Padre White Lookout

The Padre White Lookout is a steel walkway structure located at the top of Mt Clarence. The walkway curves in harmony with the surrounding rocks and marks the spot where the Rector of St John’s Church, Padre White, stood in 1930 after leading a pilgrimage from his church in York Street to Mt Clarence, in what is claimed to have been the first ever observance of a Dawn Service on ANZAC Day in Australia.

Take in stunning views of King George Sound, Princess Royal Harbour and the City Centre of Albany whilst standing in the very spot that Padre White did when watching the convoys depart for the Great War in 1914.

Padre White Lookout is accesible on foot via the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial commemorative stair case. Accessible car bays are also available adjacent to the lookout via a sealed service road. For the more adventurous it can be accessed by foot via the Mt. Clarence Heritage and Granite Trail.


The National Anzac Centre, Forts Store and other public buildings within Princess Royal Fortress are closed to the public until further notice due to the current COVID-19 health emergency.

The City of Albany regrets these closures, however it is in the interest of the health and safety of the community and our staff.

All online tickets, vouchers and gift certificates will be honoured when we reopen.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this exhibition may include names, images, and references to people who have since passed away.