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Albany is a city located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is situated on the south coast of the state, at the southern end of King George Sound, and is the oldest permanent European settlement in the state. The city is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and lush forests.

Albany was first discovered by Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog in 1616 and was later settled in 1826 by Major Edmund Lockyer who named the settlement after Albany, New York. The area was used for whaling and sealing, and soon became a popular holiday destination for families from Perth. In the late 19th century, the town became an important port for the export of wool, timber, and grain.

Albany is home to a number of historical sites, including the Old Gaol Museum, the Old Post Office, and the Princess Royal Fortress. The Princess Royal Fortress is an important part of Australia's military history, as it was the site of the last major battle of World War I, the Battle of Gallipoli.

Today, Albany is a thriving city with a population of over 33,000. It is a popular tourist destination, with many attractions such as the National Anzac Centre, The Gap and Natural Bridge, and the Albany Wind Farm. There is also a vibrant arts and culture scene, with a number of galleries and museums, as well as a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.

Albany is a beautiful city with a rich history and a vibrant culture. With its stunning natural beauty, historical sites, and vibrant culture, Albany is an ideal destination for anyone looking to explore the south coast of Western Australia.

Excursion tips for a day in Albany

Albany in Australia is a great destination for tourists looking to explore the great outdoors. Here are some of the activities you can do in Albany on a day trip:

1. Visit the Albany Wind Farm and take in the stunning views of the Southern Ocean.
2. Take a guided tour of the Torndirrup National Park and explore the stunning coastline.
3. Visit the Albany Historical Museum and gain insight into the history of the area.
4. Take a stroll through the Princess Royal Fortress and learn about its strategic importance during World War II.
5. Explore the Albany Entertainment Centre and take in some of the local performances.
6. Visit the Albany Whale World and learn about the local whale population.
7. Take a hike through the Porongurup National Park and marvel at the stunning views.
8. Enjoy a picnic at Middleton Beach and take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
9. Visit the Albany Convict Gaol and learn about its long history as a prison.
10. Take a boat ride on the King George Sound and explore the beautiful scenery.

Experience Albany with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Albany. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Albany

Albany in Australia experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In summer (December to February), temperatures can reach up to 32°C and rainfall is minimal. Autumn (March to May) sees temperatures drop to around 20°C and rainfall increases. Winter (June to August) is much cooler, with temperatures rarely exceeding 15°C and regular rainfall. Spring (September to November) is mild and wet, with temperatures ranging between 10 and 20°C and regular rainfall.

Cruise weather for Albany

Our weather forecast for Albany helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 11.6 °C
32.0 m/s
60.8 m/s
64.8 %
24.0 m
72.2 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 19.0 °C
min: 13 °C
31.7 m/s
62.3 m/s
56.7 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 13.3 °C
29.5 m/s
69.1 m/s
51.1 %
22.0 m
66.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 11.5 °C
23.0 m/s
34.2 m/s
100.0 %
21.6 m
70.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 11.1 °C
19.4 m/s
26.3 m/s
87.7 %
23.6 m
66.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 9.3 °C
46.4 m/s
67.7 m/s
59.2 %
23.9 m
70.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 11.8 °C
44.9 m/s
66.5 m/s
83.9 %
24.1 m
57.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 10.4 °C
41.4 m/s
69.5 m/s
70.7 %
18.9 m
74.3 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 11.3 °C
min: 8.5 °C
43.9 m/s
59.4 m/s
93.0 %
17.0 m
67.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 12.0 °C
min: 8.7 °C
28.9 m/s
38.9 m/s
91.8 %
23.8 m
66.7 %
1,027 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 6.4 °C
15.8 m/s
35.6 m/s
34.3 %
24.1 m
67.6 %
1,031 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 8.5 °C
37.8 m/s
67.3 m/s
100.0 %
20.6 m
66.8 %
1,022 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 9.4 °C
34.6 m/s
51.1 m/s
84.6 %
21.7 m
66.7 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 11.1 °C
min: 8.3 °C
31.0 m/s
43.2 m/s
98.8 %
21.3 m
76.9 %
1,017 hPa

Cruises to Albany

Would you like to travel to Albany on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Albany.

Scheduled ship calls in Albany, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 Crown Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 MS Westerdam 11:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 Azamara Pursuit 11:30 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 MS Regatta 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Feb. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Mar. 2025 Azamara Onward 07:30 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Mar. 2025 MSC Magnifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Mar. 2025 Crown Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 6th 2025 Tuesday, 6th of May 2025 MS Insignia 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 1st 2025 Monday, 1st of Dec. 2025 MS Riviera 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Dec. 2025 Crown Princess 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 4th 2026 Wednesday, 4th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 6th 2026 Friday, 6th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 13th 2026 Friday, 13th of Feb. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 07:30 am 02:30 pm
Feb. 23rd 2026 Monday, 23rd of Feb. 2026 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 30th 2026 Monday, 30th of Mar. 2026 Crown Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 9th 2026 Thursday, 9th of Apr. 2026 Crown Princess 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2026 Friday, 10th of Apr. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 11:00 am 06:00 pm

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