Travel Blogs from Albany, Australia

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On The Road Again, Albany, Australia travel blog

On The Road Again

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... "I am an FBI Agent!!" Point Break We've been on the road for a week now, and have arrived in sunny Albany. Looking at the map of Australia we've not done a very good job in terms of distance travelled (maybe an eighth of the way to Melbourne) ...

Back to civilisation, London Backpackers, Albany, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

Back to civilisation

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Nego free net (low season) ...

Sand Dunes and Sea Air, Albany, Australia travel blog

Sand Dunes and Sea Air

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... the spring (September/October) during peak wildflower season. So what changes have I noticed from 20 years ago? Well, Australia definitely feels more cosmopolitan than it did. The grocery aisles of most grocery stores have a fairly diverse ethnic ...

Whaling Station Horror, Albany, Australia travel blog

Whaling Station Horror

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... and not jurisdiction?? My rant for the day. Having been conceived of as a penal colony, most towns in Australia have a historic jail/prison/gaol and Albany is no different. It was probably the highlight of our walking tour through town- largely because it ...

Australia (South West Tour) Pemberton - Albany, Albany, Australia travel blog

Australia (South West Tour) Pemberton - Albany

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... necessities and departing for Albany. A couple of hours later we pulled into the tourist information centre in Albany, which unlike many services in Australia was still open past 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. Maps and advice taken on board we made our ...

Walpole to Albany, Walpole to Albany, Australia travel blog

Walpole to Albany

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Edmund Lockyer and a party of soldiers and convicts from Sydney, came ashore in Princess Royal Harbour to establish a penal outpost. Albany was officially proclaimed a city on 1 July 1998 and now has a population of over 30,000. Boasting one of the ...

Shannon NP to Albany via Walpole&Denmark - Day 194, Albany, Australia travel blog

Shannon NP to Albany via Walpole&Denmark - Day 194

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... planets. Mars, Venus and Mercury. Never seen Mercury before with the naked eye. Another first for me! I've complained about Australia in previous blog entries saying it's cold and expensive but the south-west is completely awesome. I wasn't prepared ...

Albany, Albany, Australia travel blog

Albany

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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I was up early to see a wonderful sunrise over the coastline of Albany whilst all the rest were asleep. There were flocks of pelicans casually swimming along, midning their own business. Eventually Tom awoke, donned his aussie flag shorts and decided to ...

Walpole to Albany, Albany, Australia travel blog

Walpole to Albany

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... back at ground level we take a walk through the forest of giant trees. Then it's time to continue on down to Albany and we head out to Wignalls and Montgomeries Hill wineries for some free wine tasting. Tony becomes the designated driver and escorts us ...

First of MANY Washboard roads!, Albany, Australia travel blog

First of MANY Washboard roads!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... head, especially with the collar they painted around the bottom of it. First on the route was the windmill farm; half of albany's power is supplied by the nine or ten gigantic windmills just outside of town (and there was definately no shortage wind in ...

I (heart) Albany, Albany, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

I (heart) Albany

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... -postcard coastal inlet not unlike the soothing expanse of Lake Te Anau, you'd have yourself a little place called Albany - South Australia's first European settlement and world class in terms of coastal scenery. I spent twenty minutes yesterday striding ...

Giant trees and the most amazing beach!, Torbay, Australia travel blog

Giant trees and the most amazing beach!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We got up in the morning and tackled the cold outdoor showers as our hair was starting to get a little greasy. Needless to say the shower sucked but we were clean again and happy once we got back into dry clothes. Then with little to do we were off ...

The Saga Tour, Albany, Australia travel blog

The Saga Tour

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... , small town (but the largest in the southwest) and stay in OK hostel Wednesday 20th October 2004 From Albany, we go to a former whaling station - Australia stopped whaling in 1978, and whilst now converted to a museum, was pretty horrific - I know ...

"tree climbing - extreme style...!"

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... of the empty hostel by 10am this morning. We had a comparatively long drive of 400kms to do to an old whale fishing town called Albany, with a few 'small tree climbs thrown in along the way! When I say small, I am of course being sarcastic; the first, ...

Big Big Trees, Albany, Australia travel blog

Big Big Trees

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... probably call us Tony Tony and Helen Helen. The trees were huge. Many had been damaged by huge fires that swept South West Australia, especially in 1937. The fires usually damage the inside of the tree because the heart wood is softer, and the tops of ...

A whale of a day, Albany, Australia travel blog

A whale of a day

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... lots of plants and views to pass the time. We then went to The Whale Museum. This was the last working Whale station in Australia and only closed down in 1978. It was a fascinating combination of free tour with a young but good guide: great exhibits: ...

South of Perth, Albany, Australia travel blog

South of Perth

A travel blog entry by richie

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... he (Burt) would get on, only had one problem which was we ran out of fuel, Oh no. Once we had our night down in Albany we set off up the west coast calling at valley of giants( big trees), Glouester tree (61 meters high), Augusta town, Magaret River ...

Albany, Albany, Australia travel blog

Albany

A travel blog entry by paulngail

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... to be far from the risk areas further east. Gail and I had decided long before the bushfires and floods here that Australia wasn't for us as a potential emigrant destination. These dreadful events certainly compound our view. On to the town of Busselton ...

Having a whale of a time..., Albany, Australia travel blog

Having a whale of a time...

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... main stop on the West coast we had decided to visit Albany down in the Southwest which is known as one of the best places in Australia to view whales. It took us several hours to drive down from Perth but we had a great place to stay when we arrived. ...

Cheynes Beach, Manypeaks, Australia travel blog

Cheynes Beach

A travel blog entry by mpeacock

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Arrived yesterday at Cheynes Beach which is only 100km from our last stop. Went to Waychinicup national park today. It is a beautiful mountainous area with a river to the ocean. No access to the ocean unless you have a boat. The water is deep so fishing ...

Albany Day 3, Albany, Australia travel blog

Albany Day 3

A travel blog entry by sue.fenton.75

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... ; A settler named John Silverthorne lived with his family in an isolated cabin on Mount Clarence. The mail ship only visited Albany twice a year when the few settlers would rush to collect the mail and socialise with the ship’s crew. Silverthorne ...

Albany – Stunning cliff drops, jagged rocks, Albany, Australia travel blog

Albany – Stunning cliff drops, jagged rocks

A travel blog entry by jennifertice

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... of great photo opportunities, and for only $10 a head it’s not a bad deal.  We finally arrive in Albany, the largest township between Perth and Adelaide running along the southern coast. With its stunning coast line and white sand beaches you ...

Albany, Albany, Australia travel blog

Albany

A travel blog entry by marcia_octoman

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... at the site of the once operational Cheynes Beach Whaling Company's whaling station. It was the last operating whaling station in Australia. On November 21st, 1978, the whale chasers returned to the town jetty for the last time after 26 years of ...

Albany, Albany, Australia travel blog

Albany

A travel blog entry by sjw_uk

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After leaving Wave Rock on Monday morning, we drove to Albany... we gor there about 4pm (ish) and stayed at 'Happy Days' Caravan Park - the lady who owns the place was extremely helpful and we set up camp for the night. Not much to put in this entry as ...

Und es ist DOCH passiert..., Albany, Australia travel blog

Und es ist DOCH passiert...

A travel blog entry by nixwieweg

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... Wir haben direkt am Strand in einer kleinen Bucht geschlafen, am südlichsten Punkt Westaustraliens. Diese Bucht liegt zwischen Denmark und Albany. Gestern ging es dann weiter nach Albany. Dies ist eine wirklich sehr schöne Stadt an der Küste mit vielen ...

Mehr als Fastfood und Autoteile, Albany, Australia travel blog

Mehr als Fastfood und Autoteile

A travel blog entry by worldwidewidu

... 365 Tage im Jahr voll mit Menschen .... hier trafen wir auf eine Handvoll Australier, was allerdings daran lag, dass Australia Day (ein Feiertag) war, sonst waere hier wahrscheinlich keine Menschenseele gewesen ... Ich genoss das Wasser, den ...

A Getaway to Albany and the South West, Albany Day 1, Australia travel blog

A Getaway to Albany and the South West

A travel blog entry by sue.fenton.75

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... on the way to see where the Newmont Boddington Gold Mine is just for a nosey. The mine will be the largest gold mine in Australia when it is finished and the donga village is quite large. The town is 123 klms south east from Perth. We were not able ...

nearly got blown off the gap, Albany WA, Australia travel blog

nearly got blown off the gap

A travel blog entry by twooldchooks

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... edge of the cliffs. The WA Museum here is very interesting.  I had no idea that the first European settlers docked in Albany in 1826, three years before Perth.  The port in Albany was the main port until Fremantle was finished 60 years later. ...

"Stationieren" in Albany (06-08.01)

A travel blog entry by melundfelix

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... ging es erneut in einen Nationalpark. Diesmal auf den National Park der Halbinsel Tondirrup Pensinsula, danach aber gleich nach Albany. Wir fanden einen Campingplatz, welcher sich direkt in der Stadt befand. Die Preise in dieser Region waren ebenso ...

Albany and Denmark, Albany, Australia travel blog

Albany and Denmark

A travel blog entry by sjw_uk

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We left the caravan park and headed for Albany Town.... We visited loads of places today; The Gap, The Natrual Bridge, The Blowholes.... We event went up Mt Melville and went to the 360 digree viewing tower - excellent views of the town and sea! ...

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