If you’re driving by car from Perth, it’s a fairly straight-forward drive straight down Albany Highway. It’s about 420km, and the drive will take you about five hours if you’re sensible, don’t speed, and stop for a break (which we highly recommend). It’s a nice drive, but if you really want to make it a good trip, we suggest planning stop-offs in the country-towns on and around the route, and exploring the beautiful Great Southern region.
If you have time, we also recommend coming to Albany/Kinjarling via the South Western Highway/South Coast Highway. It may add a few hours to your trip, but it offers a stunning drive through the Great Southern and surrounding region’s natural forrests (karri and jarrah), and we promise that you won’t regret it!
Please be aware, however, that if you’re driving at dawn or dusk, you may come across kangaroos with absolutely no road sense!
TransWA operates a coach service that runs from Perth to Albany seven days a week, and to/from Albany from other locations. The coach trip takes roughly six hours between East Perth and Albany, and there’s a big discount for concession holders.
Rex operates a plane service to/from Albany and Perth, which can be booked on their website. However, it’s possible that flights will be filled, so we recommend booking sooner, rather than later.