Albany Visitor Centre
From whale-watching cruises and spectacular coastal walks to colonial heritage sites and ANZAC war history, Albany has plenty to tempt travelers to the south coast. Albany Visitor Centre is the first port of call for visitors, offering up-to-date advice and information on the region’s many attractions.
The modern visitor center provides information on travel and activities not only in Albany, but along the south coast and throughout Western Australia. The highlight of a visit is a virtual-reality film that takes you on a scenic “flight” along Albany’s coast, but you can also pick up a free map and Albany Dining Out guide; find out about Albany’s best beaches, wineries, or whale-watching spots; or get recommendations on where to eat, drink, or shop in the city. The center has a well-stocked souvenir shop, where you can purchase local art and handicrafts, as well as guidebooks and travel essentials.
Things to Know Before You Go
Free parking is available at the visitor center.
Visitor facilities include restrooms and free Wi-Fi.
The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
The Albany Visitor Centre is located on York Street in downtown Albany and is easily reached on foot from all the central attractions. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the Albany train station.
When to Get There
The Albany Visitor Centre is open daily year-round, although opening hours are limited on Sundays and public holidays.
Things to Do in Albany
Must-visit attractions include Albany’s Historic Whaling Station and the National Anzac Centre, which tells the story of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers during World War I. Albany also makes a strategic gateway for exploring Western Australia’s south coast. Nature lovers can head out to Torndirrup National Park or hike part of the long-distance Bibbulmun Track, which runs all the way to Kalamunda near Perth.