Albany and the nearby towns of Denmark and Walpole are best known for wild coastline, rocky clifftops, and pristine beaches. Peaceful rivers and tall timber forest are also found on the nature-rich South Coast of Western Australia. There are many great short walks in this region, including a section of the long distance Bibbulmun Track which ends in Albany. Other favourite walks in this region include Bald Head on the Flinders Peninsula - arguably one of Australia’s best day hikes - and Walpole’s Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk which passes through Red Tingle and Karri tree forest on a suspended boardwalk.
In addition to the natural attractions on offer on WA's South Coast, this region is known for its premium food and wine. Denmark and Albany are part of the Great Southern wine region which produces excellent Riesling, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the region is home to many small farm-shops, providores and artisans.
Featured image: Bald Head Walk, Albany
Just down the road from Margaret River, and seriously underrated, this is one of my favourite parts of WA. If you fancy swimming in a lagoon-like rockpool, head to Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool
Frequently asked questions
When is the best time to visit Albany and WA’s South Coast?
The weather in Albany is similar to in Perth, which is 4 hours’ north by road, but a few degrees cooler on average. This is good news for hiking the Bibbulmun Track if you enjoy milder walking conditions.
Top Ten Spot to Eat in Denmark and Albany
The Great Southern wine region is part of Western Australia’s South Coast which includes the towns of Albany and Denmark. The Great South represents one of the most diverse and exciting food and wine regions and is fast becoming a foodie hotspot.