Birdwatching at Lake Seppings

Location: Golf Links Road near Middleton Beach - parking is available at the start of the loop trail.

A good place to look for water birds, Lake Seppings is also home to many bush birds. More than one hundred different species of birds have been recorded on and around the lake. With the recent completion of the Lake Seppings Bird Walk it is now possible to walk around the entire lake. A viewing platform is located at the northern end of the lake and a bird hide is found on the western shore, approx. 1.4 km from the parking area.

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P&O Cooperative Store Museum, Frederick Street

Open: 11am - 3pm, Wednesday to Saturday
Entry: $2 per person

In 2009, Albany Historical Society's fulfilled a long held ambition to open the old P&O Cooperative Store in Frederick Street as a museum. For several years the society had been using the building as a repository for around 30,000 artefacts not on display in its other museums.
 
The museum has a friendly, personal touch and gives visitors an opportunity to view rare and interesting pieces of provenance to Albany and the Great Southern, many of which have not been seen in public for more than 20 years. The building was opened as the P&O Cooperative store in 1870 to provide heavily subsidised goods to its employees. It has also been used as a shop, guest house, private residence and barracks for the Western Australian Railways. Although the building looks unattractive from the outside, underneath its 1960s brick façade is the perfectly intact original granite structure – a unique example of this type of architecture in Albany.
 
For further information, contact the Cooperative Store direct on 9841 1401 or Albany Historical Society on 9841 5403.

Whale watching

The Southern Ocean whale watching season starts in June and ends in October. During this period, humpback and southern right whales enter coastal waters for calving and are clearly visible from the shore in many parts of the Great Southern.

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Albany Wind Farm, Sand Patch Road

Albany Wind Farm is owned by Verve Energy and situated 80m above the Southern Ocean, approximately 12km south-west from the city centre. Being close to the coastline and only a short distance from the main electricity transmission system make this the perfect spot for a wind farm.

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