Albany History + Highlights

Spend a half day discovering the fascinating history of Albany, from the National ANZAC Centre to the Patrick Taylor Cottage, one of Australia's earliest houses.
Albany, Australia

What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Return transfers from selected accommodations
  • Transport in a luxury vehicle with a driver/guide
  • 4 hr guided tour of Albany's historic sites
  • Entry to the National ANZAC Centre
  • Relaxation over coffee & cake at Middleton Beach

What to Expect

Take a journey through time in Albany with this half-day guided tour, learning the fascinating stories and history of this region. 


Start at the National ANZAC Centre. Here you'll be assigned the identity of an actual serviceman or woman, and follow their experience of the Great War. The interactive displays will take you on an intimate journey of their experience, and at the end, you'll learn their fate. For those lucky enough to survive, read about their return home and the difficulties they faced adjusting back to normal society. 


Under the shade of trees planted to remember fallen soldiers, the Avenue of Honour leads to the Memorial of the Desert Mounted Corps. It commemorates Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died in service or were killed in action in Egypt, Palestine and Syria during World War One. 


Stop at the Padre White Lookout. He was the first to commemorate lives lost in war with a dawn service in 1932, from the top of Mount Clarence, the very site where many gathered to watch the convoys depart in 1914. 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, 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 you'll 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. Plus, you'll visit one of the earliest homes in Australia at Patrick Taylor Cottage.


Where we visit:

  • National ANZAC Centre
  • Avenue of Honour
  • Memorial of the Desert Mounted Corps
  • Mount Clarence
  • Padre White Lookout
  • Middleton Beach
  • Patrick Taylor Cottage

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few small things that are recommended to make your trip more enjoyable:

  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • warm clothing and rain jacket
  • water bottle (1L)
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Terms & Conditions:

  • Minimum 2 passengers required for all tours
  • Children are not permitted on tours unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. However, where a child requires an additional seat restraining device, this should be advised at time of booking
  • Passengers should arrive at their departure point 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • The operator reserves the right to refuse travel to a passenger who does not abide by a minimum dress standard of a shirt, trousers/shorts/skirt and footwear

Cancellation Policy:

If you wish to cancel your tour, the following cancellation fees apply:

  • More than 48 hours notice before the tour – full refund
  • Less than 48 hours notice before the tour – no refund
  • No refund is given if a passenger fails to board service

Pickup Locations

  • Ace Motel
  • Albany Harbourside Apartments
  • Albany Visitor Centre
  • Best Western Albany Motel & Apartments
  • Big4 Middleton Beach
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