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About Point Possession Heritage Trail, Albany
Built in 1988 as one of the heritage trails created to mark Australia's Bicentennial, the Point Possession HT takes you out on the Vancouver Peninsula, along two stunning beaches and towards the rock cairn marking the spot where Captain George Vancouver claimed this area for the British in 1791.
Starting along the beautiful cliffs above Whalers Cove, the walk takes you through wildflower filled woodlands and on towards the loop section that lets you walk along the pristine Brambles Beach. The climb up to Point Possession provides some of the best views of King George Sound before you head down to the picture perfect Barker Bay Beach. Be sure to bring your swimming gear in summer as there is a good chance you will have the beach all to yourself.
Be trail ready for Point Possession Heritage Trail, Albany
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
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 ItemsBring extra water in summer
Whalers Cove Car Park, Quaranup Rd, 450km (5 hours) south of Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Hazards & WarningsGranite dome at Point Possession can be slippery when wet
FacilitiesPublic toilets located in the Whalers Cove car park
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
All year round
Prohibited ItemsNo bikes
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4 trail goers have rated Point Possession Heritage Trail, Albany as 4.75 out of 5!
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Gaelia Hunt rated Point Possession Heritage Trail, Albany a 5 out of 5
5km return is accurate & took us 2 hrs at a very relaxed pace.
Tony Simpkins rated Point Possession Heritage Trail, Albany a 5 out of 5
Linda Daniels rated Point Possession Heritage Trail, Albany a 4 out of 5
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Point Possession HTRock Cairn on Point Possession
Barker Bay Beach
Looking Out Towards King George Sound
Woodlands Near Whalers Cove
Granite Dome Up Point Possession
Wildflowers on the Trail
Views back to Whalers CoveViews back to Whalers Cove
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