Things to do in Albany
Written by: Jasmine Tan, August 2018
While studying overseas, students will definitely be keen to go on road trips during the semester break to explore the country and relax before the next semester starts. This was the same for me when I was studying at Curtin University in Perth. Together with a few friends, we went on a road trip down to Albany, located 4 hours away by car to the South of the state. This blog will introduce you to the top 3 attractions that I enjoyed while I was there.
Two People Bay Nature Reserve
Two People Bay Nature Reserve was one of the top 3 attractions that I really loved while I was there. Travelling together with the amazing weather and people made it perfect. But the best thing was the clear blue sea in front of my eyes. Picture East Coast Park beach but 100 times cleaner. That stunning view made the 4 hours’ drive to Albany worth it. No really, trust me when I said it was worth it. If the sky is clear, you can take many insta-worthy shots at this attraction. This place is also accessible by 2 Wheel Drive (2WD) so any car that you drive will be able to bring you there.
Albany Wind Farm
Another insta-worthy attraction. Albany Wind Farm is a wind power station that harnesses energy through the wind-blown from the sea. As it is directly facing the sea, the wind there will definitely be very very strong, so be prepared for that. There is a walking path that leads to the beach if you intend to go near to the sea. Otherwise, you can just walk along the path before the flight of stairs and take photos with your back facing the sea. As I said, Insta-worthy photos that will make your friends all very jealous.
Valley of the Giants
Just 30 minutes away from Albany, The Valley of the Giants within Walpole-Nornalup National Park is one attraction that you should not miss. There are many activities you can do over there as there such as diving, surfing, fishing, canoeing, trekking and more. When I was there, I went for the trekking and it was very informative, interactive and had many things to explore (think of it as many bigger than Bukit Timah Nature Reserves) and it was one of the best attractions I had ever been to. Pictures taken there are something that you can’t find in Singapore so I highly recommend this attraction for all your outdoor adventure needs.
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