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Ellen Cove to Albany Port Trails WA Top Trail Icon

Urban Walk

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  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km

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.

Looking out over Middleton Beach in Albany
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Trail Start

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Ellen Cove, Middleton Beach, 416km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

Trail End

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Albany Port

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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.

Albany Visitor Centre

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Time / Duration

Time depends on individual itinerary

Length

6km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Ellen Cove, Middleton Beach, 416km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Albany Port

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Difficulty Notes

Easy to moderate bike ride. Moderate to hard walk.

Facilities

  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Cafe
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Public Toilet

Trail Access

Air, road and bus to Albany

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1 trail goers have rated Ellen Cove to Albany Port as 4 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Amy Cowdell

Reviewed 19 Jan 2014, 8:23pm

Hilly boardwalk with amazing views of the coast. Great for running or walking.

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