Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Mt Clarence

Desert Mounted Corps Memorial Albany WA

Sitting atop of Mount Clarence is a very special memorial to our fallen soldiers. If you are able to manage the steps, park in the lower carpark and walk the series of steps up to the memorial. It gives you time on the uphill walk for reflection on what those brave soldiers sacrificed for us all. For those that can’t manage the steps you can drive up to the memorial and park close by so as not to miss out on the experience.

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Princess Royal Fortress, Forts Road (off Marine Drive), Mt Adelaide

Princess Royal Fortress or the “Old Forts” are now part of the Albany Heritage Park. Princess Royal Fortress was opened in 1893 as the first federal defence post of Australia.
The Old Forts are home to many interesting military memorabilia including artillery shelters, bunkers, guns, torpedos and more.
Princess Royal Fortress was built to house 2  Mk VI six inch guns dug into the side of Mount Adelaide. Plantagenet Fortress that was built at the same time housed just one gun and sits much lower down the hill.
Between 1893 and 1956 these guns were on duty in the defence of Australia but never fired a shot in anger.


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Discovery Bay (Whale World)

Whale World

 Discover - Relax - Explore

 Historic Whaling Station - Australian Wildlife - Botanic Garden

From viewing the skeleton of a whale to being able to walk on an original whale catcher the Historic Whaling Station is a  place steeped in whaling history. The   site was formerly the Cheynes Beach Whaling Station which has been lovingly restored to teach us about its past.

Make sure you allow plenty of time to go on the guided tour and spend time in the old whale oil tanks that have been converted to a cinema to watch the 4 informative films. Plenty to explore for all the members of the family.

You can pack a picnic lunch or visit the Whalers Galley Café to fill up before tackling the Botanic Gardens and Wildlife Centre.


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