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Albany History + Highlights

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 story. See 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. Enjoy scones and jam and tea/coffee. Journeying into the city centre, we pass along the way 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.
Then we stop at Patrick Taylor Cottage for look into yesteryears ways. Could Albany have belonged to France? British intervention soon put a stop to that! 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.

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Albany's Whale Story

We begin our tour curving around Princess Royal Harbour with a view to King George Sound and the Southern Ocean beyond. Imagine for a moment, the spume of spray and the playful leap of a whale as it makes its way along the Great Southern coast on a long journey north. Today it travels safely; uninterrupted on its path. Albany’s role in the Australia’s whaling story comes to life on this tour at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, Discovery Bay . Climb aboard the famous whale chaser to experience life on board an actual whaling ship, and explore the movie, photos, artefact galleries and marvel at the enormous whale skeletons on display. Relax with tea/coffee and cake, in Whaler's Galley with views across King George Sound. You haven’t seen Albany until you’ve visited the Historic Whaling Station, the only experience like it in the world! This tour provides reflection on the significance of whale hunting in the past, and recognition of the value of whale watching today. On return to Albany, enjoy the pristine marine environment of the southern Australian coastline is seen in magnificent splendour on the journey through the Torndirrup National Park . Simply breathtaking!

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Killer Whale Expedition

Join Naturaliste Charters for their fifth Bremer Canyon Expedition season for an experience like no other, encounter an astonishing aggregation of marine wildlife on an unforgettable oceanic expedition. From January to April, our full day expeditions visit one of the least explored places on earth, and the only place in Australia you can reliably encounter killer whales.
Your expedition may see pods of long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, a rare beaked whale or blue whale. You can also admire the acrobatics of large pods of bottlenose, striped, and common dolphins, and encounter shark species that include great whites, whaler sharks, and the beautiful oceanic blue, a species never seen from shore. Enormous oceanic sunfish surface, and the remains of giant squid sometimes float on the surface, a predator of the deep reduced to scraps, squabbled over by an astonishing array of pelagic seabirds including albatross, shearwater and petrel species.
Our dedicated Busy Blue Bus Tour Guide Driver will entertain you with stories of our region’s unique history en-route from Albany to Bremer Bay where you will join the expedition vessel to journey out to the remote Bremer Canyon for an awesome marine wildlife experience. You will not only see an amazing wildlife spectacle, but also learn about the research programme which aims to study the vocalisations of Killer Whales and their interaction with other marine creatures. After a day at sea, relax in comfort, enjoy a nap and let us take care of the driving, returning you safely to Albany after an exhilarating day.
Your expedition includes:
Return transfers from Albany – Bremer Bay with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition on board the Alison Maree (the only vessel purpose built for the Southern Ocean) with Naturaliste Charters Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea all prepared by the local Wellstead Café. Expert commentary from the on-board Marine Biologist. Be a part of our research happening on board daily (Research operating under Project Orca). Daily blog & photographs from your expedition to be emailed through to you if requested. Have your chance to meet Dave Riggs, from The Search of the Oceans Super Predator. DEPARTURE TIME: 5.30am from Albany to Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay.
Note that there is minimum of 3 passengers required for a departure with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. The departure point is the Albany Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5 mins prior to bus departure time. Children must be at least 10 years old to join the Killer Whale Expedition.

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  • Albany WA 6330
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