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Early morning _ sunrise from the peak of Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range National Park,

Hikes and Trails

Get immersed in nature and take one of many hikes and trails on offer.

For those that are the adventurous type, pick from one of the many hiking trails and get immersed in nature with an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers on display.

Picture a place where granite formations, tumble to the sea, green landscapes litter your vision and where every turn provides a stunning vista with mother nature on display. It’s heaven on earth and is waiting to be explored.

With spectacular views enjoy many enviable locations, just a short drive from Albany town centre.

Bald Head walking trail. Taken on a summers day with strong blues and greens.  A mountaino

Bald Head Walk Trail

The Bald Head Trail is one of our favourite hikes, offering a 12.6km return hike which can be challenging at times, but provides views from Torndirrup National Park and along the narrow ridge lane of the Flinders Peninsula. 

 

The trail provides breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean to your right and King George Sound to your left and is a must do.

From Albany city centre, head around the harbour on Frenchman Bay Road towards Torndirrup National Park and at Salmon Hole Road take a right and travel along until you get to Murray Road (on your left). The Bald Head Walk Trail starts at the top of a gravel road and signage is present from the car park.

Length: 12.6 km 

Time: 4.5-7 hours

Elevation: 625m

Class: Grade 4

Dogs are prohibited

Entry Fee: Park Pass

The Uredale Point Heritage Trail [Closed]

The Uredale Point Heritage Trail, formerly known as Point Possession  Heritage Trail is a spectacular  5km loop that provides some of the greatest views of the Albany Port, King George Sound and Vancouver Peninsula. The trail takes you along the cliffs above Whaling Cove and along  the beach of Vancouver Peninsula.  The views are breathtaking and if you want to get immersed in nature this is the trail to do so.

 

From Albany city centre, head around the harbour on Frenchman Bay Road towards Torndirrup National Park, at Quaranup Rd which is on your left, follow this all the way to the car park known as Fisherman's Beach. The trail head is on the western side of the car park and signage is present.  Note: Trail currently closed due to recent bushfire.

Length: 5.1 km

Time: 2-3 hours

Elevation: 137m

Class: Grade 3

Dog friendly

Entry Fee: Free

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Wooden pathway near Middleton Beach, Albany, Western Australia. Along the King George Soun

Ellen Cove Boardwalk

This Ellen Cove Boardwalk is a dual-use pathway and is one of the best ways to see Albany's beautiful coastline. Starting from the iconic Middleton Beach and offering great views of the King George Sound. The Boardwalk has various information points and a few off the track viewpoints and must sees, such as Point King Lighthouse which was the first navigational light for the port of Albany.

From Albany city centre, head towards Middleton Beach Road and turn right onto Flinders Parade.  There is plenty of parking in the car park adjacent to Surf Club. Ellen Cove can be access via a path near Three Anchors Restaurant and you can also access via additional parking off Marine Drive, turning left from Flinders Drive and called Marine Drive Scenic Viewpoint 2. 

Length: 5.6 km

Time: 2 hours

Elevation: 127m

Class: Grade 3

Dog friendly

Entry Fee: Free

The Albany Wind Farm Loop

The Albany Wind Farm offers a small section of the Bibbulmun Track and a circular walk from the car park which takes you across wooden walkways and trails and you get to experience the sheer power of the giant turbines.  The walk provides a magnificent view of the coastline and come May to October you may spot  a few Southern Right and Humpback whales. 

From Albany city centre, head around the harbour on Frenchman Bay Road, take a right onto Princess Ave, you will swing around a bend to your left which will merge into Sand Patch Road. The walks entrance is via the car park with both information panels, toilet facilities and signage.

Length: 2 km

Time: 1 hour

Elevation: 80m

Class: Grade 3

Dog friendly

Entry Fee: Free

The Albany Wind Farm is one of the most spectacular and largest wind farms in Australia. T
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Granite Skywalk

The Granite Skywalk is a must and a tick off the bucket list.  Offering two lookouts with spectacular views across the Porongurup National Park and farmland. These views stretch to Albany, Mount Gardner, Mount Manypeaks to the south-east and the Stirling Range to the north.

The 2km walk up from the Castle Rock picnic area passes through jarrah, marri and karri forest, and also the Balancing Rock, to reach the base of Castle Rock and the lower lookout. Reaching the upper lookout requires walking through and over rocks, along with climbing a 6m ladder.

The Granite Skywalk provides thrills for visitors as well as opportunities for mother natures little miracles. It can get quite cold as you reach the top, especially on the skybridge.

Length: 4.4 km

Time: 2-4 hours

Elevation: 80m

Class: Grade 4

Dogs are prohibited

Entry Fee: Park Pass

Early morning _ sunrise from the peak of Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range National Park,
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Stirling Range National Park

Stirling Range National Park is home to the only major mountain range in the southern area of WA, rising to more than 1000m above sea level and creating a challenging and spectacular hiking experience. The Aboriginal name for the range, Koi Kyenunu-ruff, meaning ‘mist rolling around the mountains’ is a frequently seen occurrence. 

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