Distance from Perth: 417km (4 hours 37 minutes)
Known for: History. Beaches. The Gap.
Albany was Western Australia’s first established European settlement – yes, even before Perth!
In modern Albany you’ll find farmers markets, fresh oysters, and some of the most pristine beaches this side of the equator. Explore Albany Farmers Market, trying fresh oysters and marron galore, before adventuring to some of the most pristine beaches this side of the equator. Go paragliding at Shelley Beach, or wreck diving in King George Sound. Visit the striking coast at The Gap and Natural Bridge and historical attractions at Discovery Bay. Ready to take a safari, South West style? Spend an extra day between January and April to join the Bremer Bay orca tour, chasing the largest-known pod of orca in the Southern Hemisphere.