to Albany’s early settlement. This is a ‘must see’. Hours 11.00am - 3.00pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Entry: gold coin donation per person.

Administration Office: 37 Duke St, Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9841 5403 I CEO mobile: 0408 955 808 Email: adminalbhist@bigpond.com Web: www.historicalbany.com.au

Albany Marron Farm & Nippers Café 304 Two People’s Bay Road, Albany Tel: (08) 9846 4239 Email: albanymarronfarm@bigpond.com Web: www.albanymarronfarm.com.au

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EVERY SATURDAY from 0800 at the ALBANY FARMERS MARKET local farmers sell a huge choice of great quality, seasonal produce that they have grown themselves. Only fresh locally grown food is sold at the market. Vegetables, fruits, farmed meats, fish, seafood, milk, cream, cheese, yoghurt, together with preserves, oils, eggs, flowers, bread and much more. Experience the Fresh Taste sensation of the Great Southern every Saturday from 0800 - 1200 noon.

Winter • Whale Watching • JUne to october “the whales are curious about you too!” • Stunning Albany coatline • Frisson of anticipation • Stable sailing catamaran • Decks close to the water • The thrill of the trip • Possible close up ‘whale encounter’ • Humourous, informative commentary • Fragrant coffee • delicious home cooked scones • Contemplative cruise back to shore... and a free return if no whales are seen! Summer (nov to may): Twilight cruises and coastal wilderness cruises. Also available for private charters, parties & corporate events. Tel: (08) 9845 1068 Mob: 0408 451 068 or 0422 441 484 Email: sailaway@westnet.com.au Web: www.albanywhaletours.com.au

FREE bicycle drop off and pick up service to any accommodation in the Albany City Area. Short term hire (hourly) available from Middleton Beach Christmas and Easter school holidays OR everyday from Havana Villas, Emu Point. Adult and child bicycles, baby seat, Sandboards and Body Boards available. All bikes come with helmet and locks.

Albany Farmers Market Collie Street, Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9841 4312 Email: farmersmarketalbany@bigpond.com Web: www.albanyfarmersmarket.com.au

Spectacular wildflowers carpet the region with Colour!

Australia’s South West is home to over 8,000 wildflower species including approximately 300 different types of orchid, many which are unique to this region. The Stirling Range National Park is home to 1,525 of these species, 87 being endemic. Wildflowers can be found all year round with the peak flowering time between September and November when the weather warms and the region blooms with colour.

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Fantastic viewing locations: • Stirling Range and Porongurup national parks • Fitzgerald River National Park • Torndirrup National Park near Albany • Bibbulmun Track

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Downunder Motorcycle Tours Tel: (08) 9842 2468 Email: downunder@albanyis.com.au Web: www.albanybicyclehire.com

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Situated on stunning Princess Royal Harbour, the Boatshed Sunday Market provides an outlet for the region’s Farmers and Fisherman to showcase their own fresh produce from land and sea. Local Fishermen and Aquaculturalists provide a wide range of seasonal seafood including Ocean and Freshwater Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Mussels, Squid, Marron and Yabbies all available – fresh, smoked and frozen. Great Southern Farmers compliment the market with fresh seasonal Fruit and Vegetables, Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Honey, Olive products, Chocolate, Berries, Nuts, Cheese, Yoghurt and Eggs. Hot and cold takeaway food and drinks are available and the waterfront allows patrons to sit and enjoy the view whilst listening to one of the many local musical talents who frequent the markets rain, hail or shine.

IF YOU LOVE SHOES you will find all you desire at BRAVASHOES. A fabulous range for men + women, including BEAUTIFEEL, ROCKPORT, LACOSTE, SKECHERS, and many quality Italian and Spanish brands. GUESS bags for women, and SQUIRE shoes for men. Have fun with the very feminine and funky Australian BELLA BUSTIERE sport and couture clothing range. Shop in style and a relaxed atmosphere at BRAVASHOES. It’s all about you.

Boatshed Markets Albany Sundays 10.00am to 1.00pm Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Drive, Albany WA Mob: 0405 644 667 Web: www.albanyboatshedmarkets.com

Brava Shoes York House 133 York Street, Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9842 6688 Fax: (08) 9463 6175

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Denmark - Where the forest meets the sea. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday down South, call the Denmark Visitor Centre. • Accommodation • Tours • Things to see and do Open 9am to 5pm every day (except Christmas) (08) 9848 2055 (08) 9848 2271 accommodation@denmark.com.au www.denmark.com.au

Situated 400 metres from Albany’s main street in the heart of the city. Award winning restaurant “Lime 303” Foxtel, free in house movies, high speed broad band, in house laundry, direct dialling, visit webpage.

At the edge of Albany’s Princess Royal Harbour an exciting new development is nearing completion. With a combination of an entertainment complex, waterside promenade, marina, boat ramps, retail shops and brand new accommodation, the Waterfront at Albany will connect the CBD to the harbour and be a welcoming and vibrant place to explore. A developer is currently being sought for a new premium hotel and short stay apartment complex - the first of its kind for the city and an anticipated highlight for visitors - right on the water.

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Offers you a world of experience. Whether you’re planning a weekend away or a coast-to-coast discovery tour, we stock leading brands and a range of specially developed products for serious campers, hikers, 4WD enthusiasts and kayakers. Every CAMPING WORLD ALBANY product carries a Nationwide Warranty and after sales service that’s with you all the way. Explore Experience and Enjoy our warm welcome and friendly service for locals and travelers alike.

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To find out more visit albanywaterfront.com.au Dog Rock Motel Lime303 Restaurant 303 Middleton Rd, Albany Tel: (08) 9845 7200 Email: info@dogrockmotel.com.au Web: www.dogrockmotel.com.au

173 Chester Pass Road, Albany Tel: (08) 9842 2267

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• ‘Limeburners’ WA’s Internationally Awarded Single Malt Whisky • Scenic Location on Princess Royal Harbour - 5 mins from Albany City Centre • Cellar Door and Art Gallery • Cocktail & Coffee Lounge • Whisky, Brandy, Gin, Vodkas, Absinthe & Liqueurs • Functions and Guided Tours • Open 10-5pm Daily • Complimentary ADSL 2+

For all your Real Estate needs whether it be Residential Sales, Property Management, Rural, Commercial or Businesses. Call our highly successful team.

While visiting the region, call into our Cellar Door in Denmark and taste the range of award-winning Howard Park and MadFish wines, guided by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our magnificent glassed tasting room overlooks native forest and is an essential stop for all visitors to the region. Open 10am to 4pm daily.

Indulge your senses in our newly renovated showroom & marvel at the Giant Perfume Bottle! Join a factory tour and our new “Out-the-Back Tour”, discover our worldfirst anti-aging product range 2bYoung, our cosmetic beauty ranges, taste local wines, enjoy local art & woodcraft, visit The Sandalwood Cafe and relax in our new Santal Signature Spa. Open 7 days 9am-5pm.

Great Southern Distilling Company 252 Frenchman Bay Road, Albany Tel: (08) 9842 5363 Web: www.distillery.com.au

Harcourts Albany 265 York Street, Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 98421400 Email: albany@harcourts.com.au

Howard Park and MadFish Wines Scotsdale Road, Denmark (2km from town) Tel: (08) 9848 2345 Web: www.howardparkwines.com.au www.madfishwines.com.au

Mount Romance – The Sandalwood Factory Cnr Down Rd & Albany Hwy 15kms north of Albany Tel: (08) 9845 6888 Web: www.mtromance.com.au

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Our award winning wines are made with grapes picked from the Kalgan River property. Our fruit is born from soils rich in history. Each variety is tended lovingly and with passion to produce a wine to tingle the palette and rush the senses.

You’ll love our wide range of delicious organically-grown, awardwinning wines. Enjoy free tastings or try a glass matched with our Café 513R seasonal platters. Open 11am until 5pm Fridays, weekends, all school holidays (except Mondays) & public holidays. Closed for pruning July - Sept (except by appointment).

Montgomery’s Hill 45805 South Coast Highway (East), Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9844 3715 Fax: (08) 9844 3819 Email: montwine@bigpond.com Web: www.montgomeryshill.com.au

Oranje Tractor Wines 198 Link Road, Marbelup (10km from Albany) Tel: (08) 9842 5175 Mob: 0419 916 263 Email: info@oranjetractor.com Web: www.oranjetractor.com

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2007, 2008 and 2009 GWN TOP TOURISM TOWN (Population under 2,500) Fun for all the family at WA’s unique showcase of cultural harmony! Enjoy the fantastic Story Place with 22 short movies, slide down the shearing shed chute, ride on the school bus and get lost in the spectacular Rose Maze.

Lots of animals to cuddle, feed & get close to. Alpacas, koalas, kangaroos, emus, North American bison, camel, foxes, sheep, pig, Scottish highland cattle & more! Koalas fed 10am, bottle feeding 3pm. Huge craft gallery with ‘Stunned Emu Designs’ art by Wendy Binks, souvenirs, alpaca wool & garments. Open daily 10am-4pm.

gallery The gallery, with spectacular views of Scottsdale Valley, is filled with vases, tableware & sculptural art by the very talented WA designer. lantzke road, off scotsdale tourist drive, denmark ph: 08 9848 1436 mon-fri 10am - 5pm holiday weekends 12 - 4pm web: www.jonathanhook.com Legend: Albany Denmark Mount Barker Other Great Southern

The Kojonup Visitor Centre Tel: (08) 9831 0500 Email: kojonupvisitors@bigpond.com Web: www.kojonupvisitors.com

Pentland Alpaca Stud & Animal Farm 2019 Scotsdale Rd (cnr McLeod Rd), Denmark Tel: (08) 9840 9262 Email: pentlandalpacashop@bigpond.com Web: www.pentlandalpacafarm.com.au

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Ten minutes of simple instruction and you are off the ground, flying in the company of your pilot instructor. Sit back and enjoy the view and the wind on your face. Feel the sensation of flying effortlessly above land and sea. From the moment of launch you will be shown the simplicity of flying a paraglider. If you are feeling adventurous, and if the conditions permit, you can take the control of your flight whilst in the safe company of your instructor.

Be immersed in the ancient and rich Minang culture and surprised by the unexpected history and stories of the Albany region. Travel to lighthouse islands and explore the incredible biodiversity of this unique landscape. Join us for inspiring programs, exhibitions and events for adults and children. Open daily 9.30am – 4.30pm Closed on major public holidays Entry by donation

Jiri and Sylvie Hlavaty Mob: 0417 776 550 Email: fly@waparagliding.com Web: www.waparagliding.com

Western Australian Museum – Albany Residency Road, Albany Tel: (08) 9841 4844 Web: www.museum.wa.gov.au

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Plantagenet Wines was the first winery to be established in the Great Southern region, producing wines with finesse, elegance and distinction since 1974. Our highly awarded family owned winery is rated 5 star by Halliday and recently rated Top 5 Australian Value Brands of 2010 by Wine & Spirits Magazine. Visit us at the Plantagenet Cellar Door, located on Albany Highway to taste our wines and chat to our well informed staff. Open seven days from 9am – 5pm. Lisa Clode – Cellar Door Manager Lot 45, Albany Highway, Mt Barker Tel: (08) 9851 3111 Email: sales@plantagenetwines.com Web: www.plantagenetwines.com

Porongurup is an ancient mountain island recognised for its unique natural values in the National Heritage List. Get back to nature, get in touch with your own, wonderful cool climate wines, cozy mountain getaways, magical moments day by day, and friendly folk. Enjoy anytime – Remember it always! www.porongurup.com

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The York Street Café features modern edged décor and is a major regional player in the provision of food using fresh, locally grown quality produce. With everything made in-house the York Street Café combines aroma, flavour and a vibrant atmosphere to be a welcome culinary delight when visiting Albany. Come and enjoy our popular eatery for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Winner of the RCA 2010 “Best Café” Regional Awards for Excellence in Restaurants.

184 York Street, Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9842 1666

A Day Full of Discovery at Albany’s Whale World Over 25 Exhibits to Explore: * Professional Guided Tour * “Shark”, “Australian Whaling” theatres and a 3D Whale Movie “Giants Exist” * Climb Aboard the Cheynes IV Whalechaser * Look out for Whales from the Panorama Observation Tower (June to Oct)

Neumylda offers guests short term accommodation within walking distance to the central Albany city precinct with lovely views over Princess Royal harbor from the front balcony and main bedroom. Neumylda provides 3 bedrooms with double bed, two single beds and a single bed room, lounge area, dining area, bath room, laundry and fully equipped kitchen.

Neumylda 192 Grey Street West, Albany WA 6330 Tel: 0418 853 251 Email: info@neumylda.com.au Web: www.neumylda.com.au

* A “Day in the Life of a Whaler” Spectravision Theatre * Whalers Galley Cafe’ on the waters edge * Whaling memorabilia and photo galleries Allow 2 - 3 hours for your visit!! ALBANY’S HISTORIC WHALING STATION End of Frenchman Bay Road, Albany WA 6330 T: 9844 4021 Cafe: 9844 4711 E: info@whaleworld.org W: www.whaleworld.org Open 9am to 5pm every day. (closed Christmas Day Only) Tours hourly 10am to 3pm

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Walk through the tree tops of our unique tingle forest and see some of the most enormous trees in the world.  The Tree Top Walk soars 40 metres into the tingle canopy and opens up a world that most people never see.   Also go on the Ancient Empire Walk which meanders through a grove of veteran trees at ground level. Visit the Wilderness Discovery Centre - Free. Opening Hours: Open every day apart from Christmas Day. 9am - 5pm (last ticket sale at 4.15pm). Free guided walks daily (subject to conditions) Fun school holiday activity programs (excl July).

“A GIANT OF AN EXPERIENCE!” Valley of the Giants Road Between Denmark and Walpole Tel:  (08) 9840 8200 Email:  ttw@dec.wa.gov.au

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AlbAny bAySide oceAn villAS “Quality Accommodation in a Great Location!”

Situated in a superb Beach location our modern luxury self-contained villas offer quality accommodation with all the comforts and facilities to ensure guests have a memorable holiday at an affordable price. We are confident you will be pleased with the cleanliness and the quality of our villas. Log onto our website and read some of the feedback from past guests in the Guests Reviews section. Rental charges based on how many bedrooms and bathrooms guests require. Prices from $160 -$350 per night. 2 night minimum stay.

Satisfaction Guaranteed! Great Winter Discounts and Giveaways between 1 May and 31 August. Albany Bayside Ocean Villas Dillon Close, Albany FreeCall: 1800 335 995 Email: accom@albanybaysideoceanvillas.com Web: www.albanybaysideoceanvillas.com

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Nestled on the banks of the beautiful King River. Enjoy fishing, canoeing or just simply relax. We offer Powered/unpowered sites for Caravans and Camping. Wood fires on request. Also available are Chalets, Spa Chalet, Cabins and Caravans are also available. A Camp Kitchen TV & Cooking and Washing up facilities. We offer free Gas BBQ’s for your convenience. Ice, Gas Refills, available from the on site shop. Dogs by arrangement. ★★★★

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Albany Happy Days Caravan Park 1584 Millbrook Rd, Albany Tel: 1800 984 246 Email: albanyhappydays@bigpond.com Web: www.albanycaravanpark.com

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Escape to the forest 20 minutes from historic Albany. This 3 bedroom house provides the comforts of home and allows space to relax amongst the jarrah trees. Fully self contained, perfect for families. 10 minutes to great beaches, Cape Howe National Park, Bibbulmun Track. Ponder on the verandah, watch the wildlife and birds, play bocce or feed the farm animals. Ideally located base to explore surrounding towns and attractions.

56 rooms including Deluxe, Spa and Family Rooms. Licensed Restaurant and Bar. All rooms have data ports, free Foxtel, wireless internet & In-House movies. Room service for dinner and breakfast. Conveniently located 2km from the City centre, making this your ideal base while exploring the numerous attractions in and around Albany.

With breathtaking views of the bay across to the City of Albany this wonderful holiday home offers the perfect accommodation for families or groups wanting to experience the Great Southern region at its best. Guests will delight in the generous and comfortable facilities, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and spacious open plan living and dining area. Sleep 10 from $358 per night min stay four nights Off Peak.

A Sunshine Farmstay 524 Meanwood Road, Albany Tel: (08) 9845 1480 Email: sunshinefarmstays@bigpond.com Web: www.sunshinefarmstay.com

ACE Motor Inn 314 Albany Highway, Albany Tel: (08) 9841 2911 Email: reservations@acemotorinn.com.au Web: www.acemotorinn.com.au Book online for the best available rate

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Albany Harbourside Apartments & Houses

AAA ★★★★ Fully self catering accommodation in the heart of Albany Walk to town and harbour. Excellent facilities... great location 8 Festing St, Albany

Tel: (08) 9842 1796

Email: hside@agn.net.au Web: www.albanyharbourside.com.au

Private Properties Booking Agency Tel: (08) 9385 5611 Email: mail@privateprop.com Web: www.privateprop.com

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Just 80 metres from the beach. Comfortable self contained family accommodation within walking distance to beaches, swimming, fishing, children’s playground, tennis courts, lawnbowls and the golf course. From DN $90.

“peaceful... Spacious... convenient” Albany Holiday Park is centrally located to Albany and regional attractions. 4kms from city centre on main highway. Spacious, peaceful park with vast grassed areas and shady trees. A popular and enjoyable park with clean, modern facilities. Great for a peaceful escape while in Albany or as a base while visiting the spectacular attractions nearby. Easy to find... on the left as you enter Albany from Perth, across from the Liberty Petrol station. • Modern Self Contained Chalets • Budget Cabins • Playground and Campers Kitchen • Wireless Internet

Only 1.5 hour drive from Albany, the Bremer Bay Resort is a beautiful rammed earth building, consisting of the Telegraph Bar, Mount Barren Restaurant  & 21 motel rooms. We are stiuated in the heart of town overlooking the river with beautiful beaches close-by. Our rooms are well appointed & affordable. A deluxe spa room & fully self-contained family villa are also available. Enjoy Al a Carte meals seven days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Come & see beautiful Bremer Bay.

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Albany Havana Villas Birss St, Emu Point Tel: (08) 9844 1085 Fax: (08) 9844 1685 Email: info@havanavillas.com.au

Albany Holiday Park 550 Albany Hwy, Albany WA 6330 Freecall: 1800 180 855 Web: www.albanyholiday.com.au Email: albanyholiday@hotmail.com

Bremer Bay Resort 1 Frantom Way, Bremer Bay WA 6338 Tel/Fax: (08) 9837 4133 / (08) 9837 4137 Mob: 0428 634 075 Email: bremerbayresort@bigpond.com Web: www.bremerbayresort.com.au

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Relax****Enjoy when you stay at Albany Holiday Units we offer a complete home away from home, just minutes away from Midleton Beach, the links golf course, Middleton Bowling club and close to the hub of Albany. Our spacious self-contained units offer an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort putting you in the mood too enjoy a great getaway. All units are situated at ground level, off street parking, reverse cycle a/c, colour tv, radio, linen, electric blankets, laundry facilities, on site b.b.q independent wheelchair access. Albany Holiday Units Tel: (08) 9841 7817 Fax: (08) 9841 7819 Email: AlbanyHolidayUnits@bigpond.com Web: www.albanyholidayunits.com.au

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‘Your home among the gum trees down by the river.’ Chalets, riverfront powered/unpowered sites, camping, camper’s kitchen, boat ramp and dump point. Enjoy the 9 hole golf course, grass greens, tennis court, fishing, swimming, canoeing and wild-life. Interact with our ‘mob’ of kangaroos and local wild-life.

Relax and enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere of a Full English Breakfast or a Continental breakfast served upstairs in our sunroom with its lovely views of Albany’s natural harbour. Located in town just a short walk to the main street. Off street parking, sep.guest entry. Semi self-contained suites with ensuite, fridge, m’wave, TV/DVD, Tea/coffee making facil. Elec.Blnkts, quality linen etc. Lovely gardens, patio & BBQ. Tariff from: Single $110 Dble $130 (incl.full breakfast).Discount for longer stays. Free Wireless Internet. ★★★★ AAA TOURISM/RAC

Albany Kalgan River Chalets & Caravan Park 247 Nanarup Road, Kalgan Freecall: 1800 447 937 Email: info@kalganrivercaravanpark.com.au Web: www.kalganrivercaravanpark.com.au

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Enjoy nature’s panorama of rolling hills and grazing cattle from your cosy chalet near the King River and Billa Boya Reserve. Just 4 very private, self contained chalets suitable for couples or families. Convenient to Albany town, wineries and beautiful coastline. Phone Christine for bookings and seasonal specials. Rates from $120 per night. We are an Accredited Tourism Business.

Gorgeous two storey luxury beachfront villa at Middleton Beach. Two beautifully decorated queen bedrooms. Romantic spa in main bedroom - enjoy complimentary chocolates and local wines or watch the sun rise over the bay! Fully self contained kitchen, toilets on both floors, laundry, secure undercover parking. Quality linens and toiletries supplied. Additional spa and sauna within complex. Fabulous base for your Albany getaway with lots of extras to exceed your expectations!

Albany Woody Grange Chalets 208 Willyung Road, Albany Tel: (08) 9844 3458 Freecall: 1800 813 681 Email: woodygrange@bigpond.com Web: www.woodygrangechalets.com.au

Apartment 4 Castlereagh on Middleton Cnr Marine Tce & Flinders Pde, Albany Mob: 0409 684 676 Email: info@castlereagh4.com.au Web: www.castlereagh4.com.au

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Albany View St. Lodge B&B/Art Studio & Gallery Tel. (08) 9842 8820 Email: stay@albanyviewstbb.com.au Web: www.albanyviewstbb.com.au

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Spend some quality time and embrace the pure beauty of Western Australia’s south coast from one of these distinctly different, award winning, secluded retreats. Between Albany and Denmark, adjacent to West Cape Howe National Park and close to spectacular Lowlands Beach - you can savour the essence of a real holiday experience surrounded by nature Cape Howe Cottages.

Cape Howe Cottages 322 Tennessee Road South, Lowlands Beach Tel: (08) 9845 1295 Email: holiday@capehowe.com.au Web: www.capehowe.com.au

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Situated just a short walk from beautiful Cheynes Beach and surrounded by National Park, the caravan park offers shaded well grassed sites and all the modern amenities including ensuite 1 & 2 bedroom cabins. Great activities of fishing, boating, swimming, surfing or just relaxing combined with rare birds, native flora and fauna and excellent shore based whale watching.

As seen on Postcards WA! Modern, fully self contained HOT TUB & SAUNA or SPA Chalets. Luxury, seclusion and views. Amazing attention to detail!! • Massages • Facials • Wood fired pizza • Yummy platters • Breakfast baskets • Bushwalks • Friendly farm animals • Playground Close to Porongurup and Stirling Range National Parks & award winning wineries. Children welcome! Min 2 nights.

Located only minutes from the CBD, we offer a range of tastefully furnished rooms accommodating from 1-5 persons.  We are a non smoking property. Shells Restaurant is opened mornings for breakfast and evenings for dinner.   

Cheynes Beach Caravan Park 12 Bald Island Road, Cheynes Tel: (08) 9846 1247 Fax: (08) 9846 1311 Email: cheynes_cp@westnet.com.au Web: www.cheynesbeachcaravanpark.com.au

Cloud Nine Spa Chalets Mention this ad – pay for 3 nights stay for 4 278 Moorialup Road, East Porongurup Tel: (08) 9853 1111 Email: cloudninespachalets@bordernet.com.au Web: www.cloudninespachalets.com.au AAA ★★★★

Comfort Inn Albany 191 Albany Highway, Albany 6330 Reservations: 1800 810 712 Email: stay@comfortinnalbany.com.au Web: www.comfortinnalbany.com.au

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Only 500 metres from a pristine beach. Perfect for swimming, fishing, or even a relaxing stroll along the beach or river bank. Enjoy our shady parkland style setting, with facilities such as Campers’ Kitchen, Tennis Courts and a Modern Adventurous Playground for kids to enjoy. We offer powered sites and self contained cabins all within close proximity to amenities. Bremer Bay, a hidden treasure of the Great Southern Region. Bremer Bay Caravan Park Lot 130 Borden Bremer Rd, Bremer Bay WA 6338 Tel: (08) 9837 4018 Fax: (08) 9837 4021 Email: bremercarapark1@westnet.com.au Web: www.bremerbaycaravanpark.com.au

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Stylish, spacious and beautifully appointed cottages, individually designed with a range of facilities. A secluded bay, stunning coastline and endless holiday activities nearby, make it the ideal location for the perfect escape. These luxurious and private cottages will enchant and rejuvenate the holidaymaker.  2 bedroom spa cottages and 3 bedroom cottages are self contained and fully equipped with everything you need for your stay.

HOLIDAYS • WORKSHOPS • RETREATS Spacious and vibrant 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished holiday home in a great location with ocean views. 5 Minutes from the city centre & close to popular Middleton Beach. Rates from $270 for up to 5 people (sleeps up to 12 people). Wheelchair friendly and free Wi-Fi.

Surrounded by tall timbers and with an outlook to the Great Southern Ocean, Woodstock offers guests the perfect getaway from the stresses of city life. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious living area and cosy wood fire, decks and children’s activities will ensure the comforts of home in an idyllic setting... and all within 5 minutes drive of the scenic town of Denmark and spectacular Ocean Beach. Tariffs from $300 per night, min stay four night Off Peak up to 7 people.

The ideal location, just 200 meters walk to the main street (York) and the popular restaurants, cafes and shops and only 300 meters to the Visitor’s Centre, main bus terminal and the harbour. Range of units and apartments available to suit couples, families, travellers and corporates alike. There are rooms with their own balconies, some with parking outside the rooms and others from which you can enjoy views across the harbour and beyond. So...do come relax and enjoy our friendly hospitality.

Historic Karribank with superb vistas extensive gardens is on the doorstep of the beautiful Porongurup Range. Pre booked evening meals avillable, local wines, chalet or en-suite rooms, historical en-suite, some with spas. Adjacent to the Stirling Range and major attractions.

256 Cosy Corner Rd Torbay, Albany WA 6330 Tel: 0439 895 516 Fax: (08) 9845 1903 Email: info@cosycornercottages.com.au Web: www. cosycornercottages.com.au

Cruize-Inn 122 Middleton Road, Albany Tel: (08) 9842 9599 Email: info@cruizeinn.com Web: www.cruizeinn.com

Private Properties Booking Agency Tel: (08) 9385 5611 Email: mail@privateprop.com Web: www.privateprop.com

Come and enjoy the peaceful surrounds of 3 acres of manicured gardens only a short distance from the CBD of Albany, while relaxing in our newly renovated guest rooms. Double rooms from $145-195 inclusive of gourmet a la carte breakfast. Triples & family rooms available. Weddings, reunions & functions welcome, check our website for specials. RAC★★★★ Flinders Park Lodge Cnr Lower King and Harbour Roads Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9844 7062 Email: holidays@parklodge.com.au Web: www.parklodge.com.au

Frederickstown Motel Cnr Frederick and Spencer Streets, Albany Tel:  (08) 9845 7500 Web:  www.frederickstownmotel.com.au

1983 Porongurup Road, Porongurup Tel: (08) 9853 1022 Email: contact@karribank.com.au Web: www.karribank.com.au

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1,2,3 and 4 bedroom self contained apartments situated in quiet garden surroundings-metres from the beautiful Middleton beach, bowling green and the world renown Albany golf Links. Close to all amenities-bus stop, restaurants, boardwalks and cycleway. We are 3 minutes drive to the city centre-use us as your home to enjoy AMAZING Albany. Rates from $99 per night.

Located 8 kilometers east of Albany on Chesterpass Road, Dymesbury Bed & Breakfast is a comfortable historic home offering 4 well appointed bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an indoor pool & spa. Take your fully cooked breakfast in the tranquil conservatory that overlooks beautiful landscaped gardens, waterfalls and private lake.  Your stay at Dymesbury Gardens will be relaxed and memorable.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Emu Point Motel & Apartments welcomes you to one of the world’s most tranquil places on the southern tip of Western Australia’s spectacular coast. Relax on pristine beaches (short stroll) with a variety of leisure activities at your doorstep from fishing, whale watching, wineries and so much more! Just minutes from Albany’s town centre, you can enjoy great value self contained accommodation. Save a bundle on Whale Watching Packages June through to October. OR Stay 4/Pay 3 May-August (excl long weekends).

Comprises three contemporary, separate, self-catering holiday apartments with superb views over the harbour. We are centrally located, just 100 metres from the Brig Amity, the museum complex and the water’s edge, and an easy stroll to the restaurants, pubs, cafes and shopping in York Street. Our apartments feature high quality finishes, double-glazing, luxurious furnishings and are comprehensively equipped. Spacious off street parking is provided around a grassed central area, surrounded by a dense garden of south coast plant species. The single-storey apartment is perfect for a couple, whilst the two-storey apartments cater for two couples or a family.

Lotti’s is luxury in the heart of old Albany; three bedrooms, two bathrooms with fine linen and robes provided. Enjoy a cosy wood fire or instant gas heating, an excellent library, board games, DVD’s and 42”TV. Outside, choose from three verandahs with a view and portable barbecue. You are close to Albany’s famous fresh markets but at Lotti’s you can collect eggs, pick herbs and sometimes vegetables from the garden.

Dolphin Lodge Tel: (08) 9841 6600 Fax: (08) 9841 0660 Web: www.dolphinlodge.com.au

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Dymesbury Bed & Breakfast Lorraine Marshall & Tony Carter 779 Chesterpass Road, Willyung Tel: (08) 9844 3222 / 0438 904 033 Email: dymesbury@westnet.com.au Web: dymesbury.webs.com

Emu Point Motel Corner Mermaid Ave & Medcalf Parade, Emu Point Freecall: 1800 654 050 Web: www.emupointmotel.com.au

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Our 4.5 star holiday park is the ultimate atmosphere for all holiday seasons for you and your family. We cater for all types of accommodation from our chalets to park cabins to powered or unpowered sites nestled under the lovely peppermint trees and spacious grassed areas overlooking the tranquil garden settings. Top facilities available on the premises from our jumping pillow, mini golf, play ground, BBQ Facilities, Family Entertainment Area, Camp Kitchen, Internet Kiosk, Modern Amenities. While relaxing, listen to the gentle waves lapping our beach or take a leisurely walk to Emu Point where the river meets the ocean. Come on take the holiday you won’t forget and make a booking on our web site – www.emubeach.com

Enjoy affordable luxury and style in a heritage cottage with stunning views overlooking Princes Royal Harbour. Great location, plenty of parking, self contained, sleeps 4-6 and is an easy walk through the heritage precinct to the city centre.

Emu Beach Holiday Park 8 Medcalf Pde, Albany WA 633 Tel: (08) 9844 1147 Email: info@emubeach.com Web: www.emubeach.com

Festing Cottage Annie: 0429 413 667 Don: 0448 839 887 Email: festingcottage@gorepani.com.au Web: www.gorepani.com.au

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Hanover Bay Studio Apartments 3 Festing Street, Albany Mob: 0400 800 395 Email: hanoverbay@westnet.com.au Web: www.hanoverbay.com.au

Lotti’s House 14 Grey St East, Albany WA 6330 Tel: 0438 509 339 Web: www.lottishouse-albany.com.au

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Motel Le Grande is Albany’s premier Mediterranean style accommodation house offering luxurious spacious rooms at affordable prices. Located close to the airport and just minutes from the city centre and local cinema, Motel Le Grande provides friendly service, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. Featuring an assortment of room designs ranging from standard rooms, deluxe rooms, executive spa rooms and self contained units. Restaurant Le Grande provides a relaxed, dining atmosphere boasting local produce and wines. Motel Le Grande 479 Albany Highway, Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9841 3600 Freecall: 1800 113 600

Rising from a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean, Maitraya offers spectacular beauty, complete seclusion and a serenity that stays with you long after you leave. Imagine escaping to a place where the air is fresh, the beaches pristine and the views spectacular. A place where you’ll have 200ha of rugged, barley touched Great Southern land to yourself. Welcome to Maitraya – where luxury is second and seclusion is first. This luxury 6000sqm residence has eight spacious bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, gym, glass-roofed atrium and five separate meeting areas, all with state-of-the-art technology. The grounds also include a tennis court, cricket net, small cricket and football ground and a range of sporting equipment, including boards and windsurfers. There’s also a private airstrip and helicopter pad. Please contact us for additional information on exclusive-use prices, estate tariffs, activity pricing and value-add conference options. For all enquiries contact jan@maitraya.com.au or phone (08) 9361 9044.

Historic home classified by National Trust. Easy walk to city centre, shops and restaurants. Delicious country-style breakfast included in tariff. En-suite and private bathroom rooms. Amazing value for money in the heart of the city. Experience olde world charm and warm hospitality at Norman House

Enjoy all that Albany has to offer from the splendid comfort of a beautifully-appointed, fully self-contained beachside villa - and maybe spoil yourself with a sensuous spa under the stars! Just meters from Middleton Bay and the Albany Golf Club, from one to three bedrooms with two bathrooms, Ocean Mist Villa is the perfect place to base your stay and explore Amazing Albany.

Norman House Bed & Breakfast 28 Stirling Terrace, Albany Tel: (08) 9841 5995 Email: normanhouse@westnet.com.au Web: www.westnet.com.au/normanhouse

Our cottages offer you a unique country living experience with a spacious interior, modern décor, and native wildlife on your doorstep. Each home is self-contained, can sleep up to 8p, has full kitchen facilities, laundry and is set within natural bush for your privacy. Plus, enjoy panoramic farmland/ocean views from your balcony and linen is provided. Choose a little luxury whilst you travel - book today! RAC★★★★ Nutkin Lodge 372 Ficifolia Road, Peaceful Bay Tel/Fax: (08) 9840 8650 Mob: 0419 953 780 Email: amazingalbany@nutkinlodge.com.au Web: www.nutkinlodge.com.au

Maitraya Private Retreat Tel: (08) 9361 9044 Email: jan@maitraya.com.au

Please contact us Ocean Mist Villa 24 Barry Court, Albany WA 6330 Hosts - Rob and Helen Tel: (08) 9844 3540 Email: oceanmistvilla@westnet.com.au Web: www.oceanmistvilla.com.au

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Metro Inn Albany is conveniently located in the heart of Albany. Just a minutes drive away from the CBD and shopping centre. A short drive to Middleton Beach and golf course. A selection of standard, queen rooms and two or three bedroom units to suite all tastes. Indoor heated pool & spa, BBQ area and playground. SPECIAL: Double rooms $79; Queen rooms $89. Offer not valid on public & school holidays. 2 people only. Subject to availability.

Treat yourself and your family to a holiday you will always remember. Delightful, cosy, well equipped chalets, set amongst majestic tall trees and with rolling valley & lake views. Have all the comforts of home, fun farm activities and friendly farm animals. Call us today and escape to paradise.

My Place offers affordable, country-style accommodation in the heart of Albany. Eight 1 & 2 bedroom units each with kitchen facilities and ensuites. TV, DVD, wireless internet access and linen supplied. Laundry and bbq facilities onsite. Easy walk to local shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. RAC★★★ rating.

RAC ★★★★ Situated in Albanys premier Oceanside suburb of Middleton Beach and within 200m of your unit there are beaches, boardwalk, cycleways, childrens park, cafes & restaurants. Choose from 1, 2 & 3 bdrm S/C units. A perfect place for a relaxing holiday or for business. Wide verandahs with outdoor settings for your enjoyment with peace and quietness.

“Pelicans at Denmark” offers luxury modern self contained accommodation in a secluded setting beneath towering karri trees on the banks of the beautiful Wilson Inlet. Perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic escape. Finalists in the 2009 WA Tourism Awards located on Inlet Drive close to town, beaches wineries and walks. Discover Denmark with us by visiting our website.

Warren & Leonie Bull Tel: (08) 9840 9239 Email: holiday@mistyvalley.com.au Web: www.mistyvalley.com.au

My Place Colonial Accommodation 47-61 Grey Street East, Albany Tel: (08) 9842 3242 Freecall: 1800 447 277 Email: myplace@iinet.net.au Web: www.myplace.com.au

Park Avenue Holiday Units 13 Golflinks Road, Middelton Beach Tel/Fax: (08) 9842 5242 Email: enquiries@parkavenueholidayunits.com.au Web: www.parkavenueholidayunits.com.au

Imagine being just a short stroll from this beautiful beach, 18 hole golf course and cycle track from Emu Point to Middleton Beach. You will enjoy this new modern three bedroom, two bathroom, self contained unit. With its tasteful décor well equipped kitchen, laundry and spacious lounge area. Fully enclosed courtyard where you can BBQ, while you sit back and enjoy the sounds of the ocean. You will find everything you need here for a relaxing holiday.

Pelicans at Denmark Tel: 0413 122 176 Email: info@pelicansatdenmark.com.au Web: www.pelicansatdenmark.com.au

Metro Inn Albany Tel: (08) 9841 7399 Email: albany@metrohg.com Web: www.metrohotels.com.au

Sixteen Tel: 0400 216 971 Email: sixteen_albany@bigpond.com

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Because you deserve the best...... Albany’s premier destination 500 metres of world class beach frontage, special sunrises, scenic boardwalk, cycle ways, close to golf, restaurants, cafes and only 3.2kms from city centre. Accommodation to suit all budgets offering new 2 bedroom Spa Villas with king beds, air/con and private deck, fully self contained 2 bedroom chalets and cabins close to the beach, ideal for families or couples. We have Ensuite and powered sites, camp kitchen, family and disabled bathrooms, BBQ’s, Wi-Fi & Devonshire teas on Wednesday in the Guest lounge. Our fabulous facilities are guaranteed to keep all our guests happy. You can enjoy sitting around the solarheated pool, or relax in our hydro spa, watch a movie in the theatre, or spend time enjoying the many activities available in the Recreation centre and conference room. Experience whale watching June – Oct and explore historical Albany. 3 BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW VILLAS COMING SOON !!! Middleton Beach Holiday Park 28 Flinders Parade, Albany WA 6330 Tel: 1800 644 674 or (08) 9841 3593 Email: holiday@holidayalbany.com.au Web: holidayalbany.com.au

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15 your holiday by the sea

Quality Albany holiday accommodation! Short Breaks, BIG Savings Best Option!

Rates from $243 per night, includes gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea and evening port and chocolates.

Winter Getaway Special – Stay one night and get second night half price. Stay Now Tel: 1300 853 728 any day of the week Web: staynow.com.au

quiet and relaxing holiday by the sea! It’s just a short stroll to the beach and golf course. Cafés, restaurants, picnic areas, playgrounds and boating facilities minute drive and you’re in the centre of town. Modern, spacious and fully self contained with all amenities, there’s plenty of room for everyone with three bedrooms and

Pay for your first night and every extra night is HALF PRICE! Come and relax in front of a wood fire in these luxury self contained homes. Set amongst lush gardens in an area abundant with enjoyable activites. Only 10 mins from the Tree Top Walk. Continental Breakfast supplied. Tree-Elle Retreat South Coast Highway, Bow Bridge Near the Valley of the Giants Between Denmark and Walpole Tel: (08) 9840 8471 Web: www.TreeElle.com

Nestled between two of Albany’s premier locations, Middleton Beach and Emu Point, right on the beach and well away

accommodation for couples right up to a family of six and we’re child friendly too. Rates start from $145 per night.

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So close to the Ranges The Lily is your perfect base to explore the region. Next to the Dutch Windmill is our unique and self-contained 4 star accommodation with private outdoor seating area; linen, towels, wood heater, bathroom, TV, DVD, radio/CD player, fridge, stove, microwave, food essentials like (real) coffee, tea, sugar, milk, spices and many more additional facilities. Restaurant, Wines, Spelt Flour, Private Airfield. Contact us for Autumn and Winter accommodation specials.

RAC★★★★ Quality accommodation at an affordable price. Modern colonial style B&B, bedrooms with ensuites, scrumptious breakfast choice inc. from $130 DN $120 SN. OR 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom fully self contained Villas from $140 DN and deluxe spa Villas from $160 DN. $15 extra person. Just 3 minutes walk to beautiful Middleton Beach, boardwalk, cafés, restaurants, golf, and bowls. 3 minutes drive to city centre. Free Wi-Fi. The Terrace Bed & Breakfast and Self Contained Villas 36 Marine Terrace, Middleton Beach, Albany Tel: (08) 9842 9901 Mob: 0428 155 095 Email: theterrace@wn.com.au Web: www.members.westnet.com.au/theterrace

With stunning ocean views, these superbly appointed spa apartments provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind. Spacious rooms are fully equipped with everything you need for your stay including full kitchen facilities, free undercover parking, BBQ, outdoor setting, TV/DVD/CD, broadband access and much more. Surrounded by natural bushland, a short walk to the ocean, private balcony and luxurious spa. It’s a truly remarkable place to stay... Mention this advert for a free cheese platter upon arrival. AAA ★★★★ 252 Cosy Corner Rd Torbay, Albany WA 6330 Tel: (08) 9845 1904 Fax: (08) 9845 1903 Email: torbayseaview@westnet.com.au Web: www.torbayseaviewholidayapartments.com.au

Uhuru Chalets offer peace and seclusion in a bush setting between Albany and Denmark. Both chalets are fully equipped, self-contained, comfortable and affordable. The two-bedroom Chalet sleeps four and our romantic hideaway, ‘The Wagon’ (pictured) is suited for a couple. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Peaceful 2 bedroom cottage on picturesque working strawberry, avocado and cattle farm. Close to the magnificent beaches at Gull Rock, Nanarup and Two People’s Bay National Park and just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Albany. Fully self contained with a well equipped kitchen and pretty fenced in garden. Bed linen and towels provided. Well behaved dogs welcome.

Cellar Door, Function Centre and Wildflower Walk Trails. Take pleasure in the Denmark estate grown premium wines and handcrafted champagnes. Bring the family for a picnic and explore the acres of wildflowers and native birds. • Barbeque seafood & antipasto tapas available. • Open 11am–5pm, Friday to Monday and all school and public holidays. • May to August by appointment only. 18kms from Denmark (Hay River Bridge) via Keith Rd Sth Coast H’way, 45 kms from Albany via Albany H’way via Redmond townsite.

The Lily Dutch Windmill - Stirling Range 9793 Chester Pass Rd, Stirling Range National Park Tel (08) 9827 9205 Fax: (08) 9827 9206 Web: www.thelily.com.au ★★★★

Uhuru Chalets 189 Railway Road, Torbay Tel. (08) 9845 1020 Email: uhuru@iinet.net.au Web: www.uhuru.iinet.net.au

984 Dempster Road, Lower Kalgan, Albany Tel: (08) 9846 4324    Email: willowcreek@westnet.com.au Web: www.willowcreekalbany.com

1847 Redmond West Road, Redmond Tel/Mob: (08) 9845 3031 / 0428 453 031 Web: www.yilgarnia.com.au

“Indulge yourself in luxury... and immerse yourself in history at the only 5 star heritage accommodation in Western Australia – The Rocks” Built in 1882 and formerly a summer vice regal residence, The Rocks has been lovingly restored and is now available as the ultimate getaway location in Albany. With six beautifully appointed guest rooms, living areas including Billiard Room, Music Room and Library, unobstructed views of Princess Royal Harbour and magnificent gardens, The Rocks is a breathtaking accommodation.

With features including four poster beds, Victorian styled ensuites with quality modern features, luxurious bathrobes, TVs and DVDs, tea and coffee facilities, DVD library and free wireless internet connection, you won’t want to leave. Located on 2 acres of stunning landscaped gardens overlooking Princess Royal Harbour, The Rocks is only 500m from the main street and is perfectly situated for you to enjoy the finest dining and shopping Albany has to offer. Find us at: 182-188 Grey Street West Albany.

To unwind in absolute luxur y and capture your own piece of histor y, call Noelene on 08 9842 5969 or visit our website www.therocksalbany.com.au and make your reser vation today.

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The Mount Barker Wine Producers

We welcome you to explore our region of fine flavours. Mount Barker Wine Region is a region of diversity and warm hospitality. There are small family wineries, big award winners & emerging legends. All locals with a story to share.

www.mountbarkerwine.com

Tel: (08) 9851 1163


Albany Traveller Magazine 2010