National Parks / Natural World
Albany Wind Farm Albany
Where are we going today?
If you want to experience something amazing, head to Albany Wind Farms!
Only 12km from the city centre of Albany you will find yourself about 80km above the Southern Ocean, with incredible views, and surrounded by one of the best examples of wind farms in the world!
Albany Wind Farm is not only a stunning location to visit, where the kids will marvel at the views, but it's also a great way to teach them about sustainable energy. It's here that these wind turbines are connected to the Albany electrical system, where they create enough energy to supply Albany with 80% of their needs!
How amazing is that!
The turbines are eco-friendly, and are surrounded by board walked pathways so it really makes it a beautiful place to visit. You can stroll along the coast, exploring the bushland around you.
Check out the Sand Patch Coastal Platform between May and October, because you might just spot a Southern Right or Humpback whale!
Albany Wind Farm also has an information centre, which is well worth stopping at, so kids can understand a bit more about what they are seeing. There are also information panels in the area too, so even more learning! Yay!
A beautiful park of Western Australia, with a beautiful purpose. Kids will learn invaluable lessons here!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
24 hours a day!
Daily, year round
Any Top Tips?
Take binoculars because between May and October you might spot whales in the Southern Ocean!.
Need a little extra help?
You can drive there, so as long as you are okay in the car you will be fine. There is a large car parking area.
Take hats and sunscreen!.
What people are saying?
by Darryl Keane
One of the best spots in Albany to check out the power of the ocean.
We were there on a super windy day and it was incredible to see the power of the surf against the rugged coast line.
The wind farm makes it a really unique view.
by Morgan Cameron
Every so often you see something that reminds you that human beings are actually are wonderful inventive creatures. Excellent spot!
by Delshard Mozhdehinia
Well worth visiting when in Albany, but make sure you wear some warm clothes (or bring a jumper). The boardwalk is fantastic, and well worth bringing your camera for.
by Kerry Frost
There's an amazing wild beach here,and a great fishing spot but don't forget your beanie because it's usually always blowing a gale,hence why there's a "Windfarm "!
by Haley Bracknell
My family loves visiting the windmills! They're so majestic!