Whale Watching

Western Australia has one of the longest whale-watching seasons in the world and the National Anzac Centre and surrounding precinct provides some great vantage points for whale watching. The annual migration of humpback, southern right whales and the rare blue whale brings these marine creatures to Albany waters each June. From June to October, observe these gentle giants from the summit of Mt. Adelaide at the Convoy Lookout where binolculars are available or hop on a whale-watching cruise and get up close. As the whales frolic in our sheltered bays to calve and mate, sometimes binoculars aren’t necessary – they can be seen from prime viewing spots around the Albany Heritage Park. Dolphins and seals are also regularly spotted in Albany’s sheltered waters.


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.