Exploration of the seaside city of Albany with a local guide
Histories of whalers & warships at the Historic precinct
Patrick Taylor Cottage established during the 1st settlement
Enjoy refreshments and discover the history of Stirling Tce
Chance to pay homage to soldiers at National ANZAC Centre
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Albany
Admission and tour at the National ANZAC Centre
Return transport to and from your Albany hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals and drinks not listed as Inclusions
Know before you book
Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
Return transport is available from most centrally located Albany hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
At the National ANZAC Centre interactive displays will take you on an intimate journey of a participant of the war. Under the shade of trees planted to remember fallen soldiers, the Avenue of Honour leads to the Memorial of the Desert Mounted Corps. The dawn service is Padre White’s storey. Take in the view that the departing ANZAC Troops had before they sailed onwards to war; for some of them, the last vision of homeland.
Curving around Mt Adelaide, Breaksea Island comes into view and stories of the construction of the lighthouse and its connection to the ANZAC narrative are revealed. At Middleton Beach we pause a moment to absorb the vista of the ocean and perhaps, if lucky, a glimpse of sheltering whales and calves. Journeying into the city centre, along the way we drive past the oldest farm in Western Australia and learn of the contribution it made to the social life and nourishment of the early community; a property with a chequered history. Visit one of the earliest homes in Australia at Patrick Taylor Cottage.
Landmarks abound with the stamp of British settlement established in the early 1800’s. Hear about the treacherous voyage in the cramped quarters of The Brig Amity and its arrival, in Albany, on Christmas Day.