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Dog Rock, Albany

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
The Albany region was first home to the Menang Noongar people, who often camped near a granite outcrop they called "Boondie Yokine," roughly translated as Dog Rock. Subject of numerous local legends and once believed to be so dangerous the city’s officials nearly had it blown up, this giant rock is now one of the region’s main tourist attractions. Thousands of visitors passing through the area stop by this rock, which unmistakably resembles the head of a dog. The site has long been a popular photo spot for local families, who cleverly painted a dog collar around the big boulder’s base. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Albany holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dog Rock and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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TripAdvisor
  • A constarnt attraction to the Albany area . A must for the sentimental visit to remember times gone by and English Aunts. It stand the test of time.  more »
  • A big rock onthe corner of two roads in the shape of a dog. Kids liked it but spent 5mins max here. Close to shops which was nice  more »
  • A rock that's in the shape of a dogs head. Probably the only place in Australia (or the world??) you'd see a natural geological formation in this particular shape. Pretty cool  more »
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  • I really like the Dog Rock it is the awesome rock that I have seen
  • Impressive size. Looks like a dog!
  • It is what it says on the tin.
  • Cool looking rock
  • Awesome