Just over 400km south east of Perth is the beautiful port city of Albany, the oldest permanent settlement in the entire state of Western Australia. Albany has an interesting history being used as a military outpost, whaling station and gateway to the eastern goldfields. In World War I the town was the last port of call for ANZAC troops who sailed from there to war. While the whaling industry is no more the town remains a popular destination for tourists with visitors flying in to Albany Airport or making the long drive from Perth along the Albany Highway. Albany is well catered for in terms of car hire, with several major car rental companies operating in the region. You can book your Albany car hire right here through the Skedaddle website for the best price guarantee and a great selection to match any budget.
Things to see and do
Albany boasts some of the most rugged and dangerous yet utterly stunning coastline in Western Australia. Landmarks such as The Gap and Natural Bridge are well worth a drive out to view. Whether you want to go for a surf, swim, fish or just build a sandcastle with the kids there are nearly a dozen beaches to choose from around Albany including Emu Beach, Frenchman Bay Beach, Shelley Beach and Muttonbird Beach.
Tourists looking to learn a little about the history of the area can visit the Old Gaol Museum, The Princess Royal Fortress, Patrick Taylor Cottage, Strawberry Hill Farm or Whaleworld. There is so much to experience in the city of Albany, make the most of it with the comfort and convenience of a rental car brought to you by Skedaddle.