Albany Wind Farm, Albany

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Experience the power of the wind at Albany Wind Farm, a wind power station featuring 18 turbines that produce over 80 percent of Albany’s electricity. The wind farm, with its long boardwalks along the rugged cliffs and panoramic views of the ocean, is a popular stop for travelers from around the world. The site’s turbines are the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, designed to withstand the strongest winds likely in the region, and incorporating special lightning protection. The farm is located at an elevated position, approximately 80 meters (262 ft) above the Southern Ocean, which allows the turbines to exploit the local wind conditions to the maximum. See Albany Wind Farm and all Albany has to offer by arranging your trip with our Albany planner .
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  • Albany Wind Farm is a fantastic place to go for a walk and enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and absolutely stellar views of the ocean. It is also wonderful to see renewable energy being harnessed in Alba...  more »
  • What a vision to behold! 18 windmills raising majestic amidst a fantastic view of the ocean and against a backdrop of green bush. We arrived late in the afternoon. It was very windy and the place was ...  more »
  • Albany wind farm is out of town and requires private vechicle. It is a wonderful area to walk around and absorb the fantastic scenery of the ocean and the windmills. For those who are more active, try...  more »
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  • Literally took my breath away. Standing under those swooshing majestic turbine fins was an experience I will never forget. Then again standing on one of the hilly lookouts was something like a scene out of Jurassic Park and looking at all those gigantic long necked dinosaurs. Just the size of the turbine is astounding. Best view and feels on a bright blue sky day.
  • It’s a wind farm, sounds boring. However it’s pretty good place to visit. There are signs that give you some good details on the turbines and the noise they make is very good. It’s only when you get up close you realise how big these things are. Great views of the ocean and bush to be seen. Only draw back lots of flies and they can be irritating.
  • Great Place and close to the Town. Haven't seen a wind mill such close. Prefer Lookout-3 out of the 3 lookouts as it is close to the sea. Also, you can club the Wind Farm visit with the Gap, Whaling Station and Elephant Rocks
  • Excellent environment. First time been to a wind farm. Thoroughly enjoyed. Can't understand what's all the fuss about noise from wind mills. We should more of them.
  • Cool wind farm. Makes you feel small. Good view over the sand patch too.

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While virtually free of large hotels, Albany does offer visitors a vast selection of guesthouses, motels, and rental apartments. Many of these are conveniently within the city center, perfect for sightseeing. If you prefer to stay closer to the beaches and a bit farther from the center, the suburbs of Middleton Beach and Emu Point are the places to go. Also on the coast, the Collingwood Park area is the best choice for golfers, with the 18-hole Albany Golf Course just around the corner.
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