Torndirrup National Park & Albany Wind Farm
Combining a look at the rugged granite formations of Torndirrup National Park and the strikingly located turbines of the Albany Wind Farm, this excursion highlights the eco-wonders of Western Australia, in every sense of the term.
DurationApproximately 3½ Hours
Aboard your motor coach, venture along Albany’s main street and past Dog Rock, a large granite formation shaped like a dog’s head that dominates Albany’s central business district
Soon you will reach Mt. Clarence Lookout for a stop to appreciate panoramas of Princess Royal Harbor, King George Sound and the Albany Wind Farm.
Continue to Torndirrup National Park, where you will have the chance to walk to a lookout for views of the dramatic land formations called The Gap and Natural Bridge. The Gap drops 78 feet to the raging sea below, while the Natural Bridge resembles a huge suspension bridge spanning the torrent. As you take in the vistas from this thrilling vantage point, be sure to remain on the marked paths for your safety.
Next, travel to the Albany Wind Farm. Situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking the coast, this spectacular farm consists of twelve 1,800-kilowatt wind turbines, each 213 feet tall and having enormous, 115-foot-long blades. The wind turbines are some of the largest in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, supplying as much as 80 percent of Albany’s energy.
Take the pathway along the cliff that leads to an outlook for a chance to marvel at breathtaking vistas of the turbines and coastline. Then it will be time to rejoin your motor coach and make the return transfer to the pier.
It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and flat, comfortable shoes. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. The order of sights visited may vary.