Package Holidays in Western Australia
Emu Point Albany Western Australia Australia
Situated in the South West region of Western Australia, Emu Point is located some 7kms from the town centre of historic Albany. The ideal family escape, Emu Point is perfect for lazy days spent on the beach with the added delight of being within close proximity to all the historical and natural attractions that Albany has to offer.
Emu Point Beaches
The perfect place to relax, Emu Point consists of a grassy sheltered lawn area ideal for picnics, calm shallow waters to wade in and and clear calm waters for safe swimming. Emu Points beach is also popular for fishing and boating. Nearby beaches include the white sandy Goode Beach, excellent for swimming and windsurfing; Fisheries Beach which boasts some great fishing spots; and the popular Middleton Beach, offering something for everyone.
Emu Point - Near by
The historic town of Albany holds an endless array of attractions that are only a short drive away from Emu Point. A must see is The Brig Amity, a life sized replica of the original ship that brought the first settlers in 1826. Other examples of Albanys fascinating history are found at the 1831-built Old Gaol showcasing a collection of relics, the restored 1831-built Patrick Taylor Cottage, and at the Residency Museum where visitors can learn about the story of Albany.
One of Australias best outdoor military museums is situated nearby. Teamed with beautiful panoramic views across the water, The Princess Royal Fortress consists of many intriguing memorials and restored barracks, naval guns and torpedoes. The heroic ANZACs sailed out of Albany, through the King George Sound when leaving Australia for the conflict of World War I in Europe. The first Dawn Service of Remembrance is believed to have been held in Albany, in memory of the fallen heroes. To the west of the Albany town centre, visitors can get up close and personal to Australias largest and much photographed wind farm. The whole family will enjoy a visit to Whaleworld for an interactive journey through the history of whaling in Albany.
National Park Torndirrup
A fifteen-minute drive from Albany, the rugged Torndirrup National Park boasts many fascinating natural wonders. A short walk leads to the much-photographed coastal formations which have been formed over millions of years as nature used the tumultuous Southern Ocean and carved out the solid granite to create the spectacular Gap and massive Natural Bridge. The Blowholes too are a definite must see; ocean and air is blasted through a fissure in the rock, often creating a massive spray and a thunderous noise. Look out too for wildflowers in season, and tiny heathers growing in impossible rocky outcrops.