A Look Into Albany’s Tourism Industry

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A Look Into Albany’s Tourism Industry

In the 2021/22 fiscal year, Albany’s mesmerising landscapes and rich cultural offerings generated an impressive $187.5 million in tourism sales, contributing to a total value added of $97.2 million. 

Playing its part in this growth, Realforce upholds the city’s unique charm through its commitment to best construction practices. The structures we craft are targeted to enhance Albany’s appeal, complementing the city’s natural allure and attracting visitors from all corners of the world. This includes the construction of the $4.8M Due South Tavern, which stands as Albany’s largest food and beverage venue, and the restoration of the $4M Premier Hotel, recognised as one of Albany’s most iconic landmark destinations.

Let’s take a look at Albany’s tourism industry:

Economic Impact of Tourism in Albany

The tourism industry in Albany significantly bolsters the local economy. The city has shown proactive support towards tourism, largely through its management of the Albany Visitor Centre—an important nucleus for tourist information and services. 

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A Global Tourist Destination

Despite the majority of Albany’s visitors originating from Western Australia, there is a small yet significant proportion of international tourists. In 2021/22, the city welcomed 24,144 international visitor nights, constituting 1.3% of the total visitor nights. 

This diversity in tourist demographics enriches Albany’s charm as a global tourist destination.



Albany is abundant with natural wonders that captivate its visitors. The city, nestled amidst national parks and pristine beaches, offers breathtaking views and extraordinary biodiversity. Key attractions include Torndirrup National Park, with its iconic landmarks, The Gap and the Natural Bridge, offering awe-inspiring vistas. Coastal havens, including Middleton Beach and Little Beach, provide perfect locales for swimming, surfing, or simply relaxing.

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The city’s historical significance further enhances its tourist appeal. As the first European settlement in Western Australia, Albany holds an important place in the country’s historical narrative. Tourist attractions like the Historic Whaling Station and the National Anzac Centre provide visitors with profound insights into Albany’s historical significance.



Adding to Albany’s allure are its flourishing wine industry and delectable cuisine. Tourists can indulge in wine tasting tours and relish exquisite dishes prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. The region’s reputation for producing outstanding cool climate wines enhances the culinary experiences on offer.

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Adventure activities are plentiful in Albany, satisfying thrill-seekers. Popular options include hiking the renowned Bibbulmun Track, exploring the Porongurup Range via bushwalking, and exciting encounters with marine life through whale watching tours and scuba diving opportunities.



Albany annually hosts an array of cultural events that further enrich the tourist experience. Events including the Albany Arts Festival, Taste Great Southern, and the Field of Light exhibition exemplify the city’s vibrant cultural scene.


The dedicated efforts of Tourism Western Australia to promote Albany and its unique attractions have spurred a steady influx of visitors. Committed to sustainable practices and innovative experiences, Albany is well-positioned to retain its status as a must-visit destination in Western Australia.