Albany is a port city located in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, some 390 kilometres south-east of Perth, the state capital. It is situated on Princess Royal Harbour, a natural inlet of the Southern Ocean. The city was founded in 1827 and is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia. It has a dramatic convict history, is a former whaling station and was the gateway to the Eastern Goldfields during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Attractions in Albany include convict jails, colonial buildings, museums, craft galleries, an old whaling station and the Brig Amity replica. Albany is also known for its natural attractions along the rugged coastline of Torndirrup National Park.
Things to see and do
* Albany Convict Gaol
* Brig Amity Replica
* The Princess Royal Fortress
* Albany Historic Town Trails – Amity Trail
* Albany whale tours
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 30,000 approx
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The Port of Albany is situated along Princess Royal Drive, on the outskirts of Albany.
Travel Links – Albany airport receives daily flights from Perth with Skywest.
Transwa offers daily bus services to Albany.
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