Winter is here. You may not be surrounded by mountains filled with snow, but winter nonetheless has something whimsical to offer no matter where you are. Cold weather brings people together, we yearn for warmth and love, it just seems like time moves a little bit slower than usual.
Winter is a time for awesome sunrises, discovering droplets on the leaves as you venture for a walk, whale watching season is here and time to enjoy the warmth in a local winery and discover our food and wine.
Winter is a truly magical time of year. Yes the nights are long and the days are short and it can be cold but there is still so much to see and do in Albany. As an incentive we have 2 very special offers for you.
You will love the experience with Albany Whale Tours. A special feature of their tours is a return tour within 14 days, so you can enjoy the experience again.
Fish and Chips are from our local Oyster Harbour Store. We think they are the best Fish and Chips in the West. Why not try them for yourselves?
Why not take some time off and enjoy some special time at HideAway Haven.
Need another excuse?
From the weather and wildlife, to festivals and sports, there are plenty of reasons to visit Albany in the winter, or just to explore some more if you already live here! If you needed more reasons, the food is incredible, the wine is delicious and winter is considered the “off” season, so prices are lower and the beaches is less crowded.
We haven't actually seen the new lookouts yet, but we have been told it is world class. If you haven't been to Albany for a while this is a good reason to come back for a visit. Maggie went on Albany Whale World's Wave Rider to see the viewing platform from the other side. The trip around Bald Head into the open ocean was exhilarating, scary and just awesome.
Finally there are books, coffee, rain. What could be a more perfect way to spend a winters day.
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Photos and Videos
We have just invested in a new Samsung 7 Mobile phone and it takes awesome photos and videos. We are having a lot of fun taking photos of our beautiful Albany Region as we are out and about. Why not pop on over to our HideAway Haven Facebook page and enjoy what we experience every day.
Just another awesome way to start the day with the sun rising off the Southern Ocean.
When was the last time you got up early enough to watch the sunrise? And, no, I don’t mean peaking out your window. I mean, sitting outside on your private deck, wrapped up in your fluffy white bathrobe or blanket, sitting in solitude, and watching the sunrise from start to finish. From the point where the stars are bright until the last of the circle is above the horizon. There’s just something about having a flat landscape and being able to see the entire scope of the horizon that makes it special – being able to watch the whole world wake up.
The New Gap and Natural Bridge Lookouts
Relax, Breathe and Let Go at HideAway Haven, with one of our very special packages. Know the importance of stepping back every now and then and appreciating life’s precious moments. We have Yoga, Massages, RAW Food Demonstrations, Cooking classes and many other packages available that are perfect for a special weekend.
Indulge in the things that make you happy and create special memories. Take advantage of the time with your loved ones instead of worrying about work. Or do the things you want to do while you're physically able.
What's on in Albany
Weekender Annual Classic Motor Event
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2016
The Albany Classic Motor Event is run through the heart of Albany's CBD, overlooking the ANZAC Peace Park and Princess Royal Harbour. This spectacle of historic motor sport presents a wide variety of cars from vintage wire wheels, post-vintage and classics as well as open wheel racers and big cube muscle cars.
Saturday- Mt Clarence Hill Climb from 09:00
Sunday- CBD car events & festival start 10:00
Alison Hartman Gardens for circus, entertainment & market stalls
St John's Church grounds for children's activities
Monday- Wind Farm Rd for LFP State Speed Event Series Hill climb (to be confirmed)
Albany Urban Downhill Sept 24 - 26
The 3rd annual Albany Urban Downhill combines the bush trails of Mt Clarence and the streets of historic Albany to make a truly iconic urban downhill event.
Wavefest Dates: 4th-5/6th June (4th-5th with 6th as a standby option)
Wavefest Party: Boatshed Sun 5th BYO with basic food provided
at The Entertainment Centre
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Albany Entertainment Centre Friday 10 June 2016 – 8pm Presented by Perth Theatre Trust
Our travelling band of intrepid funny-makers is taking over Australia, one town at a time, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow!
Mirusia - This Time Tomorrow
11 June at 20:00
Australian International singing sensation Mirusia returns to her homeland for a major nationwide tour.
Backed by a classical ensemble, Mirusia will perform a selection of well-loved songs, arias and musical theatre melodies that have dazzled audiences worldwide.
Did you enjoy your stay with us?
Till next time
Becki & Maggie