Today we suggest heading East to the Rivers and/ or Mountains
For the water lovers and swimmers -
The King and Kalgan Rivers are a short drive from Albany and are a playground for rowers, anglers, paddlers and skiers.
Fancy some of the most gorgeous beaches in Western Australia all to yourself? Beyond the rivers, take Two Peoples Bay Road to Betty's Beach, Little Beach and Norman Beach - snorkelling in this area is spectacular and one of Albany's best kept secrets. Great walking trails and nature interpretive centre are also available in this area.
Drop into Albany Old Marron Farm and enjoy a rustic lunch of fresh water seafood delicacies at Nippers Cafe. Try marron, yabbies, trout!
For the tree lovers and walkers
Take the Chester Pass Road 40 kms to the ancient karri-topped Porongurup Range or further 20 minutes on to the Stirling Range.
Easy walking tracks lead to great views from several peaks and flora and fauna are abundant. The Castle Rock Granite SkyWalk is a must do - don't foget your walking shoes, sunscreen and water - the views back across to Albany are magnificent.
Visit the vineyards along the Porongurup Road and taste the effect of the unusual climatic conditions of the region's noted reisling and cabernet varieties.
If you're in the area on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, don't go
past Maleeya's Thai restaurant. Gourmet Traveller acclaimed authentic Thai cooking in the middle of the Porongurup Ranges or Ironwood Cellar and café are open from 11a.m. to 5p.m. Wednesday – Monday for wine tastings & sales, lunches, coffees/teas and cakes.
The unique climate of this area encourages more than 1500 species of flowering plants, Information shelters in the park provide facts about the plant an animal life of the area.
More strenuous walking is also on offer in the Stirlings ...climb Bluff Knoll...1096 metres ... or simply take in the great view from the car park.
After a huge day of exploring you may like a quiet night tonight. Why not select a DVD from the lounge, arrange a light dinner from our In Room Dining menu and have a relaxing night in?