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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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  • Thats all just a Rock! Slightly resembles a Dog but not to me! Maybe another animal but ehh! a Dog not really. I have seen plenty of other rocks around Albany more fascinating. 
  • This was just near where we were staying and it does look like a dog. We knew to turn left just after so was a very helpful rock 
  • Ok, it's just a rock. What more can be said? It looks like a dog, and possibly, unique to Albany. I wouldn't drive all that way just to see it, but you might as well drive past it while you are there.