Albany is located just over 400 kilometers south of Perth in Western Australia. The port city is the oldest permanent settlement in the state and is a popular tourist destination owing to it’s unique coastal features and strong historical significance. To fit in as many destinations as possible whilst in the region you should pick up a vehicle from Budget Car Hire in Albany and explore the epic coastlines and national parks or perhaps even take the Highway north to Perth for the roadtrip of a lifetime.
360 Albany Highway
Albany, WA 6330
It’s hard not to imagine what it was like for the first European settlers who set foot here in Albany some two centuries earlier. The jagged cliffs and rugged coastline must have looked hostile and unforgiving back then, though these days the natural bridge and formation known as ‘The Gap’ are favourite spots to visit . Whale watching is also another favourite tourist activity, with the migration of humpback, southern right and blue whales through the port. Drive along the coast until you find the perfect spot to watch these majestic creatures.
The city itself is full of colonial era buildings that are monument to Albany’s past. While the convicts and whalers are long gone, one can still appreciate this piece of Australian History while sampling the modern comforts on offer through Albany’s selection of restaurants and galleries. A short drive out of town will also take you to Albany’s wind turbine farm where you can look out to the ocean and reflect upon the past, present and future embodied in this coastal city.
Budget Car Hire has vehicles on offer in Albany to help you make the most of your visit. It is located along the Albany Highway not far from where it meets the South Coast highway. When booking your car hire be sure to do it through Skedaddle and you’ll get the best price guarantee on your car hire in Albany.