Things to see & do

Museums

Historical Whaling Station

The only experience of its kind in the world!
Home to an intact whale processing factory and whalechaser, fully restored and ready for you to explore Albany's whaling history. The last whaling company to cease operations in Australia, closing in 1978 and opening as "Whale World" in 1980, now home to a interactive museum on whales and whaling. Join a tour of the whaling factory with our friendly guides as a fantastic overview of the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company's operations and then discover the exhibits at your own pace. Allow at least 3 hours to enjoy all there is to see and do. 

Discount Coupon will be available in the Conference Pocketbook!

Open from 9am to 5pm everyday | www.discoverybay.com.au

The National Anzac Centre

Albany's unique and new National ANZAC Centre is now open to the public with a stunning and moving interactive experience that allows the visitor to follow a soldiers journey.

10% Discount for Registered delegates (must show Name Badge and ID) | Open 9am-5pm everyday |  www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au

Western Australian Museum – Albany

Experience the myriad voices of this ancient region through the Museum’s innovative interpretive and interactive exhibitions. Be surprised and delighted by our free and low cost, hands-on family friendly Discovery Centre activities.   A new program commences each school holidays, then runs right through following school term.  

Entry by Donation | Open 10am-4.30pm daily | museum.wa.gov.au

Brig Amity

The Brig Amity is a replica of the original vessel which brought the first white settlers to Albany.
You can roam above decks and explore below deck to see how the crew members lived during their journey from Sydney across the Great Australian Bight, finally arriving in Western Australia for the first time. The Replica was built in 1975 and is placed a few hundred metres from where Major Edmund Lockyer and the party of forty-five arrived on the shores of Princess Royal Harbour on Christmas Day 1826, officially being the first people to land and settle in WA.

Special Conference admission price | Open to the public | BrigAmity

Wineries

Alkoomi Winery & Cellar

Separate fermentation, from the old vines planted in 1971 through to the anticipated fruit from new vines planted in 2014 allows the wines to show their inherent regional personality.

225 Lower Stirling Terrace, Albany
info@alkoomiwines.com.au | 
PH 08 9855 2229

Limeburners Distillery

Albany's unique boutique whisky distillery overlooks Princess Royal Harbour. Traditional copper pot stills & time honoured techniques produce premium, single malt whisky. Bottling by hand. Advance book for distillery tour & tasting.
252 Frenchman Bay Rd, Albany WA | PH 08 9842 5363

Oranje Tractor Organic Wines

A small, certified organic winery, open by appoint. Our Wine Flights, pair wine with hand-crafted cheeses & other morsels. Royal Organic Garden Tour. Reserv. essential. Enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the organic garden BYO picnic. wine@oranjetractor.com

198 Link Road, Marbelup WA | PH 08 9842 5175

Wilson Brewing Company

A family owned & operated 5 barrel brewery using the freshest local & Australian produce to hand craft an alternative to mass produced commercial beer. "Cultivate a Community, Craft a Culture, Brew some Beer!!

47768 South Coast Hwy / Albany, W.A
matt.wilson@wilsonbrewing.com.au | P: 0439951121

View more wineries and breweries here

Nature

Torndirrup National Park

At Torndirrup National Park, windswept coastal heaths give way to massive granite outcrops, sheer cliffs and steep sandy slopes and dunes. The Southern Ocean has sculpted a Natural Bridge in the coastal granites and formed The Gap, where the waves rush in and out with tremendous ferocity. The Blowholes, a crackline in the granite, 'blows' air and occasionally spray. The noise is quite impressive.

parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/torndirrup

Dive Charters

Albany has a host of amazing dive sites, with diving all year round. Our premier site is the former HMAS Perth. It's stunning and best of all it's suitable for all divers from beginner to technical. Other sites we dive regularly for our charters include Seal Cove, The Cheynes III, The Cables and The Caves. 

Book a dive with Southcoast Diving Supplies

Valley of the Giants

The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is an internationally recognised nature-based tourism attraction, which is located between Denmark and Walpole in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and in the heart of the Walpole Wilderness. The Tree Top Walk is an easy 18 km drive from Walpole and 52km from Denmark.

More information here