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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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  • This is a site you can easily drive past and view, however have a quick stop to take a picture. This feature is near a shopping centre. Dog Rock is in the middle of Albany on Middleton road.  more »
  • The dog rock sits just near town. The shape of the rock is identical to a dogs head and it has a painted collar. When we saw it someone has put an orange cone on its nose , so looks quite funny at the...  more »
  • Came across the rock which is located at the top entrance to Woolworths car park. If you use your imagination then I guess it resembles a dogs head but to be honest I have difficulty working out why i...  more »
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  • Impressive size. Looks like a dog!
  • Cool looking rock