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Ellen Cove to Albany Port Ellen Cove to Albany Port

Urban Walk

 in South West

  • 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.

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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.

City of Albany

(08) 6820 3000

Albany Visitor Centre

(08) 6820 3700

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Time / Duration

Time depends on individual itinerary


6km return

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (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

Difficulty Notes

Easy to moderate bike ride. Moderate to hard walk.


  • Cafe
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Public Toilet

Trail Access

Air, road and bus to Albany

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2 trail goers have rated Ellen Cove to Albany Port as 3.5 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 1 Jun 2022, 7:44pm

Dual-use pathway offering one of the best ways to see the beautiful coastline of the historic town of Albany. The trail hugs the rugged Mt Adelaide hillside giving fantastic views of Middleton Beach, King George Sound and the outer islands and provides a great opportunity to explore memorials and historic buildings, imagining the Australian troops departing to fight in Gallipoli.
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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