Much more than a bolt-hole from the Southern Ocean
Reviewed Sep 2016
King George Sound and its inner harbours, Princess Royal and Oyster, can probably claim to be the world’s biggest and best haven from the Southern Ocean. And the sound, encompassing 110 sqkm, is twice as big as Sydney Harbour. Its east-facing entrance is guarded by Michaelmas and Breaksea islands, with the Flinders Peninsula curving protectively around the southern perimeter, a natural shield against the stormy south-westerlies. The granite pate of Bald Head stands proud at the end of the peninsula and presents an unmistakable landmark on approach...
Friendly and picturesque
Reviewed Aug 2016
Friendly and picturesque Albany, the oldest city in WA, is beautifully cocooned in a lucky cloverleaf of three connected natural harbours. Explore landlocked Oyster Harbour from free moorings next to Mount Martin Botanical Reserve, or look for whales’ teeth on the beaches of King George Sound, first discovered by Vancouver in 1791. Moor inside Princess Royal Harbour at the modern marina central to town and enjoy excellent shopping, fine restaurants and Saturday morning farmer’s market within a short walk. The world famous Bibbulmun Track starts there with camping in SW State Forests all the way to Perth.