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Albany Wind Farm

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Address: Sand Patch Road | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Surprised Myself how much I enjoyed it

Visited here just as the sun was going down. It was a nice escape from the wind of the day. Peaceful and relaxing with the swoosh, swoosh of the blades rotating above your head... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gary-Susan W
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here just as the sun was going down. It was a nice escape from the wind of the day. Peaceful and relaxing with the swoosh, swoosh of the blades rotating above your head. They are a lot bigger than I thought. Once you get up close they are awesome. Standing on the lookout made for a fantastic photo opportunity.... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

But they are impressive. I feel they could probably make more of an effort to make it more interesting to travellers. Whilst there is or was some information posted at some stage it no longer seems that relevant. You can walk under the Blades as they swoof around above your head. There are also a couple of raised lookouts where... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You get "up close" to these massive wind turbines and the views are spectacular. Synergy (The electricity generator). Has however missed a golden opportunity. Yes there are some information boards and some interesting indigenous mosaics, but what a great place for a real information and visitor centre about electricity and a cafe to supplement the structures. This area has received... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely short drive out of Albany along the same road to the whaling station and gap/natural bridge is the wind farm so well worth the visit. You can drive right up to nearly the top and park and then it's a walk up to the summit. A great close up view of the wind mills and some interesting facts... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These things are huge! They are worth the visit. The sound is mind blowing and the views are amazing. Walk to each look out and explore the scenic paths. It's spectacular.

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a special facility which is not available in many other places. The opportunity to visit, and hear the sound of the fans, takes the visitor to a different level of man at work harnessing the natural elements. We all looked tiny in front of one of these big stuff.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop off whilst in albany for the day. Good to see the wind turbines up close! Coastal views are amazing

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western australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting spot to visit. Excellent information boards and well thought out walk trails. I have been twice and enjoyed it. Local aboriginal information is particularly interesting. There are toilets and a covered area to sit as well as a well paved car park. Easy access from Albany.

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Thank Gill G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a cool place to visit, the windmills are awesome in itself, the view just amazing. Make sure you head down the paths along the cliffs, and down to the beach. Bit of a hike back up the stairs though well worth it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Closest I've been to one of these farms...I was amazed to hear the propellers were so noisy...not intrusive though and they can spin at up to 290km per hour. They supply up to 80% of Albany power....well done for being so energy sustainable

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