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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. Plan your visit to Albany Wind Farm and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Albany trip itinerary maker.
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  • Really cool to see these thing up close and to hear them too. Really enjoyed our trip to see them and to think they are solving an energy problem.  more »
  • It's my 2nd visit and the Albany Wind Farm remains a great attraction with its 18 huge wind turbines in full operations. Pity the weather wasn't good with heavy rains hitting just before the sunset, b...  more »
  • it was mind blowing. the size if the wind mills and the noise of the wind slowing through the sails sounded like a giant breathing, a must to sea  more »
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  • I thought the view is pretty cool, I don't really get the complaints that people have against windfarms near the beach. You can't really hear them until you are right below them.
  • Interesting if you want get up close to a wind turbine. You can stand right at the base of one and get views over the farm. Plenty of interesting information provided.
  • Tough run out & back along Bibbulmun Track with heavy sand tracks & limestone rocks plus a yellow-black 2+m Tiger snake. But the scenery view very worthwhile from top of high sand-dune lookouts.
  • It was incredible to be able to get so close and walk around the base of the huge turbines. The paths and interpretation trail are excellent, and you get an amazing view of the whole farm. Free too - definitely recommend.
  • amazing wind mill spinning non-stop during our stay there. it will be great if this "clean" energy can be made available in all the places in the world as it poses a great sight as well.

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Where to stay in Albany

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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