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National Anzac Centre

National Anzac Centre

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111 Reviews
67 Forts Rd, Mount Clarence, Albany, WA 6331

The Basics

Visitors to the National Anzac Centre can follow the journey of the ANZAC soldiers, who set out from Albany in 1914, through their recruitment and training; to key battles in Egypt, Gallipoli, and Sinai; and on to the Western Front. Interactive exhibitions, rare artifacts and photos, and multimedia displays transport you to the heart of the action, with each visitor taking on the identity of a different soldier and following him through the war.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Albany

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Great experience
Andrew_J, Dec 2020
National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket
Very moving stories about world war soldiers, very informative centre learnt alot about what they went threw and there shared experiences during war time
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Well worth a look
Andrew_J, Nov 2020
National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket
It was a very moving and interesting centre. Wonderful tribute to our hard fought Anzacs, I also learnt of a bad flu that hit the world in 1915 that killed millions of people a bit like the bad corona virus of these times, well worth a look whilst in albany
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We give it a 10.
Jocelyn_L, Mar 2020
National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket
Enjoyed following story of our WW individuals around the centre. We particularly enjoyed the convoy light table and the information there. A quick walk outside to enjoy the view was all that time permitted. For anyone thinking of visiting allow one full day or even better 2 days to do the centre and then all the walks and displays on the hill around the centre. Friendly attentive staff while showing hygiene precautions due to COVID-19 outbreak. We give the centre and staff a 10 out 10. Do not know about the restaurant as we ran out of time but it looked amazing.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plan around an hour to visit the center, but exploring all the surrounding sites within Heritage Park can easily take half a day.

  • There is an admission fee for the National Anzac Centre, with discounted entrance for under 15s. Entrance to the Princess Royal Fortress and other attractions within Albany Heritage Park is free.

  • The center has a bar-restaurant, gift shop, and picnic areas.

  • The center is fully wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

The National Anzac Centre is located in Albany Heritage Park, around 3 miles (3.2 kilometers) east of downtown Albany. Although Albany tours often include a visit to the center, the easiest way to arrive is by private vehicle or taxi; it’s just a 5-minute drive from town. There is ample free parking on-site.

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When to Get There

The center is open daily all year round. Visit on a sunny day to make the most of the nature walks and memorial trails within Albany Heritage Park, or check the schedule in advance and time your visit for one of the regular gun firings and salutes that take place at the neighboring Princess Royal Fortress. The most emotional day to visit is on ANZAC Day (April 25), when special events, services, and memorials are held at the center and throughout Albany.

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Albany Heritage Park

The National Anzac Centre is set within the 642-acre (260-hectare) Albany Heritage Park, and it’s worth taking the time to explore the scenic parklands, which are home to a number of monuments and memorials. Highlights include the Princess Royal Fortress, now a military museum; the Convoy Lookout atop Mount Adelaide, which affords views across King George Sound; and the ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. The most popular viewpoint is the Padre White Lookout at Mount Clarence; the drive to the top follows the tree-lined Avenue of Honour, where each tree bears the name of a soldier lost in the Great War.

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