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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. 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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  • It is an interesting large granite rock and what makes it interesting is that it is alongside the road close to town and has created enough interest to have a shopping center neamed after it. You will...  more »
  • I saw when I was in Albany a photograph of this rock in its natural form. Apparently, it's a tribal artifact that some clown has decided to paint a black & white collar on it. Funny No not really beca...  more »
  • I can't believe the earth could produce such a sublime work of art.. and the painstakingly painted collar takes it to the next level. Get ready to have a religious experience if you go on a pilgrimage...  more »