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Named Lonely Planet's Best in Asia Pacific 2019

Southern WA, from Bremer Bay to Margaret River has been named the number one destination in Asia Pacific by Lonely Planet! The group's travel experts said the region's beaches, coastline, wineries, breweries, forests and farmlands were draw cards. The Amazing South Coast is the destination that truly has it all.


Must See & Do in the Great Southern Wine Region

In the Great Southern, cool-climate wines are carefully crafted against a striking backdrop of some of the world’s most diverse National Heritage landscapes. To the north, the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges are havens for unique flora and fauna, and to the south, wild sweeping beaches meet majestic tall-tree forests.

Take a little time to meet the makers, and sample their unique community life in the vineyards. Then pair with your chosen wine with a stunning view, artisanal local produce and good company to share your stories after a full day of adventure. 

Albany is Officially the 2nd Best City in Australia for 2019!

Albany has been named runner up in's 2019 Aussie Town of the Year Awards, a close second to Port Fairy in Victoria and the only Western Australian town to make the list making Albany top WA Destination!

The Australian booking website ranks destinations across the country based on accommodation affordability, tourist demand and traveller reviews.

View the full list of’s top Aussie towns here.

Australia: Albany’s Remarkable Coast

"Four and half hours drive south of Perth, Albany has Anzac heritage braggability by the bucketload. But in addition to the trove of war stories and revered sites, nature's surrounding bounty is enthralling."
An amazing write up in the NZ Herald by Mike Yardley, sharing the many incredible aspects of the amazing South Coast. Adventuring to this stunning part of the world? It's definitely worth the read!


The Best Girls Weekend Escapes From Perth

If your girl group’s idea of an escape is hiking up mountains, going for long oceanside walks and getting totally immersed in nature, head to Albany stat. Here's Urban List's best girls weekend escapes from Perth.


Gourmet Traveller's Bar of the Year: Liberte, Albany

The Amazing South Coast's Liberte has been named Bar of the Year by Australian Gourmet Traveller! Much of Liberté's charm lies with owner-chef Amy Hamilton's interpretation of French and Vietnamese flavours using Great Southern ingredients. Liberte is an easy walk along Stirling Terrace from our motel!


The Amazing South Coast featuring in Australian Gourmet Traveller!

The Amazing South Coast featuring in Australian Gourmet Traveller! Quiet beaches, incredible surf and passionate producers of whisky, charcutierie and more. Welcome to the west.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour

An immersive art installation by Bruce Munro gently illuminating the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence in homage to the Anzacs who departed from Albany for the Great War.


Top 10 Things To Do In Albany

There truly is something for everyone in Albany, from gourmet wine-lovers, to intrepid 4WD explorers, to backpackers – and everyone in between. Here is our top 10 things to do in Albany.


For the Foodie

If sampling the local fare is your idea of fun, consider the amazing South Coast a foodie’s heaven. There's definitely no shortage of food and wine experiences. Check out The Amazing South Coast's short list below.


Bushwalking Trails

The 260 hectare parkland reserve surrounding the National Anzac Centre (Albany Heritage Park) offers a range of stunning walk trails for all ages and fitness levels. Traverse granite summits, wander among natural Australian bush or take in magnificent views on the shores of King George Sound. There is a walking experience for everyone.


Your Albany and Denmark Bucket List

Check out The Urban List Perth's Albany and Denmark bucket list, how much can you tick off in one weekend? 

Australia's Top 10 Regional Destinations

We finally made the list on Australia's Top 10 Regional Destinations for 2017


Gourmet Traveller's - Where to Eat and Drink in Albany

One of the state’s best craft distillers and a landmark small bar are leading a fresh wave of dining entrepreneurs in Western Australia’s oldest town into a noteworthy eating destination. 


Meet The Team

We are excited to be posting a series on our social channels to introduce you to our wonderful team. Get to know their favourite beaches, restaurants and must do’s in Albany. 


Discover Albany

Looking for something to do on the weekend? How about a stroll along the beach? Regularly voted one of Western Australia’s best beaches Little Beach in the Two People's Bay Nature Reserve is absolute paradise, with turquoise waters and squeaky white sand.


Junior Suite

Visiting as a group or not getting along with your travel companion? Enjoy all the personal space you need with two bedrooms and a shared ensuite.


National Anzac Centre

Immerse yourself in the Anzac Albany story at the National Anzac Centre. Discover personal stories of the Anzacs through state-of-the-art technology, multimedia and historic artefacts.


What's on at The Albany Entertainment Centre

The Albany Entertainment Centre is at the heart of Albany's live entertainment and arts scene. Check out what's on and and view upcoming events.

10 Great Walks in Albany

Have you completed the 10 Great Walks in Amazing Albany yet? If not, it's time to book in another hiking holiday.

Break The Fast

Why not start the day with a healthy continental breakfast? We offer delicious breakfast options for you to choose from.

Free WiFi

Love getting freebies? Book direct to get free WiFi.


Function With Us

Looking for the perfect destination to mix business with pleasure? We offer the perfect venue for residential conferences, meetings or functions with everything you need to conduct a successful event. 


Discover Our Harbour View King Room

Book our newly refurbished Premier Harbour Room and enjoy views over the Princess Royal Harbour. Book direct to get our best rate guarantee + free WiFi.