We knew little about the Great Southern region in the lower south west of Western Australia, so when we arrived in Albany, Walpole and Denmark we were ready to be surprised. It didn’t disappoint.
We found a great low cost camp at an Albany Golf Course, where we were abel to base ourselves for just $15 per night. There was a toilet onsite, but other than that we were off the grid for 5 days whilst we explored Albany.
We went to Whale World to learn all about Albany’s whaling history, completed the Granite Skywalk and headed over to the National Anzac Centre over our time there.
Albany has some great history, in particular it’s ties to both the whaling industry and the World War I war effort. Our kids were intrigued and amazed by the stories, making for some great on the road schooling.
Next up we headed to Denmark, our base to see Greens Pool for a stunning beach day swimming, the tingle trees at the treetop walk in the valley of the giants, the giant tingle tree and some great food at the Elephant Cider Co.
We finished with an absolute cherry on the top in Walpole, the amazing WOW Wilderness Cruise. You have to do this if you are in the Great Southern Wilderness of South West Western Australia, it is something else that only the video above, and the full experience video on Youtube, can describe. Oh, and did we mention JD is now a ‘certified’ Dolphin Rescuer?
We also had a great stay at Alexandra Bridge towards the end of our journey, but we very nearly didn’t make it there. We almost ran out of fuel. Check the video above on what happened!