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Albany History and Highlights Tour
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Albany History and Highlights Tour

By Busy Blue Bus Tours
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AU$147.00
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 7 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local expertise and quality service
  • Guided tour and history commentary
  • Tea/coffee and scones, jam and cream
  • Entry to National ANZAC Centre
  • Entry to Patrick Taylor Cottage
  • Entry/Admission - National Anzac Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Patrick Taylor Cottage
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Albany Visitor Centre, 221 York St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    We will meet you at the front door of the Albany Visitor Centre.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46694P3

      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them with boarding and disembarking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with Albany History and Highlights Tour?
      How much is Albany History and Highlights Tour?
      Albany History and Highlights Tour price starts from AU$147.84. Discover and book Albany History and Highlights Tour on Tripadvisor
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      Albany History and Highlights Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Albany History and Highlights Tour on Tripadvisor
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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Albany Visitor Centre
        Or, you can also get picked up
        See departure details
      • Pass by
        Busy Blue Bus Tours
      • 1
        Albany Heritage Park
        Stop: 10 minutes
        See details
        Pass by
        The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum
      • 2
        National Anzac Centre
        Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 3
        Middleton Beach
        Stop: 40 minutes
        See details
      • 4
        Patrick Taylor Cottage
        Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
        See details
        Pass by
        Replica of the Brig Amity
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Busy Blue Bus Tours
        154
        Australia
        Joined in December 2013
      • Tony H
        0 contributions
        Great tour and guide
        Would recommend as very good eco tour to National park and of course the Gap and Arch. Very cool and windy so take a jacket. Excellent tour. Great guide.
        Written 23 January 2024
      • Penelopina30
        0 contributions
        Great Day Out!
        Lovely day out with Busy Blue Bus Tours! We went on the Mt Barker Grape Escape with Susan as tour guide. We even had the bus to ourselves so it was like a private tour! We learned a lot about wine production in the area, sampled so much great wine and had a lovely morning snack and great lunch. It was great to interact with the producers who were all friendly. We felt unrushed and welcomed. Would recommend!
        Written 19 January 2024
      • U8211PYmoniquew
        0 contributions
        Trip to Bremer Bay from Albany for Orca Tour
        Susan our driver was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Our trip was comfortable and enjoyable. We had a fantastic day. Many thanks.
        Written 8 January 2024
      • Roserob123
        0 contributions
        A wonderful day out not to be missed.
        Most enjoyable day out. 4 great Wineries to visit including lunch, a nice mixed platter. Sue our tour guide was knowledgeable about the area we travelled and the places we visited. The wine tastings were not only yummy but informative, mostly given by family members of the Winery. The bus was comfortable and roomy. Definitely recommend this tour.
        Written 23 October 2023
      • VickiL35
        0 contributions
        Enlightening Experience
        We thoroughly enjoyed the two hour Albany City Tour with Susan. From the start we were so impressed with Susan’s knowledge and enthusiasm. Susan helped us engage with the history and modern day Art on the streets of Albany. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough .
        Written 18 October 2023
      • annemaree59
        0 contributions
        Wine tasting from Albany
        A fantastic day! Small group. Visited 4 wineries for tastings - all quite different. A good introduction to the region. Susan our guide was very knowledgeable about the region, the wineries and the wines. Also included a lovely shared platter lunch. Highly recommended.
        Written 10 October 2023
      • annemaree59
        0 contributions
        A great intro to Albany and its sights
        Had a great half day tour of the Gap and sights around Albany. Small group. Tim, our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining - a story for all occasions and great fun. Highly recommended.
        Written 10 October 2023
      • Peter F
        0 contributions
        Such a relaxing way to see ART
        I took this tour with my sister to see art of the Great Southern Art Trail. We both found it such a relaxing way to spend the day taking in art at a number of galleries and indulging in a splendid lunch at Ducketts Mill. The artists at each venue welcomed us on arrival and explained their processes and works to us and in a couple of places, took us out back to see their workshops. Our tour guide, Tim, was great and we enjoyed some interesting conversations with him along the way. I'm a local in the region, and while I could have driven my car to the venues, the special treatment the artists provided, together with the relaxation of being chauffeured around and not be concerned with directions or timing made this tour so worthwhile. I will definitely do this tour again.
        Written 2 October 2023
      • lyng288
        0 contributions
        Awesome.
        This is such an awesome natural wonder. The view is amazing and there are safety barriers in place. Really worth a drive.
        Written 1 August 2023
      • Wayne L
        0 contributions
        The Gap and Coastal Tour
        Tim picked us up promptly at our caravan park in an immaculately clean vehicle. He is an engaging person, full of knowledge about Albany and its surrounds - we could not have appreciated this itinerary if we’d tried to do it on our own. The coastal scenery is amazing, then being up close to the wind turbines, and finally the view of Albany from Mount Melville. Oh, and the scones and tea at the whale centre were great too. Highly recommend this tour, especially if Tim is leading it.
        Written 16 June 2023
      • Chrisaq
        0 contributions
        Albany WA and what it has to offer you
        Albany is a place I never thought we'd venture to given its distance from Perth but, you can now fly direct from Melbourne to Busselton with Jetstar and pick up your hire car at the airport which makes the distance much less daunting. The drive from the Margaret River is easy... not much traffic and you travel through beautiful forests and farmland all the way. You will encounter some large and long trucks along the way but there is ample opportunity to pass them on the journey and there are enough petrol/food/restrooms to stop at. It took us approximately 4 hours from Dunsborough to get there and worth a mention is, make sure you have some of your own music to play on the journey as radio stations are few and far between and not very appealing with music choice. You need to book your accommodation well in advance because Tourism has become a large contributor to the economy there. Having said all this...is it worth it?? Absolutely yes on so many levels. It is quite a large town with a great history. The people are welcoming and the food is amazing. The scenery is excellent.. many beautiful beaches (Middleton Beach has so much to offer), great landscapes and an easy drive to The Gap and Natural Bridge. We continued down to Esperance after 3 nights in the Albany area but, that's another story and must do for so many reasons. South west Western Australia has so much to offer beyond the Margaret River region. Australia is so vast and remote areas may not be as appealing for very young families due to the tyranny of distance but for those of you that are willing, it's worth it and airlines are starting to pick up on this.
        Written 29 May 2023
      • LindaP493
        0 contributions
        Beautiful Scenery - Must Do When in Albany
        I booked The Gap and Natural Wonders Tour tour with Busy Blue Bus rather than take the cruise ship excursion which was shorter and way more expensive. We were picked up at the cruise port and it turned out all the people on my tour were from my cruise ship. There were 10 people on my tour in a minibus. We had ample time at all of the attractions and our guide walked with us and gave explanations and answered any questions. Our guide loved Albany and gave a lot of information about the city too. We stopped for a delicious scone and hot chocolate at the Whaling Station. Torndirrup National Park is a must see when in Albany. We also visited The Albany Wind Farm.
        Written 2 May 2023
      • Tassietourer2023
        0 contributions
        Porongurup NP Granite Skywalk
        Susan our guide for the walk departed lots of useful information on the Albany area, flora & visual explanation for ascending the summit.
        Written 30 April 2023
      • Venture745495
        0 contributions
        Mt Barker - Wine Tasting Tour
        My Wife, Son and his Wife had wonderful wine tasting tour in the Mt Barker region of WA. We were picked up by Phillip our driver for the day at Mt Baker’s visitor centre. The vehicle was a large people carrier and it was very clean and comfortable. There was another couple on the tour who we quiet quickly made friends with. The tour took us to four local vineyards and we had a lovely lunch platter at one of them that was included in the price. We have never done a wine tasting tour before and we learnt a lot and had a great time. I highly recommend the Busy Blue Bus wine tou, it was a marvellous day out.
        Written 26 April 2023
      • helenwestaway
        0 contributions
        Safe trip from Albany to Bremer Bay
        Susan provided a safe early morning trip to Bremer Bay to meet the naturalistic Orca tour, then returned us back to Albany. A long drive but she managed it well.
        Written 23 April 2023
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      BPinOz
      Port Macquarie, Australia363 contributions
      Nov 2019
      We were the only people on the tour that afternoon, and Lawrence collected us from our accommodation. His local knowledge (and, by the sound of it, extensive local connections) made the tour fascinating and very informative, with some behind-the-scenes insights that don't usually crop up on such occasions. Thanks, Lawrence - you made our afternoon!
      Written 7 December 2019
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      Hi BPinOz We are so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with our fantastic tour guide Lawrence. We strive to provide authentic experiences with authentic local guides, we are so pleased you were able to experience this while you visited our lovely region of the world.
      Written 27 January 2020
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      Prudence T
      Perth, Australia6 contributions
      Nov 2019
      Then National ANAC Centre so very well done incredible to travel through the life of one on the brave young men setting out in ships from their homeland in the town of Albany to go to war in a country so far away. So very sad and so many never made it back home to Australia. Heritage Park was fantastic a must to see when you visit the beautiful town of Albany.
      Written 30 November 2019
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      Hi Pruden Thank you for your review of our Albany History + Highlights tour, we really are fortunate to have such incredible facilities to tour our guests around. We are very happy you enjoyed your tour with Busy Blue Bus and hope you join us again some time.
      Written 27 January 2020
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      psjoneses
      Buckeye, AZ187 contributions
      Nov 2017 • Couples
      We took the Albany History and Highlights half-day tour which included the sights of Albany plus a visit to the National ANZAC Center. This was especially significant as we were there on November 11, the 99th anniversary of the end of WWI. We had a tour of the town, visited the Patrick Taylor Cottage, the oldest dwelling in Western Australia, stopped at the beach for tea and then the museum. Highly recommend this tour as you can't see too much of the area by just taking the shuttle into town. Timing worked out well with our cruise ship window of time.
      Written 2 January 2018
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      Hi psjoneses So glad you enjoyed the half day tour with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters on your cruise visit to Albany. We are particularly pleased to read that the timing worked well for your cruise ship arrival and departure times. That's great feedback! There's lots to see and explore in Albany and the port shuttle is a short and functional ride to the Town Square. 'We'll show you more' on one of our tours that can be purchased on the street when a cruise ship in berthed.
      Written 11 January 2018
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