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Dog Rock, Albany

3.6
#2 of 8 in Nature in Albany
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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4.7
  • It is only a rock but it is very much like a dog's head, in fact it looks just like a Labrador to me. We parked in Woolworths car park and walked the short distance to it ...it's just at one entry to ...  more »
  • well its just a big rock that they have built around,,looks the part does look a bit like a dogs head,probably wouldnt rush back to see it.  more »
  • It took a little convincing but they finally agreed that the rock looked like a dogs head. A quick photo for each of them and onto the next stop.  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

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Where to stay in Albany

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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