There’s plenty of adventure on offer at West Cape Howe National Park near Albany. Go rock-climbing up rugged granite cliffs or hang gliding at Shelley Beach.
During summer, easterly winds create good steady flying conditions. Take-off for hang gliders is from the lookout car park.
There are also white sandy beaches offering idyllic swimming and fishing. Throw in a line from the beach and you could snare a catch of Australian salmon, mulloway, whiting and herring.
Scenic bushwalking trails along the coast lead you through virgin bush and offer spectacular views. Some of the best and remote walk trails are in the Torbay area – most are four or five hour return treks. Good sturdy footwear is recommended when hiking through this rugged wilderness area.
West Cape Howe National Park is about half an hour’s drive west of Albany. Albany is a four and a half hour drive from Perth or you can fly there in just over an hour.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
ActivitiesBirdwatching Fishing Hiking Rock Climbing Swimming Walks
Disabled AssistanceDisabled access available
Park entry fees apply, see website for pricing – https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-entry-fees