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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  • It is very well developed site, free parking and free access to the site. Different look out points located at different elevations gives us the most specacular views to the ocean and amazing wind far...  more »
  • They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This place is a thing of beauty. The amount of electricity it generates for Albany is wonderful. The turbines are elegant and do not take away from the w...  more »
  • Fantastic to see nature being used in such a productive way to help our carbon footprint. Amazing to see it so close up.  more »
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  • I was lured here by other reviews. I read about the 'whooshing' sound being a unique experience and boy was it! It really is incredible to see the size and majesty of these windmills which provide nearly all of Albany's power. The walk along here is stunning and the views are too.
  • People tend to not think of this as an 'attraction'. Realistically though, if you've never seen one up close I highly recommend it. They're massive. View is great from here when the sky is clear.
  • The view from this place is incredible. A great example of good combination between man made structures and natures. The turbines are complementing the beauty of the coast while providing benefits for the people. Thumbs up for the designer.
  • Lovely view and have a cuppa. Try to get there early morning or late afternoon. Midnight is too warm if you are there in Summer.
  • This is a wind power plant to generate electricity for Albany. In this place, you can walk along the path built to explore from one turbine to the other. There is an absolutely amazing scenery when you see it from the above.

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