Top Trail:   Ellen Cove to Albany Port


This dual-use pathway is one of the best ways to see the beautiful coastline of the historic town of Albany in the Great Southern region. Discover beautiful Middleton Beach, memorials and historic buildings. As you gaze out to sea imagine the Australian troops departing to fight in Gallipoli.

Middleton Beach Boardwalk

Looking out over Middleton Beach in Albany

Photo Credit: Tourism WA

About the Trail

A mixture of bitumen path and wooden boardwalk, the trail clings to the side of the hill and sweeps around with spectacular views of the bays. Commencing at the Ellen Cove trailhead, head up the boardwalk, keeping an eye out for the southern right or rare blue whales during whale season; a far cry from the days of whaling.

There are lookouts, memorials to past leaders and explorers, and interpretive signage along the uphills and decents. Near the port there are historic buildings including the lighthouse and bunkers where Australian troops once looked out over the spectacular views of King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour. Once at the Albany Port negotiate some of the roads to head into town, or return the way you came.

Additional cycle routes in the area can be found on the "Go Cycle AmazingAlbany" brochure available at the Albany Visitor Information Centre - or download the brochure here.

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