National Parks / Natural World
Albany Heritage Park Albany
Where are we going today?
If you want some outdoor adventure, which also offers some pretty cool historic fun, then Albany Heritage Park is for you!
Albany Heritage Park is 260 hectares of parkland reserve, that actually surrounds the summits of Mount Adelaide AND Mount Clarence. The park itself was created to house some of Albany's best attractions, including the Princess Royal Fortress and the National Anzac Centre, but it is also a great place for those active kids to turn off the TVs, and enjoy what Mother Nature created!
The park is perfect to explore by car, but if you want to use up some of that energy (that we know kids have!) then grab those walking shoes and hit the marked trails. If you want, you can also take the mountain bikes too.
There are landscaped gardens, BBQs and picnic areas too. Make sure you take your camera, because the views from Albany Heritage Park are pretty special! Did you know that it's the regions highest lookout? That means you not only look out over the rest of the park, but also the Princess Royal Harbour, and King George Sound too! Look out for the Stirling Ranges too.
Albany Heritage Park has a fascinating history too, because it's the site where the convoys departed back in 1914, and there is the very moving Avenue of Honour, where large gum trees line the drive with the names of the soldiers that were lost at war.
Kids can play, enjoy the sun, and learn about history all at this fascinating and adventurous park in Albany, so grab those hats and walking shoes, and let's get exploring!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
All year round
There are picnic tables and BBQs so you can bring your own lunch and enjoy it out in nature!.
Make sure you take plenty of bottled water, you will need it!.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you take hats and sunscreen, as the sun can be quite strong!.
Need a little extra help?
There are paved areas, but use your own judgement when it comes to the trails.
Look at all of the other attractions in the park and make them part of your day out!.
What people are saying?
by Noeline King
Visiting from NZ.Had a long drive down from Perth arriving at 3pm.Very disappointed that the Information Centre was closed.There very lots of other vehicles parked outside so guess we weren't the only folk disappointed.
by Frank Burns
Good, Friendly and Helpful Staff with Ticketing for #TRANSPERTH buses but with a grassed plot of vacant land opposite, I always felt there was scope for a Colonial Coffee Shop for visitor's and passengers. It would do a roaring trade, centrally located right alongside a busy thoroughfare, why wouldn't the govt invest in a real money earning business with great potential for expansion.
by nobu Chung
by Eileen Lim
by louise s