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About Ellen Cove to Albany Port
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.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Time depends on individual itinerary
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful ItemsBike hire available in Albany - enquire at the visitor centre.
Ellen Cove, Middleton Beach, 416km (4.5 hours) south of Perth
- Dog Friendly
- Public Toilet
Air, road and bus to Albany
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Boardwalk overlooking Middleton Beach
Boardwalk from Ellen Cove
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