Walk trails in and around Albany

Middleton Beach from Ellen Cove Boardwalk (Deanna Corrieri)

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Looking for a new adventure? Albany has some stunning walk trails around town.

Ellen Cove board walk

This walk offers stunning views of Middleton Beach, Frenchman’s Bay and Royal Princess Harbour. Follow the boardwalk from Middleton Beach up and around the Cove. The 8.4km walk has little bits of history along the way and features an off-track that leads down to Point King Lighthouse Ruins. Watch ships come and go from the Harbour and immerse yourself in native vegetation.

Point King Lighthouse ruins

Mount Melville Loop

This is a 4km moderate loop. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash. Start the walk from a carpark on Serpentine Road, then follow the moderate walk trail and capture some wonderful views. The route has a slight uphill section but is short. The trail is gravel with few steps and is not suitable for prams.

Mount Clarence Heritage and Granite Trail

Follow this 3.2 km loop trail around Mount Clarence and immerse in views across King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour. Walk through native bushland and spot wildflowers when in season. Start from the carpark at the end of Apex Drive and follow the trail for some Anzac history. Other trails off this one can extend your walk.

Lake Seppings

If you prefer a nice, relaxing walk, this 2.9 km compacted gravel and wooden boardwalk loop around Lake Seppings is perfect for you. Featuring a birdwatch hut, this walk is popular in October to see the long-necked tortoise. Spot frogs, lizards and quenda along the way. This walk is easy for all ages.  

Frog at Lake Seppings

Point Possession

For something more adventurous, the Point Possession hiking trail is a 4.7 km loop trail on the Vancouver Peninsula. This Grade 3 hike showcases stunning views of the ocean on one side and the inner harbour on the other. Start in the carpark off Quaranup Road and from there, start along the cliffs above Whalers Cove, walk through beautiful bushland and walk along Brambles Beach. This trail is sure to get the blood pumping and fresh air into your lungs.

Bald Head Hike

Located in Torndirrup National Park, this 12.5km return trial is a challenging hike but with spectacular views. The Grade 4 has steep sections along the path and hikers are encouraged to allow 5-7 hours. This hike offers spectacular photogenic opportunities as you look back to Albany and King George Sound.

 

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