Dog Rock, Albany

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#2 of 11 in Nature in Albany
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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  • The large rock is a natural phenomenon, set on the side of a public street with shops and houses nearby. Not in a park setting, just on the side of the street in an area called Dog Rock in Albany town...  more »
  • As my title says it is hard to review as it is just a rock on the side of Middleton Road but it does indeed look like the upturned face of a dog a definite quirk of nature.  more »
  • If you think there is any rock to big rock actually. Invisible dog is not (laughs) Please try through if it passes through the streets of Albany think considerable imagination was necessary if it drew in collar like a rock-bottom (lol).
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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!
  • Cool looking rock
  • It is what it says on the tin.
  • Awesome

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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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