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About Albany

Albany is located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, situated around a port on the southern coast. It is the sixth largest city in the Western Australia. After being discovered in 1791 by Captain Vancouver, it is now home to many historical artefacts including 50 colonial buildings, museums and galleries. The enchanting natural beauty is also one of the key factors why Albany is one of the most preferred destinations Down Under.


Population : According to the 2006 census the total population is 25,196.
Country : Western Australia.
Currency : The local currency used in Albany is the Australian dollar (AUD).
Region : Great Southern region.
Geographic Coordination : 35°01'22"S 117°52'53"E.

Climate and Geography

Albany has a Mediterranean-type climate with generally warm summers and cool, wet winters.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : The best time to visit Albany is in spring and autumn.

Transportation

The city has a well developed public transport system. You can travel by bus or hire a taxi. Both are suitable option and easily available. There are several car rental companies also. You can hire a car if you have a fair idea about the locations, to tour the city. Ferries are also a fun way to travel around the city.

Getting around : Albany is one of the main cities of Australia and so is connected to other cities by road, air and sea. You can reach Albany by air, which is the most convenient and the expensive way to reach here. You can even travel by road and enjoy the sceneries.

Shopping and Entertainment

The city has several local market squares and complexes for everyday requirements. You can buy local handicraft items and souvenirs etc from the shops. Albany Plaza Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre in Albany, Western Australia. Here major international brands and boutiques are there.


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