The coast around Albany
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The South Western Australian coast, around Albany is my favorite destination for a long weekend away from Perth.
There you will find a spectacular coast line, beautiful wineries in the hills, and even some "moutains" a bit further inland, with the Stirling Range near Mt Barker. It is also great to find a cooler climate during the hot summer months.
Albany was built 3 years before Perth (Swan River colony) and was the first Western Australian settlement. It was first named Frederickstown by Major Lockyer who arrived there in 1826 on the Amity. The region had been explored earlier, first by the Dutch (1627), then by various explorers including the French Nicholas Baudin and Dumont D'Urville.
Western Australia has so much to offer. It is just huge...
Cape Le Grand National Park, further to the East and near the town of Esperance, is the most spectacular place I have seen so far in the Province. Some other sites that I want to see are the Kimberleys and the coast along Monkey Mia. But one needs more than a long weekend to visit these places.
Below are a few photos taken along the way to Frenchman's Bay.