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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  • October 6, 2017
    He worked in the evenings so saddened to sunset. You can see the city of Albany from the top of the Hill. Fishing locals have a fishing rod in the staircase leading down to the sea went down so well in, as it is possible. Very nice view of the wind and the sea. I recommend going so strong sea wind jacket to the. I can go see the beautiful sunset in the evening. Parking and toilets.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Free parking (always a good start) and really good information displays that tell you all about the 18 Ernecon turbines, how they 'play' the wind and produce 35.4 MW for the Albany district. From the ...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    We are amazed & can't beleive every capital city does not have wind farms...yes a bit of noise but no louder than air traffic, highway traffic & train traffic...& you could only hear it once you stopp...  more »
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  • September 12, 2017
    Apparently the wind farm supplies 85% of Albany's power requirements. Great views of the wind farm and surrounds. Various length walks you can do amongst the turbines. Well worth a visit.
  • September 19, 2017
    Saw four snakes within 30 minutes. They don't warn you of snakes at the car park. Apart from that, very nice walks and views.
  • August 30, 2017
    The wind will sweep you off your feet. Not really since those big wind choppers steal most of the coastal winds.
  • September 14, 2017
    Nice walk, nice view, nice parking, nice toilet. Free. What more could you ask for
  • August 14, 2017
    Rained cats & dogs the day we were there. Came back three days later with blue skyes. So glad we did.

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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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