Dog Rock, Albany

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dog Rock by using our Albany day trip planner.
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  • Dog rock is excellent - it’s literally a rock that looks like a dog. What’s not to love?! It’s worth a drive by photo at least. Woof!  more »
  • A must see, when in Albany. Well, you can't miss it really. Having seen a large rock that looks like a dog's head, you've no need to go back.  more »
  • What can you say about this. It looks like the head of a rather friendly Labrador, which made us feel a bit homesick.  more »
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  • In the town centre of Albany, just beside the parking lot. Look like a happy dog head. A must if in Albany.
  • I really like the Dog Rock it is the awesome rock that I have seen
  • Impressive size. Looks like a dog!
  • Cool looking rock
  • It is what it says on the tin.
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