Albany Visitor Centre (M) - Experience Walpole
WA | Walpole
Amazing South Coast PassApprox 168 hours From $60.00
Your pass is VALID FOR 7 DAYS and includes:
- Save 10% on combined entry fees
- Entrance to the National Anzac Centre including a free guided tour of the Princess Royal Forts*
- Entrance to Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, Regional Wildflower Garden & the
Australian Wildlife Park
- Entrance to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, including the Ancient Empire Walk.
- Your pass can be issued at Albany Visitor Centre or Walpole Visitor Centre on the presentation of your online ticket or gift
- Transfers are not included; visitors need to make their own way to each attraction. This pass is ideal for self-drive itineraries.
- Refunds are not permitted if you choose not to visit each of the attractions.
- Passes are not transferable nor replaced if lost.
- *Free guided tours at the National Anzac Centre are subject to availability of volunteer guides.
Albany’s Historic Whaling Station
Visit the ONLY complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world!
Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy. Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks. Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship; see a giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy a world-renowned marine animal art collection and view precious scrimshaw art. Visit museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in Whalers Cafe overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays.
Albany’s Historic Whaling Station’s unique, biodiverse location is also home to over 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in the Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about their friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. It’s a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast.
The National Anzac Centre
Set within the Princess Royal Fortress, the National Anzac Centre offers visitors a deeply personal connection with the Anzac experience. Within the National Anzac Centre, the key phases and events of the First World War are told through the stories of the ANZAC's themselves. With unique content developed by the Western Australian Museum and Australian War Memorial, visitors assume the identity of one of 32 characters, and follow their personal experience of the Great War: from recruitment, through training and embarkation, shipboard life on the convoys, on to the conflicts at Gallipoli, the Middle East and the Western Front, and post-war… for those who returned. These personal stories unfold through interactive, multimedia displays, poignant artefacts, rare images and film, and audio commentary.
As the story of conflicts within the National Anzac Centre draws to a close, the names of the 41,265 servicemen and women who left Albany in the first and second convoys are revealed: scrolling beneath a Pool of Reflections. The experience concludes with the discovery of each character’s fate and a Tribute Wall where visitors may document their own feelings and messages to the ANZAC's.
The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
An internationally recognised nature-based tourism attraction located 15 minutes drive east of Walpole, on the Amazing South Coast scenic drive route, giving you a bird’s eye view of some of the biggest timber giants on Earth – Western Australia’s majestic Tingle Trees. Climbing 40 metres into the forest canopy and meandering through the treetops for 600 metres, the walk trail is the first of its kind and the tallest in Australia, designed to maximise views and minimise impact.
The Tree Top Walk sits within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and Walpole Wilderness, offering spectacular views over densely forested hills. Descending to the boardwalks below to explore the Ancient Empire Walk, you’ll enter a grove of towering veteran Tingle Trees. These giant eucalyptus are found nowhere else in Australia, or on Earth for that matter, and some have been standing for more than 400 years.