Guided tour

Albany: History and Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Busy Blue Bus Tours
Guided tour

Albany: History and Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Busy Blue Bus Tours

From US$ 93.11 per person

From whalers to warships, explorers to entrepreneurs, wool to wheat, and story-telling to sculptures Amazing Albany comes to life. Discover Albany’s ANZAC story at the National ANZAC Centre.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Places of meaning to Albany's evolution to major regional city
  • Views across King George Sound
  • Enjoy morning/afternoon tea/coffee, scones, jam and cream
  • Enter into Albany's Historic Precinct
  • Visit the National ANZAC Centre
Full description
Curving around Mt Adelaide view the expanse of King George Sound. Breaksea Island comes into view, and stories of the construction of the lighthouse and its connection to the ANZAC narrative are revealed. Discover the role Albany played in the ANZAC campaign and visit the National ANZAC Center. Enjoy a break for tea and scones. In the historic precinct journey 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. Take in the view from the summit, an easy and accessible walk. At Middleton Beach, pause a moment to absorb the vista of the ocean and perhaps, if lucky, a glimpse of sheltering whales and calves. Traveling into the city center, pass by 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. 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 1826.
  • Entry into National ANZAC Centre and Patrick Taylor Cottage
  • Morning/afternoon tea with scones, jam and cream
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Albany Visitor Centre 221 York St Albany WA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

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  • Please advise dietary requirements.

Product ID: 163842